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Congratulations to all graduating students!

The Student Health Fee for Spring Semester 2017 EXPIRES at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19th. This means that all Duke students who have paid the Spring Fee can continue to utilize Student Health Services (SHS) through May 19th. Depending on your status at Duke, there are different rules that apply after that date. If you are:

 

Graduating on May 14th – After May 19th, 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 19th.

 

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

 

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Blog Author:
Danielle Oakley, CAPS

Dear Duke Families,

It is a pleasure to meet you! I am the new director for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a unit on campus that supports your student on a path toward academic success. I am excited to be here given the commitment Duke has made to student wellness. Many institutions across the country are working to address mental health issues based on the fact that mental health is the number one factor in lowering retention and is a better predictor of college grade point average than ACT or SAT scores. The 97% four-year retention rate to graduation at Duke demonstrates that retention is not a significant issue on this campus; highlighting that Duke’s focus is supporting mental health services because student wellness is valued.

The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

For after hours care or nurse advice, please call us at 919-681-9355.

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The Student Health Center will be closed on Wednesday, August 3rd.

For healthcare options or nurse advice during closed hours, please call 919-681-9355.

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The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

For after hours care, please call us at 919-681-9355.

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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
20th.

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

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Due to severe weather, the Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, February 15th. For health care options during closed hours, please contact us at 919-681-9355.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Duke Student Health Services

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The Student Health Center will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

For after hours care, please contact us at 919-681-9355.

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The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, June 8th, for a staff retreat.

For health care during closed hours, please call us at 919-681-9355.

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Blog Author:
Isabella Kwai, '16

Let me be entirely honest and open in what I’m about to say. Honesty after all, is so little found in conversations about mental health and yet so powerful when it is. I have, like 1 in 4 other young people my age, struggled with my mental health on and off. There have been times when I’ve been sick with hopelessness and misery, consumed with self-loathing and hatred. Likewise, there have times when I’ve been ecstatically happy and grateful. My emotional health is a mental rollercoaster and contains the best and worst memories for me. But it is not all of me.