Students with Health Conditions

The University Health Center (UHC) is committed to supporting students with underlying medical conditions.

If you have an underlying medical condition or are immune-suppressed, we recommend that you visit UHC to connect with one of our providers, even if you have a primary care provider (PCP) or specialist at home. This allows you to have an ongoing relationship with a UHC provider in the event that medical issues come up and your PCP or specialist can’t be reached. We aim to establish continuity for care received on campus and with your PCP or specialist. Often the UHC can be helpful in identifying a local specialist if you're coming from outside of the area. A visit with a UHC provider ensures that your medical history is documented in your UHC medical record in the event that specific communication to you is indicated.  To schedule this appointment, please call the UHC at 301-314-8180.

We would also like you to know that there are measures that you can take to protect yourself, and we are here to provide support and guidance. These measures include completing all required and recommended vaccinations, including a yearly flu shot. If you have certain medical conditions, you may also benefit from a pneumonia vaccine. We advise that you avoid fellow students who are ill. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer, and avoid sharing utensils or drinking glasses. Take extra caution in situations where you may be around crowds or large groups of people (consider avoiding crowded parties).  These measures are emphasized in all of the University Health Center communications about illness on campus.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Center at 301-314-8180.