Specialty Programs and Services

HPFS special services are offered through collaboration with our institute and other university partners. Both personal and departmental opportunities are avialable.

The following opportunites are offered on a scheduled or regular basis. For limited and one-time opportunites, please refer to our email announcements, newsletters, or events calendar.

Healthy Heart Collaborative

Learn how to save a life! Available to App State faculty, staff, departments, and organizations, individuals can receive 2-year certifications in CPR/AED and/or Basic Life Support (BLS).

The Health Heart Collaborative focuses on cardiac health with goals of educating and advancing sudden cardiac death awareness as well as the promotion of cardiovascular health in the High Country community. This program is offered through collaboration with App Well Outreach, the Omar Carter Foundation, and UNC Health Appalachian.

For information on specific certifications, how to register, and additional resources, visit the Healthy Heart Collaborative webpage.

Faculty and Staff Injury Clinic

Athletic training is the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Patients able to receive care from an athletic trainer are those who were injured participating in physical activity or those who are regularly physically active. This service is open to current employees of the University.

For further information or to make an appointment, please download and complete the Athletic Training Intake Form (pdf) and email Laurie Rivera at riverala@appstate.edu. Please only visit the athletic training facility if you have an appointment.

NC Smoking Cessation Opportunities

As a State Health Plan member, you have access to a variety of tobacco cessation resources to help you quit smoking, chewing tobacco, using snuff, or even e-cigarettes (vaping).

Through partnership with NC Quit Now, App State faculty and staff can receive free and affordable cessation services. For assistance, call their toll-free helpline at 1-800-784-8669.

For more information, please visit the NC Quitline website, or the State Health Plan website.

University employees who are members of the State Health Plan can receive a 10-week supply of generic nicotine replacement therapy patches free of charge with a prescription from their physician. Information is available at the NC State Health Plan website for Tobacco Cessation Resources.