Health Services is ready to provide primary care services to you while you are a student
at WCU; however, the relationship you already have established with your providers,
both primary and specialty care is very important for your overall health. The providers
on campus can coordinate with your home providers the care that you need while you
are away from home. If you are currently receiving care for a chronic, or ongoing
health issue, or you see a provider routinely for medication management, there are
steps that you can begin now.
Release of Information
- If you are receiving ongoing care for a medical condition that you would like Health
Services to be aware of, please complete a medical release of information and request
records from your current provider.
- If you have received care in Health Services and would like your medical records sent
to other medical providers, please complete a medical release of information, and
request your records be sent to the other provider.
- The release of information form should be filled out completely, including the types of records you want to be shared
along with specific dates of services.
- If you wish to transfer care for ongoing medication management, schedule an appointment
in health services early in the semester to become an established patient.
- Medications that are classified as controlled substances, for instance medications
for ADD or ADHD, require medical records from the provider that is currently prescribing
- New patients that have not previously taken a medication may require testing and evaluation
before medications are prescribed.
- If you wish to transfer administration of allergy shots to Health Services, schedule
an appointment early in the semester with the allergy clinic nurse.
- You will be required to bring your serums to Health Services for storage and administration.
- The nurse will coordinate with your allergy specialist, sending ongoing treatment
records and alerts for serum refills.
- The nurse will remain in contact with the prescribing provider throughout the semester
as you receive your shots.