Keeping you Healthy
In case of life threatening emergency, dial 911.
The Wellness Center provides limited primary healthcare services and mental health resources to support students in reaching their optimal health so that they can achieve their full academic and personal potential. To best meet the needs of the students, the Wellness Center offers health and counseling services in one convenient location on the Owings Mills Campus.
Through health education, the Wellness Center encourages self-care and personal responsibility for the student’s own health, with an emphasis on safety. We collaborate with other University services to promote student success and engagement in the Stevenson community.
Treatment is available to eligible students whose concerns fall within this Scope of Services. Those whose needs cannot be met within this model will be referred to community resources for care. Please note that the clinical services at the Wellness Center are intended for students and are not available to Stevenson University employees.
Appointments can be made in person or by calling the Wellness Center at 443-352-4200.
Health and Wellness Services at Stevenson
Health Services provides limited healthcare to students for a small fee for service. We look to promote accountability for one’s health care choices and educate students regarding lifestyle choices that lead to a healthier life. Our office partners with our local community to bring vaccine clinics.
Our health services staff is comprised of two full-time nurse practitioners, one part-time nurse practitioner and one part-time physician. The Wellness Center Staff is available to see a wide range of concerns, provide health education and preventative care. Some of the more common issues seen at the Wellness Center are listed below.
Common visit reasons:
- Ear, Nose, Throat, Respiratory symptoms/complaints
- COVID-19 related symptoms and testing
- Minor eye complaints
- Fatigue /sleep concerns
- STI screenings/treatments
- Gynecologic concerns (e.g., pelvic exams, pap smears, contraception, menstrual irregularities)
- Birth control options
- Urinary or abdominal complaints
- Dermatology complaints
- Limited concussion care
- Care for minor orthopedic injuries (no x-ray on site)
- Care of Minor wounds (no suturing on site)
We cannot accommodate:
- Allergy testing (including serum administration under the direction of another provider)
- Formal diabetes education
- Long-term, post-concussion care
- “Notes” for missed classes/assignments whether or not seen in our office
- Placement of tuberculosis (TB/PPD) skin tests
- Drug testing
- Pre-screening physical exams (pre-op, athletics, employment/ROTC)
- Students requiring psychiatric medication refills, evaluation and/or management
Scheduling & Keeping Appointments
To make an appointment with the Wellness Center, call 443-352-4200.
Health appointments are made by telephone or in-person. Due to limited staffing, the Wellness Center cannot accommodate walk-in students on a regular basis. We make every effort to see patients within 24 business hours for sick visits and one week for well visits or screenings. Failure to cancel an appointment 24 hours prior to appointment will result in a $10 “No Show” fee charged to the student’s account. If a student is more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, the Wellness Center reserves the right to reschedule the appointment. The Wellness Center offers in person or telehealth appointments. We do not provide health care services to students outside of the Wellness Center (i.e. in a residence hall, classroom, or dining hall).
A nominal fee is assessed for each visit for health services. In addition, the Wellness Center is able to provide some point-of-care testing (e.g., COVID, strep, mono, and flu tests) for a small charge. A number of common prescriptions and over the counter medications are stocked in the Center and can be prescribed and dispensed directly to our patients seen by a provider. The cost of visits for health services is billed directly to the student’s account as a “Wellness Center Charge” for privacy purposes.
The Wellness Center does not directly bill health insurance for services provided. Printed itemized statements of visits are available directly from the Wellness Center Patient Portal for purposes of reimbursement by insurance or flex spending account/HSA. In some cases testing is sent to an outside lab directly from the Wellness Center. If this happens, a copy of the student’s health insurance card is sent with the specimen so the lab can directly bill the insurance company.
Fees are subject to change without notice. Navigate to the ‘Fees’ tab for a list of current fees.
To assist you in finding a healthcare provider in the community or a local specialist, view our Community Resource Guide or contact your insurance carrier directly.
Counseling Services provides a short-term individual therapy model to help students maintain and develop their emotional well-being and achieve their educational and personal goals. The number of sessions provided may be limited and will be determined on an individual basis. The Center promotes a healthy and inclusive community through relationship-building, education, crisis intervention and support.
Common visit reasons:
- Mild to moderate anxiety and depression
- Adjustment and developmental concerns
- Interpersonal concerns (friends, family, roommates, romantic partnerships)
- Self-esteem concerns
- Concerns related to the transition to college
- Identity development related to various dimensions (sexual, racial/ethnic, religious, gender, etc.)
We cannot accommodate:
- Students needing more than once a week intervention on an ongoing basis.
- Students who have been in counseling and/or medication long-term in the past and want to continue care in that format.
- Students with long-standing and/or significant depression, mood disorder, or anxiety concerns.
- Students requiring specialized or more intensive treatment.
- Students manifesting psychosis.
- Students with significant or chronic disordered eating symptoms posing medical danger.
- Students with moderate to severe substance use problems.
- Students in need of forensic evaluations.
- Students with significant trauma history who would be better served by long-term trauma informed therapy.
- Students requiring medication evaluation and/or management, who are not being seen for counseling at the Wellness Center.
- Students with a history of multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.
- Students with a history of multiple suicide attempts, chronic suicidal thoughts, or frequent self-harm behaviors.
- Students seeking mandated mental health evaluation or counseling.
- Students seeking a provider’s court appearances/testimony/evaluations or court-ordered assessment and treatment.
- Students who require counseling to meet an academic requirement and/or are interested in counseling solely to gain clinical experience.
Scheduling and Keeping Appointments
To make an appointment with the Wellness Center, call 443-352-4200.
Counseling sessions are by appointment. Students are not charged a fee for counseling services. If students must cancel an appointment due to illness or emergency, they are to call the Wellness Center to cancel their appointment. Repeated cancellations and “No Shows” may limit a student’s ability to receive services. If students miss an appointment without calling to cancel, their student account will be charged a $10 “No Show” fee. If students are more than 15 minutes late to an appointment, they are asked to reschedule. The Wellness Center can only see students the same day if the student is in a crisis situation (e.g. – suicidal or in extreme distress).
The Wellness Center does not conduct psychological evaluations for the purpose of determining disability status and also does not make accommodation recommendations for students who have been diagnosed with a disability. For this reason, we cannot provide documentation for students, even if the student is a current or former counseling services patient. The Wellness Center can assist students with a referral to a community provider for a disability evaluation.
It is the procedure of the Wellness Center that any student being evaluated for psychiatric care must also be a patient in ongoing counseling at the Center. Students may be referred to the psychiatric nurse practitioner at any time by their Wellness Center provider, after the appropriate background information has been gathered and clinical needs established.
There is a fee for accessing psychiatric care. This fee is billed directly to Stevenson student accounts as a “Wellness Center Charge” for privacy purposes. Due to the limited hours of the psychiatric nurse practitioner, failure to cancel an appointment at least 24 hours in advance results in the full fee being charged to the student’s account. Students seeking medication evaluation and/or management for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are referred to an off-campus provider.
The psychiatric nurse practitioner may also refer students for off-campus services that are not a part of his/her scope of care. The Wellness Center’s psychiatric nurse practitioner will refill prescriptions at appointments only, not by fax or phone. The psychiatric nurse practitioner will not see students or refill medications during the extended summer and winter breaks; therefore students may need to get an outside psychiatrist/provider to manage their medication needs. The student is responsible for making follow up appointments, as recommended by the psychiatric nurse practitioner, in order to refill any medications.
The Wellness Center can assist students in situations when a community referral might be needed for a more long-term therapist, or for a therapist with a more specialized focus. Students can download our “SmartMove” Referral Assistance Form for tips on how to find a therapist in the community. Or, students can view our Community Resource Guide for a list of health and mental health providers local to campus.
