Medical Services

The staff of the Student Health Center, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, is dedicated to providing accessible, high quality medical care to you during your time at GW. 

The Medical Services team:

  • Provides high quality medical care to all GW students;
  • Offers easy access to care to enable students return to classes as quickly as possible;
  • Educates and encourages students to become active participants in their care;
  • Monitors and responds to public health issues on campus; and
  • Supports the university community in making healthy lifestyle choices through education, outreach, and special programming.

Please call (202) 994-5300 (option 1) to schedule physical exams, telehealth appointments, immunizations, and travel visits. Many primary care visits can also be scheduled  online at

Primary Care Services

Primary Care Services
  • Abdominal complaints
  • Aches/Pains
  • Acne
  • Acute illness
  • ADD/ADHD medication management 
  • Asthma
  • Chronic illness 
  • Cuts/Lacerations—stitches not available; Dermabond (glue) available, if applicable
  • Headaches
  • Infections
  • Laboratory testing  
  • Medical management of some eating disorders
  • Physical exams
  • Prescription refills
  • Referrals for radiology services
  • Referrals for specialty care
  • Respiratory infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Suture removal
  • Urinary tract infections
Gynecologic Health
  • Menstrual issues
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) evaluation, testing, and treatment
  • Contraception counseling and prescriptions
    • oral contraceptive pills
    • vaginal rings
    • patches
    • depo-provera injections*
    • we do not place IUDs or Nexplanon, but referral is available
  • Emergency contraception*
  • Pregnancy testing and referrals for management (pregnancy care and termination services)
  • Referrals to gynecology for annual exams, pap smears, IUDs/Nexplanon, and complex gynecological problems

*SHIP provides certain medications, like contraception and emergency contraception, at no cost. More information can be found here. Please make and appointment to obtain a prescription.

LGBTQIA+ / Sexual Health
  • STI Testing/Screening/Treatment/Counseling
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): (medical students should go to the GW ER for occupational PEP)
  • Referrals for transgender care to initiate hormone treatment
  • Maintenance of hormonal treatment for transgender care
  • SHIP provides certain medications like Truvada for pre exposure prophylaxis at no cost.  More information can be found here.  Please make an appointment to obtain a prescription.

We do NOT provide allergy shots. If needed, please contact Fishman Allergy/ENT:

  • 2021 K Street, NW, Suite 400 / 420
  • Washington, DC, 20006
  • (202) 833-3500

We do NOT administer the Yellow Fever vaccine for travel. Please contact Traveler's Medical Service of Washington- Dr. Wolfe (202) 466-8109 or GW MFA Traveler’s Clinic (202) 741-3333

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Gynecologic Health

SHC clinicians provide gynecologic health services for most gynecological concerns. Referrals are available for issues that require more specialized attention and for pregnancy management.

Learn More: Gynecologic Health

Lab & Radiology Services

In addition to the Quest Lab team that operates from the Student Health Center during weekdays, there are several off-campus lab services for members of the community to use. 

Learn More About Lab & Radiology Services

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Public Health Updates

The Student Health Center team is committed to serving the GW community by providing information and resources regarding the latest public health concerns and campaigns.

Read the Latest Updates

Urgent Care

The Student Health Center team is here to support your urgent care needs with both on campus and off campus support options.

Learn More About Urgent Care

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