Any student enrolled at WVU is eligible for care. Students pay a mandatory Health Service Fee, automatically charged to the student for the term in which they are enrolled.
Fees paid during the regular term do not cover the summer sessions. Enrollment during any term entitles you to receive continued quality care, during the session(s) you are enrolled.
WVU students who are not enrolled in summer classes, but who want to take advantage of Student Health, as well as other educational and recreational services provided by the University, must satisfy either requirement below:
Call 304-293-WELL (9355) during regular work hours, and follow the instructions to obtain medical, gynecology, or psychiatry appointments. Walk-ins are seen, but may have to wait longer than those with scheduled appointments.
There is a $15 service fee due at the time of your medical appointment. Complete physical examinations are $25 and gynecology appointments are $35. Payment may be in the form of cash, check, credit card or debit card, or charged to your Mounty Bounty account. Billing to your student account is no longer accepted.
Evaluation by our staff and limited laboratory are covered.
Your WVU Mountaineer Student ID and service fee are needed. If you have Health Insurance, you should bring your insurance card with you. You will also be asked to provide your medical history, including current medications and known allergies.
The most commonly ordered laboratory tests are covered by the service fee. Most out-of-house laboratory tests and x-rays are the financial responsibility of the patient. Our staff will explain if these services will be charged to you. If medical insurance coverage is involved, you are responsible for submitting the charges to your insurance company and making payment for that which is not covered by insurance.
Please follow the directions to Health Sciences Center South.
The federally funded Family Planning Program provides students with contraceptive supplies. The need for GYN appointments is reserved for annual medical exam, including a gynecologic exam (a pelvic exam) and a biannual PAP smear, which is a requirement of the Family Planning Program. Female concerns, including vaginal discharge and irritations in the anatomy covered by underwear, can be addressed in a regular medical appointment.
WVU Urgent Care, located at the Suncrest Town Centre, is open every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. for after hours urgent medical needs. The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center (Emergency Department) at Ruby Memorial Hospital is available 24/7, 365 days a year for emergency care. Costs incurred at the Emergency Department or WVU Urgent Care are the responsibility of the student. Students are advised to review their insurance coverage prior to enrollment.
You are required to present a signed Authorization for Release of Information . You may mail, fax or bring the form to Student Health. There is a fee.
Your medical records are confidential. You are the only person who will be granted permission to view your medical records, unless you provide a release to a medical facility. Student Health will not provide your parents any portion of your medical chart or verbal information confirming or denying your visit with us.
Prescriptions are dispensed at the discretion of the health care provider. Medications are generally not provided by Student Health. You will be responsible for filling a prescription at a local pharmacy. There is a pharmacy at the Physician Office Center (next to Ruby Hospital), and there are a variety of private pharmacies throughout town. Kroger and Rite Aid pharmacies are close to Student Health and the ERC (Towers). At this time, the only student discount is at the Physicians Office Center (POC).
Dental care, optometry (vision testing for glasses/contact lenses), infirmary beds or inpatient services, diagnostic tests ordered by physicians outside Student Health, ongoing physical therapy and orthopedic treatment and care for life or limb threatening emergencies are not provided by Student Health.
Yes, the test is available confidentially. Additionally, two free (and anonymous by request) test sites are available in the community: Monongalia County Health Department at 453 VanVoorhis Road (304-598-5100) and Health Right clinic at 341 Spruce Street (304-292-8234). All options require appointments.
Where can I obtain Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) evaluation and treatment if I am not eligible to be seen at Student Health (for example in the summer while not enrolled in the current summer session)?
Monongalia County Health Department has a clinic on the first and third Thursday of the month between 12:30 and 3:00pm. Call 304-598-5119 to obtain an appointment. All County Health Departments in West Virginia have some clinics dedicated to STIs. In Fairmont, WV, located in Marion County, adjacent to Monongalia County, 20 minutes from Morgantown, there is a John Manchin Senior Health Care Center which offers limited STI evaluations, as well as the Family Planning Program, during appointment slots weekdays 8am – 5pm. The phone number is 304-363-2500.
This health form is required by the Study Abroad Program. It requires a complete physical examination. A health care provider at Student Health, an urgent care clinic, or your private physician’s office can complete the health form. Travel physicals are $25 at Student Health. If you are traveling to a developing country, you may need immunizations or site specific counseling that can be done in a separate travel appointment. Check with your class instructor if a group travel visit has been arranged. If you need a travel physical or an individual travel appointment, arrange the appointment by calling 304-293-WELL (9355).