McDaniel College Health Services provides free medical and health consultations to all full-time students by licensed health care professionals. Nominal fees will be charged for some clinical services and prescription medications.
To schedule an appointment in Health Services, call the Wellness Center at 410-857-2243. Health Services is located in the Wellness Center on the 2nd floor of Winslow Center. Business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Health appointments are scheduled with a Clinician 3 hours daily as follows; Monday, Tuesday and Friday 1:00pm to 4:00pm and Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am to 12:00pm. We make every effort to accommodate students with urgent matters.
No Show Policy: A $10.00 fee will be applied to tuition accounts for any missed appointments or appointments not cancelled at least 2 hours in advance. If you do miss an appointment, please call to reschedule.
For emergencies after hours, call the Department of Campus Safety, ext. 2202, or (410) 857-2202.
- Medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, including routine lab work.
- Medications (over the counter) and some prescription medications available.
- Immunizations including Meningitis, Gardasil, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, and PPD (Tuberculin skin testing).
- Gynecological services for routine exams, problems and birth control.
- STD testing.
- Self-care cold clinic.
- Mononucleosis test, rapid Strep test, urinalysis and urine pregnancy test, while you wait.
- Annual Flu Clinic.
- Referrals to specialists arranged as needed.
- Allergy injections per clinician's review. Students requiring allergy injections that cannot be administered in Health Services, will be referred to the Maryland Asthma and Allergy Center in Westminster, MD (410-486-2000).
- Fees apply for some clinical services and prescription medications.
Note: Verification of class absences due to illness or injury will be provided to students who are treated in Health Services and have signed the appropriate medical release of inforamtion forms.
No Show Policy: a $10.00 fee will be applied to your tuition account for any missed appointments. Students who must miss a scheduled appointment should call ahead to cancel, or reschedule the appointment.
All full-time undergraduate students must have a completed health form, including immiunization records, on file in the Wellness Center prior to starting classes. Completed forms may be mailed or faxed to the Wellnesss Center.
Instructions on completing the form
- Download (in PDF) the McDaniel College Health Form. (right click Health Form link, "save as" and download to print).
- Complete the McDaniel College Health Form and the required immunization records section on page 3, including dates of immunizations.
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. Your physician must complete the physical exam section on pages 2 & 3, and sign page 4 of the health form. If you previously attended McDaniel College and submitted a health form at that time, call the Wellness Center at (410) 857-2243.
- Special housing requests needed for specific medical concerns must be documented by your physician on your health form in the appropriate space on page 3 and be submitted by July 1st. A Special Housing Consideration Request Form should accompany the student's request.
Winslow Center, 2nd floor
2 College Hill
Westminster, Maryland 21157-4390
FAX: (410) 857-2703
Listed below are the immunizations required by McDaniel College for all full-time undergraduate students. Please make sure your health form includes up to date immunization records, and is signed by your physician. You cannot attend McDaniel College until your current immunizations are documented on your health form.
Tetanus and Diphtheria
DPT series in infancy or Td adult series with a tetanus booster within 10 years of admission
Complete primary immunization with OPV (oral polio vaccine-3 doses), or IPV (inactivated polio vaccine-4 doses)
Evidence of rubella vaccination at 12 months of age or later or a positive blood titer for rubella (please attach copy of record).
*If born before 1957, you are considered to have immunity due to natural infection.
Evidence of immunity by one of the following:
- Two documented doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
- Positive blood titres for each (measles, mumps, rubella) demonstrating immunity
- If born before 1957, you are considered immune due to natural infection
Evidence of immunity by one of the following:
- evidence of vaccination at 12 months and again at school age or later
- history of the disease
- positive blood titer for mumps (attach copy of record)
- if born before 1957, you are considered to have immunity due to natural infection.
*Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) also acceptable.
- series of 3 shots
Tuberculosis skin testing (PPD)
- Tuberculin skin testing is mandatory for all International Students required within 1 year prior to admission
- If result is 10mm or greater a chest x-ray (result in English) is required
- US Residents testing is at the discretion of your Clinician
Evidence of Immunity by ONE of the following:
- Two documented doses of Varicella vaccine
- Positive blood titre demonstrating immunity
Maryland law requires all students who reside in on-campus housing at Maryland colleges and universities to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. At McDaniel College the vaccination is required of all undergraduate students, both commuter and residential. The requirement can be met in one of two ways:
- You may provide documentation from a physician or health clinic of the vaccine. or
- Having reviewed the information regarding the risks associated with the disease and availability and effectiveness of the vaccine, you (or your parent, if you are under age 18) may sign a waiver indicating the choice not to be vaccinated.
