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.



Locations & Hours

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 Walk-in Hours | Mon-Sat | 12 - 4 pm

Mount Vernon Campus
Merriweather Hall

Tuesday | 10 am - 4 pm
CAPS Walk-in 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




Health Spotlight

COVID Update Fall 2023

While COVID cases are rising slightly nationally and in Washington, D.C., community levels in Washington, D.C. are still low. Since the  end of the public health emergency, students are no longer required to report COVID to the SHC or to the university. In addition, SHC will no longer track your isolation and release you from isolation. If you are a GW student who has tested positive for COVID, please use the following guidelines.


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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.​

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