Salem Academy shares Health Services with nearby Salem College. The Health Services department
is there to help care for students in times of illness, provide them with
health information on a number of issues and make referrals to off-site
specialists. These are free services.
There is also a weekly physician
clinic; please call extension 2713 (721-2713) for day/time of the clinic.
We encourage Academy students to become
familiar with the Student Health Services Center before they need it.
Also, they are urged to please inform the staff there of any chronic conditions so
that the staff may be supportive.
All students are strongly encouraged
to have health insurance either privately or purchased through the Academy and College.
While basic services are free, fees for and transportation to off-site specialist visits are the student's responsibility. In the event of an emergency the student will be transported
Location and Hours
The Student Health Services
center is located in the basement of Clewell Residence Hall. Please
enter on the side of the building that faces Babcock Residence Hall.
Hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and
1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For after-hours emergencies,
notify the on-call Residence Hall Director at 399-5652 or Public Safety
at extension 5555.
Beth Graham, RN, BSN, Director
of Health Services
Dr. Suzanne Hilton, Director
of Medical Services
Rachel Scott, CNA, CPT
The Health Center staff
WILL NOT write excuses for missing class due to illness. The nurse
will validate in writing that you were seen in the clinic if your professor
requests documentation of the visit.
The Health Center does not
have a pharmacy or a lab. The staff can dispense over-the-counter medication
to students at no cost. Prescription medications must be obtained at
a local pharmacy.
Some diagnostic testing (Strep-A,
blood glucose, mono, urinalysis and urine pregnancy) is performed on-site
and is free of charge. Other laboratory and diagnostic tests are ordered
at the discretion of the provider and the cost of these tests is the
responsibility of the student.