Student Health and Wellness Center
Student Health and Wellness Center
On Monday, November 19th, we will begin operating on our Thanksgiving Holiday Week hours.
Sirona Health, a nurse triage service, is available to answer medical questions when the SHWC is closed.
For more information, visit our Emergencies and After-Hours Care page.
Beat the Flu at JHU
The 2018-2019 flu vaccine is now available at the Health Center.
Students can either schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at the Health Center or drop-in to one of our 10 flu clinics across campus from September 6th -December 5th.
So don’t delay, get your flu vaccine today!
The Student Health and Wellness Center provides high quality, confidential health care to eligible students of the Homewood and Peabody campus communities.
Our health care staff consists of board-certified physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners, a licensed dietitian, registered nurses, medical assistants, and a women’s health nurse practitioner.
Services offered include:
- Acute and chronic illness care
- Alcohol and other drug problem assessments; smoking cessation counseling
- Allergy injections
- Concerns about eating behaviors, weight and nutrition
- International travel consults and related immunizations
- Physical exams and routine immunizations
- Reproductive health care (contraceptives, confidential testing for sexually transmitted/HIV infections, emergency contraception)
- Specialist referrals when needed
The SHWC is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Student health information held by the Student Health and Wellness Center is protected by federal and state laws, including the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Maryland Confidentiality of Medical Records Act.
These laws protect the privacy of students’ health information and prohibit its disclosure without appropriate consent, except under limited circumstances.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of our patients’ medical records in compliance with all applicable laws.
News & Announcements
Colleges report unusual outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease
Check out this Nightly News report featuring SHWC’s director, Dr. Roanna Kessler.
STI self-screening kit
“I Want the Kit” is a STI self-screening kit that allows residents to collect their own genital and/or rectal sample in the privacy of their own home. It only costs $3.50 to complete the testing.
To learn more about “I want the kit”, visit their website.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease @ JHU
We have seen some cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease here at the Student Health & Wellness Center. This contagious illness is caused by a virus and may result in fever, sore throat, sores in the mouth, and rashes on the hands and feet. While we are monitoring any
2018-2019 Flu Clinic Schedule
Throughout the academic year, the Student Health and Wellness Center hosts on-campus flu clinics for eligible students. No appointment is necessary for the flu clinics, just walk-in on the date, location, and time specified below. Cost: $20 for private insurance; FREE for students with the school health benefit plan. Payment options: Cash,
Should the morning after pill be offered 24/7 on college campuses?
Check out this Washington Post article containing comments from SHWC’s director, Roanna Kessler.
Student Health 101 Newsletter
In this issue of the Student Health 101 newsletter, learn why travel is good for your health, how to make failure work for you, how best to warm up for your workouts, and much more!