Healthy and Well - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

Healthy and Well

Employees walking.
Wayne Community College encourages healthy behavior in its employees and students. From hosting blood drives and providing wellness fairs to supporting health-related community organizations and holding flu shot clinics, the college demonstrates that education is more than exercising the mind.

Fitness and Sports Facilities

The College has an exercise facility on the second floor of the Azalea Building that contains equipment for use by students and employees. It also has a walking and fitness trail that is open to college and community that includes a 1/3-mile paved trail and eight exercise stations. It is the first leg of a plan of trails that will connect the campus to other trails and greenways being built by the City of Goldsboro and the local hospital. The College also has tennis courts, a softball field, volleyball courts, and putting green that are available for student and employee use.

Accident and Medical Emergencies Procedure

If you have a medical emergency, call 911 for EMS and ext. 0, or 919-739-7050 to notify the Office of Campus Police and give the location and nature of the situation. Wayne Community College maintains basic first aid boxes in every building. Anything beyond basic first aid will require outside attention by a medical provider. Under college policy, no medicines will be dispensed by college staff. A limited supply of basic pain relievers, allergy medicines and other over-the-counter items may be found in the Bookstore during normal operating hours for personal purchase.

In general, accidents occurring during WCC-sponsored activities will be covered by student and/or college insurance. The College generally will not be responsible for medical transport or any hospital or medical provider fees for personal illnesses.

Should a medical emergency requiring more than basic first aid arise, the procedures posted on the red Emergency Medical Cards located throughout the campus, should be followed.

1. Call EMS immediately at 9-1-1 and then call Campus Police at 919-739-7050 to notify them of the situation, location, and nature of the accident or illness. Campus Police will escort the ambulance to the scene.

2. Do not move injured persons unless:
a. you are absolutely certain about their condition; or
b. the person is in more danger if they remain where they are.

3. In the event of a seizure, do not restrain the victim. Clear the area around the victim of everything that could be a hazard. If possible, put the victim on their side. Never force the victim’s mouth open.

All accidents involving students must be reported to the Student Activities Coordinator or to the Evening Coordinator after hours. Accidents involving guests must also be reported to the Business Office. It is important that these notifications be made prior to transport if possible so that appropriate insurance documents may be prepared and related agencies notified. Failure to follow procedure could result in claims not being covered.

Accident Insurance for Students

Student Accident Insurance is provided for every student enrolled in a curriculum program and is included in the student activity fee.

Continuing Education students have the option to pay the $.55 Student Accident Insurance fee for all Continuing Education courses that meet four or more weeks during a semester. This fee is paid once during a term regardless of the number of classes taken.

Community Health and Mental Health Resources

Wayne County Health Department
301 N. Herman St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Wayne UNC Health Care
2700 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Eastpointe – Regional Mental Health Services
TTY: 1-888-819-5112

Mental Health Crisis Walk-In
If you have a crisis Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., help is available without an appointment at Waynesboro Family Clinic, 1706 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC, 27534.

Communicable Disease Policy

Wayne Community College is committed to assuring that all necessary training and precautions are taken with regard to communicable diseases. The Biohazard Exposure Control Plan and the Pandemic Preparedness Plan of Wayne Community College reflect our efforts to ensure the good health and safety of all employees and students. The College adopts this communicable disease policy for students in an effort to control communicable diseases and the threat of pandemics on campus based upon established rules and regulations of the N.C. Division of Health Services. Employees and employees of contractors or contracted services infected with a communicable disease have the responsibility of reporting this fact to the Director of Human Resources. Students infected with a communicable disease have the responsibility of reporting this fact to the Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Services or the Vice President of Continuing Education, as appropriate.

Communicable disease is an illness resulting from an infectious agent or its toxic products being transmitted directly or indirectly to a person from an infected person or animal through the agency of an intermediate animal, host, or vector, or through the inanimate environment. [N.C.G.S. 130A-2(1c)] Communicable Disease shall include, but is not limited to: Chickenpox, influenza, Infectious Mononucleosis, Conjunctivitis, Hepatitis A, B and D, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Aids-related complex (ARC), positive HIV antibody status, Influenza, Measles, Meningitis, Tuberculosis, Whooping Cough, and sexually transmitted diseases.(N.C.G.S. 130A) Persons who are infected with a communicable disease are expected to seek expert medical advice and are encouraged to advise local health authorities. Local health authorities should offer counseling to these persons about measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of infection and to protect their own health.

Persons who know, or have a reasonable basis for believing, that they are infected with a communicable disease have an ethical and legal obligation to behave in accordance with such knowledge to protect themselves and others. Medical information relating to the communicable disease of a student or employee will be disclosed to responsible college officials only on a strictly limited need-to-know basis. No person, group, agency, insurer, employer, or institution should be provided any medical information without the prior specific written consent of a student unless required by state and/or federal law. Furthermore, all medical information relating to the communicable diseases of students and employees will be kept confidential, according to state and federal law, including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

If a student reports a communicable disease condition, the student may be excluded from the institution until an appropriate evaluation of the student’s medical condition can be made. The evaluation may be made by a physician or a health department official and testing may be required if appropriate. Students in any Allied Health program may have additional requirements, as specified in each program’s student handbook; therefore, these students should report all suspected communicable diseases.

The final determination of a student’s ability to remain in school will be made by the Vice President or Associate Vice President based upon professional medical evaluation results and recommendations. If a student is found to have a communicable disease, then the attendance of the student on campus or at any College activity will be prohibited until a satisfactory letter or certificate is obtained from one or more licensed physicians or public health officials stating that the student is not a health risk to employees and other students at the College.

The College’s Biohazard Control Plan defines guidelines that will be followed in the event of an accidental exposure to bodily fluids or biohazards. Any such exposure should be reported immediately to the responsible faculty or staff person associated with the WCC activity involving such exposure and to the Student Activities Coordinator and an incident report must be completed.