About the University Health Center
|Student Success Center|
The University Health Center staff partners with students to empower them to make informed choices by providing a holistic approach to student health, education, wellness and outreach services in a confidential, inclusive, and respectful environment.
The University Health Center is staffed by professional health educators, substance abuse prevention specialists, and a medical team of board certified providers who administer care in a confidential and professional manner. Five doctors with a combined 137 years of practicing experience, and five nurse practitioners and a physician assistant with 91 combined years of practicing experience, specialize in the healthcare of JMU students - and only JMU students. Plus, a dermatology physician assistant and a registered dietitian are on staff.
During the school year the UHC is open 8-5 Monday-Friday (9-5 Thursdays) and 8-noon on Saturdays.
The UHC is located in the Student Success Center at 724 South Mason Street. There is a bike rack and a drop off circle drive at the walk-in clinic entrance, bus stops on both sides of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, and a limited number of parking spaces reserved for patients across Mason Street in lot N6 (know your license plate number at check-in).
Call 540-568-6178 for an appointment or to have a triage nurse call you back about a health question.
The Health Center currently does not accept any insurance as a form of payment, however we are a participating provider for the Student Health Insurance Plan. If there is a charge for any service rendered, the student is responsible for payment at the time of service.
We encourage you to speak with your physician or nurse about any issues and concerns you may have about the service and the care you receive. The Patient Advocate's office also is available to address concerns or answer questions at 540-568-7777 or email@example.com.
The University Health Center will not provide students with excuses for short-term absences from class, labs, studios, exams, or deadlines due to illness, injury, or other UHC appointments. In the event of a prolonged illness or injury requiring medical attention and an absence of more than three days, the UHC can provide students appropriate documentation through the Dean of Students Office. The UHC cannot disclose if a student has been seen at UHC. The UHC will not release medical records to faculty, only to students. Responsibility remanded to and all decisions regarding the impact of absences on student grades, as well as any arrangements for making up work, rest with professors/instructors, department chair, associate deans, and/or deans. This policy reflects the confidentiality and privacy rights afforded UHC patients.