About Us

The Howard University Student Health Center, a patient treatment unit of Howard University for the Health Sciences, provides full-time and part-time students with access to care for acute sickness and injuries, chronic disease management, specialty referrals, health promotion, and disease prevention education.

Our staffing consists of a team of competent health educators, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and administrative support staff who are prepared to provide you with quality care in a safe and confidential environment. Your comments and suggestions regarding our services are important to us.

Hours of Operation

The Student Health Center has added two new members to its medical practice -- Thuc Huynh, MD, and Taiye Oni, a nurse practitioner. Having the additional staff opens up more appointment opportunities for students at the health center. In addition, the center will adjust its hours of operation to better serve students administratively and to reduce wait times.

Find up to date hours of operation for the Student Health Center.

Walk-In Policy

  • The Student Health Center operates via appointments. However, we are sensitive to the fact that urgent issues do arise. We do have a LIMITED number of walk-in visits, and these are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments will be seen before walk-ins, unless of course the walk-in is medically unstable. 
  • Since all enrolled students have automatic student health insurance that gives coverage outside the student health center, those that cannot be seen in the student health center do have options for health care:
    • Calling the 24 hour Nurse line, 1-877-643-5130 PIN: 211 for advice
    • Calling a physician (outside of Student Health Center hours) with Healthiest You: 888-870-8815
    • The Community and Family Health practice in the same building (2139 Georgia Avenue, NW, 4th floor) does take a limited number of walk-ins. 
    • Urgent care centers 
    • Emergency departments

Please note that service in these other places will be subject to a $25 co-pay at the time of service (Community/Family Health as well as urgent care centers) or a $100 co-pay at the emergency department for a medical issue and a $250 co-pay for injury. If you do not have the money to pay up front at the emergency department, you will get billed later. If other lab or radiology studies are performed, those will be subject to additional charges. Please refer to your United Health Care Student Resources website, www.uhcsr.com/howard, or the UHCSR app, for more details.

The Student Health Center looks forward to continuing to serve students with improved access, care and efficiency.

Have questions? Please contact us.