Welcome To The Howard University Student Health Center

The Howard University Student Health Center provides quality healthcare services to full-time and part-time students with access to care for acute sickness, injuries, contraception management, chronic disease management, referrals to specialists, health promotion, and disease prevention education. The health center is privileged to offer various health and wellness related services that emphasize and encourage physical, mental, spiritual, and academic growth.

 

Our goal is to inspire and empower students to become proactive in their health and wellness by adding value
to their collegiate experience. The health center's staff consists of expert healthcare providers
and administrative support staff who are well prepared to provide students with high quality care in a safe and conducive environment.

Student Health Center Services

  • Immunizations

  • Physical Exams

  • Specialty Referrals

  • Reproductive Health Services:

  1. birth control consults for oral contraception, Nexplanon, IUD, contraceptive patch, nuva ring, male and female condoms.

  2. PrEP for HIV

  3. STI/STD screening

Schedule An Appointment

All visits to the Student Health Center are by appointment only. This includes laboratory services, prescription refills, and STI testing.

 

During the fall and spring semester, patient care hours are:

Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The health center is closed daily for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 

Summer patient care hours are:

Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The health center is closed daily for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 

Students may schedule an appointment by calling 202-806-7540 or clicking on the Schedule an Appointment. When appropriate, telehealth appointments are also available.

Appointment No Shows

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in. If you have not arrived within 10 minutes of the scheduled appointment time, it will result in a no-show. You will then need to schedule a new appointment.

Health Sciences Health Clearance

Health science students that require a health clearance certificate should make an appointment for file review. Annual requirements include a physical within 2 years, an annual TB screening and an influenza vaccine and various other laboratory analysis depending on the type of clinical rotation.

United Healthcare Student Resources (UHC-SR) Insurance

Howard University offers students insurance through the United Healthcare Student Resources (UHC-SR) Insurance Plan. Coverage includes preventive and annual doctor's visits, access to mental health providers, referrals to specialists (copay required), hospitalizations, surgical procedures, diagnostic tests and imaging studies. Coverage depends on the specific insurance plan. Students who are not covered by the United Healthcare Insurance Plan are encouraged to contact their insurance carrier to verify their coverage details, prior to receiving Student Health services. Please visit www.uhcsr.com/howard and click ID card to see your card information. For questions about insurance services, please call 866-338-8632 to speak directly to the insurance advocate or email howardadvocates@uhcsr.com.

Please note all questions and information about enrolling into or waiving UHC-SR insurance are handled by the University's Bursar office.

Other Insurance Plans

Students with other private insurance carriers (i.e. Cigna, Atena, BCBS, etc.) can be seen in the student health center, but may incur various charges depending on the insurance plan.

Kaiser Permanente & Out-Of-State Medicaid Insurance

Students with Kaiser Permanente and out-of-state Medicaid can be seen in the student health center, but cannot get laboratory analysis, referrals for imaging, and specialty referrals. D.C. Medicaid is the ONLY Medicaid we accept.

Contact Information

HU Student Health Center
Medical Arts Building
2139 Georgia Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20059

Tel: 202-806-7540
Fax: 202-250-5655

Email: studenthealthforms@howard.edu

UHC-SR Telemedicine - only available to students enrolled in the UHC-SR insurance plan

We urge all students with UHC-SR insurance to utilize the telemedicine service for 24/7 medical and mental health needs. Please visit, www.telehelp4students.com or you may call 888-870-8815

Office of Health Education (Wellness Center)/Medical Arts Building
2139 Georgia Avenue, NW