4: University Regulations

Academic Regulations | Non-Academic Regulations | The Honor System
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Student Health provides outpatient care in General Medicine, Gynecology, and Counseling and Psychological Services to enrolled students who have paid the Student Health fee. The fee covers the costs of all professional services. Students are charged for lab tests, medications, and some supplies. When necessary, students are referred for specialty services and hospitalization. Through its office of Health Promotion, the professional staff and Peer Health Educators of Student Health provide education and support programs within the center and on Grounds. These educational services are also included in the Student Health fee.

Hours of Operation   Student Health is open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday. Clinicians are seen by appointment. When Student Health is closed, telephone consultation is available for advice and health questions. The University of Virginia Hospital Emergency Room will provide emergency treatment.

General Medicine   The clinical care staff in General Medicine provide primary care services to students for a wide range of medical problems. In addition to diagnosis and treatment of illness, health education and disease prevention are emphasized, and confidentiality is strictly observed. Students are seen by appointment (call 982-3915), and acute care is available without an appointment for students with urgent medical problems. Students are urged to make appointments to avoid long waits.

Gynecology   The clinical staff provides comprehensive preventive and problem-oriented primary care gynecology services to students. Referrals are made within Student Health for non-gynecologic problems detected during the visit or to providers outside of Student Health if the need for consultation or specialized care is indicated. Education, pregnancy counseling, and outreach activities are conducted by the Gynecology and Health Promotion staff and through the Peer Health Education Program. Appointments can be made by calling 924-2773.

Harrison Bowne "Tersh" Smith, Jr. Memorial Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)   The Center provides a broad and comprehensive range of psychological services: psychological and psychiatric assessment, referral, individual and group psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, 24-hour on-call crisis consultation, emergency walk-in and crisis intervention, and consultation to administrators, faculty, students, families, and allied professionals. A Substance Abuse Clinician provides consultation and appropriate treatment to students who are concerned about their use of alcohol and other drugs, or are affected by another's substance abuse. CAPS offers a range of counseling services including accommodations and mentoring for students with diagnosed disabilities, and academic and study skills development. CAPS provides suicide prevention programming and outreach to numerous faculty and student organizations. For an appointment, call the Center from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 924-5556. After hours, for an emergency, call 972-7004.

As with all other clinical services at Student Health, CAPS abides by the laws regulating confidentiality.

Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC)  LNEC provides direct and indirect services to students with diagnosed disabilities. LNEC teaches learning strategies to individuals; mediates academic accommodation with faculty and deans; arranges for scribe and transcribing services, reading services, word processing and written language assistance, interpreters, and class notes during periods of absence related to the disability; and serves as liason with standardized test bureaus, Recording for the Blind, and agencies for specfic disabilities or rehabilitation. LNEC also offers limited screening services to identify and address academic problems of matriculated students. Please call 243-5180.

Health Promotion   Health Promotion staff work in partnership with students, helping them learn the skills and knowledge required to achieve optimal health. Through direct services, collaboration and public relations connections, the Office of Health Promotion works toward building and supporting a healthier university community. Services include: health consulting, nutrition consultations, academic and other courses, patient education, outreach data collection and special events. All services are provided by health education and nutrition faculty as well as Peer Health Educators (specially trained students). For information or appointments, call 924-1509.

Exclusions   Student Health does not pay for services rendered outside of the facility except for urgent illness visits to the University Hospital Emergency Room during times that Student Health is closed. Students' health insurance is always billed first for services provided outside of Student Health. The student is responsible for charges not covered by insurance.

Students in the Division of Continuing Education pay no medical fees and they are not eligible for Student Health services.

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