Student Health

About Us

Student Health at Duke is jointly supported by the Division of Student Affairs and Duke Community and Family Medicine. We are the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services, many of which are covered by the Student Health Fee.

If this is an emergency, please dial 911.

Location: 2nd Floor, Student Wellness Center | 305 Towerview Road

Phone: 919-681-9355

Fax : 919-681-2874

Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM*
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: Closed

For Nurse Advice when our clinic is closed, please call 919-966-3820. 


*Student Health is temporarily removing extended hours on Tuesday’s from our service offering for the month of December. However, we will continue seeing patients in our extended clinics through November 28, 2018. Extended clinic hours will resume for spring semester in January 2019.

Location: 2nd Floor | Student Wellness Center | 305 Towerview Road

Parking: There are four parking spots that can be used directly across from the Wellness Center on Union Drive. Parking is also available at the Bryan Center Parking Garage at your own expense.

Our staff includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and many other practitioners that provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care to the Duke student community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student's well-being and overall success. Click here to view our staff directory.

What is HIPAA?

In response to growing concerns about keeping health information private, Congress passed The Health Insurance standards to protect an individual's personal health information. Most health-care providers in the country were required to implement these standards by April 14, 2003.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, requires health care professionals to protect privacy and create standards for electronic transfers of health data. The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services will enforce the regulations and impose penalties on institutions that do not make a good-faith effort on privacy and security. HIPAA came about because of the public's concern about how health care information is used. HIPAA gives patients more control over their own health information.

Duke Health Enterprise (DHE) is taking steps to provide you, our patient, with these patient rights, which include the right:

  • To inspect and obtain a copy of your health information.
  • To request that Duke Health Enterprise (DHE) amend health information in your records.
  • To receive an accounting of certain disclosures we have made of your health information.
  • To request that we restrict the use and disclosure of your health information.
  • To request how and where we may contact you about medical matters.
  • To receive a written notice of how we may use your health information.

HIPAA requires health care providers like DHE to follow certain rules to protect the privacy of patients' health information. For instance, DHE employees are not allowed to access information on patients unless they need the information to perform their jobs. Employees have received training on how to protect patient information, whether that information is spoken, on paper, or kept in a computer.

The Duke Health Enterprise is participating in this effort along with the majority of other health-care providers in the United States. Compliance with the HIPAA privacy rule is important to continuing our tradition of patient confidentiality.

At Duke, patients have a right to privacy! If you have a question about HIPAA or wish to report a privacy concern, please call 1-800-688-1867.

The Student Health Fee covers most of the services offered at Student Health if medically indicated and rendered by a Student Health Provider.

Health Services covered by the health fee include: medical care for acute and chronic illness and minor injuries, physical exams, routine medical care, gynecological exams (does not include cost of associated lab tests, such as pap smear and STI screening), allergy shot administration, pregnancy testing, after hours nurse consultations, and in-house lab tests.

Lab tests covered by the fee include: complete blood count, urinalysis, wet prep for vaginal infections, and rapid tests for strep throat, mononucleosis, pregnancy and flu.

The Student Health fee also covers a variety of other services including:

Nutrition Counseling
Wellness Promotion & Risk Mitigation Programs
Mental Health Services
Sexual Violence Support Services


Services not covered by the health fee include: X-rays and imaging; prescription medications; medical care provided in the emergency department, hospital, or other non-student healthcare facility, care provided by specialists, including those working within the student health facilities such as dermatology and endocrinology; T-spot (tuberculosis blood test); immunizations; contraceptives; dental care; pregnancy care or deliveries; and most laboratory tests.

Services that are not covered by the health fee are the financial responsibility of the student. 


If you are unsure whether a service is covered, please contact Student Health prior to receiving the service.

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center, located in the heart of Campus Center, opened its doors in January of 2017. Thoughtfully designed to deliver a broad approach to wellness in an integrated manner that supports our students holistically, the Center represents the first time in Duke’s history that all student wellness units have shared the same location.

The new facility will directly assist us in our efforts to redefine success through wellness. From the first moment you walk through the doors you are welcomed by natural light and greeted with a state-of-the-art space that reflects our desire to help your student flourish. Through our educational efforts about self-care, by addressing health needs, and by providing students the opportunity to be an active participant in their wellness, we will put wellness at the center of performance and success.

Finally, the true strength of our wellness efforts are found in the world-class providers and professionals that fill the building. Student Health, DukeReach, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), DuWell, Nutrition Services, a pharmacy, physical therapy, a dental office, and a mindfulness garden overlooking the Anderson woods are some of the services you can find in the Student Wellness Center.

We believe performing academically, socially, and physically should never come at the expense of your broader wellness. Stop by and learn how you can pursue wellness and flourish on campus, and beyond.