The office of Student Health Service is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
There is no charge for clinic or office visits, however, to be seen in the clinic you must have your student ID. An appointment system has been established to ensure that students are seen in a timely manner, however no sick student is turned away. If you are willing to wait you will be seen the day you come in. If you are unable to make a scheduled appointment please be sure to cancel the appointment so that other students can be seen in a timely manner.
- Pre-Entrance Health Record
- After Hours Medical Help
- Class Excuses
Virginia State University requires physical examinations for all first time enrollees (freshman, transfer and graduate students) and for their health records to be on file in SHS prior to registering for classes. Any student who cannot produce an up-to-date immunization record must be reimmunized at his/her expense. Registration cannot be completed until an up-to-date immunization record is provided. Also, all students must have their last tetanus shot on file in case of an injury. It must be understood that immunization records are part of the health record and they must be up to date to comply with Virginia State Law. You WILL NOT be able to register for any classes if your health record is not up to date or if it is not on file in the SHS office.
Immunizations are given at the office of Student Health Services for a FEE: Menomune A/C/Y/W - 135 ($95.00), Tetanus/Diphtheria ($35.00), PPD-Tuberculosis ($20.00), Tuberculosis Screening (No Charge), MMR ($55.00), Hepatitis B ($60.00 per dose)
All vaccines will be charged to your student account. For a full listing of immunization prices and information, please reference the Vaccine Information for Students.
In case of an emergency students should contact security at 524-5411. This number is a direct line to the Campus Police Emergency line.
Should you become ill after hours and need medical attention, please go to Patient First located at 1260 Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights (may require health insurance or payment upfront). They are open from 8 am-10 pm, 365 days a year, phone number 804-518-2597. Or you may go to the emergency room at one of the local hospitals, Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg or John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell.
No excuses will be given to students seen in the student health center unless it is evident to the health care provider that the student should not be in class due to illness. Excuses stating that “you have been seen in the clinic” will not be given. Additionally, excuses are not given during midterm or final exam week.
To protect student's privacy, the Student Health Services does not release information contained in the record to anyone without a student's written consent or a court order.