Health Center

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center (SHC) staff extends a big welcome to all new and returning students!  There are many changes and challenges as we start the 2020-2021 school year.  With healthy habits and using your SHC as a resource for your health needs, we can work together in keeping you and our campus community safe during this school year.  By following guidelines of the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html) and UMW’s Return to Campus Plan (https://www.umw.edu/returntocampus/) we can make this happen together.

The Health Center staff is available to address your health concerns.  There will be NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS.  All appointments need to be scheduled by contacting us at 540-654-1040.  After SHC business hours, you may call HealthLink and speak with a registered nurse at 540-741-1000.  In the event of an emergency, call campus police at 540-654-4444.

Changes at the Student Health Center

The University is enhancing student health services to support COVID-19 needs, including establishing a Student Health Center satellite site at a dedicated on-campus quarantine location in Marshall Hall.

All health services staff will have medical-grade PPE for COVID-19, which will be used even for basic operations and typical health services (this includes gowns, gloves and N95 masks). The director of the Student Health Center will carefully monitor the use rate of such materials and will work in conjunction with the director of emergency management to ensure access to adequate supplies.

Typical health services (non-COVID-19) will be maintained and supported from the Student Health Center in Lee Hall with several changes. Visits to the center will be by appointment only. Telemedicine visits will be increasingly used (as appropriate). Students with COVID-19 symptoms will be evaluated virtually by a nurse and directed to the isolation and quarantine space before an in-person appointment is made. This will permit the center to continue to support typical health services while also remotely directing symptomatic individuals and close contacts to quarantine spaces without congregation in a single space. In addition, the center in Lee Hall has identified modified operations, posted signage, adopted new procedures for the waiting and exam rooms, increased use of HEPA filtration, and enhanced disinfecting of exam rooms. The center is also in the process of moving to an electronic health records system this summer in order to limit use of shared objects such as paper records and to support satellite services.

Please visit the UMW Coronavirus FAQ for information.

 

BE PREPARED:

Health and hygiene necessities for campus life.

  • Thermometer
  • First aid kit, bandaids
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Gauze, tape
  • Menstrual products
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medications
    • Cough/Throat Lozenges
    • Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol
    • Pepto Bismol
    • Allergy Medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Health insurance card
  • Lock box for prescription medication
  • Spare pair of glasses
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • 3-4 Washable cloth masks. (number may vary based on how often you do laundry)

PREVENT REGISTRATION HOLD

All entering first-time students (including transfer students), taking nine or more credits, MUST submit Health Information, Immunization, and Tuberculosis Screening forms to the Student Health Center.

UMW Health History, Immunization and TB Screening forms : The Health Information form is to be completed by the student or guardian. The Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening sections need to be verified and signed by a healthcare provider. All forms need to be completed and submitted to the Student Health Center by August 1st if your enrollment starts in the Fall Semester,  January 3rd if your enrollment starts in the Spring Semester, or May 1st if your enrollment starts in the Summer Semester.