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Monroe Park Campus

Address: 1300 W. Broad St., Suite 2200
Phone: (804) 828-8828
Fax: (804) 828-1093

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm

Summer and Semester Break Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10am - 4:30pm


MCV Campus

Address: 1000 E. Marshall St., Room 305
Phone: (804) 828-9220
Fax: (804) 828-3181

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Summer and Semester Break Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 10am - 4:30pm


Pharmacy (Monroe Park Campus)

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - Noon, 1 - 5pm
Friday: 10am - Noon, 1 - 5pm

Summer and Semester Break Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm


More Information

FLU SEASON IS HERE

It's not too late to get your FREE FLU SHOT at Student Health! 

Influenza or the Flu is widespread in Virginia which means VCU students are at risk.  The flu shot is an effective way to protect yourself from this highly contagious illness.  It takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to kick in, so don't delay!  Come by Student Health during Immunization Hours for your free flu shot, and encourage your friends to do the same.

HOW TO AVOID THE FLU

• Get the flu vaccine.
• Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
• Get plenty of rest and eat right.

THINK YOU HAVE THE FLU?

• If you have flu symptoms (such as fever, body aches, and sore throat), it is important to stay home until your fever has been gone for 24 hours without a fever-reducing medicine (like ibuprofen or acetaminophen).
• Wash your hands frequently, and cough into your sleeve (the “vampire cough”) to avoid getting others sick.
• Drink lots of fluids.
• Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) for fever and pain, according to the package directions.  Take medication with food to avoid an upset stomach.  Avoid taking aspirin!

CALL STUDENT HEALTH FOR AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU HAVE:

• Shortness of breath or chest pain.
• Dizziness.
• Persistent nausea and vomiting.
• Confusion.
• An improvement in symptoms followed by worsening fever and cough.
• Asthma, diabetes, or another medical condition that puts you at higher risk for complications from the flu (www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm).  High-risk patients who become ill should call Student Health and ask to speak to a nurse for assistance. 


STUDENT HEALTH IS CASHLESS:

Only major credit cards, debit cards, and Rambucks are accepted as payment methods.


TAKE-CARE-OF-YOURSELF CHECKLIST:

It's a good idea to have a few self-care items in your dorm room for minor illnesses.  Consider keeping a small supply of the following items (which are available at low prices through the Student Health Pharmacy):

• Antibiotic ointment
• Bandaids
• A digital thermometer
• Pain relievers, like ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol)
• Benadryl for allergic reactions
• Cough and cold medications


THE WELL

The Wellness Resource Center empowers all students to move toward optimal health by finding a balance for all aspects of wellness.

Our one-on-one consultations and presentations extend to topics such as alcohol and other drugs, smoking cessation, nutrition, disordered eating/body image, rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, stress management, and sexual health.

We also offer an array of volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved around campus.


STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

VCU students who have a documented disability and require special accommodations can contact Disability Support Services.  Health Science students should contact Special Services for Students for assistance.


WHAT'S YOUR STRATEGY?

What's your strategy for partying safely?  Visit yourstrategy.org for more information.