Profile of the Founder of Student Health Services

Published September 20, 2016 By Kevin Long

Do you remember Nurse Shook?

As one of Appalachian's most iconic figures, she touched hearts and souls, and mended thousands with care and compassion.

Hear from her how she founded Appalachian State healthcare 67 years ago.

Nurse Shook, Appalachian appreciates everything you've done for this university!

Health Services: Important Staffing Announcement

Published July 12, 2016 By Frankie Gouge

Important Announcement



Dr. Laureen Noll, Student Health Service Psychiatrist, will no longer be providing care for Appalachian State University students as she is moving out of state.  Dr. Noll decided to move on for personal reasons and submitted her resignation to be effective August 1, 2016.  We wish her our personal and professional best and will deeply miss her as she has provided such amazing service to our campus community.

Dr. Noll has communicated with her current patients regarding her departure and has continued to assist in making patient referrals.  In addition to notifying current patients, we’ve sent communications via our parent and family networks, posted information on specific websites, and now communicating with the entire student body as we continue our search and prepare for the 2016/2017 academic year.

The psychiatrist position was posted at the beginning of May, but we have not had any applicants since the position was posted.  We intend to continue our efforts in identifying and recruiting a highly qualified psychiatrist.

We have explored multiple opportunities for psychiatry services locally, but access to those services in the immediate Boone area is VERY limited.  Therefore, students expecting to receive psychiatric care will encounter inconveniences and difficulties. These difficulties may result in limited service provision and/or the need to seek psychiatric care away from Boone.

Students should maintain connection with their psychiatrist or physician-prescriber in their hometown, and arrange continuity appointments during breaks.  If new medications are needed, getting started with a psychiatrist in or near a hometown would be encouraged due to the limited availability of psychiatrists in the Boone area.

The health and well-being of our students is paramount. The Office of Student Development, the Student Health Service, and the Counseling Center for Students are working closely to provide a high continuity of quality care for our students as we continue our search for a psychiatrist.

Thank you for your understanding.


Dr. Bob Ellison

Director, Student Health Service


Insurance Tax Form 1095b

Published February 19, 2016 By Frankie Gouge

If you purchased the Student Health Insurance Plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, you should have received your 1095b form in the mail.  It was sent to the address on file with Blue Cross Blue Shield.  If you have not received the form you may log into your account through the BCBS member portal and find the form there.  The site will give you instructions on how to print the form.

If you have not receive the form, it is because you have not contacted BCBS to give them your social security number.  BCBS needs your social security number in order to report your insurance coverage to the IRS.  You will need to contact BCBS by calling 1-888-351-8283 and provide your SSN to them.

Contact Us

Contact the Director

Miles Annas Building
PO Box 32070
614 Howard Street
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Main: (828) 262-3100
Appointments: (828) 262-6577
Insurance: (828) 262-7463
Medical Records: (828) 262-6578
Laboratory: (828) 262-6956

Fax: (828) 262-6958

Fall Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
(except Wednesday):
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Weekends:  Limited Services:
Saturday:  10am-2pm
Sunday:  1pm-5pm

Pharmacy is CLOSED on weekends and during Semester Breaks

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