Primary & Acute Health Care

Student Health Services provides diagnosis and treatment of illness and minor injuries and health and wellness counseling. All currently enrolled Mason students are eligible to receive confidential health care.

Our doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses have experience treating students who have sore throats, ear infections, rashes, minor cuts and burns, urinary tract infections, sleep concerns, chronic health concerns, and more. Student Health also offers diagnostic and preventive services; including lab testing, physical exams, nutrition and other health counseling.

Call Student Health (703-993-2831). Based on your health care need, staff will schedule you an appointment or recommend you walk-in to the clinic for care.

Written prescriptions can be filled at a local pharmacy. Student Health may refer a student to specialist healthcare provider in the community when the care required goes beyond the scope of our practice.

Primary Care

We recommend you call to schedule an appointment for routine or non-urgent health care needs. This will be more convenient for your schedule and save you time. There are often appointments available the same day or within one to two days.

It may not be possible to address multiple concerns adequately at one visit. You may need to schedule separate appointments for different needs.

There is no cost to be seen by a health care provider. There are fees for certain procedures, supplies, medications, lab tests, and some office visits. Ask your provider about any cost for care.

Acute Care

If you are experiencing acute or sudden illness, having sudden or concerning symptoms, or are injured, you can walk-in to a Student Health clinic for care during operating hours.

If you walk-in to one of the Student Health clinics you will need to check-in with the front desk. You may have to wait before being seen.  Patients who walk-in for care are seen based on the severity of their symptoms. Your wait time may also depend on the number of other patients who need to be seen.

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Your Visit to Student Health

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to fill out your check-in paperwork.
  • Bring your Mason ID.
  • Bring your health insurance ID card, if you have insurance. You may choose to use your health insurance if lab testing is ordered.
  • When you arrive at the clinic, tell the front desk staff you are here.
  • If you have a fever and are coughing or sneezing you may be asked to wear a face mask to protect others.
  • Your provider will ask you about your personal and family medical history and if you have any allergies. If you are not sure about this information, check with your parent or guardian before your appointment.
  • You will be asked if you take any medications. Bring a list of your current medications.
  • If you are under the age of 18, for most medical procedures, your parent or legal guardian will need to give written permission (consent) for medical treatment.
  • Fees for procedures, supplies, lab tests are due at the time of service. Student Health does not bill insurance. We will provide you with a walk out statement with your charges if you would like to submit it to your insurance company.  Student Health cannot guarantee reimbursement by your insurance company.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment, contact Student Health to tell us. If you do not cancel at least 4 hours before your appointment, you will have to pay a no-show fee.

Emergency or Urgent Care

Student Health does not offer emergency services. Call 911 if you are experiencing an immediate or life threatening emergency.

The 911 Emergency Rescue system can be called at any time to provide on-site treatment and transportation to local hospitals in the event of serious injury or illness. The patient is responsible for payment of all charges of emergency transportation and medical treatment, to include transportation and treatment for injuries occurring on campus.