Location: Shaw Hall – Lower Level, Room 19
Hours: Nurse available: Monday – Friday / 7 am – 3 pm
Physician available on campus: Monday – Friday / 7 am – 8am or 8am to 9am (Please check website for physician schedule)
Telephone: (304) 336-8049
Fax: (304) 336-8315
Email: [email protected]
The primary mission of Health Services is to enable students to take full advantage of their academic experience and achieve their career and educational goals by maintaining and improving their health. First aid and treatment of illness are provided to all full-time students (residents and commuters) on both an appointment and walk-in basis.
Health History Form
A medical history form is required of each student entering the University. All students receive Health Forms with their letters of acceptance to the University. These forms are to be completed, signed and returned to the Health Service before a student may receive medical care.
The Health Service is a primary health care center. The services are provided free of charge and include:
Unlimited office visits
- Treatment of medical problems
- First aid
- Suture removal
- Blood pressure screenings
- Pregnancy testing
- Allergy injections – by appointment only. The student must furnish the serum with specific instructions from their allergist.
- The loan of crutches and canes is available for a two-week period. If an item is not returned or is damaged, the borrower will be charged for the replacement cost.
- Health and wellness resource information.
- Services also available at Doctors Urgent Care in Wheeling
- TB Testing – Mondays and Tuesdays 7am-12pm (nominal fee)
All information received by the Health Service regarding a student’s health is strictly confidential. Access to medical records is limited to authorized medical personnel.
The medical staff makes referrals to other agencies for health care not provided at the Health Service or Doctors Urgent Care. These include X-rays, lab work, medical specialists, and family planning. Students are urged to carry some type of health insurance to cover any cost of such referrals. The University’s insurance does not cover injuries sustained by students, e.g. medical expenses relating to accidental injuries sustained while participating in University-sanctioned activities.
Students requiring emergency services will be referred to the Emergency Department of Ohio Valley Medical Center or Wheeling Hospital. Emergency ambulance transport for the university community is provided by the West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department. The fee for emergency ambulance transport is the responsibility of the student and is determined by the type of services and supplies utilized.
Doctors Urgent Care
A student unable to see the physician at the Health Service for injuries or illness may go to Doctors Urgent Care (DUC).
Locations, Phone, and Hours:
Wheeling, WV (304) 232-1020
Monday – Friday 8 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Although there is no charge for a simple office visit at Doctors Urgent Care for WLU students, not all services are free. The services listed are inclusive but not limited to:
- Office visit (doctor exam)
- Lab tests (done at DUC)
- Limited injections
- Lab tests (done at hospital)
- Suture repairs
DUC will bill the student’s insurance company and accept as payment what the insurance company pays after the deductible has been met. A student with no insurance is responsible for charged services; but payment is not required at the time of service.
Health Promotion Committee
The Health Promotions Committee is made up of a group of faculty, staff, and students with a common goal: educating and encouraging healthy living for students, faculty, and staff alike. The Health Promotions Committee offers programs throughout the semester that increase awareness of health-related issues on campus.
Several programs are available on a variety of topics.
- The Health Fair
- The Great American Smoke-Out
- Alcohol Education and Screening
- Depression and Suicide Prevention
- Eating Disorders Education and Screening
- Healthy Living Programs
Each semester the Health Promotions Committee has at least one program that requires a commitment to health and continued participation in physical activity.