Health Services

Student Health Services provides on-campus medical treatment to all full-time students. The clinic offers a full range of services and functions like a typical doctor’s office. It is staffed by family physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced nursing education (generally a master’s degree) and trained under the supervision of physicians in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions and injuries. Nurse Practitioners may treat both acute and chronic conditions as well as prescribe medications and therapies.

The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments ensure minimal waiting time and can be made by calling 540-375-2286. There is no charge for office visits. Lab testing performed in our office, certain procedures, physicals, immunizations, allergy or other injections incur charges payable by cash, check, Maroon Money, and most major credit cards.

All office visits, consultations and medical records are kept completely confidential. No information will be released to anyone without the student’s consent. It is college policy that Health Services staff not excuse students from class. Each professor establishes individual policies regarding absenteeism. Students are encouraged to contact faculty members when illness or injury interferes with class attendance. In certain situations, Health Services, with the student’s permission, may notify the registrar or individual professors of a student’s illness.

All new full-time students are required to provide a complete health record containing medical history, immunization record, and tuberculosis screening. Students will not be able to register for classes until this record is received. Part-time students may be asked to provide documentation of immunization history in the event of a communicable disease outbreak.