Suggested College First Aid Items
Be prepared for minor health illnesses and emergencies by packing a supply of over the counter medicines (otc) and first aid items that can be safely used. Check with your doctor if you have a chronic health condition and/or are on prescription medicines. Buy generic products for best cost savings.
Health History and Immunizations Requirements
Norfolk State University complies with the code of Virginia (23-7.5) which requires all full-time students to provide documentation of health history and immunization.
Student Medical Excuse Letter Policy
As of December 11, 2017 Spartan Health Center will not issue a medical excuse letter for missed academic classes or events or work that occur PRIOR to the date that you are seen in the office. Medical providers will determine if there is a medical necessity to be excused from future activity based on severity of illness. In order to maintain the integrity of the system you must be seen by coming to the clinic Monday through Friday during Walk In hours 8 am to 10 am or schedule an appointment by phone, in the office or by appointment request through the SHC website. Appointment requests through the SHC website can be submitted at any time; staff check the website regularly throughout the workday.
Please DO NOT use email to request appointments or to convey medical information due to confidentiality concerns. Please inform staff at 278-3360 if you encounter any problem utilizing the SHC website appointment request. Any and all notes documenting date of your medical visit must be submitted to the Dean’s office as per NSU Student Handbook instructions.
Due to the high cost of health care, it is strongly recommended that all students be covered by some form of health insurance. This may be as a dependent on a family plan or by purchasing health insurance coverage independent of the University.
The University does not offer an Accident Medical Expense Benefit Plan or a Sickness Medical Expense Benefit Plan for Domestic Students.
International Students are automatically enrolled into the International Students Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan at the time of registration.