Focused on a wellness-based model, we provide services to support the bodies, minds and emotional well-being of LR students.
The Student Health Center, located in the Cornerstone House in Hickory, provides services to help you reach optimum wellness. In partnership Catawba Valley Health Services, a registered nurse practitioner is available Monday through Friday for consultation to promote healthy lifestyle choices and evaluation of illnesses or injury. Services through the Student Health Center are available to all enrolled students free of charge.
In order to use the Student Health Center you are required to have a medical health record on file.
The Student Health Center is open during posted hours and is closed on weekends, school breaks, holidays and summer break.
Lenoir-Rhyne University always has the best interest of the students in mind. This is especially true in making sure that all students have adequate accident and health insurance coverage. As a condition of enrollment, all full-time and part-time international students are required to purchase insurance coverage.
The university has many healthcare treatment partners in the community. The Student Health Center nurse practitioner will make referrals to off-campus healthcare service providers as needed. Students are financially responsible for medical treatments that are received off-campus.
All LR students must adhere to immunization laws, which apply to their respective campuses.
For the Hickory campus, all undergraduate and graduate residential students, full-time commuter day students and part-time commuter day students taking more than four credit hours must have the required immunizations on file at the Student Health Center. Records must be on file before registration takes place or, according to North Carolina Law (G.S. 130A-155.1), you will be withdrawn from classes without credit. Registration for classes will be delayed if immunization records are not current.
Required immunizations are listed in the applicable student health form. Additional vaccines or titers may be required by particular health-related majors. Please consult the specific academic schools for their requirements.
Acceptable record of your immunizations may be requested and obtained from a variety of sources, including: some high school transcripts, family physician, personal immunization records, military records or World Health Organization documents, or previous college or university.
Immunization records do not automatically transfer from previous educational institutions and must be requested by the student. All immunization records must include dates of vaccine administration, be in black ink and include clinician signature or clinic stamp. Records will be questioned if dates do not meet North Carolina Law (G.S. 130A-155.1) or FDA license approval.
Questions regarding immunization requirements may be directed to the director of student health services at 828.328.7181.