About Us

The Mary S. Shook Student Health Service is a primary care ambulatory campus health clinic helping meet the needs of Appalachian State University students. Serving the student drives everything the Clinic does.

  • We are dedicated and experienced health care professionals
  • We provide accredited primary health care
  • We are a centrally located, accessible facility
  • We provide high-quality health care at low cost
  • We engage in ongoing collaboration with Academics and other Student Support Services throughout the university

Annually, student visits for care numbers approximately 45,000 with 125 Observation Unit admissions; the three busiest months are September, February, and March. The Pharmacy fills 37,500 prescriptions; Injury Clinic provides approximately 5,500 treatment visits; Immunization Clinic provides influenza vaccinations to 1,300 students; Travel Health Clinic provides 600 students with overseas travel health consultations.

M.S. Shook Health Service is fully accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.


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!

Professional Staff Directory

The Health Service is committed to providing quality healthcare for the students of ASU. This commitment is supported by the entire professional staff.

Comments and Suggestions

It is the policy of Student Health Services to encourage students and/or families to express any concern relating to the quality of care provided, quality of service delivered, or any other valid concern. Patient/families may voice complaints and recommend changes in policies and services, and in doing so can be assured that this shall in no way compromise the patient's rights or future access to care.

Concerns may be voiced to a health care provider or any other Student Health Service staff member. If unsatisfied with the outcome of this exchange, or there is preference to register the complaint in another manner, the suggestion boxes located at the main entrance, in the Pharmacy, and in the After-Hours Clinic may be used or concerns may be voiced to the Director of Health Services. An electronic suggestion box can be used by clicking the 'Suggestions" icon at the bottom of the web pages. All complaints will be reviewed through the CQI Program in an effort to improve and enhance the quality of care and services provided.

Student Health Service is closed during all university holidays. Limited service is available during academic breaks. Hours are published on the Student Health Service website and are posted on the doors at the Health Center. When the Student Health Service is closed, a nurse triage telephone service is available to help students with health questions. It is accessed by calling (828) 262-3100.


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

Fall and Spring Weekends:
(Limited Services)

Saturday:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday:  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pharmacy is CLOSED on weekends and during Semester Breaks

Suggestion Box