Frequently Asked Questions

Which immunizations does my student need before coming to college?

Please see the SBC Immunization Requirements and Recommendations on the Health History and Physical Form for more information. Please note the meningitis vaccine must be re-boosted if more than 5 years from the first dose. Students who arrive without the required health history or exam, especially immunizations, may not be allowed to attend class until all requirements are met.

Does my student need a physical before starting school?

Physical exams are required for entrance to Sweet Briar and are required annually for varsity athletes and riding team members.

Do you need me to send my student's medical records to you?

Student medical records (complete history and physical) should be sent to:

Health and Wellness Center
Sweet Briar College
P.O. Box 1061
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

F | 434-381-6375

Any student with chronic health problems (physical or emotional/mental) or prescriptive medications that will be renewed through our office should schedule an initial visit with one of our clinicians. Call office manager Deborah Mays at 434-381-6140.

Does SBC provide class excuses?

If a student experiences a documented, serious, prolonged illness or injury that may result in academic concerns, the student will need to request from her health care provider verification of care with a signed release to the academic dean’s office. The dean’s office will then notify the student’s faculty.

My student just had surgery. Can she get help getting to and from class or special housing accommodations?

Sometimes students experience temporary impairments that limit their mobility to travel around campus. The Health and Wellness Center works collaboratively with residence life and campus safety to assist students.

Is transportation provided to CMG-Amherst?

Yes, Sweet Briar will provide or arrange for free transportation to CMG-Amherst.

During Regular Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon

If you need transportation to CMG-Amherst for a well- or sick visit, contact Deborah Mays, who will arrange for transportation via:

  1. Campus safety, if they are available OR
  2. An SBC van with certified van driver OR
  3. Tabb Cab.

Please contact Deborah Mays 24 hours in advance to arrange transportation for Saturday appointments.

After Regular Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Saturday: After noon
Sunday

Contact the RA on duty.

  • They will contact the professional staff person on call, who will call Tabb Cab to transport you to your preferred health care provider.

For Emergency Situations

Contact campus safety at 434-381-6111.

  • During regular business hours, campus safety will contact 911 or the Health and Wellness Center depending on the emergency situation. EMS will be called if needed for transportation to Lynchburg General Hospital.
  • After regular business hours, campus safety will arrange a consultation with the professional staff person on call or for EMS to transport you to Lynchburg General Hospital.

Have a question that isn't answered here?

You can always emailĀ dmays@sbc.edu.