Health Care for Students
Any student who is actively enrolled in classes is eligible to be seen in the Health Center. Students who request to receive medical care in the health center are required to complete basic demographic information, medical history, TB screening, and the Consent and Acknowledgement Form. These forms are found on the Student Health Portal. Use the same username and password as your University network account.
The health center is operated in collaboration with Central Virginia Family Physicians. We have registered nurses and nurse practitioners on site at all times for assessment and treatment of most medical needs.
- Allergy or other injections
- Diet and nutrition referral for onsite consultation and counseling
- Evaluation and treatment of most medical conditions (chronic and acute)
- Gender affirming care
- Gynecologic and contraceptive services
- STI testing
- Lab testing through LabCorp or local laboratory
- Men’s health
- Mental health and medication consultations
- Point of care lab testing on-site
- PrEP protocol
- Referrals to specialty healthcare providers
- Unwanted sexual encounter
- Women’s health
The nurse practitioners and the RNs assess and treat health problems according to physician-supervised protocols.
Physicians are available to students in the Health Center for one hour per week and in their local office, Forest Family Physicians, during regular office hours.
Routine visits to the Student Health Center are provided without charge. Charges for medications, lab tests, and special examinations (e.g., women’s health exams, sports physicals) can be billed to the student’s tuition account.
Kroger Pharmacy (434.384.3666) and Hill City Pharmacy (434.845.2222) deliver prescriptions to campus. These local pharmacies provide prescription billing and file with insurance companies when required information is provided. Other pharmacies are also available to students, but they do not provide on-campus delivery.
All students are expected to have health insurance. Students should have a current insurance card (including prescription card) available for emergency or other off-campus medical care.
All consultations and medical records are kept completely confidential and in compliance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) regulations. No information will be discussed with or released to anyone without the student’s written consent. Medical records and academic records are not connected in any way.