Chronic Conditions

Students with chronic or long term medical condition such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, neurological disorder, chronic lung disease, heart disease, etc., are encouraged to contact and visit the Health Center as soon as possible after they arrive at UMW.  A visit to the Student Health Center at the beginning of the school year can help the medical staff get acquainted with the student’s health history and plan for any potential issue that might come up during the school year.  Please have your physician send us a summary of your medical records, including instructions for any medications or treatments you are to receive. Every effort will be made to coordinate care with your own physician or a local specialist.  If the medical problem is stable and it is followed by a specialist back home, the student would continue to do so.  Any medication a student takes before coming to the university should be continued.  It is important to take medications as scheduled.  A phone app or a reminder system might be helpful.