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Student Health Services (SHS) provides an inclusive, welcoming, and caring environment where students can receive quality healthcare that supports their academic success. SHS administers compassionate, patient-centered healthcare to students in a confidential manner and collaborates with various campus departments to enhance the safety and wellbeing of the entire campus community.
It is recommended that students schedule an appointment to be seen in SHS. This allows better management of workflow and reduces patient wait times. Walk-in patients without appointments are seen on a first come, first serve basis and may result in increased wait times to see a healthcare provider.
Students should always bring their health insurance card when coming to SHS for treatment. This may be needed to order lab tests and prescriptions or make referrals to specialists.
Mon – Fri 8 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm
TeleHealth: Fridays 12:30 – 4:30 pm
SHS is closed on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 11 am – 12 pm for staff meetings. Please contact DPS in case of emergency.
Go to SHS’s MyGU page for more update information and announcements
SHS is committed to protecting patients’ medical and personal information. We limit the disclosure of such information to those necessary to deliver medical care to you. Please visit our Notice of Privacy Protection to see how your personal data may be used by SHS and your rights regarding SHS’s use of this information.
Please feel free to explore our services and contact Student Health Service directly for information regarding your own health-related questions.
SHS’s clinical staff consists of a board-certified physician, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Students are seen by appointments and on a walk-in basis. There are no additional costs to full-time students for services rendered by SHS. Charges may be incurred when services are provided by...
Students must complete the steps below to attend class. Uploading health forms to the Patient Portal https://gu.live/portal places medical information directly into your electronic medical record and is the fastest and most secure way to provide information to SHS. Welcome to Gallaudet University! Thank you...
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Public Health Protocols This message is an update about changes to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement and other COVID-19 public health protocols. The COVID leadership team has reviewed the recent end to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and has made changes to...
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to...
What are Adenoviruses? Adenoviruses are common viruses that cause a range of illnesses. They can cause cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, and pink eye (conjunctivitis). You can get an adenovirus infection at any age. People with weakened immune systems or existing respiratory or...
Children’s National Medical Center 111 Michigan Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20010Phone: 202-476-5000Website: www.childrensnational.org George Washington Hospital 900 23rd Street, NWWashington, DC 20037Phone: 202-715-4000Website: www.gwhospital.com Georgetown University Hospital Center 3800 Reservoir Rd NWWashington, DC 20007Phone: 202-444-2000Website: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Howard University Hospital 2041 Georgia Avenue,...
The SHS is not a pharmacy. A very limited supply of medicine is kept on hand at Student Health Service. If necessary, you will be given a prescription, or a prescription will be called in to one of the local pharmacies. If over-the-counter medicine is...
CDC INFORMATION ON FLU (INFLUENZA) FLU ACTIVITY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA IS HIGH REPORTED BY THE CDC Where can I get the flu vaccine if I have Gallaudet University Student Health Insurance? * CVS Minute Clinic * Walgreens * Righttime Medical...
About Coronaviruses Common human coronaviruses, including types 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives. These illnesses usually only last for a short...
Gallaudet University follows the District of Columbia Immunization Law 38-502 and requires immunizations on all students under 26 years of age. Polio Vaccine (required if you are under the age of 18) 3 Hepatitis B vaccines or documentation of completed series by a healthcare provider...
When should you visit the Student Health Service or your healthcare provider? If you feel ill with the following symptoms please go to the Student Health Service or your health care provider immediately: The symptoms of influenza (the flu) include: Fever Cough Sore throat Muscle aches...
Vaping and Lung Injury Recent Outbreaks and Incidents Travel Health Information What You Should Know About the Flu Check out other health-related resources below.
If you have an on-campus emergency, call or text Gallaudet DPS at 202- 651-5555 for immediate assistance. Call or text 911 for emergencies occurring off-campus. DPS is the first responder to campus emergencies and will provide first aid and guide DC emergency responders directly to...
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during...
Steps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Avoid close contact with people who are...
There are excellent videos about the coronavirus in American Sign Language. Myths and facts (ASL) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bWNRSgowGWuj9zH5bIaUidhLlM0bmqjG/view Hand-washing (ASL) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YKMI0AE1wCA34zaStKUVrpGUITY_hTXv/view The Daily Moth (interview with Gallaudet alumnus Lorne Farovitch, a doctoral student at the University of Rochester) Health Signs Center (two videos by Gallaudet alumna TraciAnn...
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