The health center is staffed by primary care physicians and nurse practitioners with particular training and experience in college health, and who are dedicated to providing high quality health care. The services offered at the health center include:
You can make an appointment for common health issues such as:
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Abdominal pain
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Dermatological conditions
- Sports-related injuries
- And other concerns for which you would see your family doctor or general practitioner.
Students without an appointment and who have urgent problems will be offered an assessment by a nurse or clinician during office hours. Depending on the urgency of the problem, students may be given a same day appointment or provided with home care instructions and offered a next day appointment. For after hours urgent health concerns, please call the page operator at (202) 444.7243 and ask for the SHC clinician on call.
Preventive Health Care
Complete physical examinations for study abroad, scholarships, sports or employment are available, as well as gynecological examinations and immunizations (e.g. required, routine and travel purposes).
Comprehensive laboratory studies are done in clinic, such as blood counts, electrolyte levels, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, STD screening, urinalysis and urine drug screening (only as part of a medical or nursing student physical).
Student Health Center contracts with Quest Diagnostics Lab
If your insurance requires you to use LabCorp or another lab please notify the doctor or medical assistant and you will be given a Lab Order to take to the appropriate lab for the drawing of the specimen.
Other Lab Locations
The hospital lab closest to us is in the Gorman Building on the lower level of Medstar Georgetown University hospital. This lab can process for LabCorp services.
Additional off campus LabCorp locations:
2021 K St. NW Suite 725
Washington, DC 20006
Distance is 1.84 miles
1145 19th Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20036
Distance is 1.9 miles
1005 N Glebe Road, Suite 140
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Distance is 3 miles
5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 835
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Distance is 3.59 miles
Procedures offered in clinic include allergy injections, wart treatment, laceration repair, suture removal, dressing changes, ear irrigation, toenail removal, foreign body removal and lesion removal. All procedures require an appointment.
If your condition requires referral to a specialist, the SHC clinician will make that assessment and provide the referral.
Students who have had medications previously prescribed by a clinician at the Student Health Center can leave a non-urgent message on the Prescription Refill Request Line. These requests are reviewed daily and you will typically receive a response within two business days.
If you are seeking a prescription refill for a medication to treat ADHD or ADD, please read the GUH Student Health Center and GU Counseling and Psychiatric Services (SHC/CAPS) Psyco-Stimulant Policy and Patient Contract. If you have never been diagnosed with ADHD or ADD before, or if you have already been diagnosed but are transferring care from another provider, including needing prescription refills please read the Process to Obtain Prescriptions for ADHD/ADD from either CAPS or SHC for very important information.