Division ofStudent Affairs

Student Health and Wellness Center

Our Hours
 
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Call us (940) 565-2333

Emergency – Call 911

The Student Health & Wellness Center is NOT an Emergency Room.  By calling 911, first responders will provide you with the most prompt response to an emergency, whether on or off campus.

UNT Vaccination Requirements
Meningitis FAQ
Click here to find out where to submit immunization documentation.

Mission

The Student Health and Wellness Center is committed to providing excellent healthcare to our students. Student success, development, and preparation for global citizenship is dependent on the many facets of good health. Mindful of our diverse population we promote responsible personal health choices to enhance each individual's lifelong health and well being.

Within our purpose we support the mission of the University to ensure service and quality in teaching performance, public service and outreach.

Access

Students enrolled in the current semester who have paid the medical service fee are eligible for services at the SHWC.

Medical visits are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (940) 565-2333 or schedule through the MyOsh online service. A student ID card is required at check-in. Students with University-endorsed insurance should bring their insurance card as well. Click to see other pages for more information on hourslocation and parking, or pricing.

Staff

Our professional staff includes licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified lab technologists, radiology technician, pharmacists, administrative, business, and medical records personnel. Part time staff includes psychiatrists, registered dietitian, and a massage therapist.

Medical Services

Our licensed medical and support staff provides primary health care and additional services, including but not limited to:

Please call (940) 565-2333 to make an appointment for any of these services.

Please be aware when requesting a prescription refill that it may take up to 48 hours to fill that request.

Patient Privacy and Confidentiality

The Student Health and Wellness Center is compliant with HIPAA, FERPA, and other state and federal law. Our staff takes all possible steps to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients' Protected Health Information. For more information, visit our medical records department.

Billing and Insurance

The visit with a general practitioner is free but the SHWC offers competitive pricing on ancillary services such as pharmacy, lab work and x-ray. Payment is expected at the time of service and may be made by cash, check, or by credit card (AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa).

As an extension of our customer service, the SHWC files medical insurance claims for the University endorsed student insurance policy underwritten by Aetna Student Health. The pharmacy also accepts some prescription insurance plans.

Meadows Center for Health Resources

The Meadows Center for Health Resources offers a wide variety of health and wellness opportunities including:

  • Individual Health Counseling
  • Presentations, Seminars, Lectures
  • Free anonymous HIV Test Site
  • Internship
  • Massage Therapy
  • Condom Club for receiving education on sexual health and how to protect yourself

For more information about specific programs and events, visit the Meadows Center for Health Resources.

International Students

The SHWC has specialized information for international students. Please visit the international students page or call 940-565-2333 for more information.

Accommodations

If special accommodations are needed to fully participate in an educational service, please call (940) 565-2333 to arrange accommodation.

Emergencies

For emergencies call 911 or go directly to a hospital emergency room.

Main Clinic Business Hours

Fall and Spring

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:30PM
Friday 9:15AM-5:30PM

Appointments are available 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Thursday, Friday 9:30AM-5:00PM

Summer and Mini-mester

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Appointments are available 8:00AM-4:30PM

Nurse Visit Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-11:15AM and 1:00PM-4:30PM
Friday 9:30AM-11:15AM and 1:00PM - 4:30PM

*Students must be checked in by 11:15AM / 4:30PM to be seen.

Allergy Clinic Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-11:15AM and 2:00PM-4:30PM
Friday 9:30AM-11:15AM and 2:00PM-4:30PM

*Students must be checked in by 11:15AM / 4:30PM to be seen.

Pharmacy Hours

Fall and Spring

Wednesday, April 22, 2015- 8am-12pm and 1-4:45pm
Thursday, April 23, 2015- 8am-12pm and 1-5pm
Friday, April 24, 2015- 9:30am-12pm and 1-5pm

 

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-6:00PM
Friday 9:30AM-6:00PM

Summer

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday- 9:30AM-5:00PM

Closures for Holidays and Between Semesters

The Student Health and Wellness Center clinic and pharmacy is closed between semesters and on University holidays.

