Health Care for Students
Due to COVID-19, we would like all patients to schedule an appointment. We are not accepting walk-in patients at this time. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 please call to notify us before you arrive.
Ways to Schedule an Appointment
- Online: Student Health Portal
- Call: 434.544.8357
- Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and you want to speak to a nurse:
During Our Normal Hours
- Health Center Nurse Hotline: 434.544.8647
- Centra Health COVID Hotline: 434.200.1225
- Lynchburg Health Department: 434.477.5900
Any student who is actively enrolled in classes are eligible to be seen in the Student 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 nurse-directed health center is operated in collaboration with Central Virginia Family Physicians.
Our experienced RNs can assess and recommend treatment for a variety of health issues. Serious illnesses are referred to the nurse practitioner, the physicians, or to other health care providers.
Transportation to off-campus medical facilities can be arranged by the Health Center during regular hours or by contacting Campus Security (434.544.8100) after-hours and weekends.
- Evaluation and treatment of most medical conditions
- Gynecological and contraceptive services
- Mental health and medication consultations
- Lab testing
- Allergy injections
- Diet and nutrition consultations
- Referrals to community health care providers
The nurse practitioners and the RNs assess and treat health problems according to physician-supervised protocols.
Referrals to physicians or other community health care providers are arranged when necessary or at the request of the student. 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) can be billed to the student’s tuition account.
Kroger Pharmacy (434.384.3666) delivers prescriptions to campus. This local pharmacy provides prescription billing and files 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.