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.

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Community Conversations | every other Tuesday at 12 pm


Let’s come together and discuss issues facing the GW and world community, with facilitation by staff from CAPS, HPE, or CLRE. Bring your lunch if you’d like, and let’s be in community together.

Navigating the World Together | every other Tuesday at 6pm


This space will delve into the power of empathy and effective communication, examine the nuances of cancel culture, and develop robust coping strategies to stay resilient through challenging world events.

Learn More: Spring Support Spaces




Locations & Hours

Foggy Bottom Campus
University Student Center, Ground Floor

Monday, Thursday, 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

Spring Break Hours                                                                                   
Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm
Closed Sat. March 9 and Sat. March 16
No evening hours Tues. March 12 and Wed. March 13
Regular hours resume Mon. March 18



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).  

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

Schedule a Future Medical Appointment



Health Spotlight


Stay Proactive, Be Well

The SHC continues to monitor Respiratory Virus Activity levels in Washington, D.C. and nationally.  With community levels of many respiratory infections such as influenza, COVID and RSV increasing, we recommend that you take protective measures like getting vaccinated for COVID and influenza to protect yourself from severe disease and wearing a mask to reduce the spread of infection.

Seasonal Vaccines

Flu vaccine is available at the SHC by appointment or by dropping in 9am-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. 

COVID vaccine is available at retail pharmacies and at GW's MFA Pharmacy



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GW Students have FREE, 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare — the virtual health and well-being platform from TimelyCare, designed for college students.

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CAPS Workshops

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

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