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Health Services

Colonial Health Center

The Colonial Health Center provides high quality, affordable care and resources to students.

It offers a range of confidential health services to support medical and mental health needs, as well as promotion and prevention services to guide students in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It also houses the GW Parenting Initiative, which strives to create a model program of parenting education, support and research.

Modified Schedule for Winter Break

The Colonial Health Center will be closed from Monday, December 22, through Friday, January 2. The university will be closed December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 for winter holidays.

Phone Assistance

Phone assistance for medical advice will be available during this time at 202-994-6827 and phone assistance for mental health support will be available during this time at 202-994-5300.

Urgent Care

Additionally, urgent medical and mental health care services will be available beginning Monday, December 29. 

The Colonial Health Center will be operational for students on Monday, January 5.

Phone number: 202-994-6827

The Colonial Health Center provides easy access to medical care and is staffed by medical providers with training, experience and a deep commitment for service to college health.

Encouraging patients to become active participants in their own care, we promote habits to help enhance students’ quality of life. Through education and involvement of the patient in the decision-making process, we help to ensure a positive transition to independence.

Phone number: 202-994-5300

The Colonial Health Center offers counseling and mental health services to students in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Mental health professionals support students' psychological and emotional development and well being by collaborating with students to overcome challenges and difficulties.

Phone number: 202-994-2599

The Colonial Health Center’s health promotion and prevention services help educate students, so that they can make informed and responsible decisions regarding substance-related behavior and other wellness issues.

Through collaboration with other service areas and departments on campus, the Colonial Health Center provides programs, services and resources that encourage students to recognize that their decisions impact not only themselves, but also the greater GW and District of Columbia communities. 

Phone number: 202-994-2503

A university—and its unique combination of being a workplace, a residence, a research institution and a provider of higher education—makes the perfect setting for the exploration of parenting in the 21st century.

The GW Parenting Initiative at the Colonial Health Center strives to provide a model program of parenting and breastfeeding education, support and research at GW and to share the various components of the program with other universities and academic communities in the United States and around the world.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon (medical urgent care only)