Services provided to currently enrolled students:
  • Primary care provided by two nurses and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).  This would include basically any service provided by a student's family physician, with exceptions noted. 
  • Limited STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) counseling and treatment
  • Women's Health Services
  • Limited In-Office lab testing
  • Evaluation and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • In conjunction with Counseling Services, evaluation and counseling referral for treatment of depression, eating disorders, anxiety, drug or alcohol addiction, etc.
  • Referral for clinical laboratory testing as ordered by FNP.  (Student must obtain lab tests off campus and is responsible for all fees incurred)
  • Referral for x-rays as ordered by FNP. (Student must obtain x-rays off campus and is responsible for all fees incurred)
  • Allergy injections (Students must provide their own serum and instructions from their Allergist.)
  • Physical therapy referral
  • Verification of illness when necessary (Student must be seen by Health Service to obtain this card.)
  • Prescriptions provided by FNP
  • Limited medications available
  • Limited over the counter medical supplies
  • Influenza Vaccinations
  • TB risk screening and testing
  • School required physicals (except athletic physicals)

Health Service Mission

The Mission of the Student Health Service is to enhance the educational process by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning and by promoting an optimal level of wellness.

Our goal is not only to treat illness and injury, but also to provide educational programming in Health Promotion. Early care of acute illness and a healthy lifestyle can prevent serious illness, reduce time lost from classes, and keep students looking and feeling well.

Prevention is the key to health, and the primary tool of prevention is health education. Self- responsibility is nurtured through the educational component of each encounter with the goal of developing a clientele that is increasingly independent and able to manage their own health needs to the extent possible.

Health Service Mission

Health Service Location

Student Health Service
3rd Floor, Falcon Center
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304.367.4155
Fax: 304.367.4710

After Hours/Emergency Information

Marion County Rescue Squad
Call 911

Fairmont General Hospital
Emergency Room
304.367.7456

Contact Info

Trish Watson, FNP, Director
Family Nurse Practitioner
trish.watson@fairmontstate.edu

 

Patrice Andersen, RN
Student Health Nurse
pandersen@fairmontstate.edu

Sally Britton, LPN
Student Health Nurse
S.britton3@fairmontstate.edu

Health Service Hours

Nurses and Nurse Practitioner 
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM