Services and Resources

The Student Health Center offers numerous services and education resources to full-time and part-time students.

Getting Started

Appointments and Hours of Operation

Walk-in slots to be seen by a provider are limited and are typically done on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are highly recommended for shorter wait times and for faster processing, as appointments are given priority over walk-ins (unless the walk-in is urgently ill). When booking an appointment, make sure to note the hours of operation:

Morning

  • Morning hours 8:30 AM-Noon. (Note: the last scheduled appointment for the morning hours is 11:00 AM. Walk-in slots are limited and are done on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Afternoon

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Afternoon hours of operation are from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. (Note: The last scheduled appointment for afternoon hours is at 3:30 PM. Walk-in slots are limited and are done on a first-come, first-served basis.)
  • Late shift on Wednesdays from January-April and from the start of school in August through December: Afternoon hours of operation are from 1:30-6:30 PM.
    (Note: The last scheduled appointment for afternoon hours is at 5:30 PM. Walk-in slots are limited and are done on a first-come, first-served basis.)
  • Wednesdays from May-mid August: no late shift; hours will be the same as Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Appointments can be made for the primary care clinic by calling (202) 806-7540. If you must cancel or reschedule, please give us 24 hours notice; this allows us to move other students who are waiting for appointments into your slot. Students not reporting on time for appointments may be rescheduled for another time.

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. Hours from Monday-Friday will be:

Morning

  • 8:30 AM-11 AM -  Morning appointments (open until noon to schedule appointments or to drop off paperwork)

Afternoon

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM -  Closed for lunch
  • 1:30 PM-3:30 PM - Afternoon appointments (open until 4:30 to schedule appointments or to drop off paperwork)

Summer Tips

The Student Health Center wishes everyone a healthy summer. Remember to increase your water intake as the weather heats up. Also eat more fruits and vegetables and reduce fast food and junk food. Get plenty of exercise, but use sunscreen when outside. When traveling long distances, be sure to get up and move and exercise your legs to prevent blood clots.

What if you are Absent From Classes Due to an Illness

Upon request of the student, instructor, or administrative officer, the Student Health Center will provide a written statement only when one of the following conditions has been met:

  1. The student has been ill, in bed, and under the care of the Student Health Center or confined in a hospital.
  2. The student has been ill, at home, and is able to bring a suitable statement of disability  during the illness from the attending provider.

Confidentiality

Our personal convictions as well as our ethical and legal obligations ensure complete professional confidentiality. The United States Government passed a Federal Law called The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to ensure that your medical information is protected within defined limits of the law. The Howard University Health Sciences Notice of Privacy Practices can be found in this booklet. Please read it carefully. It describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. If you have any questions regarding your rights, you may also email the University’s Privacy Officer at Privacy@huhosp.org.

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