Cabarrus College offers a variety of activities, programs, and benefits to support your health, wellness and fitness needs.

Cabarrus College does not operate a campus Student Health Center. If you are in need of healthcare services, contact your private healthcare provider or consult with your insurance carrier for information regarding local providers.

Accidents, Injuries, and Exposure FAQ's
What should I do if I become sick or injured during my clinical or fieldwork experience?
Immediately inform your instructor or preceptor.

While in clinical, I was exposed to an infectious disease? What should I do?
Immediately notify your instructor or preceptor. They will direct you on what to do next.

I had emergency surgery and was unable to attend clinical on my assigned day. Will this affect my grade?
Consult your course syllabus and/or program handbook for your instructor's attendance policy; also call or email your instructor to explain your situation. You may be required to submit a release form from your healthcare provider before returning to class or clinical.

I have been told I cannot return to school until my doctor fills out the Physical and Emotional Health Assessment form. Where do I get this form?
Download the Physical and Emotional Health Assessment form. Return the completed form to the Director of Student Affairs.

Emergency/Urgent Care
Students at Cabarrus College who need prompt medical attention that may not be met by their primary care physicians have 24-hour access to the Emergency Care Center at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast and to Cabarrus Urgent Care from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, seven days per week except during major holidays. Cabarrus Urgent Care is located at 888 Church Street North in Concord, 704-786-6122. You are responsible for any fees or charges for medical care or ancillary services.

Fitness Center and Wellness Activities

  • Carolinas HealthCare System Wellness Center & Cardiac/ Pulmonary Rehabilitation, a facility of Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
    All full-time students receive a free membership to the Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Health and Fitness Institute. You must complete a health assessment prior to enrollment and pay a one time $20 enrollment fee.

    The Health and Fitness Institute is located on the lower level of the Charles A. Cannon Heart Center on the campus of Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast. For more information, call 704-403-1020 during business hours or call the ASK FIRST hotline, 24 hours per day, at 704-403-1275.
  • LiveWell Carolinas!
    All students may participate in the LiveWell Carolinas! initiative at Cabarrus College. The mission of LiveWell is to create a culture of wellness on the campus, improve student health and reduce healthcare costs. Participants pledge to promote a culture of wellness at the college and to serve as good examples to classmates and others by making lifestyle choices that enable them to work, eat, learn and live well. During the academic year students may participate in the identified Steps to Success to earn points. Points may be redeemed at the end of the period for promotional rewards and drawings.

Health Insurance
All students at Cabarrus College are required to have health insurance.

If you do not have health insurance, Cabarrus College offers the option to purchase affordable health insurance at a student group rate with various payment plans and coverage. To learn more, call E.J. Smith & Associates, Inc. at 847-564-3660 or view an online brochure which includes an enrollment form at

While a student at Cabarrus College, it is your responsibility to maintain the following required immunizations:

  • DTP, or TD or Tdap
  • Polio (3 doses)
  • MMR (after first birthday); measles/rubella (MR) after first birthday; measles (2 doses after first birthday); mumps (2 doses); rubella; and Hepatitis B (3 doses). Please refer to the immunization guidelines available from the Office of Admissions for more specific information.

In addition, students in clinical courses at Cabarrus College are required to have:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine (3 doses)
  • Hepatitis A/B combination series
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

Two-Step TB Skin Test (Must be administered within six months of the first day of the semester for new students and updated annually).

Students enrolling in clinical programs should submit immunization records to Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Employee Health. Students who have been accepted to Cabarrus College will be sent instructions on how to set up an appointment.

Students enrolling in non-clinical programs (such as Associate in Science and Health Services Leadership and Management) should submit immunization documentation to the Office of Admissions in Room 133.

Flu immunizations are provided as available. Flu immunizations are free of charge and provided by Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast each fall. The immunizations are usually provided at Cabarrus College. Information about the date and time for flu immunizations will be distributed to students a few weeks in advance of the event.

Pharmacy Discount
As a student at Cabarrus College, you are eligible to receive employee discounts at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast's Gateway and Pavilion Pharmacies by requesting the discount and presenting your current ID badge.