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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. 

Operating hours:

         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


Privacy Statement

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.


Faculty and Staff

James Huang

Director, Student Health Services

Brandon Caesar

Assistant Director, Student Health Service

Chantrawan Chittasingh

Nurse Practitioner

Pamela Batist

Registered Nurse

Rayna Moses

Administrative Support Specialist

Sean Lamphier

Registered Nurse

Jarian Watring

Program Assistant


Policies and Information
Yes, the university requires that students are covered by their health insurance plan. Please see Student Financial Services for more information.
Common Questions
It depends on the scope of coverage of your health insurance plan. Please contact Student Financial Services to verify the coverages and waivers available for your insurance plan.
The Student Health Center service fee is $50 per semester and covers an unlimited number of office visits. There is also a small fee for vaccinations and other services.
Services and Support
We provide basic internal medicine and referral services. The Student Health Service is not the primary health provider for students. Your private general practitioner is your primary healthcare provider.
Yes, please refer to the immunization requirements page for all mandatory vaccinations required for students enrolling in Gallaudet.
Other FAQs
There is no additional charge to be seen in SHS. However, if your evaluation or treatment involves lab tests or prescription drugs, you may be billed separately by these providers.
Yes, SHS can evaluate you for an STD (or STI). This will involve a physical exam and lab tests, and the lab results are typically available in a few days. As a preventative measure, SHS also offers free condoms to students.
You do not need insurance to be evaluated by SHS staff, but it may be required if your evaluation or treatment involves ordering lab tests, prescription drugs, or a referral to a specialist. Therefore, you should always bring your insurance card when visiting SHS.
Consider getting your refill at Capsule, a local online pharmacy that provides delivery service directly to patients. A friend may also pick up your prescription from a traditional pharmacy like CVS or Giant Pharmacy.
SHS may dispense small samples of some over-the-counter and a few doses of some prescription drugs to initiate treatment, but students will need to purchase medicine to complete their full course of treatment.
Yes, give your doctor the local pharmacy’s phone number and address and they can send your prescription to your preferred pharmacy.
SHS can only give you written documentation that reflects the actual day you were seen in SHS to show your professor. You will need to discuss the circumstances of your class absence with your professor, who will determine whether or not it is an authorized absence.
No, SHS does not transport students to medical facilities. You may use Uber or Lyft or a friend may be able to provide transportation to urgent care or the hospital. However, notify DPS by calling or texting ext. 5555 if you have a true emergency.
Inform your dorm’s CRE. Funds are available to loan you for transport to urgent care or the hospital.
Check with the medical facility to see if they participate with your insurance plan. Also, contact your insurance company to confirm coverage at a particular facility. Urgent care centers in DC may accept DC Medicaid but do not accept Medicaid from other states. DC hospital emergency rooms will accept out-of-state Medicaid.

Contact Us

Student Health Services

Brandon Caesar

Peter J. Fine Health Center

(202) 921-6208

(202) 651-5090

(202) 651-5743

8 AM - 7 PM
8 AM - 7 PM
8 AM - 7 PM
8 AM - 7 PM
8 AM - 7 PM
10 AM - 4 PM

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