The 2014-2015 academic year has the following closures:

  • Summer closure: August 11-15, 2014
  • Labor Day, September 1, 2014
  • Thanksgiving, November 27-28, 2014
  • Winter Break, December 15, 2014-January 2, 2015
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 19, 2015
  • Spring Break- March 16, 2015
  • Memorial Day- May 25, 2015
  • Independence Day- July 4, 2015

Options When the Clinic is Closed

You can always call the 24-hour nurse call line at 800-471-8334 to speak with a registered nurse.  They can provide phone triage to determine if your issue constitutes an emergency that requires immediate medical attention or if you can wait until the clinic reopens.  They can also provide suggestions for treating symptoms until you come in to see us.

If you find yourself in need of medical treatment when we are closed, you can visit the local hospital of your choice. In Denton, you can choose from:

Area Hospitals


Minor Emergency Clinics - these facilities will NOT treat concussions/head injuries; perform MRI services; perform severe surgeries; or major additional testing.


24-hours Pharmacies

  • Medical Emergencies - 911
  • Nurse Call Line for after hours - (800) 471-8334
  • Health and Wellness Center - Main Line - (940) 565-2333
  • Administration - (940) 565-2786
  • Appointments - (940) 565-2333
  • Billing - (940) 369-8543
  • Laboratory - (940) 565-2779
  • Meadows Center for Health Resources - (940) 565-2787
  • Medical Records - (940) 565-3744
  • Pharmacy - (940) 565-2790
  • Radiology - (940) 565-2783
  • Web and Online Support - (940) 565-2786 or e-mail: askSHWC@unt.edu

Please DO NOT e-mail specific health information -
e-mail is not a secure medium.

The UNT Student Health and Wellness Center is located just east of the Pohl Recreation Center on the corner of Ave. D and Chestnut Street at 1800 West Chestnut.

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Parking

A limited number of designated parking spaces are available for students using services at the SHWC. Students who utilize these spaces will need to request a parking validation at the time of check-out.

Request an Appointment

Additional charges may be incurred during your visit.

We do not file insurance to outside insurance companies.

All UNT students can use the 24-hour nurse call line at 800-471-8334 after hours.

Upcoming Events

There are no events scheduled.

Student Health and Wellness Center

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Kerry Stanhope

Assistant Director of Outreach

Kerry attended the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Master of Education in Higher Education.  He has been at the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center for 10 years and currently serves as the marketing and programming guru for the department.  Kerry enjoys being an active part of campus life and often sits on University committees and serves as an advisor for the Gamma Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Omega Co-ed National Service Fraternity.

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Audrey Amerson

Staff Nurse

Audrey is a licensed vocational nurse who has worked at the Student Health and Wellness Center for over 5 years.

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Arleine Battle-Thomas

Referral Nurse

Arleine has been a licensed vocational nurse at the Student Health and Wellness Center for almost 15 years and currently serves as our referral nurse.

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Kim Head

Staff Nurse

Kim Head has been a licensed vocation nurse at the Student Health and Wellness Center for almost 10 years.

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Tricia Raper-Combs

Coordinator of Health Information Management/HIPAA Privacy Officer

Tricia has worked at the Student Health and Wellness Center for over 20 years and currently serves as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer and Coordinator of Health Information Management.

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Shari Ruhberg

Materials Management Supervisor

Shari has worked at the Student Health and Wellness Center for over five years first in the Billing department and more recently as the Materials Management Supervisor.

Get your Flu Vaccination while supplies last!

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Update: The Student Health and Wellness Center is now out of flu vaccinations. The Student Health and Wellness Center is offering free flu vaccinations for UNT students while supplies last.  This vaccine will protect against 3 strains of the flu and is also available to faculty and staff...

Aetna Student Health Insurance – Your New Student Insurance Plan

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The University of North Texas system is working with Aetna Student Health to offer a student-focused health insurance plan that helps protect students at school, at home, and while traveling or studying abroad. All international students are automatically enrolled in the UNT Student Health...

Health Issues for International Students

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Introduction Health Issues Resources Insurance FAQ The University of North Texas is proud of its diverse student population and we at the Student Health and Wellness Center are no different. This web page is...

Request an Appointment

Additional charges may be incurred during your visit.

We do not file insurance to outside insurance companies.

All UNT students can use the 24-hour nurse call line at 800-471-8334 after hours.

Upcoming Events

There are no events scheduled.

Job Opportunities at the Student Health and Wellness Center

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The UNT Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) offers various student and non-student employment opportunities throughout the year as positions open. Student Assistant positions can be found via the Eagle Network link on your my.unt account...

