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Student Health Center Guide

I don’t know about you, but I’ve already been sick during the short time I’ve been at the College. And due to this, I’ve basically come to call the Student Health Center my second home. However, if you haven’t had to visit the Student Health Center yet (all the more power to you), then this guide is for you!

What services do they offer?

The Student Health Center has an incredibly friendly and understanding staff that is always happy to help you with whatever you need to stay healthy. While the Student Health Center of course provides normal services for colds or for injuries, there are many other services that can be easily overlooked. You can see a psychiatrist or a gynecologist, get information or be prescribed birth control, fill prescriptions, get tested for various STIs, and pick up over the counter medications as well.

Where is the Student Health Center?

It is located behind Sadler Center. If you exit Sadler from the Post Office entrance and walk away from the direction of the Sunken Garden, it will be on your left.

How much does it cost?

One of the greatest things about the Student Health Center is its accessibility. As a full time student, you have already paid a health center fee so each visit is between ten to thirty dollars depending on the length and nature of the appointment. However, they only accept credit or debit cards or W&M Express, no cash or checks.

Additionally, pharmaceutical and laboratory charges do vary depending on the service. For a more detailed list of fees, you can view the fee schedule here: http://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/healthcenter/documents/charges%2001-14.pdf

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment, you can call the office at (757) 221-2998. Their hours can be found here: http://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/healthcenter/hours/index.php.

If you walk in without an appointment, they will evaluate you to see if urgent treatment is needed or help you make an appointment as soon as possible. If you find that you will not be able to make an appointment that you have scheduled, make sure to cancel the appointment, as there is a charge for missed appointments. More information about their cancellation policy can be found here: http://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/healthcenter/fees-and-charges/index.php

What should I bring to my appointment?

An appropriate form of payment (card or W&M Express), your health insurance card, if applicable, in case of prescriptions, and anything relating to the condition or illness you are seeking help for.

When should I get there and what should I do when I arrive for my appointment?

It is recommended that you arrive around 10 minutes early in case of any forms you may need to fill out. On arrival, you should check in with the staff at the counter. The staff will then call your name when it is time for your appointment. After you receive treatment and pick up any prescriptions you may need, make sure to check out! After you pay and make any follow ups you may need, you are good to go! 

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Catherine Fahl is a student at the College of William and Mary navigating long distance love, school, and friends with the help of lots of coffee, tea, and waffles.  
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