We know your health is important during the semester, and you want a doctor’s office that you can trust with your healthcare needs. You’ll be glad to know that WVU Medicine is the provider of medical health services for WVU students. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are requested for some services.
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The clinic is open six days per week:
Monday – Friday from 7:45 am to 8 pm
Saturday from 9:45 am to 4 pm
For Urgent Care needs outside of Student Health Hours, WVU Urgent Care – Suncrest is open every day from 8 am to 8 pm. For emergency, life-threatening issues at any time, students are advised to go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
For your convenience, get your prescriptions filled right next-door at the Mountaineer Pharmacy.
Pharmacy hours of operation are:
- Monday to Saturday – 8 am to 8 pm
- Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm
Student Health Services is located at the Health and Education Building across from the Student Rec Center with convenient on-site parking and easy PRT access. Mountain Line bus stops are located nearby at Towers and Evansdale Crossing.
We have a physician on-site at all times and most commercial insurances are accepted with co-pay due at the time of service. There is a self-pay option available with deposit at the time of service
We treat patients for
- Urinary tract infections
- Yeast infections
- Ear infections
- Minor lacerations, minor burns
- Minor fractures or dislocations
We also offer vaccinations, on-site X-ray, and lab services such as:
- Urine testing
- Pregnancy testing
- Rapid strep
- Rapid flu
Appointments are required for these services:
- Primary care
- Women’s health
- Allergy injections
To make an appointment, call 304-285-7200.
NEW! Returning gynecology patients can now schedule their appointments using MyWVUChart.
Students can access MyWVUChart, a free, easy, and secure way to view your health information and communicate with your healthcare team. All you need is Internet access and e-mail.
Not Appropriate for Student Health
Serious situations, such as a stroke, heart attack, severe bleeding, head injury or other major trauma, go straight to the nearest emergency room. Other critical conditions include severe abdominal pain; sudden dizziness, weakness, or loss of coordination or balance; sudden blurred vision or loss of vision; deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop; and loss of consciousness.
Student Health is open 6 days a week,
Monday through Friday from 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are requested for some services. We remain open during the summer sessions, semester breaks, and spring break except on official University holidays.
Options for After Hours Care
WVU Urgent Care – Suncrest, located at the Suncrest Town Centre, is open every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 8 am to 8 pm for urgent medical needs. Costs incurred at WVU Urgent Care will be billed to the student’s insurance. A co-payment may be required. Students are advised to review their insurance policy for more information.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, always dial 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department. The Emergency Department at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is available 24/7 365 days a year for emergency care.
Student Health Services Frequently Asked Questions?
Where is the Student Health clinic located?
We are conveniently located at 390 Birch Street, in the WVU Health and Education Building, which is next to the WVU Student Rec Center on Evansdale campus off of Patteson Drive, Morrill Way, Fine Arts Drive, and Rec Center Drive.
What are the hours of operation of the Student Health clinic?
Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. We are closed Sundays. If you need Urgent Care services, we also offer WVU Urgent Care located in the Suncrest Towne Center, and that clinic is open 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.
What medical professionals staff your clinic?
Our medical professional team includes physicians; advance practice professionals, such as physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs); RNs; LPNs; certified medical assistants (CMAs); radiological techs; a lab technician, social worker; and centralized schedulers.
What types of conditions can be evaluated in the walk-in clinic?
We see a variety of conditions including acute illnesses, sprains, and minor fractures. Emergent issues will be triaged to the emergency department, and any chronic conditions will be advised to schedule an appointment.
Can I utilize student health as my primary care clinic while enrolled at WVU?
Yes, you can establish care with a student health physician or nurse practitioner and receive routine exams and follow up treatment for many chronic health conditions. However, we do not treat ADHD. You will need to schedule an appointment with the WVU Carruth Center, MindFit clinic, located on the second floor of the WVU Health and Education Building.
How do I establish care to receive allergy injections?
You will need to schedule an appointment with a physician to establish care. During this first visit you will need to supply the physician with a consent form and order sheet. These forms can be downloaded from the Student Health website, and should be signed by your allergist. Please read these forms thoroughly, so you have an understanding of our protocols and procedures.
Can I receive WVU required immunizations at the Student Health clinic?
Yes, Student Health offers a full range of vaccines. We also offer antibody titers for MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B.
Can I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by calling 304-285-7200, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Appointments are required for primary care, women’s health, physicals, allergy injections depression/anxiety, chronic dermatology issues, and medication refills.
How do I pay for my visit and services at Student Health?
We will bill your health insurance carrier. You will pay a co-pay, based on your insurance benefits, at the time of your appointment. There is also a self-pay option available with deposit at the time of service.
Is there parking available at the clinic?
There is free patient parking available at the clinic. You will park in the gated patient parking area and receive a validation ticket upon check-out. This is next to Decaled Lot 77. There is also a PRT station located nearby.
How will I know my insurance is accepted at Student Health?
We suggest contacting your insurance company prior to coming to campus to ask if WVU Medicine providers are listed as “in-networkâ€ for primary care, urgent care, and emergency care services. Advise your insurance company that you will be in Morgantown, West Virginia, for four years. Many insurance companies will require you pay an additional fee for an “away-from-home care” option. Please contact the WVU Student Insurance office at 304-293-6815 for all guidance related to the WVU insurance requirement.
Is there a pharmacy on site?
Yes, Mountaineer Pharmacy, a full-service pharmacy, is adjacent to the clinic. The hours of operation are 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm Sunday.
Do you ask my opinion about my experience?
Yes, if you give us your email address, you will receive a patient satisfaction survey as soon as you leave the clinic. We value your opinion of your healthcare services and use this feedback to praise and educate our staff and improve our service.
