Health, Wellness and Counseling

Student Health

Student Affairs promotes the physical and emotional health of students in the Wake Forest School of Medicine. We provide counseling and referrals for short- and long-term personal problems that interfere with academic performance or personal well-being. Health care options for students include a Medical Center Employee Health Clinic for work-related screenings, vaccines, injuries or illnesses. All students are required to have health insurance at matriculation and throughout attendance, and group rate options are available.

Student Health Navigator

As the student health navigator, Marsha Brown, LCSW, provides health care coordination and administrative services to Wake Forest School of Medicine students. She can identify needed community and health care services and refer students to appropriate services, such as Counseling and Student Wellness or appropriate crisis intervention resources. Marsha can be reached by email at msbrown@wakehealth.edu.

Insurance

Hospitalization Insurance

Wake Forest School of Medicine requires that all students have hospitalization insurance and maintain coverage throughout enrollment. Students who are eligible to continue under their parents’ or spouse’s coverage may do so.

As an alternative, the School of Medicine has made arrangements for students and their families to purchase insurance at group rates. Please contact Financial Services regarding this insurance. Proof of insured status must be available to the Registrar at matriculation and throughout attendance at the School of Medicine.

Any charges incurred that are not covered by insurance will be the personal responsibility of the student. Clinical services that are institutional requirements (e.g., flu shots, tuberculosis test, etc.) will not create any charges for the individual student.

Dental Insurance

Wake Forest School of Medicine has made arrangements for students and their families to purchase dental insurance at group rates. Please contact Financial Services regarding this insurance.