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Peter J. Fine Health Center
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.
You can schedule an appointment online to be seen. 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 as this information may be needed to order lab tests and prescriptions or make referrals to specialists.
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...
It is recommended that students schedule an appointment online via the Patient Portal when coming to SHS. Please contact SHS by VP (202) 921-6208, V (202) 651-5090, email SHS or come to the health clinic if there are any issues with online scheduling. For emergenices on campus, please call or text...
Students must complete the steps below to register for class. Uploading health forms and immunization records to the Patient Portal is the fastest and most secure way to provide information to SHS. Welcome to Gallaudet University! Thank you for choosing this institution as the place to...
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...
SHS is not a pharmacy. We have a limited supply of medicines. If necessary, prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy. If over-the-counter medicine is recommended, many are available for purchase at the University bookstore. 💉Vaccines Available Accessible via Ⓜ️transit 🚗car 🚶🏽walking 🚲bicycle CVS💉...
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...
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...
Rapid tests are available for your convenience on campus: Student Health Service (SHS) (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; summer hours June 12 - August 21: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) JSAC Student Engagement and Leadership Desk (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through the...
Gallaudet University strongly recommends the COVID-19 bivalent vaccination for allGallaudet University faculty, staff, and students, as well as Clerc Center teachers and staff,but it is not required as a condition of employment or enrollment. Please note that Clerc Center will continue to require the COVID-19...
The Gallaudet University COVID-19 leadership team is regularly monitoring trends with COVID-19 cases on campus and in the community. If a significant spike or outbreak occurs, increased health and safety measures are ready for implementation. If you test positive for Covid-19, please follow the CDC...
Visitors are welcome on campus. Once you arrive, please adhere to Gallaudet’s mask requirement. Athletic spectators are welcome on campus for Gallaudet sports. All Gallaudet University and Clerc Center employees, students, and on-campus residents can enter campus at any time with their Gallaudet ID. If...
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Yes, SHS can evaluate you for an STI (or STD). 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 can also talk about family planning/contraception and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.
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