Primary Care

About Primary Care

Primary care describes first‐contact healthcare that’s comprehensive rather than specialized.

Primary care providers handle disease prevention and health promotion, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, management of chronic medical problems, and coordination of medical care with specialists. They also educate patients on gaining control of their health.

Conditions Treated

Our providers see students for a variety of common conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Colds and flu‐type illnesses
  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, including motor vehicle accidents (X‐rays can be taken at the Student Health)
  • Rashes and other skin disorders
  • Headaches and head injuries
  • Ear infections
  • Sore throat and other mouth or neck problems
  • Asthma and other chest symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems
  • Exposure to infectious diseases, such as rabies, strep, mono, and Lyme disease
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening, including HIV treatment and counseling and STI Express (click HERE for more information).
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Co-management of anxiety and depressive disorders with the Counseling Center
  • ADD/ADHD management
  • Diabetes

Need a physical exam? Whether it’s a routine checkup or clearance for ROTC, athletic tryouts, Peace Corps, or other travel plans, our providers can help. We also do checkups for students who want to get their routine medication prescriptions at Student Health Services.

We also order lab tests, including but not limited to:

  • Cholesterol, anemia, vitamin D, and B12 testing
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Gluten testing
  • Thyroid screenings

How to Make an Appointment

Schedule an appointment online via the HealthyPackPortal or call us at 919.515.2563. Learn more about making an appointment.

Easton Osborn, PT, DPT, CLT, CES

Physical Therapist About Easton Easton Osborn joined the NC State Health Center in January 2022. He attended Daemen College in Buffalo, NY where he earned his Bachelors of Natural Science in 2014 and his Doctor

Tyler Pearce, MPH

Assistant Director of Community Health About Tyler Pearce Tyler joined Student Health Services in 2021 as the Assistant Director for community health and preparedness. He received his Bachelor Degree in Public Health and Master of Public

STI Express

Screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is important for anyone who is sexually active. Primary Care at Student Health offers STI testing for students. STI tests include blood tests for HIV and syphilis and swabs

Medication Disposal

We propose that you dispose of your expired and unused medications in Med-Safe! Med-Safe Medication Drop Box Please help Student Health Services in the quest to keep our environment and our community safe from expired