You may want to discuss this issue with your family physician. In addition, Dr. Kim Johnston, Wellness Center Consulting Physician will be happy to counsel you. She may be reached by calling the Wellness Center at(410) 857-2243. Many county health departments and other health care providers offer the vaccine.
The following information, provided by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, describes the meningococcal disease, risks associated with it, and the vaccine. The McDaniel College Health Form includes a space for the health care provider to certify that the vaccine has been received or for the student (or parent if student is under age 18) to sign a waiver indicating the choice not to be vaccinated.
What is meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease is a rare but life-threatening illness, caused by the bacterium, Neisseria meningitdis. It is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis (an infection of the brain and spinal cord coverings) in the United States . The most severe form of the disease is meningococcemia, infection of the bloodstream by this bacterium.
Deaths from meningococcal disease have occurred among Maryland college students in recent years. Students living in dormitories or residence halls are at increased risk. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourages meningococcal vaccination of higher education students.
About 2,600 people get meningococcal disease each year in the U.S. Ten to fifteen percent of these people die, in spite of treatment with antibiotics. Of those who live, 10 lose their arms or legs, become deaf, have problems with their nervous systems, become mentally retarded, or suffer seizures or strokes.
About the vaccine
Meningococcal vaccine can be effective in preventing four types of meningococcal disease. The vaccine is not effective in preventing all types of the disease, but it does help to protect many people who might become sick if they don't get the vaccine. Drugs such as penicillin can be used to treat meningococcal infection. Still, about one out of every ten people who get the disease dies from it, and many others are affected for life.
A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reaction. People should not get meningococcal vaccine if they have ever had a serious allergic reaction to a previous dose of meningococcal vaccine. Some people who get meningococcal vaccine have mild side effects, such as redness or pain where the shot was given (which is usually under the skin of the upper arm). A small percentage of people who receive the vaccine develop a fever. The vaccine may be given to pregnant women.
Meningococcal vaccine is available in our school health centers, travel clinics, some county health departments, and the offices of some health providers. Let us know if you would like to be given the vaccine at our center by calling (410) 857-2243.
- Hepatitis A and HPV
The College requires all full-time undergraduates students to have health insurance. If a student does not have health insurance, or a family health insurance plan does not provide adequate coverage, the College offers a comprehensive health insurance plan. The College insurance plan is mandatory for all International Students.
NOTE: A student Health Insurance fee of approximately $458.00 is charged to all full-time undergraduate students each academic year. If you have your own insurance and wish to cancel the College's plan, you must submit a health insurance waiver form online by September 15th. The waiver and an informational brochure are included in the initial fall semester tuition statement. For more information see the Insurance Info/Waiver page.
For more information about the health insurance requirements, please call Rhonda Hall, Medical Receptionist & Office Coordinator, in the Wellness Center at (410) 857-2243.
Students need to be familiar with their insurance coverage and how to utilize their coverage for emergencies, referrals to specialists and laboratory procedures. Please consider the College's insurance plan as a supplement to your family insurance plan, as some services may be limited while away from home.
Many health issues require additional testing for a proper diagnosis and treatment, and we always try to utilize your insurance plan so the cost of services will be covered. Please understand all services may not be covered, and you will be responsible for any costs not covered by your insurance plan.
Some over the counter and prescription medications are available in Health Services (some fees may apply). For medications not available in Health Services, there are several pharmacies within walking distance of the campus (Rite Aid, CVS, Safeway, and Walgreens). Please be familiar with your health insurance prescription plan.
The Wellness Center provides educational programs on campus throughout the academic year focusing on various topics including, but not limited to: healthy eating & nutrition, campus-wide alcohol education and prevention programs, sexually transmitted diseases, stress management, smoking cessation and eating disorders. Please contact the Wellness Center for more information about educational programs on campus.
WHAM ~ WHAM (Wellness Health Alliance at McDaniel) is a student peer education and advisory group coordinated through the Wellness Center. Faculty and staff advisors work with the student group to ensure the group's efforts support the mission of the Wellness Center.
Westminster pharmacies with delivery services
Rite Aid Pharmacy
All health services provided to students are confidential. No information will be released without the student's written consent, except in a life threatening situation. Health Services follows all HIPPA regulations and maintains confidential medical records for all students. For more information about confidentiality and HIPPA guidelines, please contact the Wellness Center.
Health Services Staff
Wellness Center - Medical Receptionist & Office Coordinator
Phone: Ext. 2243 or 410-857-2243
Dana Plevyak, R.N.
Phone: Ext. 2700 or 410-857-2700
Kimberly Johnston, M.D.
Wellness Center - Consulting Physician
Phone: Ext. 2243 or 410-857-2243