Angela Ritchie discusses the details of JMU Health Center.

Health Center Frequently Asked Questions

What medical services are available on campus?

We have a wide variety of services that focus on specific student health needs which include General Medicine, Urgent Care, Women’s Health and a Nurse Clinic for allergy and vaccine injections. We’re like your doctor’s office away from home. We also have a pharmacy that fills prescriptions and carries a variety of over-the-counter medical products.

What hours are you open?

The Health Center is open Monday through Friday during business hours. Our online health portal is available to students 24/7 for scheduling most appointments and accessing their health information.

What does a student do if they need medical care when you’re closed?

We suggest utilizing one of the several local urgent care centers, or the Sentara RMH Emergency Department which is located less than a mile and a half from campus. Most insurance providers have 24-hour nurse advice lines; we encourage students to utilize this option if it is available through their insurance.

Do you administer allergy shots?

Yes, our Allergy Clinic page has more details about how to set them up.

Do you require insurance?

No. Because there is no fee to see a UHC medical provider, we do not bill insurance. We do recommend that students have insurance coverage in case they need to visit the local hospital or an outside medical provider.

What other programs do you have?

The Well – Health Promotion and Well-being provides early intervention for students struggling with the role of alcohol and cannabis in their lives and Survivor Advocacy services which provide confidential, caring support for students who have experienced sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking and help students understand and access the campus and community resources. We provide educational programs on a variety of topics including alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, healthy sexuality, positive body image, and power-based personal violence prevention.

Opportunities are also available for health major students to volunteer in our clinic and The Well has several student employee positions.

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