Clinical Training Program
The Stevenson University Wellness Center offers a 9-month, practicum/externship training program for up to 18 hours per week for students who are enrolled in an accredited PhD/PsyD program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. Masters’ level trainees with previous supervised psychotherapy training will be considered.
For a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.
Students needing emergency care outside of the Wellness Center office hours or when the campus is closed should call Security. The Security staff are Stevenson University’s first responders to any emergency and are on campus anytime the University is open. Security can be reached by calling x4500 from any campus phone or 443-352-4500 from off campus.
24 Hour Emergency Hotlines
|Baltimore Crisis Response|
Provides supportive counseling, dispatch emergency assistance and link callers with more intensive BCRI and community services available in the Baltimore area
|Suicide Prevention, National Lifeline|
Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones
Treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
|House of Ruth Maryland|
Confidential lifeline to victims of domestic violence. Counselors are trained in crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling and legal referrals, and pro-active advocacy
|National Domestic Violence Hotline|
Confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information.
Provides counseling and support services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking
|National Sexual Assault Hotline|
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services.
|The Trevor Project|
Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people
|Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline|
Offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.
|National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline|
Dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Text NAMI to 741741
|The Steve Fund|
The nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
|Text STEVE to 741741|
|The Disaster Distress Helpline|
Provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress.
Please note: The telephone numbers may change. Hotline information/referral numbers are for reaching those who can provide crisis counseling, refer calls to local agencies, and provide information and/or printed materials. We cannot guarantee the quality of services offered by the organizations listed above, and no recommendation is implied.
Urgent Care Locations Near Campus
Walking distance from campus
10490 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Hours: 8am-9-pm Everyday
One mile from campus
10210 Reisterstown Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Hours: 8am-10pm Everyday
All Care (Formally Doctors Express)
Three miles from campus
18060 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm | Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm
Four miles from campus
1807 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Hours: 7am-10pm Everyday
Hospital/Emergency Rooms Near Campus
16 minutes from campus
5401 Old Ct Rd
Randallstown, MD 21133
22 minutes from campus
2401 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
GBMC (Greater Baltimore Medical Center)
23 minutes from campus
6701 N Charles St
Towson, MD 21204
St. Joseph’s Medical Center
24 minutes from campus
7601 Osler Dr
Towson, MD 21204
Sheppard Pratt Hospital
26 minutes from campus
6501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21285
Dear New Stevenson Students and Families,
Welcome to Stevenson University! We are delighted you have chosen to become a Mustang. As a Stevenson student, you are eligible to use our services throughout the academic year. Our goal is to provide you with care and support for your whole self while you are a student with us. Information on the specific services we provide is available on our website. We look forward to seeing you!
It is important that we have certain information from you in order to provide appropriate health care when necessary, and to comply with Maryland state law. Please continue navigating through this site for information about our Student Health Profile requirements.
Thank you for your assistance in meeting these requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us at 443-352-4200.
Best wishes for health, happiness, and success at Stevenson!
Wellness Center Fees
|Physician or Nurse Practitioner visit||$20|
|Well Woman Exam (annual GYN)||$40|
|Annual/Employment Physical Exam||$40|
|Rapid strep test||$10|
|Rapid mono test||$10|
|Rapid flu test||$15|
|Urine pregnancy test||$10|
|Ace wrap – small||$5|
|Ace wrap – large||$5|
|Ankle splint (air cast)||$36|
|Disposable ice pack||$3|
|Ear irrigation **||$10|
|Nebulizer treatment with albuterol **||$10|
|Reusable ice pack||$5|
|Suture/staple removal **||$10|
|Injection (Depo or other) **||$10|
|Plan B/Emergency Contraception**||$15|
|No Show Fee – Healthcare||$20|
*fees subject to change without notice
**in addition to visit fee
|Medication Check / Other||$20|
|No Show Fee- Evaluation||$35|
|No Show Fee Med Check||$20|
|Counseling Intake||No charge|
|Follow up session visits||No charge|
|No Show Fee – Counseling||$10|
The Wellness Center at Stevenson University does not directly bill insurance companies for services rendered during your visits. Please understand that your student account will be charged for any expenses incurred during your visit. A sample of our fees is listed above.*
Students can view and print itemized statements from their Wellness Center visit which can be submitted to their insurance company or flex spending account for reimbursement when applicable. To view your statement, go to our Wellness Center Patient Portal at https://stevenson.medicatconnect.com and click on the Statements tab.
