Health Center Offerings
The Meredith College Student Health Center in Carroll Hall is Meredith’s primary healthcare resource and provides a wide array of services to on-campus students. The Health Center has historically been open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, on Feb. 14 these hours were cut down to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The Herald reached out to Dr. Mary Johnson, the Director of Health Services, about the change.
She shared that the primary reason hours were cut was because of staffing issues and stated that “the reduction in overall hours allows other essential functions to take place within the department while still providing care to students.” She added that these reduced hours are only temporary and anticipates a return to the normal hours in the future.
Despite the hour reduction, the overall services offered at the Health Center have not changed. Routine care for minor illnesses and injuries are offered, along with Gynecological services offered every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and HIV/STI testing offered every second and fourth Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments can be made over the phone or through the student wellness portal. COVID-19 tests are also offered at the Health Center. If you need one after hours, you can contact the Resident Director on duty.
For emergencies, contact Wake EMS at 911. If the event is non-threatening, there are multiple local urgent care facilities nearby to campus including WakeMed Primary and Urgent Care on 601 Oberlin Road, Rx Urgent Care on 3100 Blue Ridge Road, and WakeMed Raleigh Urgent Care on 2406 Blue Ridge Road.
To learn more about the services offered by the Health Center, visit their website or call (919) 760-8535.
By Riley Heeb, Reporter