FAQs

In General

Do I need an appointment or can I just walk-in?

We would like you to schedule an appointment. We will see patients on a walk-in basis but walk-ins may be asked to wait for the next available practitioner.

Insurance

If the SHC does not take health insurance why do you want our health insurance information?

Though the SHC does not bill health insurance for any services, we may refer you to a laboratory, x-ray facility, emergency room or specialist who will need to know your health insurance.

Prescriptions

Where can students get prescriptions filled?

The SHC has a small pharmacy in the Health Center that stocks some birth control pills and a few generic antibiotics. By law, we can only fill prescriptions written by our University Physician. We are not allowed to fill prescriptions from other physicians nor can we special order medications for you.

Prescriptions written by us, or any other physicians, may be filled at one of the following locations all close to UMW campus:

  • Giant Food at Park and Shop in Eagle Village
  • CVS at 2614 Jefferson Davis Highway (near the hospital)
  • Fredericksburg City Pharmacy at 2567 Cowan Blvd  – 10% discount for UMW students and staff on OTC items
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Medical Forms

I am unable to get my Medical Information Form in on time.  What should I do?

Send your form in just as soon as you possibly can.  Before sending it, check it thoroughly making sure there are no blank spaces.  It is important that all questions are answered.  If the answer is “no” or “none,” write it in.  If you see  blank spaces, check form for completion. If your form is incomplete, you will receive an email to your umw.edu account.
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Immunizations

What will happen if I don’t have all my immunizations?

State of Virginia law requires that you document immunization for or natural immunity to Rubeola (measles), mumps, Rubella (German Measles) and tetanus. It also requires that you have a Hepatitis B series of vaccinations (or sign a waiver) and a meningitis shot (or sign a waiver). If any of these requirements are not met, then you will be blocked from registering for your second semester until you meet these requirements.

I don’t have my immunization records.  What should I do?

Check with your physician or your high school. If you cannot find any records, call the Student Health Center, 540-654-1040, and we will work with you. top of page

Other

I missed class because I was sick, can you give me an excuse?

Please see our Absence Excuse Policy.

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