University Student Health Services

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Monroe Park Campus

1300 W. Broad St., Suite 2200
Phone: (804) 828-8828
Fax: (804) 828-1093

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm

Summer & Semester Break Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10am - 4:30pm

MCV Campus

1000 E. Marshall St., Room 305
Phone: (804) 828-9220
Fax: (804) 828-3181

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Summer & Semester Break Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10am - 4:30pm

Pharmacy (Monroe Park Campus)

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - Noon, 1 - 5pm
Friday: 10am - Noon, 1 - 5pm

Summer & Semester Break Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10am - 4:30pm

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Immunization Hours

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Health Alert: MUMPS

The Richmond City Health Department is investigating 2 confirmed cases and 1 suspect case of mumps at VCU.  Mumps is a virus transmitted by respiratory droplets through coughing/sneezing, kissing, sharing drinks or lip balm, and contact with contaminated surfaces.  It takes 12-25 days to develop symptoms, which can include low-grade fever, body aches, loss of appetite, headache, and swelling & tenderness in the jaw & cheek area.  Men may develop testicular swelling.

If you develop symptoms concerning for mumps:

  • Call Student Health promptly at 804-828-8828 for instructions regarding evaluation and treatment. 
  • Self-isolate at home and avoid interaction with others for at least 5 days after symptom onset.  

The mumps vaccine is the most effective way to prevent infection.  You can check your immunization status through the Student Health Web Portal.  If you have not had 2 doses of the mumps vaccine (MMR or MMRV) or are unsure, contact Student Health or your primary care provider to discuss vaccination.

Click here for FAQs about mumps; more information can be found at the CDC website.

GYT: Get Yourself Tested!

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common.  Half of sexually active people will get an STI by age 25, and most won't even know it.  Chlamydia infections, which typically have NO symptoms, are on the rise nationally and in Richmond.  Click on the links for info about STI testing at Student Health and free STI testing sites in Richmond.

Looking For Health Insurance?

Need help navigating health insurance options?  Contact a representative of Enroll Virginia for free in-person help, or visit their website to find local enrollment events.

FREE Flu Vaccine

Student Health offers free flu shots to all VCU students.  The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu.  Students can get their flu shots during walk-in immunization hours or immediately following a scheduled medical appointment.

Student Health encourages ALL students to get the flu vaccine, especially those at high risk for flu complications, such as students with asthma, diabetes, and other chronic health issues.

Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel alerts for countries where Zika virus is prevalent.  Florida is the first state in the continental US where local transmission of Zika from mosquitoes is being reported.  

  • The majority of people who are infected with the Zika virus do not become ill.  If symptoms develop, they are usually mild and include fever, rash, painful joints, and/or conjunctivitis.  
  • Zika infection has also been linked to a birth defect called microcephaly.  The CDC has issued recommendations advising pregnant women to avoid travel to areas where Zika virus is occurring.  
  • The Zika virus is primarily spread by infected mosquito bites to people. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best form of prevention for those traveling to an area where Zika virus is occurring.  
  • Zika infection can also occur through sexual transmission from a male or female partner.  Pregnant women with sexual partners who live in or have traveled to areas with Zika should abstain from sex or use condoms during sex every time.

Immunization Requirements

All incoming students will need to provide documentation of their required immunizations.  BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE CORRECT CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION!

Student Health is cashless!

Only major credit cards, debit cards, and Rambucks are accepted as payment methods.

Take-Care-Of-Yourself Checklist

It's a good idea to have a few self-care items in your dorm room for minor illnesses. Consider keeping a small supply of the following items (which are available at low prices through the Student Health Pharmacy):

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandaids
  • A digital thermometer
  • Pain relievers, like ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Benadryl for allergic reactions
  • Cough and cold medications

The Well

The Wellness Resource Center empowers all students to move toward optimal health by finding a balance for all aspects of wellness.  Stop by and check out the many resources offered at the Well.  Examples include:

  • One-on-one consultations and presentations on topics such as alcohol and other drugs, smoking cessation, nutrition, disordered eating/body image, rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, stress management, and sexual health.
  • A wide array of student support groups and special events.  Check out the events calendar at the bottom of the Well's homepage.
  • Volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved around campus.

Students With Disabilities

VCU students who have a documented disability and require special accommodations can contact Disability Support Services. Health Science students should contact the Division for Academic Success for assistance.‌