Each graduate and professional program is responsible for administering policies concerning student life. These policies are set forth in the Graduate and Professional Student Handbook, which all students are expected to read and abide by. Two programs in particular help meet students’ personal needs.
The Counseling Center is located on the third floor of the McInteer Center. A staff of professionally trained counselors is available to provide caring and confidential assistance to all students. The Center helps with personal issues that include, but are not limited to, eating disorders, addictions, self-improvement, relationships, depression, anxiety, pre-marital and marital. All services are provided at no cost and can be accessed at McInteer 313, or (501) 279-4347, or at www.harding.edu/counseling.
Health Services Center
Student Health Services, located at 605 E. Center St., is a walk-in clinic; no appointments are necessary. Registered nurses provide free health services and resources for enrolled students. Symptomatic treatment is provided for minor illnesses such as a colds, headaches, sinus congestion, upset stomach, aches, sprains, first aid for accidental injury, blood pressure screening, and allergy injections with written physician authorization. Students are assisted with referrals and appointments to local health professionals and agencies. Transportation may also be provided if necessary. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays through fall and spring terms. Hours for summer sessions are 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. When the clinic is closed, assistance may be accessed through the Office of Public Safety.
While residing in Searcy, students should provide information from their insurance company for the appropriate procedures necessary to cover visits to a physician and for prescription costs. It is strongly recommended that students identify with a local physician for routine medical assistance and in the case of an emergency.
Health insurance is available for purchase the first 30 days of each semester to eligible students. The plan covers hospitalization, surgical fees and medical care as defined in the policy. The forms are available in Human Resources, located in the Ezell basement, room 130. Students participating in intercollegiate athletics are covered not on a primary but on a secondary policy for athletically related injuries during participation, practice and travel to and from athletic events. However, this insurance does not cover other injuries or illness.
The University does not assume financial responsibility for any professional services that require a physician or any medical, surgical, or emergency services or hospitalization. Students are financially responsible for the costs of his/her services.
Contact information: Student Health Services, HU Box 12271, Searcy, AR 72149-5615. Phone: (501) 279-4346 Fax: (501) 279-4577.