The Student Health Center (SHC) is a weekday health clinic for UMW students. As the name implies we serve undergraduate students, not faculty, staff or the general public. The SHC is focused on the routine acute health care needs of its student population and is limited in scope. It is not an emergency room and does not provide the full, comprehensive services of a family practice such as long term disease follow-up or hospital care. The SHC is non-profit and thus does not have expensive (profitable) x-ray and lab facilities. The SHC does not participate in any insurance plans and thus cannot do any medication and specialist pre-authorizations.