Student Health Services
If you or someone is in immediate danger, dial 911.
Physical Healthcare Resources
Students have access to the Robert C. Byrd Clinic for their health care needs, including diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services. The clinic is provides care in Family and Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. It also has on-site radiology services including ultrasound. The lab provides on-site CLIA waived services as well as serving as a drawing station for reference laboratory services. Both the Robert C. Byrd Clinic and Lab Corp are providers for the school sponsored health insurance.
The health service fee will not be applied to:
• Health insurance policy deductibles;
• Health care rendered off site (hospital, laboratory service, radiology fees, etc.);
• Health care services provided by entities at the RCBC facility not owned by RCBC, which currently is Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)
• Any services or procedures specifically excluded by the student’s health insurance policy.
After Hours Care
A provider is available to speak to students on a 24 hours a day basis, seven days a week:
Statewide Campus Resources
Students in years three and four may still schedule their diagnostic preventive and therapeutic care through the Robert C. Byrd Clinic.
Those requiring emergent care or whom are advised by the clinic to go to an emergency room should go to the emergency room of their base site hospital for evaluation. If advised to go to an urgent care facility, a list of sites in each SWC region is available on the website. Students on elective or selective rotations out of state should contact their insurance provider to locate a participating facility. To contact member services of the student health policy provider, call the toll free number on the back of the insurance ID card.
Behavioral Health Resources
At WVSOM, we care about each member of our community, and we want all of our students to be successful.
WVSOM meets the needs of students for confidential resources for behavioral healthcare services on a 24 hour per day 7 days a week ("24/7") basis.
During regular business hours, 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, students can contact or visit the ASPIRE office
(800) 356-7836 - ask for ASPIRE
People don’t always ask for the help that they need. If you are concerned about a friend or a classmate, don’t hesitate to reach out to help get them to the resources that they need.
For confidential assistance, contact ASPIRE.
After hours and on weekends
- To be connected with the ASPIRE counselors and/or WVSOM faculty who are on-call, students can call (304) 520-5856. This line will most likely be answered by someone who is classified as a Responsible Employee under Title IX. If you wish to discuss a Title IX-related concern with someone who can keep this information confidential, please call the Family Refuge Center at (304) 645-6334.
Statewide Campus Resources
Behavioral resources are also available in all West Virginia counties in which Statewide Campus sites are located. Those resources are available here:
Policies and Procedures for Students Seeking Counseling and Mental Health Services
A description of the student behavioral health services available to students is published annually in the Student Handbook and WVSOM Institutional Policy ST-08, Student Mental Health.