Student Health Information

Student Health

is provided by Beachcare Medical Center.                                                 

  • Beachcare is open Monday – Saturday (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m.– 5 p.m.)
  • Address: 5059 Hwy 70, Morehead City, NC 28557, 252-808-3696

Directions:                                                                                                                                          

  • Leave the Marine Lab, go left (west) on Hwy 70. Beach Care is approximately 7.8 miles from the Marine Lab – it is on the left just after the intersection of routes 24/70, after the Walgreen’s.

Procedure:                                                                                                                                          

  • You must take:
    • Insurance card
    • Photo ID
    • Duke Card
    • Authorization form (see below)
  • Get an authorization form for Beach Care Urgent Care from Shirley Miller (Admin room 105, 252-504-7527) before you go if during Marine Lab business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday).
    • After Marine Lab business hours/over the weekend go directly to Beachcare – notify Shirley Miller the next business day.

 

Emergency Care and After-Hours Care

is provided by the Emergency Room at Carteret General Hospital.

  • If Beach Care is closed, or the medical situation appears to be an emergency, go to the Emergency Room at Carteret General Hospital.
  • 3500 Arendell St. (Hwy 70), Morehead City, NC 28557, 252-808-6000

Directions:

  • Leave the Marine Lab, go left (west) on Hwy 70. Carteret General Hospital is located approximately 5 miles from the Marine Lab at the corner of Arendell St. (Hwy 70) and 35th – it is on the right-hand side across the street from Carteret County Community College.

 

Mental Health

is coordinated with CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)

  • To assist students seeking counseling services, we have identified therapists in Beaufort and the surrounding communities who are available to meet with students for brief counseling services.
  • These services are available through the student health fee students pay when they register for classes and will support up to six counseling appointments.

For a referral to a local provider:

  • Contact CAPS at 919-660-1000 and ask to speak with Lia Gilmore, Referral Services Coordinator.
  • At the Marine Lab, contact Sarah Phillips (Admin room 107, 252-504-7531 office) or Katie Wood (Admin room 103, 252-504-7586 office) or Rebecca Smith (Admin room 112, 252-504-7508).

 

Additional information
  • Visits to specialists are not covered.
  • Prescription drugs of any type are not covered.
  • Students must present their own insurance at the time of service. Duke will pay the remainder of the costs not covered by insurance when determined that the balance would be covered by student health.
  • Inpatient care will be covered by the student’s insurance.
  • Immunizations are not covered. The Carteret Community Health Department (3820 Suite A Bridges St., Morehead City, NC 28557) can provide immunizations at a minimal charge. Leave the Marine Lab, go left (west) on Hwy 70.  Once across the high-rise bridge into Morehead City take the first right, then turn left onto Bridges St. Continue west on Bridges St. for approx. 6.7 miles. The Health Department is on the right.
  • Flu shots are provided by representatives from Student Health during the fall semester.
  • One Well Woman’s Exam per academic year is provided at Beachcare for all female students registered at the Marine Laboratory. Your Student Health Fee covers the cost of the office visit. Your Student Health Fee also covers the handling fees Beachcare charges associated with three laboratory tests (GC/Chlamydia screen, pap smear, and/or pregnancy test associated with new prescriptions for certain birth control medications).  These three tests are processed by LabCorp and Duke has negotiated a lower contract rate for the lab fees.  The laboratory fees charged by LabCorp in association with these three tests are billed directly by LabCorp to the student’s insurance.  The LabCorp fees are not covered by the Student Health Fee.
  • Medications covered by the Student Health Fee include various cold, flu, and allergy medications. Students must complete a request form. Forms and medications are available from Dominick Brugnolotti (Admin room 102), Katie Wood (Admin room 103) or Sarah Phillips (Admin 107) during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). If you need medication that is not available or is required after business hours, make your purchase and see Shirley Miller in Admin room 105 the next business day for reimbursement.