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Fall 2021 at the Colonial Health Center

The Colonial Health Center is open and operating to assist students who are seeking medical, psychiatric, counseling, and psychological services. Doctors and counselors are providing in-person treatment in the office Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (ET) by pre-scheduled appointment only. Telehealth appointments are also being offered during regular business hours.

As we continue to do our best to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and other diseases, the center is not accepting walk-up visitors for in-person visits and is spacing out in-person visits to limit the number of individuals in the waiting room at one time. 

Medical Assistance: Call 202-994-5300 anytime (24 hours a day/seven days a week). Your call will be answered by a clinician and evaluated for next steps. A clinician may recommend a telemedicine appointment, an in-person office visit, or a referral through our network to an off-site medical provider. If your call after hours or on weekends, you may be asked to leave a message for the on-call clinician to call you back if they are assisting another individual. 

Counseling Services: Call 202-994-5300 anytime (24 hours a day/seven days a week) to schedule an appointment and learn more about our individualized stepped care model of counseling or talk to an on-call counselor for more urgent mental health needs. Also, Monday – Sunday from Noon – 4:00 pm (ET)  counselors are available for an immediate virtual visit where no pre-scheduled appointment is needed. This four hour virtual time period helps to reduce the number of students in the center’s physical waiting room.  Call 202-994-5300 during these hours to be connected to a counselor.

Please Note: The Health Center is closed for in-person and telehealth appointments on university holidays. If the Center is closed during regular business hours, your call to 202-994-5300 will connect you to either the medical or counseling after-hours service where you will be connected to either a medical provider or counselor on-call for assistance.

GW’s COVID-19 Campus Health Requirements

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, GW has implemented specific public health measures for students, faculty, staff and visitors to follow. All GW community members are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption, participate in regular testing and wear a mask indoors. 

For more information about GW’s comprehensive plan for an in-person living and learning experience visit, OnwardGW: Our Return to Campus and the Classroom.  OnwardGW outlines all of GW’s Campus Health requirements, and provides the latest updates about university operations.

Colonial Health Center Frequently Asked Questions

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CHC Appointments

Get connected with a CHC provider! You may call us at 202-994-5300 to speak with our front desk staff to start or schedule a visit with us.

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Medical Services

Our Medical Services stands ready to assist GW students with medical triage services and virtual resources for COVID-19.

 

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Counseling Services

The Counseling and Psychological Services team offers phone consultations and virtual self-help resources for COVID-19.

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Health Insurance

Aetna is providing COVID-19 benefits and resources for those who are on the Student Health Insurance Plan.

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Health Promotion

Your health and wellbeing is important, now more than ever. Take a look at virtual resources we provide for COVID-19.

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