Carroll Health Center On-Site Health Care Pilot Program
On June 1, Meredith College launched a pilot program to begin offering on-site evaluation and treatment of minor illnesses for full- and part-time faculty and staff through the Carroll Health Center. The pilot will run through August 1, 2007.
These services, which are provided by appointment, were launched to enhance the wellness of faculty and staff.
Health Center Faculty/Staff Summer Appointment Hours:
Mon, Tues, and Friday, 9 – 10 am and Mon – Friday, 3 – 4 pm
To take advantage of this service, an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call 760-8535.
All records at Carroll Health Center are confidential. No one will have access to your medical record without your prior written consent.
The co-pay for your visit will be $20. The health center accepts payment in the form of cash or check.
Medical History Form:
To save time, you may fill out a medical history form prior to your appointment. Click here to download the form. Medical history forms can also be picked up from the Office of Human Resources or the Carroll Health Center.
- Free Self Blood Pressure and Weight Check (available in waiting room without an appointment)
- Upper Respiratory Infections/Viruses
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Strep A testing
- Urinalysis testing
- Flu testing and Flu Vaccinations (available in Fall 2008)
- No suturing
- labs except Strep A and urinalysis
- No X-rays
- No insurance filed
- No chronic care, i.e. ongoing medical problems
- Not a replacement for your primary care physician or specialist
The Health Center does not have an interpreter on site. An employee who does not speak English would need to furnish his/her own interpreter.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of illnesses qualify as acute?
Some examples of acute illnesses are influenza (the "flu"), a urinary tract infection, strep throat, or the common cold. These and other acute illnesses can be treated in the Carroll Health Center.
Can chronic illnesses be treated at the Meredith health center?
For chronic illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, you will need to see your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. However, you may still come by the Carroll Health Center to self-check your blood pressure and weight in the waiting room.
Will the health center accept insurance?
The health center does not file insurance. However, the health center can provide a receipt for you to apply for reimbursement from your flexible spending plan.
Will the health center provide a "doctor's note" for my supervisor?
The health center does not provide notes for visits to the Health Center. However, staff will verify via phone whether an employee attended an appointment but will not disclose the “reason" for the visit or any treatment provided. All medical records will be kept confidential. No one, not even your supervisor, will have access to your records without your consent.
Will I need to take sick time for my visit to the Health Center?
No, you will not need to take sick time for the duration of your visit to the health center.
Sherri Henderson, MHS, PA-C
Director of Health Services