Health Services - Services Provided

Services provided to currently enrolled students:
  • We ARE NOT an emergency facility. If you have an emergency, please call 911 directly. 
  • Evaluation and treatment of illness and injury
  • STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) counseling, testing, and treatment is available.
  • Women's Health exams and contraceptives through West Virginia Family Planning Program. Enrollment in the program is required. Exams are by appointment. 
  • In-Office lab testing for Strep Throat, Mono, Urinalysis, Blood Glucose, Urine Pregnancy, Influenza.
  • Evaluation and counseling referral for treatment of depression, eating disorders, anxiety, drug or alcohol addiction, etc.
  • Referral for clinical laboratory testing as ordered by Nurse Practitioner.  (Student must obtain lab tests off campus and is responsible for all fees incurred)
  • Referral for x-rays as ordered by Nurse Practitioner. (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.)
  • Limited over the counter medications and first-aid treatment/supplies are available.
  • Annual Influenza Vaccinations
  • TB risk assessment screening and testing
  • School required entrance physicals for Education and Health Care programs (Nursing, Respiratory, MLT, etc.) by appointment. We DO NOT offer Athletic Physicals.
    • There is no charge for the physical exam, however there is a charge for TB testing and Urine drug screens. We do not bill insurance.

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 Regional Hospital
Emergency Room

Contact Info

Trish Watson, FNP, Director
Family Nurse Practitioner


Patrice Andersen, RN
Student Health Nurse

Health Service Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM