Student Health Center
The health center is staffed by Family Practice faculty physicians and nurse practitioners with particular training and experience in college health, and who are dedicated to providing high quality health care. The services offered at the health center include:
Routine Office Visits: For treating common health problems such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, headaches, abdominal pain, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), dermatological conditions, sports injuries, and other concerns for which you would see your family doctor.
Preventive Health Care: Complete physical examination for study abroad, scholarships, sports or employment are available along with yearly gynecological examinations, and immunizations.
If you are already scheduled for a physical examination appointment, you can now print and complete the required Medical History Form. Please bring it with you to your appointment.
Procedures: Laceration repair, suture removal, dressing changes, ear irrigations, toenail removal, foreign body removal, and lesion removal.
Laboratory: Basic laboratory studies such a blood counts, electrolyte levels, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, STD screening, urinalysis, and premarital blood work.
Allergy injections: Offered by appointment.
Wart Treatment: Freezing or chemical treatment for wart removal.
Sports Medicine: Evaluation and treatment of sports-related conditions is now offered through our Sports Medicine Program, which consists of a physician who is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. These services are available to all students and are not limited to competitive athletes
Immunizations: Routine and travel immunizations are available. If you are a new enrolling student and are under the age of 26 at the time of registration, you are required by District of Columbia law to provide documentation of vaccination or immunity from Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella. Students under age 18 must be vaccinated against polio. In addition, all students, regardless of age, are screened for Tuberculosis by a risk assessment questionnaire. Some students will also need a tuberculosis skin test. For detailed information, see the 2011 Academic Year Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate which can also be printed and sent, after completion, to the Student Health Center, 3700 Reservoir Road, NW, Ground Floor, Darnall Hall, Washington, DC 20007. For any questions or for further information regarding immunizations, please call our immunization line at (202) 687-3100.
Referrals: If your condition requires referral to a specialist, the SHC clinician will make that assessment and provide the referral.
Prescription Refills: Students who have had medications previously prescribed by a clinician at the Student Health Center for recurring health problems can leave a non-urgent message on the Prescription Refill request line. These requests are reviewed daily and normally responded to within 1-2 business days.
The Student Health Center (SHC) is a service provided by Georgetown University Hospital for students at Georgetown University, a Catholic and Jesuit University. As such, the physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff of the SHC abide by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Those interested in these directives can read them by downloading the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, Fifth Edition - 2009.
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