Health Center

The Office of Student Health Service is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

There is no charge for clinic or office visits,  however, to be seen in the clinic you must have your student ID. An appointment system has been established to ensure that students are seen in a timely manner, however, no sick student is turned away.  If you are willing to wait you will be seen the day you come in. If you are unable to make a scheduled appointment please be sure to cancel the appointment so that other students can be seen in a timely manner.

Virginia State University requires physical examinations for all first time enrollees (freshman, transfer and graduate students) and for their health records to be on file in SHS prior to registering for classes.  Any student who cannot produce an up-to-date immunization record must be reimmunized at his/her expense.  Registration cannot be completed until an up-to-date immunization record is provided. Also, all students must have their last tetanus shot on file in case of  an injury. It must be understood that immunization records are part of the health record and they must be up to date to comply with Virginia State Law. You WILL NOT be able to register for any classes if your health record is not up to date or if it is not on file in the SHS office.

Immunizations are given at the office of Student Health Services for a FEE:  Menomune A/C/Y/W - 135 ($95.00), Tetanus/Diphtheria ($35.00), PPD-Tuberculosis ($20.00), Tuberculosis Screening (No Charge),  MMR ($55.00), Hepatitis B ($60.00 per dose)

All vaccines will be charged to your student account.  For a full listing of immunization prices and information, please reference the Vaccine Information for Students. 

New! Meningitis & Hepatitis B Vaccine Now Required

In case of an emergency, students should contact security at 804-524-5411. This number is a direct line to the Campus Police Emergency line.

If an urgent health need occurs after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends, students may utilize Patient First, located at 1260 Temple Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.); or BetterMed Urgent Care, located at 4600 Puddledock Road, Prince George, VA (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Mon-Fri and 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sat/Sun); or Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd., Petersburg, VA (24 hours/day). Medical transportation services are available through a local transportation company for students without transportation.

The voucher must be completed and given to the driver. The cost will be billed to the student’s account. No money is required from the student at the time of service. This transportation service is only for medically-related conditions.  

No excuses will be given to students seen in the student health center unless it is evident to the health care provider that the student should not be in class due to illness.  Excuses stating that “you have been seen in the clinic” will not be given.  Additionally, excuses are not given during midterm or final exam week.

To protect student's privacy, the Student Health Services does not release information contained in the record to anyone without a student's written consent or a court order.