Counseling and Psychological Services
Psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and other mental health care professionals provide assessment, counseling, and medication management for students coping with anxiety, mood, disordered eating, adjustment issues, relationship concerns, substance abuse, and other issues. Counselors are available to assist with emerging mental health crises. Case management services help bridge care into the community as needed. Additionally, programming to promote mental wellness and suicide prevention is delivered to the entire UVA community.
Physicians and mid-level clinicians board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine provide primary care for acute illness and injury as well as chronic conditions. In addition, clinicians are able to perform certain office procedures, such as simple laceration repair and wart treatment. When medical specialty treatment is necessary, clinicians will arrange and coordinate referral to the UVA Health System or to a community provider.
Allergy injections are provided Tuesday through Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., for an additional fee. New students must request that specific information from their allergist’s office be transferred to Student Health prior to beginning care. Once this information is received, the initial appointment must be scheduled by calling 982.3915. Follow-up appointments can be made using the Healthy Hoos website. Student Health will store and administer the students’ immunotherapy according to the allergist’s instructions. For instructions and more information, please see www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/allergy.html.
Immunization Clinic and TB Screening
Immunizations are available Monday through Friday. (Tuberculosis skin testing is not available on Thursdays.) Students should make appointments on the Healthy Hoos website.
International Travel Clinic
International Travel Clinic is a service for all students who are planning international travel and need travel-related counseling, immunizations, and/or prescriptions. Travel clinic is ideal for travel to low resource destinations. Travel clinic appointments are in high demand during the three to four weeks before a break, and clinics may be filled to capacity. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible in the travel planning process to ensure appointment availability and scheduling flexibility. For instructions and more information about the International Travel Clinic, please visit the Student Health website.
The staff members of Gynecology diagnose and treat most common gynecologic problems, provide annual preventive healthcare visits, provide testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, offer contraceptive counseling and methods, and provide pregnancy testing and counseling for women.
Office of Health Promotion
Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
The Office of Health Promotion works in partnership with students to help them achieve their optimal level of health and well-being. Services include nutrition counseling with a registered dietician, BASICS program for substance use concerns, individual consultations, online education, group presentations, events targeting college health issues, and the Stall Seat Journal. Three peer health education groups are available: Peer Health Educators, ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team), and SAMs (Student-Athlete Mentors). The Gordie Center coordinates University-wide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention strategies and support for students in recovery from substance abuse disorders.
Student Disability Access Center (SDAC)
The SDAC provides a range of services to students with disabilities. Such disabilities may include, but are not limited to: ADHD, learning disabilities, psychiatric/mental health, vision, hearing, or conditions affecting mobility. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis by using an interactive process, and may include exam accommodations, assistive technology, alternative course material formats, peer note-taking services, ASL-English interpreting, and housing accommodations. Register for services online at http://sdac.studenthealth.virginia.edu.