Counseling and Psychological Services
Psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and other mental health care professionals provide assessment, counseling, and medication management for students with anxiety, mood issues, 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 nurse practitioners provide primary care for acute illness and injury as well as chronic conditions. In addition, clinicians are able to perform certain office procedures. When medical specialty treatment is necessary, clinicians will arrange and coordinate referral to the UVA Health System or to a community provider.
Reproductive and Gender-Related Health
Clinicians diagnose and treat most common reproductive health 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.
Allergy injections are provided Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 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 434.982.3915. 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 http://www.studenthealth.virginia.edu/allergy-clinic.
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. 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.
Office of Health Promotion
The Office of Health Promotion works in partnership with students to help them achieve their optimal level of health and well-being. Services and interventions include nutrition counseling with dieticians, BASICS program for substance use concerns, individual consultations, support for students in recovery, online education, group presentations, events targeting college health issues, the Stall Seat Journal social norms campaign, and the Hoos Got Your Back intervention program to prevent sexual misconduct and harm in the UVA community. OHP houses three peer health education groups (Peer Health Educators, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, and Hoos Got Your Back facilitators) and works closely with the multiple student organizations, faculty, and staff who promote health and well-being at the University.
For more information about health promotion initiatives, see:
Student Disability Access Center (SDAC)
SDAC believes that students with a disability represent a form of diversity that enriches and strengthens our institution. SDAC provides direct services to students with disabilities to support the University’s commitment to accessible education and programming. 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 at http://www.studenthealth.virginia.edu/sdac.
Based in the Department of Student Health, the Gordie Center works to end hazing and substance misuse among college and high school students nationwide through evidence-informed, student-tested resources. The Gordie Center shares Gordie Bailey’s story to prevent future hazing-related alcohol overdose deaths and empowers students to transform their campus and community cultures through peer education and bystander intervention. The center's annual APPLE Training Institutes are the leading national substance misuse prevention and health promotion conferences for NCAA student-athletes and athletics departments. To learn more, see http://gordie.studenthealth.virginia.edu.