Student Health Center

The staff at the Howard University Student Health Center is committed to providing all students with health care that is of high quality, safe, confidential and respectful. We are open to any comments and ideas that can assist us in improving the services we provide to you, the student. The Student Health Center is the primary provider of health care for students enrolled at Howard University. We should be your first stop for:

Summer Hours of Operation

The Student Health Center will be open during the summer months, but the facility will not have extended hours on Wednesdays. Learn more about hours of operation during the summer and summer health insurance coverage.

For New, Transfer and Former Students Returning

All students entering a school or college of the University for the first time OR returning after an absence of a semester or more are required to submit tuberculosis screening, a completed Report of Medical History, and proof of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases as required by the District of Columbia Immunization Law, and University Policy. 

Access the Universal Medical Form to document your immunizations and TB tests, and then submit by fax at 202-806-7416 or to


For insurance, we only accept the Howard University Student Health Insurance Plan, and that does not begin until August 1 for most students who are enrolling in the fall.

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Student Health Insurance

All enrolled students are automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan through UnitedHealthCare Student Resources.

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Did You Know?

Nurse Hotline

You can talk to a nurse 24 hours a day on My Nurse Line: 1-877-643-5130 PIN: 211

Medical Holds

You can check Bison Web to see if you have a medical hold. To get information on removing your medical hold Click Here!

Your New Provider, United Healthcare

United HealthCare is the new insurance carrier for the 2015-16 academic year. Please check out for more details, including the health insurance brochure.

On this webpage, you can:

  • Create your “My Account”
  • Get your ID card (downloadable to your phone! Or, you can request a paper copy)
  • Download the phone app to be able to locate providers

Need a PPD Skin Test?

PPD (TB skin tests) are available every day except Thursdays. Please call to confirm that we have it before you come to Student Health Center.


Nurse Triage

The Student Health Center has 24 hour Student Emergency Care Hotline which provides advice from Registered Nurses and comprehensive resources. For confidential healthcare advice and information, 24 hours a day, call toll-free 1-877-643-5130 PIN: 211

Women's Services

Students who wish to be seen by an obstetrician/gynecologist for gynecologic services will be able to receive those services at the University Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates practice at the Howard University Hospital Faculty Practice Plan. There will be dedicated sessions carved out where certain providers will only see Howard University students.

Students are welcome to be seen on other days as well. You do not need to have a referral for to see a gynecologist services, but for your convenience, those appointments can still be scheduled through the Student Health Center. Preventative services (i.e. Pap smears) do not require a co-pay, but other gynecologic issues addressed by the gynecologists will be subject to a $25 co-pay. Note that many gynecologic concerns can be addressed by the primary care providers at the Student Health Center, but preventative services will continue to be done by the gynecologists.


Seen by appointment ONLY. Please call the Student Health Center at least 1 week in advance to schedule an appointment. Any documents required for completion of physicals will be returned to students 1 week after the scheduled physical exam.

  • Medical students requiring physicals will need to schedule an appointment for Wednesdays and Friday
  • Student athletes requiring physicals should contact Ms. Cleveland, Director of Sports Medicine, to schedule an appointment.