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Health and Recreation

Campus Health

NC State’s Campus Health is conveniently located on Central Campus and serves as the primary medical provider for enrolled students and is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Campus Health is committed to providing affordable, accessible, high-quality primary medical services and works to provide every student with prompt, individualized medical care no matter what health insurance they carry. In-house services, such as laboratory and x-ray, travel clinic, physical therapy, women’s health, nutrition counseling and allergy shots are available.

Specialty services are provided by outside partners and include dermatology, orthopedics and gastroenterology. In addition, we have a network of community medical professionals should a student need care outside of our scope. Our on-site pharmacy will transfer existing prescriptions, fill prescriptions from both in-house and outside providers and sell over-the-counter medications to help keep students well. 

Campus Health Centennial location provides Primary Care, Physical Therapy, Nutrition Counseling and Campus Smiles. These services are available in Plaza Hall on Centennial Campus.

Dental Services

Student Health Services has contracted with Campus Smiles to offer dental services to students. Campus Smiles has two locations, Centennial Campus in Plaza Hall and Main Campus in the Student Health Center. Both locations provide all preventative dentistry services along with general restorative and other major dental procedures including Invisalign®. Most major dental insurance plans are accepted. To schedule an appointment call 919.515.8979. 

For more information, visit the Dental page on the Student Health Services website.

Prevention Services

The Counseling Center provides NC State students services supporting personal, academic and career development. Recommended services may include workshops, online skills modules, groups, short-term individual counseling and referrals. Additionally, the Counseling Center offers online screenings for mental health concerns, career testing, psychiatric evaluations and outreach programs to address various academic and personal topics. The Center utilizes a short-term model, with referral support provided as appropriate. Most services are covered by student health fees. Professionals are available 24/7 for student mental health emergencies by accessing the on-call counselor after hours at the contact below.

Student Health Insurance

We are currently in-network with most Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (including Student Blue), Cigna and United Healthcare plans. We are considered out-of-network for all other insurances at this time. 

For more information about the Student Health Insurance Plan (Student Blue), please visit the Student Health Services website at

Immunization Requirements

North Carolina law requires newly enrolled students to submit proof of immunizations within 30 days of registration of classes at NC State University. 

More information on required immunizations and how to submit them can be found on our website

Wellness and Recreation

Carmichael Complex

Carmichael is a 300,000 square foot facility designed to help students achieve their personal recreation, fitness and wellness goals.


  • 25 Yard Pool and Dive Well 
  • 50 Meter Pool 
  • Day Use Lockers 
  • Eleven Indoor Basketball/ Multipurpose Courts 
  • Equipment Checkout 
  • Fourteen Racquetball Courts 
  • Indoor Climbing Wall 
  • Indoor Track 
  • Men’s, Women’s and Single Occupant Locker Rooms 
  • One Squash Court 
  • Personal Training Suite 
  • Six Fitness/Activity Rooms 
  • Six Strength & Conditioning Centers (30,000 sq. ft.) 
  • Social Lounges 
  • Steam Room and Sauna

Additional Facilities 

  • Twelve Outdoor Tennis Courts 
  • Centennial Campus Disc Golf Course 
  • Centennial Campus Recreation Fields 
  • Fit Ground Outdoor Functional Training Area 
  • Four Outdoor Basketball Courts 
  • Miller Outdoor Recreation Field 
  • Method Road Recreation Complex

Group Fitness provides more than 80 classes each week designed for every fitness level. Challenge yourself by taking cycling, TRX®, yoga, Zumba®, BODYPUMP™ or a variety of other class formats to experience firsthand how we make fitness fun. Students can take their structured workout to the next level with Small Group Training where our coaches lead workshops on Olympic lifting, boxing and more. 

Students are able to receive one-on-one attention from our nationally certified personal trainers. Learn how to exercise, improve performance and establish fitness goals. 

ThriveWell programs provide wellness coaching and health education programs for individuals and groups. Wellness coaching takes a holistic approach to discovering how personal wellness impacts student success, strengths, values and goals. Establish a wellness plan and stay accountable with a certified health coach. Learn stress management techniques and strategies to stay active at NC State and lifestyle modification tips from our team of experts in interactive sessions.

Intramural Sports offers more than 40 different leagues and events throughout the year. Sports range from flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball to exciting unique events such as pool battleship, bubble soccer and cricket. Create a team to compete for a championship, join a recreational league with your friends or sign-up for an individual/dual sport or special event to find a new favorite activity.

For students seeking a more competitive sports experience, check out Club Sports. Teams include a wide variety of men’s, women’s and coed sports. These student-led organizations practice regularly and compete against other colleges and universities at local, state and national levels. 

Outdoor Adventures offers students unique outdoor trips and educational clinics. Students can also rent outdoor equipment from the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center and climb to new heights on the indoor climbing wall. Students can challenge themselves individually or build teams through customized low- and high-rope element programs at our Challenge Course located in Schenck Memorial Forest. 

Wellness and Recreation Employment

More than 700 students are employed annually through Wellness and Recreation. Students enhance their professional development through practical application and learn transferable skills that will prepare them for their future careers.

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