Locations & Hours

Winter Break HOURS
Closed 12/23/23 - 1/1/24
SHC reopens Tuesday, 1/2/24

Foggy Bottom Campus
University Student Center, Ground Floor

Monday, Thurs, Friday | 8:30 am - 5 pm 
Tuesday, Wednesday | 8:30 am - 7 pm 
Saturday | 12 - 4 pm 
CAPS Same Day Hours | Mon-Sat | 12 - 4 pm

Mount Vernon Campus
Merriweather Hall

Tuesday | 10 am - 4 pm
CAPS Same Day Hours | Tues | 12 - 4 pm



Call (202) 994-5300 during business hours to schedule an appointment or to speak to a provider. You may also schedule a future medical appointment online. 

No appointment is necessary to access Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).  

AcademicLiveCare is also available 24/7/365 for your medical and mental health needs.

Schedule a Future Medical Appointment



The Student Health Center (SHC) is a multidisciplinary, integrated, student healthcare service that provides outpatient confidential, student centered care in an accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive environment.



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Providing high quality primary care services.

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Providing a safe and confidential environment for mental health and personal development. 

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Providing short-term psychiatric treatment and referral services.

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Providing affordable and comprehensive insurance coverage.


Health Spotlight

Dr. Laura Finkelstein

Winter Wellness Tips

from Dr. Laura Finkelstein, Director of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Winter holidays and the end of the semester tend to cultivate a mix of emotions– stress, excitement, anxiety, sadness, relief, and joy. When our environment gets more complicated, it is particularly important to attend to our basic health needs, like eating, sleeping, and connecting with others. To promote your mental well-being, these tips can also help.

Read Dr. Finkelstein's Tips!


Seasonal Vaccines

Seasonal Flu and COVID vaccines are available at the MFA Pharmacy and at vaccine clinics in the USC and the VSTC in October–insurance information must be provided. Flu vaccine is available at the SHC by appointment or by dropping in 12-4pm Monday through Friday, while supplies last. Students with the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) receive Flu vaccine at no cost,  and the fee is $25 for those without SHIP.



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The mental health and medical care you need, whenever you need it - at no cost to GW students*

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CAPS Workshops

Offering free, skill-based workshops for all GW students.​

Check Out Additional Well-being Resources