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Health Services

Student Health Service

The Student Health Service is an outpatient clinic staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Students can be evaluated and treated for most medical problems. Psychiatrists are on staff to provide initial evaluation and referral and crisis intervention.

All currently registered full-time and part-time students enrolled in a degree program at The George Washington University are eligible for services at SHS. Non-degree-seeking students registered for at least 12 hours of academic credit in the current semester are also eligible. Students must present their GWorld card each time they visit the SHS.

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center (UCC) offers a broad range of counseling, crisis, academic, and career services, psychoeducational workshops and web-based materials to support and enhance the experience of students enrolled at GW.

Confidential short-term individual counseling and group counseling are provided to manage personal concerns that may be interfering with college or graduate school life. “24/7” crisis intervention is available at times of critical student need. The UCC also provides alcohol/drug screening through interview and psychoeducational substance use groups. Students who require or desire services beyond our limits are provided with appropriate community-based referrals.

Immunization Requirements

D.C. Law requires that all students under the age of 26 have a record on file with the Student Health Service documenting immunity to measles, mumps, and Rubella Varicella, a current tetanus/diphtheria booster, a Hepatitis series, and a Meningococcal meningitis vaccine or waiver. This requirement applies to all students regardless of their programs of study or degree status. Immunization forms are sent out by the GW Admissions Office and can be downloaded from the Student Health Web site. The Student Health Service can provide all inoculations for a small fee.

Student Health Insurance

The George Washington University is pleased to offer the Student Health Insurance Plan through Aetna Student Health. This plan is voluntary for most students, while other students are required to carry health insurance from their choice of providers.