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Allergy Clinic

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JMU students who have started an allergy desensitization program (allergy shots) with an allergist can get their shots at the UHC during the regular school year. Charges apply.

Allergy shots are administered by appointment during regular business hours. Log-in to MyJMUHealth to make an appointment.

  • First-time students need to make an allergy consult appointment prior to beginning allergy shots
  • Returning students need to drop off their serum 24 hours prior to scheduling an appointment to resume allergy shots

For your safety, you must agree to wait 30 minutes after your shot as a precaution in the event of an adverse reaction (itchy eyes, nose, throat; nasal congestion; tight throat or chest; cough or wheeze; lightheaded; generalized itch or hives; faint; vomiting; shock).

Each vial of allergy extract must be labeled with:

  • Patient's name
  • Name of the antigen(s)
  • Dilution
  • Expiration date

Allergy extract must be accompanied by orders that include:

  • Patient's name and telephone number
  • Allergist's
    • name
    • address
    • telephone number
    • fax number
  • Dosage instructions
  • Specific instructions regarding missed or late injections
  • Recommended dosage adjustment in the event of a reaction

Hold allergy injections if:

  • Fever over 100 degrees within 24 hours
  • Severe cough or wheeze
  • Acute infection (less than 3 days treatment)
  • Varicella/Zoster (chicken pox, shingles)
  • Plant dermatitis (poison ivy, etc.)
  • Acute upper respiratory infection with fever and/or wheeze
  • Pregnancy
  • Beta-blocker therapy (propranolol, atenolol, etc.)

Where to go

The University Health Center is located in the Student Success Center at 724 South Mason Street on the corner of Mason Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your appointment. 

There is a drop-off circle at the Urgent Care entrance; bus stops are at the Student Success Center, Miller Hall, and the corner of Mason Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way; bike racks are located at the Urgent Care entrance and both Student Success Center entrances. Patients may call 540-568-6178 for a parking code to use in the pay-by-space level (bottom-level) of the Grace Street Parking Deck.

What to bring

  • JACard
  • List of medicines you are currently taking

Health insurance

The UHC currently does not accept any insurance as a form of payment. If there is a charge for any service rendered, the student is responsible for payment at the time of service.

Fees for your visit

There is no fee to see a UHC provider. Services such as lab tests, vaccines, allergy injections, and international travel consultations do have fees.  Late arrival to appointment, no-show, or less than one-hour cancellation notice will be subject to a fee. Here is a list of all our services that include a fee.

Payment options

  • Cash
  • Check (made payable to JMU)
  • Declining balance on JACard (usually referred to as FLEX)
  • Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit card in your name

Patient rights & responsibilities

The University Health Center strives to make its programs and services as accessible and inclusive as possible. Please let a staff member know if accommodations are needed or if the University Health Center is difficult to access for any reason.