▪ Do I have to fill out the health form if I’m not going to live on campus?
Yes. Every student attending classes at R-MC must have a health history form on file in the health center. This includes commuters, athletes and international students.
▪ Should I have health insurance to attend R-MC?
Yes. Randolph-Macon College strongly recommends all full-time students to carry health insurance. Students who do not have health insurance and incur costs outside of the Health Center will be responsible for the balance. The Student Health Center bills the student account directly for incidental costs that may occur during a visit to our clinic (medications, procedures, etc). We will request a copy of your insurance card on each visit. ▪ What if I turn in my Health Forms past the due date?
The SHC will work with you to ensure your forms are on record. You need to notify our office by phone (804-752-3041) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your forms will be later than the requested deadline. Health forms must be completed before students will be allowed to attend classes.
▪ Do I have to have a dental exam before I come to R-MC?
Although not required, students are encouraged to visit their dentist regularly for routine oral hygine and check ups. There are dentists within walking distance of R-MC.
▪ Can I use the Health Center if I don’t live on campus?
Yes. The SHC is open to all enrolled students.
▪ Does the Health Center have walk-in hours?
To maintain the efficiency of patient flow and limit the waiting time, students are strongly encouraged to call or email the health center for an appointment. Most students can be seen on the same day they call. 804-752-3041 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). If you do not have an appointment and the health center is booked for the day, you may be asked to return the following day or seek care at an after hours clinic.
▪ What services does the SHC offer?
The SHC can treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. Basic Primary Care evaluation and treatment (routine health screenings and exams, STD screenings, common cold, flu, sinus, bacterial infections, basic suturing of simple lacerations) can be performed at the student health center. We are not equipped for emergency services or intervention. If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911. ▪ Do you offer injections for allergies?The SHC is able to perform injections for allergies. The student is responsible for having the medication sent to the SHC with appropriate documentation from the prescribing health care provider. Because patients can have reaction to allergy shots, it is required that the patient stay in the health center for monitoring up to 30 minutes after the injection is administered. Students must also take antihistamine 30 minutes prior to their scheduled shot.
▪ Does the Health Center administer/dispense medications?The SHC has a limited amount of mostly over the counter medications for students. We also have a limited number of prescription medications for urgent purposes only (albuterol for example). Please have a pharmacy of choice in mind in case you need a prescription medication called in for your illness.
The Staff in the health center is happy to refill medications when the appropriate documentation is presented by the student from the prescribing provider. For example, if a student has diabetes and needs medication, the health center will need the documentation from the prescribing physician to ensure quality and continuity of care. The student will also need to have an evaluation (appointment) in the Health Center to discuss these medicines with the provider in the Health Center. The same is true for psychotropic drugs for diagnoses such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, etc. **Without appropriate documentation from the diagnosing provider, your medication refill may be delayed. Please do not wait until you are out of your medicine to come see us! You may call at anytime and allow us to assist you with your health care needs!804-752-3041