The Warren Wilson Health Center provides services that are free to all students, including basic healthcare, some over-the-counter or prescription medications, health education, transportation to appointments or prescription pick-ups, and more!

Attached to the Health Center is the Counseling Center, which provides free and confidential counseling available to all students. 

The Center for Student Wellbeing hosts frequent self-care nights and constantly offers resources and tips for taking care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We encourage you to stay healthy take an active role in self-care by practicing good nutrition, getting good sleep, exercising, and continuing to take any medications that support your well-being.


Due to the high cost of health care in the United States, (a regular doctor's visit $70-150, a visit to a hospital emergency room $1500+) most U.S. citizens rely on medical insurance to help cover these costs.

For this reason, all WWC students are required to have an active insurance plan. All students are automatically enrolled in coverage each year, but it can be waived if you have equal or better insurance already. For more information on the Warren Wilson Student Health Insurance plan, click here.

Medications and Immunizations

If you currently take a prescribed medication, we encourage you to ask your doctor to translate the name into English and to provide its Latin compound. This will allow you to easily take the most similar medication while you are in the U.S.

You are required by North Carolina State Law to have your immunizations for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella up to date. Please read any information sent from the Health Center carefully and arrange to have the immunizations prior to your arrival. If you are unable to submit it in advance, bring all relevant documentation with you.

Cultural Adjustment

The Health and Counseling Services staff can assist with physical and emotional changes involved in cultural adjustment. It is normal to experience:

  • Stomach pain
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or being tired
  • Having a hard time concentrating
  • Change in eating and sleep patterns
  • Homesickness or loneliness
  • Tension
  • Nervousness or worry

If you notice any of these changes in yourself, first remember that this is a normal part of an adjustment cycle. Try some of the following suggestions and then if the problem persists or changes are severe, consult your International Student Advisor, Health Services, and/or the Counseling Center.

Some Tips for Dealing with Adjustment Challenges

  • Spend time in a place that is comfortable for you, where you can relax.
  • If you feel overwhelmed, take a break. List what you need to do and prioritize what is most important.
  • Take care of your body - get enough rest, eat well, and exercise.
  • Share your feelings with a friend and/or with your Advisor. They may have experienced similar changes in the past.