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Living well during College can be a challenge with all the demands of school, life, home and work.  However, we offer several opportunities for you to balance your multiple demands and stay healthy during your journey.

Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Cabarrus College and clinical and fieldwork affiliates must be free from alcohol, illegal drug use and other substances which may or may not adversely affect performance.During orientation, students are presented with information about the alcohol and drug prevention program which includes strict policies regarding drug and alcohol use and charges, convictions and sanctions all which may affect enrollment and future licensure status if violations are discovered.

Student Affairs ensures that an alcohol and drug prevention program is in place at Cabarrus College in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690) and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (Public Law 101-226). As a condition of pre-enrollment, students must provide a negative drug screen from a certified lab (within 30 days) prior to the first day of the semester. Students enrolling in a clinical program will set up an appointment with Employee Health; as part of this appointment a drug screening will be completed. Non-clinical students will utilize other certified labs. Students may be subject to random drug screenings.

Any student who is charged with, or convicted of, a felony or any misdemeanor involving drugs or DWI shall immediately report such charge or conviction to the Provost.

Students are advised of the health risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol and federal and state laws associated with usage. Students are required to sign the student acknowledgement form which indicates receipt and understanding of the policies related to a drug and alcohol free campus. The financial aid department also requires that all students sign a form which outlines the consequences of convictions, possession, and sale of illegal drugs in order to meet Federal Student Aid eligibility requirements.

More details are available by review the sections regarding the alcohol and drug prevention program and the North Carolina state laws.

If you need help coping with alcohol and drug problems, contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), available through Atrium Health for personal counseling.

To schedule an appointment speak with a counselor, please call 704-355-5021 or toll-free at 800-384-1097 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Counseling Services

College is a time of transition - and being in a state of transition usually means change and opportunities for growth. Let's face it, being a student is challenging. Adjusting to the demands of the college environment often conflicts with other personal priorities and goals. Cabarrus College offers off-site professional counseling services to empower you to explore your strengths and develop better coping strategies for your concerns.

Counseling Services Off-Site with Atrium Health-EAP
Atrium Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help Cabarrus College students and members of their immediate family with many types of issues such as marital conflicts, financial problems, job stress, emotional strains, alcohol and drug problems, legal issues, difficulties with children, test anxiety and school stress.  On a confidential basis, the EAP counselors offer help off-site when it is needed.

Cabarrus College students are able to visit an EAP counselor at no cost up to six times per calendar year. The services are provided in a casual and secure environment so that students can feel safe and confident in their decision to seek help. The counselor will help clarify concerns and offer treatment options.

For EAP information or appointments, call the EAP office of Atrium Health 704-355.5021 or 800-384-1097 or visit the EAP website. All contacts are private and confidential. Eligibility is extended to immediate family members (including dependent children between the ages of eight and twenty-six) of any Cabarrus College student or employee.

EAP provides confidential access to information, referrals and crisis assistance 24 hours a day, days a week. All students and employees have access to EAP by calling 800-384-1097 or 704-355-5021 or visiting the EAP website.

If counseling is required beyond the EAP benefits, referrals can be made to area treatment professionals whose services can often be billed to a student's insurer.

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Professional Staff Credential
EAP requires its counselors to meet strict credentialing requirements to maintain its ability to address the complex assortment of problems that may arise in today's workforce. EAP staff holds Certified Assistance Professional (CEAP) certification, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certification, Substance Professional (SAP) certification, National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification and/or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credentials.


Health Services

Cabarrus College offers a variety of activities, programs, and benefits to support your health, wellness and fitness needs.

Cabarrus College does not operate a campus Student Health Center. If you are in need of healthcare services, contact your private healthcare provider or consult with your insurance carrier for information regarding local providers.

Accidents, Injuries, and Exposure FAQ's
What should I do if I become sick or injured during my clinical or fieldwork experience?
Immediately inform your instructor or preceptor.

While in clinical, I was exposed to an infectious disease? What should I do?
Immediately notify your instructor or preceptor. They will direct you on what to do next.

I had emergency surgery and was unable to attend clinical on my assigned day. Will this affect my grade?
Consult your course syllabus and/or program handbook for your instructor's attendance policy; also call or email your instructor to explain your situation. You may be required to submit a release form from your healthcare provider before returning to class or clinical.

I have been told I cannot return to school until my doctor fills out the Physical and Emotional Health Assessment form. Where do I get this form?
Download the Physical and Emotional Health Assessment form. Return the completed form to the Coordinator, Student Success.  

Emergency/Urgent Care
Students at Cabarrus College who need prompt medical attention that may not be met by their primary care physicians have 24-hour access to the Emergency Care Center at Atrium Health Cabarrus and to Cabarrus Urgent Care from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., seven days per week except during major holidays. Cabarrus Urgent Care is located at 888 Church Street North in Concord, 704-786-6122. You are responsible for any fees or charges for medical care or ancillary services.

NorthEast Health & Fitness Institute 

Students may utilize the NorthEast Health & Fitness Institute for no charge during their operating hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm. The Institute's dedicated team of health and fitness professionals offers clinical exercise programs, health education, behavior modification and counseling programs in a supportive and motivating environment.  The Institute is located at 1090 NorthEast Gateway Court, NE Suite 102 and can be reached by calling 704-403-9250 or 704-403-9273.

Health Insurance
All students at Cabarrus College are required to have health insurance.

If you do not have health insurance, Cabarrus College offers the option to purchase affordable health insurance at a student group rate with various payment plans and coverage. To learn more, call E.J. Smith & Associates, Inc. at 847-564-3660 or view an online brochure which includes an enrollment form at

While a student at Cabarrus College, students are responsible for maintaining required immunizations.  Please refer to the current College Catalog and Handbook for a full list of required immunizations. 

Pharmacy Discount
As a student at Cabarrus College, you are eligible to receive employee discounts at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast's Gateway and Pavilion Pharmacies by requesting the discount and presenting your current ID badge.

Tobacco Free Campus

Cabarrus College prohibits the use of all tobacco products on the main college campus and the campuses of clinical and fieldwork affiliates. Students may contact Student Affairs for resources available to assist with cessation of tobacco usage.