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.
For more information, please visit the Wellness Center on Orgsync.
Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If a student is interested in scheduling an appointment at the Wellness Center, then he/she should call 410-857-2243 or visit the office in Winslow Center, 2nd floor.
If a student is experiencing a medical emergency outside of regular office hours, then he/she should call 410-857-2202, or visit the Department of Campus Safety at 152 Pennsylvania Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.
- 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.
- 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 information 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 immunization records, on file in the Wellness Center prior to starting classes. Download the McDaniel College Health Form -or- McDaniel College Student Athlete Health Form. Completed forms may be mailed or faxed to the Wellness Center.
Instructions on completing the form
- Download (in PDF) the McDaniel College Health Form for full-time students -or- the Full-Time Student Athlete 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)
Rubella, Measles (Rubeola), Mumps
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
- 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 titer 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.
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 bacterial infection that can cause meningitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord covering), sepsis (blood infection), pneumonia (lung infection), or joint infections. Meningococcal disease can be quite severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, loss of limbs, or even death. Meningococcal disease is one of the important causes of bacterial meningitis in the United States.
About the vaccine
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) is the preferred vaccine for people 55 years of age and younger.
- Two doses of MCV4 are recommended for adolescents 11 through 18 years of age: the first dose at 11 or 12 years of age, with a booster dose at age 16.
- If the first dose (or series) is given between 13 and 15 years of age, the booster should be given between 16 and 18. If the first dose (or series) is given after the 16th birthday, a booster is not needed.
- For additional information about meningococcal vaccine, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines.
- 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 $1420.00 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 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.
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
Bonnie Bock, CRNP
Wellness Center Nurse Practitioner
Phone: Ext 2243 or 410-857-2243
Dana Plevyak, R.N.
Phone: Ext 2243 or 410-857-2243