Health Services

Here for your health

NC Wesleyan University Health Services provides caring, high-quality, accessible health care to  our diverse student population. Health Services partners with students, their primary care providers and the local healthcare community. We are dedicated to respecting and protecting patient rights and educating our students, faculty and staff.

Student Health Insurance

All Traditional Day students taking 12 hours or more are required to have health insurance. You may keep your current policy (provided it meets certain minimum requirements) or purchase the policy the University makes available through Wellfleet Student Health Insurance.

Wellfleet Student Health Insurance
Students will be covered for basic accident, sickness and major medical with WellFleet Insurance for the total cost of $1,058 per year (Fall-$445, Spring $613).

Please be aware that unless you complete an ONLINE WAIVER FORM, by the deadline communicated by Wellfleet and the Business Office, you will be charged for the Wellfleet policy. Contact Business office for details.

The Business Office requires students yearly:

  • Enroll in the student health insurance plan OR
  • Waive with comparable alternative US-based health insurance coverage

Accident Coverage

One of the great benefits of attending NCWU is that we provide accident coverage at no cost to all full-time day students. When you need off-campus medical services for an accident, you must take a CLAIM FORM with you for each ACCIDENT visit. This is to accompany the medical bill.  NO CLAIM FORM IS REQUIRED FOR SICK VISITS. 

For questions regarding your insurance plan, click here or contact the insurance company by phone at 888.622.6001.

Health Center

Health Center services are offered to the entire NCWU campus community. The Health Center offers a comprehensive approach to health and well-being through education, consultation, and referrals.

The Health Center is contracted through Dr. Daniel Crocker’s office at Eastern North Carolina Medical Group (ENCMG). The Center operates as an extension of the physician’s office.  The college employs a Physician Assistant to be on campus Monday through Friday.  Services provided by the Physician Assistant are free of cost and available to students, staff and faculty.

Call 911 for emergency assistance.

Health Center Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (when classes are in session)

Physician Assistant

  • Monday – Friday : 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (when classes are in session)


A self-serve pharmacy is located in the hallway just inside the Health Center. Items available at the self-serve pharmacy are free of charge and include the following over-the-counter (OTC) medications and supplies:

  • Band-Aids
  • Chlor-Trimeton
  • Cough Drops
  • Cramp Relief Tablets
  • Nasal Relief Tablets
  • Pepto Bismal
  • Tylenol

If you have any additional questions regarding OTCs, please ask the Physician Assistant.

Meet Our Campus Physician Assistant

570388.brys-wilsonJessica Brys-Wilson is a Physician Assistant who has been practicing medicine since 2005 within the Rocky Mount community.  She cared for all ages and genders in outpatient, hospital, group home, urgent care, and nursing home settings.  She attended Union College in Schenectady, NY and went on to Daemen College in Amherst, NY where she graduated with her BS in Health Science with a minor in biology.  She earned her MS in Physician Assistant Studies in 2005, also from Daemen College.

Jessica has a passion for education and for patient care.  While classes are in session she will be on campus Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to provide acute care and health education free of charge to the students, staff, and faculty of NCWU.  She can be reached at the Health Center by calling 252.985.5186 or via email at

Counseling & Accessibility Services

The goal of Counseling services is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for you to discuss life concerns, challenges, and opportunities. Our professional mental health counselor assists students each year seeking help with transitioning to college, coping with college life, fear of failure, feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, academic concerns and many other areas. The counseling process is about problem solving, expansion of awareness and coping skills, and personal growth. You do not need to be in crisis to benefit from counseling services.

The purpose of Accessibility services is to provide equal access opportunities, including the establishment and coordination of academic accommodations, auxiliary aids and programs to qualified students in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The office of CDS exercises a reasonable good faith effort to coordinate accommodations to enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential.

For complete information on support available for students with disabilities at NC Wesleyan University, please download the Accessibility Services Handbook below or email for more information.

For assistance, please contact:

Ms. Lee Tyson, M.S.

Fonda Porter
Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services