Student Health Services, Graduation, and Summer Health Fees


Congratulations to all graduating students!

The Student Health Fee for Spring Semester 2016 EXPIRES at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 20th.
This means that all Duke students who have paid the Spring Fee can continue to utilize
Student Health Services (SHS) through May 20th. Depending on your status at Duke, there
are different rules that apply after that date. If you are:

Graduating on May 15th – After May 20th, you can no longer be seen as a patient at SHS.
You must find another source for health care. The only exception to this is if your SHS
provider requests that you follow up for a condition for which you were seen prior to May

Taking summer classes at Duke – Students who are taking summer classes pay the Summer
Health Fee each term.

              Summer Term I              May 18 – June 30           $133.00
              Summer Term II             July 5 – August 14          $133.00
              Summer Term I and II     May 18 – August 14        $266.00

If you are taking classes for the first term or both terms, you can continue to utilize SHS
uninterrupted. If you are taking classes during the second term only, you must elect to pay the
first term health fee to be allowed to utilize SHS between May 20th and the start of the
second summer term. Likewise, if you are only taking classes during the first term, you must
elect to pay the second term health fee to continue to utilize SHS throughout the whole

Not taking classes, but staying in the area – Students who will return to Duke for the Fall
2016 Semester but are not taking summer classes can elect to pay the Summer Health Fee,
utilizing SHS uninterrupted between Spring and Fall Semesters.

Prescriptions, Refills:
Prescriptions can be renewed at the discretion of the prescribing provider for up to 30 days
after graduation (e.g. June 15, 2016). After June 15th, only returning students can have
prescriptions written or phoned in by SHS providers.

Medical Records:
Students may request that copies of their records be forwarded to other providers.
Appropriate release will be required. For more information, visit our website:, click on Forms & Policies and look under the
Clinical Forms section. Alternatively, you may call 919-681-9355 and press menu option 6.