If it is necessary to have testing done outside of the scope of care of the Wellness Center (labs/radiology), the patient’s insurance will be utilized, and therefore, the patient will be responsible for charges related to these tests. The Wellness Center cannot assume responsibility for charges incurred outside of our facility. Please be familiar with your insurance policies regarding copays and deductibles for lab work, radiology testing, specialist referrals, and emergency room visits.
Health & Counseling Appointments
The Wellness Center reserves the right to cancel and reschedule your appointment at any time. If you arrive 10 minutes late for a health appointment OR 15 minutes late for a counseling appointment, you will be asked to reschedule. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.
We ask that if you need to cancel your appointment that you call the Wellness Center at 443-352-4200 as soon as possible. We have a voicemail set up to allow for you to leave a message after hours if you need to cancel an appointment.
A No-Show fee of $10 will be charged to your student account for failure to cancel your appointment before your scheduled appointment time.
Students scheduled to see the Wellness Center Psychiatrist are required to provide a 24 hour cancellation notice by calling the Wellness Center at 443-352-4200. If you call after hours, please leave a message. If we do not receive 24 hour notice, your student account will be charged the full fee.
Consent to Release/Exchange Medical Information Form – Complete this consent form if you are trying to obtain or release your medical records to yourself or other parties. Please allow approximately 48 hours (two business days; excluding weekends and holidays) for records to be released. Every attempt will be made to process requests for medical records within 48 hours. Please fax, mail, or drop off your request to the Wellness Center.
Tuberculin Skin Test Assessment for a Positive TST – Students who had a normal chest x-ray are required to complete this form annually per their academic programming requirements. Refer to the department for specific guidelines.
Meet Our Staff
Stephanie L. Carpenter, MSN, FNP-BC
Assistant Vice President, Wellness Center
Stephanie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1998. She completed her master’s degree from Georgetown University. Stephanie has experience as a nurse practitioner in Primary Care, as a provider. As well as working in the urgent care setting. Prior to her NP experience she has extensive experience in the hospital setting, as well in community health care.
Stephanie is dedicated to providing evidenced based care to students using a holistic approach to guide and assist students in reaching their health goals.
Maria Hoffman, MSN, AGNP-C
Assistant Director & Nurse Practitioner
Maria is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Nursing from Drexel University. She has previous experience working as a primary care provider in a busy internal medicine office, where she was responsible for over 1100 patients. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked primarily as an intensive care unit registered nurse (RN) in Baltimore, MD. She also worked as an RN in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) in both the hospital setting and at an outpatient plastic surgery center. Maria believes in treating her patients like she would treat a member of her family, with compassion and understanding. She looks forward to being a resource for the students as they make their transition into this new phase of life and help guide them to promote independence and healthy habits long term.
Dr. Tammi Davis, MD
Dr. Davis is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been in clinical practice in Maryland since 1990. Dr. Davis has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults in the College Healthcare setting. Encouraging the students to take responsibility for their own health and teaching them habits that will keep them safe and healthy is her goal. She also sees students at the Goucher College Health Center as well as the Towson University Health Center, and joined the Stevenson Community in 2007.
Sudin Thomas, MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Sudin Thomas, a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), joined the Wellness Center in January 2018. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Sudin received her Master’s and is currently finishing up her PhD in nursing at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Sudin has worked in trauma/emergency medicine for five years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. She has also worked at a busy walk-in health clinic for two years and has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. Sudin believes that it is important to educate college students to be responsible for their health and wellbeing as they transition from pediatric care to adult health.
Gary Stone, Ph.D.
