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General Medicine

We provide primary care medicine to students at the University of Virginia. Our services include care for acute illnesses and injuries as well as more chronic conditions. Laboratory tests can be done at Student Health, and referrals for specialty care can be made when necessary.


Our team is composed of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician's assistants. We also have University of Virginia medical students and residents who see patients under the direct supervision of staff physicians. Our clinic receptionists complete our staff.


Meredith Hayden, MD, Director of General Medicine
Joseph Chance, MD
Wendy Hirsh, MD
Nancy Lutz, NP
Ruth Morsch, PA
David Mellinger, MD
Deborah Murren, NP
Maria Portilla, MD
Elizabeth Robinson, MD
Courtney Salaway, NP
Anjali Silva, MD
Neil Silva, MD
Claire Veber, MD
Elke Zschaebitz, DNP, FNP


Immunization Appointments
Self-Care for Common Illnesses

Links to Important Information
Information on Bioterrorism (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Surviving Exams
Mumps Information
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
HIV Antibody Testing for UVa Students
Non-Psychiatric Medical Withdrawal and Re-enrollment Forms and Letters
How Do I get my ADHD Medication Prescription while at UVA?
Athlete Pre-Participation Physical
HPV Vaccine
Diabetes Education and Management Program at U.Va.
Frequently Asked Questions

If you wish to make an appointment to see a clinician in the Department of General Medicine at Student Health, please call 982-3915.

Our appointment hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In an emergency or life-threatening situation, please call 911.

When Student Health is closed and you need to speak with someone regarding an urgent question or concern, care providers are always on call through the answering service number at (434) 972-7004. Let the provider know if you have a medical concern or wish to speak to a mental health care provider. Please wait near a phone for a response.

If you have an urgent medical or emotional problem, or are so directed by the on-call provider, you may receive care at the U.Va. Hospital Emergency Room.

As a registered student, you have pre-paid for your professional care at Student Health by paying the student fee. For more information, please see our Prices and Insurance pages.

Are there costs for tests?
Yes, laboratory tests incur a separate charge, which may be covered by your individual insurance plan. You will need to contact your insurance company for specific questions regarding coverage. See costs for specific lab tests: Lab Fees.