Women's Health Care
The office of Student Health Service provides education about women's health care. The nurse practitioner provides routine gynecological care, including an annual pap smear. Other services include diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptive counseling and prescriptions, pregnancy testing, counseling, and information on disease prevention. For more information or to schedule an exam, please call SHS. Refer to the following web-sites for current information on Women's Health.
Allergy Injection Guidelines
Students may receive their allergy shots by appointment only. Students who receive allergy shots must provide their allergy serum. It is required that the student's personal physician administer the first shot of the series and send detailed instructions to the Student Health Center for subsequent injections.
There is a charge for all lab services including: pregnancy testing, throat cultures, and other lab services that are sent out for testing. Charges will appear on your student account after services have been rendered. If, desired you may charge fees for laboratory test to your medical insurance. Lab results are usually available in 24 hours.
Prescription orders are written by the physician or nurse practitioner during their office hours and are given to students to have filled at any drug store or pharmacy. Student Health does not dispense prescribed medications; however, some over-the-counter samples are available.
Some of the local pharmacies that may serve you in this locality include:
- Cvs Pharmacy - 629 Colonial Heights Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 (804) 526-3506
- Rite Aid - 20825 Woodpecker Road, Ettrick, VA 23806, (804) 520-0228
- K-mart Pharmacy - 116 S. Gate Square, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 - (804) 520-5146
- Walgreens Pharmacy - 3201 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 - (804) 524-0003 - 24 Hour Prescription Service
- Wal-Mart Supercenter - 671 Southpark BLVD, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 - (804) 526-0844
For students who have no insurance or who may want to supplement their present medical insurance coverage, the University is pleased to offer student health care plans. The insurance package will be sent to all students at their home address. Insurance information is available in the office of Student Health Service.