Wellness Center


noneIn order to meet your potential in the classroom, you have to stay healthy outside of it. The William Peace University Health Services & Wellness Center offers students the counseling and health care they need without leaving campus.

The nurse and the counselor can help students, who are for the first time, making decisions about their lifestyles choices as related to their health and wellness. College can be a very stressful time for students and our goal is to assist students in making responsible decisions concerning their physical and mental health.

Health Services can provide routine treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, while maintaining confidential medical information for students. It also promotes awareness for health and wellness issues through campus events and activities. 

Student Health Insurance (full-time traditional day students): WPU requires that all full-time traditional day students have health insurance.

To Waive Student Health Insurance: If you have health insurance, or are covered in a family plan, you will have to waive the student health insurance. It is the responsibility of every student to complete the waiver process so that you are not charged for the student health insurance. In order to waive out of the WPU student health insurance, you must have a valid insurance policy that is accepted in the state of North Carolina. Please check with your insurance company prior to coming to William Peace University to see if your insurance will cover you in NC, for example out of state Medicaid and an out of state HMO. If your insurance does not cover you in NC, you will be required to have the student health insurance plan. If you have any questions, you can call the Wellness Center at 919.508.2502.

Please click here to complete the student health insurance waiver.

Health Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and is staffed by a Registered Nurse and a Professional Counselor. You may reach Health Services and the Wellness Center:

Debbie Potter, RN Nicole Davis, MA, LPC
Director of Health Services Director of Counseling & Disability Services
919.508.2502 919.508.2163
Debbie.Potter@peace.edu Nicole.Davis@peace.edu

Health Services

Health Services provides students with routine treatment for minor illnesses and injuries in a confidential environment. Health Services will also provide awareness of current health and wellness issues through education using printed material, speakers and campus wide events.

Routine exams and care on campus is free to all daytime students. Evening students can be seen at health services for a small fee. There are nominal fees for some of the lab testing and vaccines done in the wellness center. The fees for lab tests and vaccines will be charged to the student’s account to eliminate the need to have money at the time of service.

What we offer:

  • Confidentiality of all medical service rendered at Health Services. No medical records will be released without written authorization from the student
  • Treatment of acute minor illnesses such as colds, flu, upper respiratory infections and urinary tract infections
  • Over the counter medications for colds, pain, rashes, insect bites and minor injuries
  • Treatment of uncomplicated injuries such as abrasions, sprains and strains
  • Appointments with a campus physician.
  • Flu Vaccines and PPD (Tuberculosis Testing)
  • In house strep testing, mono testing, urinalysis, glucose testing and pregnancy tests
  • Nutrition advice and weight monitoring
  • Blood Pressure monitoring
  • Confidential and Free STD testing, counseling and education every other Wednesday.
  • Student Teacher Physicals
  • Contraceptive Counseling
  • Information concerning female and male health issues (self-breast and testicular exams)
  • Referrals arranged to off campus specialist as needed for further evaluation
  • Cab vouchers for students that do not have transportation to go to the urgent care, ER or a specialist. The cab fare is charged to the students account.

What we do not offer:

  • Inpatient or after hours care. If these service are needed, your student will be directed to a local urgent care or emergency room at Rex Hospital or Wake Med Hospital
  • Filing of insurance
  • Written excuses for missed classes are not provided by the Wellness Center unless the illness will keep the student out of class for greater the 3 days. The nurse will, however verify the illness of a student at the request of a faculty member. Specific medical details will not be released without written or verbal permission of the student.

Confidentiality: All medical records of services received in Health Services are confidential and maintained separately from your student and academic records. Student medical information may not be released without written authorization or if required by law.

Counseling Services

The Counseling Center provides short-term, professional counseling to students coping with the challenges of college life.  Students may need support dealing with everyday problems such as stress management or relationship issues, as well as more serious problems such as depression or anxiety.

Counseling services are free and confidential and include the following:

  • Individual, short-term counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to off-campus professionals as requested or needed
  • Outreach programming

In Case of a Counseling Emergency: If a student has a counseling emergency or crisis, contact The Wellness Center between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday.  After hours, or during weekends or holidays when the residence halls are open, contact Public Safety at 919-833-2277.  When residence halls are closed, please call 911 or go to your closest emergency room.

ULifeline is an anonymous online resource to learn more about your thoughts and feelings, and to reach out for help if necessary. Visit ULifeline.org to take a confidential screening, to research mental health conditions or to locate resources at William Peace University.

Confidentiality: All medical records of services received in Health Services are confidential and maintained separately from your student and academic records. Student medical information may not be released without written authorization or if required by law.

If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please call 9-1-1 or dial The National Suicide Prevention LIfeline at 1-800-273 TALK.