Assistant Director & Psychologist
Dr. Gary Stone earned his bachelor’s degree at George Mason University, and completed his Ph.D. at The Catholic University of America before becoming a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Maryland. He has worked in a variety of settings, but he has a particular fondness for university counseling centers, having spent time in centers in Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Washington, DC. Most recently, Dr. Stone was on the staff at The Patuxent Institution – a state prison focusing on psychological treatment. Dr. Stone was trained to integrate different therapy styles, and he especially enjoys utilizing collaborative techniques and a solution-based approach to help clients identify and strive towards their goals.
Bridgette Newsom, RMA
Registered Medical Assistant
Bridgette Newsome is a Registered Medical Assistant by the American Medical Technologist Organization. She has been working in the health field since 1996 in a wide range of settings. Bridgette is also a Health Instructor with Carroll Community College where she teaches the Medical Assistant course. She is also a certified CPR instructor with the American Heart Association. Bridgette has a passion for teaching and enjoys working with young adults of college age to promote healthy habits for living. Bridgette joined the Wellness Center in January 2022.
Feona Davis, PhD, LCPC
Feona Davis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists since 2008. She completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University, a post-graduate degree in Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland, and then a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. One of her favorite quotes whose author is unknown is “Hope can be ignited by a spark of encouragement.”
Modinat “Ty” Fagbenro, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ty is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various mental health conditions. As an experienced healthcare professional, she will make your mental health needs a priority. Ty utilizes a high-quality level of customer service, healthcare experience, and commitment to health and wellness for all her patients. Ty strives to help you improve your quality of life and achieve your wellness goals relating to mind, body, and soul so you can be well, and live your best life possible! She will not only treat your current and existing mental health condition, but she will also equally educate you on diverse ways to prevent other mental health conditions from occurring. Ty is known to be deeply committed to the service she renders, and she is passionate about each client’s journey to recovery. She feels that this journey is client-driven and feels honored when they invite her to be a part of their journey to renew and restore their mental health. She loves traveling, cooking, photography, organizing events, and spending time with her family.
Front Desk Assistant
Taray is a Front Desk Assistant for the Stevenson University Wellness Center. She is participating in the Maryland Corp Service Year Option Program with the state of Maryland. The Wellness Center is excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Governor’s office for this initiative.
Frequently Asked Questions
Vector Solutions: Smart Choices
Stevenson University is pleased to offer Vector Solutions: Smart Choices, a comprehensive wellness program that delivers accurate and pertinent health information to all students. At Stevenson, we believe that the University experience extends far beyond academics. We want your student to be successful intellectually, physically, and psychologically. We know students can be faced with many challenges that make this success more difficult to attain, such as relationships, sexual health, exposure to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, proper nutrition, and stress. Vector Solutions: Smart Choices is developed for students of the University and provides honest and candid knowledge in an engaging, personalized format about health choices and risk education.
To access your account, go to https://stevenson.medicatconnect.com and log in using your Stevenson University Single Sign on. Click on the Education tab then click on the link for Vector Solutions: Smart Choices for link information. Also, a weekly email, containing the link, from Vector Solutions will be sent to the student’s Stevenson University email until the courses are completed.
All incoming students, both residents and commuters, must complete the Vector Solutions: Smart Choices: Alcohol and other Drugs, and Sexual Violence. Students who do not complete this requirement by October 20 for fall entrance or January 15 for spring entrance will not be allowed to reside on campus and/or will be blocked from registering for future classes.
If you are having difficulty accessing the link, please contact the Wellness Center at email@example.com or call 443-352-4200.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement & Information
The COVID vaccine is highly recommended, however, it is not required for any students.
The following FAQ and Resources are organized to help address your questions.
To assist students who still need to obtain the vaccine, we have posted helpful information and links under the “Vaccination Sites and Clinics” tab below. The University will be hosting Vaccination Clinics on campus during the fall semester. Please see the information that follows.
If you should have further questions please contact the Stevenson Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-352-4200.