Tri-Area Community Health Center
Tri-Area Community Health Center at Ferrum provides student health services to the students of Ferrum College. The Ferrum College Student Counseling Center partners with the Health Center for psychiatric services. Students are seen in the Health Center by appointment during regular business hours. Call 540-365-4469 to schedule an appointment.
The Health Center has a strict policy concerning confidentiality of medical records. Patient information will not be released to anyone without the student’s written consent. Health Center personnel MAY NOT provide information to parents of students 18 years of age or older unless their child has signed a written release form.
Specific services provided to full-time students free of charge:
- Nurse triage services
- Free pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection testing (including office visits, lab charges, prescriptions for sexually transmitted infections).
Tri-Area Community Health Center Pharmacy
Tri-Area Community Health Center Pharmacy at Ferrum is located at the Health Center and provides prescription services as well as over-the-counter items. The Pharmacy accepts new and transferred prescriptions. Students should bring an original or a copy of their health insurance card when visiting the Pharmacy.
Specific medications provided to full-time students free of charge:
Ferrum College students may receive the following items provided by the Health Center. Quantities are limited and are for temporary relief of acute symptoms, not for long-term chronic conditions. In order to receive these items, a form may be completed in the Health Center or Pharmacy and presented.
- Allergy symptom relief: antihistamines and decongestants
- Cough/cold/throat relief: cough syrup, cough drops, throat lozenges, and throat spray
- Pain relief/fever reducer: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin
- Stomach illness relief: anti-nausea, anti-diarrhea
- Minor wound care items: band-aids, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, first aid cream, bandages, alcohol wipes
- Condoms: 5 condoms per request
Eligibility and Payment Policy
All full-time students, staff, faculty and dependents of staff and faculty are eligible for services provided by the Tri-Area Community Health Center as are members of the community. An appointment with the provider is handled like an appointment with any medical office. An appointment is required, health information is gathered, an assessment is done, and the visit is filed with the patient’s insurance carrier(s). Payments of co-pays are collected at the time of service. Sickness Plan insurance provided to all full-time students applies to services when a fee is charged. The Sickness Plan insurance is secondary to the primary insurance. Students should complete the claim form and bring with them to their appointment. Only one claim form is required per academic year. See http://www.eiia.org/ferrum for details related to the insurance policy and to download the claim form.
P.O. Box 519 | Ferrum, VA 24088
Phone: (540) 365-4469 | Fax: (540) 365-4272
Friday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed