The office of Student Health Service is open from 8:a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through 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.
If you should become ill after hours, students are advised to use Family Health Clinic at the Crossings for non- emergency situations that cannot wait until SHS opens again. Family Health Clinic at the Crossings is open from 8:00 a.m.- 8 :00 p.m., Monday - Saturday. This is encouraged rather than using the Southside Regional Medical Center emergency room because you will only be charged for an office visit rather than an emergency room visit.
Excuses for missed classes are only given to students who have been served during their illnesses or upon the discretion of the clinician. Excuses will only be given for legitimate complaints, such as fever, infection, severe pain, etc. Excuses will not be given during the midterm or final examination period.
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.