How to Use the Health Service Services Provided Rights and Responsbilities
How to Use the Health Service Services Provided Rights and Responsibilities
  • Either call 304.367.4155 or walk in. The Nurse Practitioner is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Health Service is located in the Falcon Center, 3rd floor.
  • Valid student ID required. Students with urgent need will be seen first. Students should be patient and realize that some waiting may be necessary. Referrals to outside health care providers or local medical facilities will be made when deemed necessary.
  • There is no additional charge above the Health Service Fee for services provided in the center. We do not bill insurance. If x-rays are ordered or lab tests beyond what we offer on-site are ordered, these are at the student’s expense. Every effort is made to provide the best, most costeffective care.
  • See our student health insurance page for possible coverage information.
  • We ARE NOT an emergency facility. If you have an emergency, please call 911 directly.
  • Services similar to those a student would receive from his/her own primary health care provider. Treatment of illness and injury
  • STI counseling, testing, and treatment
  • Evaluation and counseling referral for treatment of depression, eating disorders, anxiety, drug or alcohol addiction, etc.
  • Women’s Health exams and contraceptives through West Virginia Family Planning Program. Enrollment in program is required. Exams are by appointment.
  • Allergy injections administered as ordered by student’s Allergist. Call office for details.
  • In – office testing for Strep Throat, Mono, Urinalysis, Blood glucose, Urine Pregnancy, Influenza
  • School required entrance physicals for Education and Health Care Programs (Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, etc.) by appointment. We do not offer Athletic Physicals.
  • Annual flu vaccine
  • Over the counter medications. First Aid treatment and supplies
  • Students are treated with respect, consideration and dignity, and have a right to competent, humane treatment, with appropriate respect for their opinions and beliefs in the process of receiving health care.
  • Students are provided, to the degree known, information concerning their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Student records and disclosures are treated confidentially. Students have the authority to approve or refuse their release in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in decisions involving their health care.
  • Students are responsible to give the provider and staff complete and full information on their health status, and to comply with treatment and follow-up.
  • Responsibilities include asking questions, making use of available information and educational resources concerning their health, and showing the same respect for the health service staff that they expect to receive.


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 theeducational 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 Services 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

Contact Info

Trish Watson, FNP, Director
Family Nurse Practitioner

Patrice Andersen, RN
Student Health Nurse

Sally Britton, LPN
Student Health Nurse

Health Services Hours

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