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University Health Services

A Division of Student Affairs

Building 44, Room A-40 | phone 202.274.5030
Questions or concerns regarding student health or health related matters:  phone

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10/8/14 - Important announcement on EBOLA

7/21/14 - Waiver System Open for Fall 2014

Beginning August 1, 2014, the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) premium will increase by five percent. Read more >>

All 2014-2015 Students (New, Readmit, Transfer and Continuing)

First Student

Click here to download flyer.

When do I Enroll/Waive in the Plan?

Open Enrollment Periods: Annual Deadline - 9/7/2014 | Spring/Summer Deadline 1/30/2015 | Summer I Session Deadline 5/29/2015 | Summer II Session Deadline 7/9/2015

The premium for this coverage is added to the student's tuition bill. Students who waive coverage with proof of comparable insurance coverage by the waiver deadline, will see the premium removed from their account.

How do I Enroll/Waive?
To complete the Enrollment or the Waiver process, please go to:, click on either the Enroll Now - Health Insurance or the Waive Your School's Health Insurance button and follow the directions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS:Open Enrollment Periods for all Dependents and Students: If you have eligible Dependents in the fall or, are a student in the fall semester and eligible to purchase coverage and you choose not to enroll for coverage before the Fall Enrollment Deadline of *September 7, 2014, your Dependents or you, will not be eligible to enroll again until the start of next fall unless you experience a "Life Status" change during the year. A life status change includes marriage, divorce, birth of a child or loss of coverage through no fault of your own (i.e. aging of your parents coverage). If your Dependents or you, experience a "Life Status" change, you must submit proof of the event and enroll within 30 Days of the event, otherwise you will no longer be eligible to enroll for the remainder of the policy year.

* For new Dependents or new students in the spring semester, your open enrollment deadline is January 30, 2015.
* For new Dependents or new students in the summer 1 semester, your open enrollment deadline is May 29, 2015.
* For new Dependents or new students in the summer 2 semester, your open enrollment deadline is July 9, 2015.

Please contact us at for cost and enrollment information as a Life Status Change

Please refer to First Student Website for any additional information.

 AnnualSpring/SummerSummer 1Summer 2
 8/11/14 - 8/10/151/6/15 - 8/10/155/18/15 - 8/10/156/29/15 - 8/10/15
Each Child$2,131.00$1,267.00$496.00$252.00

For additional questions, concerns or issues regarding Student Health Insurance please call University Health Services 202.274.5030.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.

About University Health Services

The purpose of University Health Services (UHS) at the University of the District of Columbia is to ensure a healthy campus environment and to promote the individual health and wellness of all members of the University community. UHS is committed to providing caring, quality, confidential services to the University community, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. It is our goal to provide affirming health and wellness services. We provide mandatory and routine preventative health care, urgent health care, and specialist referrals. Preventative health services include lectures, workshops, disease screenings, immunizations, routine gynecological exams and routine physical exams. UHS is staffed by board certified licensed nurse practitioners and a student health coordinator.

All students with chronic medical conditions (e.g., allergies, seizures, diabetes, high blood pressure) are recommended to have a medical history on file with UHS that documents any pertinent information. 

By DC Immunization Law 3-20, it is mandatory for all students 26 and under enrolled for classes at the University to be fully immunized. These students must show proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox). Students under the age of 18 must also show proof for polio immunization. Once you receive your letter of acceptance from the University, you should obtain your immunization records from your previous school and/or primary care provider then present it to UHS (not the Office of Admissions) on or before the day you come to register for classes. Nursing students preparing for clinical rotations are required to show proof of immunization regardless of age.

All records must be written in English. If you are missing any of the above vaccines, please plan to obtain the vaccines from your private health care providers' office or neighborhood health clinic.
Students in the healthcare professions and athletics programs are required to submit proof of a recent physical examination and documentation of required laboratory testing.

For more details on immunization requirements click here. Medical history and examination forms with the relevant details are available at UHS. 

Services Provided

Campus-wide Emergency Response

Sick Care (same-day appointments are usually available)

Physical Examinations

Required Immunizations and Clinical Laboratory Tests*

Health Assessments 

Women's and Men's Sexual Health Services

Laboratory and In-house Medication Support*

Disease Screening and Counseling

Vision & Hearing Screening

Consultation and Referral Services

Health Maintenance Support

*Not all students may be eligible to receive these services from UHS


You must make an appointment to be seen at the health center.  Walk-in and same day appointments for urgent care services are usually available but may be limited on any given day. Urgent Care Services are available for evaluation of acute and urgent medical issues such as severe pain, minor injuries, shortness of breath, chest pain, or other acute illnesses or signs of severe distress. Call the University Health Center at 202.274.-5030 or come in to be seen for urgent care.  If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.


Director  - Ayana M. Elliott, DNP, APRN, FNP-C      

Nurse Practitioner – Afua Ossei-Agyeman-Yeboah, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC       

Nurse Practitioner – Sasha Sherwood, MS, FNP-BC

Student Health Coordinator – Samantha Brown

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