Wake Forest University itself is considered very safe. The gated campus is closed to the public from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., which certainly deters would-be criminals. There have been isolated incidents on campus, but these have almost exclusively been in desolate parking lots or involved inebriated students. Being aware of your surroundings and using common sense can go a long way in making you as safe as possible. The campus is very well lit, and campus police are helpful.
The Student Health Center is located in Reynolds Gym and offers an array of services including primary care, a pharmacy, and STD/HIV testing. It is certainly a convenient and valuable resource for students. However, with a small staff, the health center can easily get overwhelmed, as can sometimes happen during flu season. Despite this, the staff makes every effort to help students.