Campus Health Services does not issue individual medical excuses for class absence. Should an instructor need to know if a student was seen on an outpatient basis, this fact can be verified by contacting Medical Records (Health Information Management).
Students can view their Visit Summary on the Healthy Heels portal for documentation of a visit if the student wishes to share further details. The visit summary is located under the Medical Records tab on the left hand side of the screen after logging into the portal. Students may also reach out to the Dean of Students for assistance with class absence notifications.
This policy follows best practices in the field of college health. For more details about our philosophy behind this policy, please read Ethical Issues of the Medical Excuse Policy in the American College Health Association newsletter.
There is a process for absence due to illness during final exam periods.
If you need to withdraw, take less courses than required (underload), drop a course after the first eight weeks of a semester, or retroactively appeal to drop a class or all classes from a prior semester due to serious medical or psychological factors, it is strongly recommended that you meet with an academic advisor in your department, college or program to discuss the academic situation, explore your academic options and learn how to move forward with your needs.
NOTE: CHS medical withdrawals will be dated when the Campus Health Services process is complete, including the receipt of required documentation. The withdrawal might be dated earlier in rare and extenuating circumstances. Examples of this would include prolonged hospitalization or incapacitation.
CHS Academic Intervention contact:
Joyce Roberts (email@example.com)
Fax (919) 966-6575 Phone (919) 966-6603
Campus Health Services CB #7470
James A. Taylor Bldg. University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599