Student Health Services

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

Your Trojan Card (student ID) must be provided for all services. 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.

All full-time freshman, graduate, and transfer students are required by Virginia State Law to submit health evaluation forms. These forms include a health history, childhood immunization records, and a Tuberculosis screening. Health records must be submitted prior to the start of your first semester. (Fall student records are due by June 1. Spring student records are due by December 1). Failure to submit these records will result in a health hold placed on your student account.

I have a health hold. What do I need to do to have it removed? Health holds are placed when health forms have not been received in a timely manner. Holds may also be placed when submitted records are incomplete or when your tetanus vaccine booster expires. Please contact the immunization clinic for specific information on what is needed to remove your health hold.

I am a Full-time/Graduate/Online/Non-traditional student. Do I still need to submit health forms? Yes, all full-time students, including those taking online classes, are required to submit the health forms. If you are a part-time student, please contact the immunization clinic about your enrollment status.

Where can I find a copy of the health forms? You can find the health evaluation forms here.

Do I need a physical? Currently, only student athletes are required to submit a physical. Athletes are required to submit a copy of their physicals to health services as well as their head coach and sports medicine.

Can I receive vaccinations on campus? We offer the tetanus and MMR vaccines as well as Tuberculosis skin tests (PPD) at Memorial hall. Please call to set up an appointment.

How can I submit my health forms?
-Upload your forms online in Medicat
-Fax number: 804-524-5026
-Email healthcenter@vsu.edu
-Mail to: Virginia State University
Trojan Health and Wellness
P.O. Box 9082
Virginia State University, VA 23803

I am unable to locate my immunization records, what should I do?
Students who have incomplete records will need to repeat their vaccinations or get blood work known as “Titers” drawn to show immunity to specific diseases.

I do not wish to receive one or more vaccines. Can I submit a waiver?
There are waivers included in the health evaluation form packet for the Hepatitis B and Meningitis vaccine (page 15). All other required vaccinations can only be waived using a Medical Waiver signed by a health care professional or notarized religious waiver.

Helpful Links:
Health Evaluation Form Packet
How to upload forms in Medicat
Tips for finding vaccination records
Virginia Department of Health Immunization Record Request Form
Virginia Religious Exemption Form (Must be notarized)

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.

Medicat Patient Portal
An online Student Health Portal which connects students with Student Health Services around the clock.

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Trojan Health Center
Memorial Hall, ground level
P. O. Box 9082
Petersburg, Virginia 23806
804-524-5711

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (after 5 p.m. or weekends call campus police at 804-524-5411)