Wellness FAQs

Have a question about a health or wellness issue and not sure where to find the answer on our website? Below are questions frequently asked by students that will hopefully give you the information you are looking for!

Frequently Asked Questions

To schedule an appointment for STI testing, you will need to contact the Student Health Center by phone at 704-687-7400 or online by logging in to your My UNC Charlotte account. 


To schedule an appointment for a birth control prescription, you will need to contact the Student Health Center by phone at 704-687-7400 or online by logging in to you My UNC Charlotte account. 

The Center for Wellness Promotion offers a wide variety of FREE barrier methods, including condoms, to make sex safer.  You can access these materials by visiting the Center for Wellness Promotion's Safer Sex Station.  The Safer Sex Station is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Health Center (across from Immunizations and the Pharmacy).  You can stop by anytime to grab what you need!   Any organization or department requesting Safer Sex Supplies in a large quantity should fill out the following form.


Unfortunately, the Center for Wellness Promotion's Collegiate Recovery Community does not offer dedicated sober housing at this time. However, we would be happy to assist you in working with Housing and Residence Life in finding sober or recovery-friendly on-campus housing options.  To schedule an appointment for consultation, contact Jessica Pinti Dunson or Kelly O'Donnell at 704-687-7407.

We are so excited that you're interested! Our admissions process is relatively simple. To begin, please review and fill out an application and the community expectations documentation located on our website (https://wellness.uncc.edu/applications-and-forms). Next, reach out to Jessica Pinti Dunson and Kelly O'Donnell to submit the application paperwork and schedule an appointment. Jessica can be reached via email at jpinti1@uncc.edu and Kelly can be reached at kodonne6@uncc.edu.

The Center for Wellness Promotion Department has a lot of opportunities for students to get involved!  Go to https://wellness.uncc.edu/students-get-involved to find out about our Graduate Assistantships, undergraduate employment opportunities, and our internship program.

Being invested in someone's life that has troubling substance use patterns can be nerve-wracking and emotionally tumultuous. We always encourage open communication with that person - expression of care and concern from a non-judgmental place. Of course, what that action steps might look like may be different depending on your relationship.

If you are a university staff/faculty/student organization or a treatment center/school/place of buisness etc. that feels that awareness could be helpful for a group of people I encourage you to request Collegiate Recovery Community programming to help educate peers about resources on campus as well as warning signs of substance use disorders (https://wellness.uncc.edu/find-and-request-wellness-programs).

If you are concerned about a single person, we encourage you to support the student in connecting with Jessica Pinti Dunson or Kelly O'Donnell in the Collegiate Recovery Community. If you feel comfortable walking to the office with them to make an appointment, please feel welcomed to do so. We are located inside the Student Health Center on the bottom floor inside the Center for Wellness Promotion Suite. If you would like to schedule an appointment over the phone either Jess or Kelly can be reached at 704-687-7407. We are happy to sit with a student and meet them where they are in their recovery needs.

Students who have concerns about their own alcohol or marijuana use should contact our main extension at 704-687-7407 to schedule a free BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) appointment.
BASICS is a brief motivational intervention for designed specifically for college students that uses alcohol screening tools and feedback to reduce problem drinking, excessive drinking, and binge drinking by enhancing motivation to change, promoting healthier choices, reviewing myths and facts about alcohol, and teaching coping skills to moderate drinking. Staff who facilitate BASICS are highly trained and will work with you in a postive, non-judgmental way. 

As of February 3, 2020, the Center for Wellness Promotion is unable to offer tobacco cessation support for students.  We hope to resume this service in the future.  If you would like assistance with quitting your tobacco use, please contact the resources below:

  • Coaching:  QuitlineNC
  • Over-the-counter Nicotine Replacement Therapy:  UNC Charlotte Pharmacy | 704-687-7359
  • Prescription medication:  UNC Charlotte Student Health Center | 704-687-7400 (by appointment only)

If you or someone you know have been a victim of interpersonal violence, there are a variety of resources at UNC Charlotte and in the Charlotte community that can help you.  Campus resources include the Center for Wellness Promotion (704-687-7407), Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (704-687-0311), the Title IX Office (704-687-6130), and Police and Public Safety (704-687-2200 for emergencies and 704-687-8300 for non-emergencies). For off-campus support, the Safe Alliance Hopeline is available 24/7 by calling 980-771-4673. For a more comprehensive list of campus and community resources, please visit: https://wellness.uncc.edu/student-consultative-services/interpersonal-violence-resources

The full requirements for being involved in being in the Collegiate Recovery Community can be found inside the "Community Expectations" document on our Applications and Forms Page (https://wellness.uncc.edu/applications-and-forms).

It is important to note that the Collegiate Recovery Community is an abstinence-based recovery program and one of our requirements is having a minimum of two weeks since last use of substances (alcohol, marijuana, misused prescription medication, etc.).

Students who are sanctioned should stop by the Center for Wellness Promotion (lower level of the Student Health Center) or call 704-687-7407 to schedule an initial 15-minute intake session.  At the discretion of the Center for Wellness Promotion staff, students may be required to complete the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) alcohol and/or drug education program in addition to the initial intake appointment. 

More information can be found at https://wellness.uncc.edu/student-wellness/alcohol-and-drug-sanctions.

We're so glad you asked. Our two biggest ways we can support you is through our Collegiate Recovery Community (https://wellness.uncc.edu/recovery) and our open sober support meetings on campus (https://wellness.uncc.edu/collegiate-recovery-community-crc/12-step-meetings). Currently we hold the following recovery support meetings:  16 Step; Narcotics Anonymous (NA); and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus.  However, if these paths don't work for you, Charlotte has many different pathways to recovery. Consider exploring the options of: Refuge Recovery, Smart Recovery, Y12SR and We Agnostics.

Staff at the Center for Wellness Promotion (https://wellness.uncc.edu/, Student Health Center (https://studenthealth.uncc.edu/), Price Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (https://caps.uncc.edu/), and the Department of Athletics psychologist (for student-athletes only) are confidential resources when working with students on issues of interpersonal violence, meaning that they are not required to report the incident. If you have questions about your options, the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator at the Center for Wellness Promotion is available to meet with students to help explore and understand all available options.