Student Health & Wellness
About the Health Center
Health forms for new and returning students are now available.
Staffed by registered and licensed practical nurses, the J. Brooks Hoffman ’36 Health Center provides emergency and ongoing care, health education, and counseling on a variety of health topics such as nutrition and diet, stress management, sexuality and substance use.
The Health Center is staffed seven days per week, 24 hours per day while school is in session by a team of registered nurses, as well as the school physician Leroy Nickles MD.
Appointments are available and 15 to 20 nurses staff the Health Center seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dr. Nickles holds clinics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (though students can come at any time for evaluation by the nursing staff). The local hospital provides more advanced care if needed.
After the facility closes for walk-in traffic, a nurse remains in the Health Center and is available until it reopens each morning.
Given that health and wellness is a top priority at Blair, we have increased education and programmatic offerings for students and begun a new building project: a Center for Health and Well-Being connected to Hardwick Hall. The new facility, which will allow our health-services and counseling teams to occupy the same space for the first time in School history, will include areas where students can access health resources, study and socialize.
Click “play” below for a first look at Blair’s future Center for Health and Well-Being.