Can my parents access my medical information by calling the clinic?
No, due to HIPAA regulations you will need to give permission for your parents to be able to access your medical information. Individuals seeking proxy access to a family member’s (including children up to age 18) MyWVUChart account must visit an activation site in person with the family member to obtain the necessary signatures.
Am I able to pre-register for WVU Medicine services and MyWVUChart during New Student Orientation?
Every Monday through Friday during the month of June, our registration team will be at the Mountain Lair in the WVU Career Center, conveniently behind the Student Health Service information booth (Vandalia Lounge) from 1-5 pm. This team will be available to pre-register you into the WVU Medicine registration system and MyWVUChart. Please bring a copy of your insurance card and driver’s license to be scanned, local address, phone number, birthdate, social security number, emergency contact number, insurance subscriber’s name, date of birth, and phone number.
What is MyWVUChart?
MyWVUChart is a free, easy, and secure way to view your health information and communicate with your healthcare team. All you need is Internet access and e-mail. With MyWVUChart you can:
- Request an appointment with your provider
- View and download a copy of your patient health summary
- View test results
- Refill prescriptions
- Communicate electronically and securely with your medical care team
- Access many MyWVUChart features via a mobile app
Students, are you up to date with all of your vaccinations?
Getting vaccinated protects not only you and your health, but it also helps protect the health of your roommate, your friends, and others who may not be able to receive a vaccination due to age or health reasons.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Always bring student ID, insurance card, and co-pay to each visit.
Student Health Services offers the following vaccines to WVU students:
- Meningococcal vaccine
- Influenza vaccine
- Hepatits A
- Hepatitis B
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- Pneumonia Vaccine
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Human Papillomavirus is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Some types can lead to cancer, especially cervical cancer.
HPV is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact. You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus.
A common symptom of HPV is genital warts. In some cases, cancer may develop but remain undetected until it is advanced and very hard to treat. College freshmen living in dorms are particularly at risk, but vaccines can help prevent HPV infection.
Can cause the following:
- Cervical cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
- Penile cancer
- Anal cancer
- Cancer of the back of the throat (oropharynx)
- Genital warts
Hepatitis B (HEP B)
Hepatitis B causes a contagious liver disease that can lead to cancer and cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. It is spread by infected blood, semen, or other body fluid entering the body of a person who is not infected.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
The MMR vaccine can successfully immunize children and adults from all three highly contagious diseases.
Causes fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes; can lead to ear infection, diarrhea, pneumonia, brain damage, and death.
Causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen salivary glands; can include swelling of the testicles or ovaries, deafness, inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis/meningitis) and, rarely, death.
Causes fever, sore throat, rash, headache, and red, itchy eyes; during pregnancy, can cause miscarriage or serious birth defects.
Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by bacteria infecting the blood or areas around the brain and spinal cord. College freshmen living in dorms are particularly at risk.
Vaccines can help prevent meningococcal disease.
It is caused by bacteria infecting areas around the brain and spinal cord and spread through the exchange of respiratory secretions. Common symptoms of meningitis include: stiff neck, headache, and high fever. Infection can lead to:
- Brain damage
- Rapid death
Do NOT share items that have touched someone else’s mouth, such as cups, bottles, cigarettes, lip balm, and eating utensils.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDAP)
Due to good immunization programs, tetanus and diphtheria are rare in the United States today but are still serious diseases. However, pertussis is common and a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.
College freshmen living in dorms are particularly at risk of contracting any of these diseases. Vaccines can help prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis diseases.
Causes painful muscle tightening and stiffness all over the body, which can make it difficult to swallow or breathe.
Can cause a thick coating to form in the back of the throat; leading to breathing problems, heart failure, paralysis, and death.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
The virus causes severe coughing spells, which can cause difficulty breathing, vomiting, and disturbed sleep. It can also lead to weight loss, incontinence, and rib fractures.
Adult Tetanus And Diphtheria (TD)
The vaccine can protect adolescents and adults from tetanus and diphtheria. It is usually given as a booster dose every 10 years but can also be given earlier after a severe and dirty wound or burn.
The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is very contagious and causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever. It spreads easily in the air through:
- Coughing or sneezing
- Touching or breathing in the virus particles that come from chickenpox blisters
Please call us for more information, or visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) site.
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PRT Operating Hours
Currently, the PRT is running on a normal schedule.
The PRT will not be in operation during the winter break from Thursday, Dec. 14 to Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. The PRT will resume normal operations Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.
The West Virginia University campus service Blue and Gold Connector through the Mountain Line Transit Authority will be operational during the winter break with exceptions for Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Beechurst Express and Campus PM will not operate during the WVU winter break.
As part of this modernization effort, the PRT schedule change will provide additional time for the vendor to meet key milestone targets before the holidays.
The University will provide bus support during the suspended PRT hours. Buses will operate on a continuous loop from 9:30 am to 5 pm to all PRT locations except for Walnut Street.
- Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 10:15 pm
- Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm
- Sunday CLOSED
The PRT is closed on University holidays and semester breaks. Extended service may be available for special events.
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See Below for Alternate Transportation to WVU Student Health and Urgent Care
WVU Shuttle Service
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Alternate Transportation to WVU Student Health and Urgent Care
Another transportation option is the Mountain Line Transit Authority Blue and Gold Connector route. WVU faculty, staff, and students ride free with a valid WVU ID. The Blue and Gold Connector runs Monday through Friday from 6:40 am to 6:20 pm with limited service on Saturdays and Sundays. Download the bus finder app to find routes and schedules. Don’t forget your student ID card to ride for free.
To learn more about Mountain Line please visit busride.org.