What is West Nile Virus and how do I prevent it?

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In order to inform our students about this virus, we are providing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. What is the West Nile Virus? West Nile virus (WNV) is potentially serious illness. It is spread by...

Michelle's Law

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Michelle's Law prohibits group plans from terminating a college student's health insurance coverage based on the student taking a medically necessary leave of absence from school or changing to a part-time status. Coverage is extended for...

Exercise and Sleep, Sleep and Weight Gain

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A new study in the December issue of the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity looked at how physical activity impacted the overall quality of sleep. It included a nationally representative sample of more than 2,600 men and women,...

Fall 2014 Flu Vaccinations

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The Student Health and Wellness Center is offer free flu vaccinations for UNT students while supplies last.  This vaccine will protect against 3 strains of the flu and is also available to faculty and staff for a $15 fee. Flu vaccinations...

What to bring to College

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Kathy Brewer, Director of Nursing, put together the following list of suggested items to bring with you to UNT. Batteries Sunscreen Shampoo/Conditioner/toiletries Tweezers Q-Tips First Aid Kit Thermometer...

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

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As a patient of the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center, you have choices, rights and responsibilities. You have the RIGHT: To be treated with dignity and respect. To know the names and professional status of people serving you...

Meningitis

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Important Information About Meningococcal Meningitis Effective October 1, 2013 students 22 years of age or older are not required to submit evidence of meningococcal meningitis vaccination. Exemptions from Immunizations for Reasons of...

Online Health Resources

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We have assembled this list of links to support the education of our patients on healthy topics and additional resources that may be available to them. Please note that online research can be beneficial to help you understand more about your...

Ready to Quit?

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Tobacco Cessation Resources and Support Want to quit smoking? We can help. A healthy lifestyle is the key to continued well-being. Changing your lifestyle for the better takes time and real effort. But you can do it. And it's worth it...

Smoke-Free UNT

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Starting January 1, 2013, The University of North Texas will be a Smoke-Free Campus. In order to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a healthy, welcoming environment, UNT’s Smoke-Free Campus Policy prohibits smoking...

Health Center Pricing

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Pricing What does it cost to see a provider or nurse? Payment of the Medical Services Fee, which is built into the student's tuition and fees, allows access to the Student Health and Wellness Center. A student...

Health Center Forms

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Additional Charges Ask a Dietitian Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Medical Exemption Affidavit Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Record Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Extension Bacterial Meningitis Online Class Petition...
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Women's Health

Complete Care for Women Welcome to Complete Care for Women – the online resource center for gynecological services...
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Allergy Injections

The SHWC can give regular allergy injections to UNT students. The SHWC does not do allergy testing. You must be under the care...
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Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ ADHD)

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) provides only medication management for students with Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention...
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Billing & Insurance

(940) 369-8543 As an extension of our customer service, the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC), files medical...
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Dental Services

About FAQs The University of North Texas Student Health & Wellness Center is proud to...
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Departmental First Aid Supplies

First Aid Supplies The UNT Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) offers first aid supplies for sale to UNT departments, as well as...
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Dietitian

Dietitian (940) 565-2333   Whether you want to learn how to improve your eating habits or need help with a nutrition-...
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Health Education Programming

The Meadows Center provides more than just one-on-one services. Student groups, classrooms, and Greek organizations can invite the...
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Immunization Requirements

Meningitis Effective October 1, 2013, the following changes to the meningitis requirement are: Students 22 years of age...
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Laboratory

(940) 565-2779 The Student Health and Wellness Center operates a full-service clinical laboratory which provides hematological,...
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Massage Therapy Services

Affordable massage therapy services to faculty, staff and students School can often be a major form of stress for college students. To...
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Meadows Center for Health Resources

(940) 565-2787 Located in Suite 301 of Chestnut Hall The Meadows Center for Health Resources is the health education...
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Mean Green Screen, Free HIV Test Site

The Mean Green Screen began in 1993 when the Student Health & Wellness Center implemented a free, anonymous HIV test site. HIV...
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Medical Records

(940) 565-3541 The Medical Records department collects, distributes, stores, and retrieves medical information from the...
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Medical Services

(940) 565-2333 Primary Health Care Our licensed, medical staff provides primary health care and additional services, including but...