Enrolled students who have paid the comprehensive fee and who provide a complete immunization record within the timefrane required by law. Students are seen for health problems/ concerns by appointment. Call 434-395-2102 for an appointment with a clinician. We make every effort to provide timely access to care. For medical emergencies, students call 911.
Clinicians at the Student Health Center (SHC) evaluate and treat common health problems such as: bronchitis, ear infections, strep throat, flu, mono, urinary infections, sexually transmitted infections, headaches, allergy symptoms, skin rashes, colds, pinkeye, minor burns, uncomplicated depression, and anxiety. For patients with complex chronic medical problems (diabetes or asthma), it is in the best interest of the student to continue with their primary care or specialty provider. We will, however, evaluate students for related or urgent conditions pertaining to their chronic condition.
NO! We do encourage you to make an appointment to help keep the Student Health Center (SHC) moving efficiently and effectively. By making an appointment students will decrease their wait time to see a provider.
Call (434) 395-2102 to schedule an appointment or visit our Student Health web portal. We accept walk-ins and will make every effort to provide timely access to care.
See our Attendance Policy
The Student Health Center (SHC) fee is automatically included in the comprehensive fee collected with your tuition at the beginning of the semester. There is no charge to see a clinician. However, covered office visits and laboratory procedures will be charged to your personal or family health insurance. This may result in a minor fee begin billed to students. Off-site services such as prescriptions, visits to the emergency department or other health providers, hospitalization, injections, and laboratory tests etc...are the student's responsibility.
The University does NOT have its own insurance policy that students can purchase. A complete list of providers that DO insure Longwood students is available on the page under Student Resources.
For students who have asthma/allergy conditions or those concerned about general air quality, air conditioning that is available in Longwood housing is medically not as useful as are air purification devices due to the type of filters used in window air conditioning units and the time-limited provision of central air in air-conditioned residence halls. Students with asthma/allergies or those with concerns about general air quality may purchase and bring a UL approved, freestanding, vent-free air purification device for personal use.
The Student Health Center (SHC) does NOT write medical excuses. We will provide documentation as part of recommended treatment in very limited instances when students need to be taken out of classes:
We do have a checkout slip that is available at the time of checkout and upon request. This form includes; date, time of visit and will be signed by a Student Health employee to verify the visit. This is not an “excuse”, it is up to each individual professor whether or not the absence is excused. Students need to contact each of their professors individually to make them aware of their situation and to follow up on any missed work to make up.
In a case of emergency, please call 911 or Campus Police at 434-395-2091.
The Student Health Center (SHC) offers opportunities for students to become involved through the Clinical Practicum Site for Longwood Nursing Students.
No one has access to your records without written permission from you. The only exception would be by law. If parents or faculty call, information cannot be shared without the student's written consent. ALL visits made to the Student Health Center are kept strictly confidential.
Allergy clinics are available for a fee, click here for details. Students requiring allergy shots are responsible for providing their serum and medical order from their doctor.
REMEMBER, health records are due by: