Health Services

West Hall, the home of the Health Center

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Telephone

(910) 630-7164
(910) 630-7544 (Fax)

Health services are provided to students by a physician assistant and by a registered nurse. Services are available during clinic hours. The staff of Student Health Services provides presentations to the university community on a variety of wellness issues. The Health Center is located in West Hall and is open on a regular basis during the school year.

Students are encouraged to use the more cost effective student health services. Nursing services and physician assistant services are available to students at no cost. The physician assistant is available on a limited basis. His hours are posted in the Health Center. An appointment is necessary to see the P.A.

Flu shots are available beginning in September each year for a minimal charge at the Health Center.

We believe good health is essential to optimal success in college. Student health services provides treatment for acute illnesses, preventative health services, and health education.

General Health Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common medical illnesses, including colds, sore throats, ear aches, stomach upsets, and injuries.
  • Referrals to specialist and/or clinics and hospitals as needed.
  • Laboratory facilities are available for routine urine, strep, and pregnancy tests.
  • Injections are given by the nurse. They include allergy shots, flu vaccine, and Dep shots.
  • Medications (OTC) are available for the students at no charge.
  • Transportation needs are the responsibility of the student.
  • Health education: Promotion of health and wellness and prevention are emphasized.

Emergency Services

Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, a few miles from our campus. There are two convenient care centers, Urgent Care and Express Care, near our campus for treatment of less urgent medical care when the health center is closed. The student is responsible for charges incurred at off-campus medical facilities.

Health Forms

Student Immunization

The State of North Carolina and Methodist University require students attending a college or university, whether public, private or religious, to present an official record of immunizations.  To comply, the immunization form needs to be completed by your health care provider or by official medical record with a clinical stamp. This must be submitted to the Student Health Center prior to attending a Fall or Spring enrollment. The immunization requirements must be met according to the North Carolina Law. Be certain that your Name, Date of Birth, appear on each sheet. The dates of the vaccine administration must include the Month, Day, and the Year on the forms. Visit our Student Immunization page for more information.

Student Health & Accident Insurance

Methodist University no longer offers an insurance plan resulting from the national health care laws known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). PPACA requirements took effect in January 2014, and require all individuals to have adequate health insurance coverage.

All international students are required to carry adequate health and accident insurance. A special policy is available for international students and information may be obtained through the International Programs office.

Health Center Staff

Lynetta Geddie

Lynetta Geddie, M.P.H.

Director, Health Services
(910) 630-7164
Health Center, West Hall
Lynetta Geddie
Lynetta Geddie, M.P.H.

Director, Health Services

B.S.N., Western Carolina University; M.P.H., Walden University

Bio:

Ms. Lynetta Geddie has held multiple nursing and supervisory positions, Ms. Geddie has worked in the health care field for the past 35 years.  Ms. Geddie understands the needs of the college population and as a Fayetteville native knows many of the resources located in the city.

(910) 630-7164
Health Center, West Hall
Dave Baggett

Dave Baggett, PA-C

University Medical Officer
(910) 630-7614
Health Center, West Hall
Dave Baggett
Dave Baggett, PA-C

University Medical Officer

B.S., B.H.S., M.S.

(910) 630-7614
Health Center, West Hall
Alicia Kuch

Alicia Kuch

Coordinator, Health Services
(910) 630-7652
Health Center, West Hall
Alicia Kuch
Alicia Kuch

Coordinator, Health Services

(910) 630-7652
Health Center, West Hall