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 (refills only, and only with approval from our Psychiatry team)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic illness 
  • Cuts/Lacerations— simple repairs with sutures or Dermabond (glue) available, if applicable
  • Headaches
  • Infections
  • Laboratory testing  
  • Medical management of some eating disorders
  • Physical exams
  • Prescription refills
  • Rashes
  • Referrals for radiology services
  • Referrals for specialty care
  • Respiratory infections
  • 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 (must be seen by an SHC clinician for a prescription prior to injection appointment with the nurse)
    • we do not place IUDs or Nexplanon, but referral is available
  • Emergency contraception*
  • Pregnancy testing and referrals for management (pregnancy care and abortion)
  • Annual/”Well Women” exams including Pap testing
  • Referrals to gynecology for 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.

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Immunizations and Injections

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


The SHC continues to monitor Respiratory Virus Activity levels in Washington, D.C. and nationally. 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.

Campus vending machines are stocking COVID antigen tests.  In addition, the Federal government recently announced that students may place an order to receive four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests by mail.

Influenza and 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 9-4pm 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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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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