Visit Verification Documentation

Do you write "excuses" for missed classes or employment?
The University Health Center (UHC) does NOT write medical excuses. We will provide documentation as part of recommended treatment in very limited instances when staff deems it is necessary that a student needs to be 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 University 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.

Immunization Records

Immunization records must be returned to the University Health Center (UHC) prior to matriculation. Orientation is a great time to turn this in. You will not be able to register for the next semester's classes until your immunization compliance is verified.

Medical Emergencies

University Health Center (UHC) is not an Emergency Department if you have a medical emergency call 911

If you feel you need to be seen for a non-emergency when we are closed and you cannot wait until we are open again you can go to:

  • Centra Southside Community Hospital Emergency Department
  • Centra Medical Group
  • Primary Care Provider
  • Urgent Care Center

Medical Release of Information

All visits are confidential.

There is no blanket release form for any medical information. If you want us to share information with your family you must sign a release form for that visit only.


You will be seen by a Provider who can prescribe your non-controlled medications.

If you take medications regularly, you are responsible for them.

Consider having a lockbox for them in your room. The only personal medication kept at the University Health Center is Allergy serum administered by University Health Center.

First Aid Essentials

We recommend that you bring a first-aid/self-care kit to school. 

  • Bug Spray
  • 3/4" Band-aids
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1" medical tape
  • Gauze sponges
  • Cotton balls
  • Antibiotic Ointment (Bacitracin, Neosporin)
  • 3" Ace® bandage
  • Hot/cold pack
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Digital thermometer 
  • Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen
  • Antihistamine
  • Decongestant
  • Cough Medicine
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Instant soup
  • Crackers
  • Sugar/salt packets
  • Gatorade®
  • Tea bags
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Sting relief ointment
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm


The University Health Center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m Monday through Friday. If you are sick, hurt or have any health issue, call or stop by to make an appointment to see us.