STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

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The Student Health Center takes pride in providing excellent health care to Villanova undergraduate and graduate students.

Students can expect individualized attention and timely service, whether they are suffering from a cold, the flu, allergies, or something more serious.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Health Center is offering both telemedicine and in-person visits. Please call our front desk at 610-519-4070 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

About Us

The Student Health Center is located on the third floor of the Health Services Building at the Villanova University main entrance on Ithan Avenue, across from The Pavilion and Bartley Hall.

ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR HOURS

24 hours a day
7 days a week

The Health Center is offering both telemedicine and in-person visits. Please call our front desk at 610-519-4070 to schedule an appointment.

Villanova University Health Center will be utilizing telemedicine services, in addition to our office visits, this upcoming year. These services will include screening patients who may be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and offering them appropriate appointments with our nurses, nurse practitioners or physicians. Additionally, telemedicine appointments will be offered to provide care for non-COVID-19 conditions, and potentially identify patients who may need further medical evaluation and management.

The Health Center will be using Microsoft Teams for patient visits, which is already offered to students within their Microsoft Office 365’s account. This program can be easily downloaded onto the student’s phone. Our staff will be readily able to support patients with any questions regarding their visit.  

Visits to the Student Health Center are covered under the Health and Wellness fee (each semester) incurred by full-time undergraduate and law students. Students are financially responsible for the costs of any laboratory tests, some over-the-counter medications, and all prescription medications.

Part-time undergraduates, part-time and fulltime graduate students, BSN Express students, and other non matriculated summer students are not required to pay the Health and Wellness fee each semester but will be charged $25 for an office visit with a doctor or nurse practitioner.

The Student Health Center does not bill insurance companies, nor does the Student Health Center operate as a pharmacy. Local pharmacy information can be found on the Health Center Appointments and Services page.

Students who incur charges at the Student Health Center may request reimbursement from their insurance company. Please see below for more information on Billing.

The Student Health Center does not bill insurance companies. Should a student incur billable services at the Student Health Center (lab costs, prescription medications), the student has the option of paying via student account, VU Wildcard, cash or check.

Students wishing to obtain reimbursement from an insurance company should:

  • Request that the charges be applied to the student account
  • Submit payment to the Office of the Bursar when “Health Center Charge” appears on the Student Account Statement
  • Call the Student Health Center to request an itemized bill
  • Send the itemized bill to the insurance company

Upon matriculation, students have the option of signing a consent form allowing Student Health Center providers to discuss care related issues with the students’ parents or legal guardians. In general, if the consent is signed, providers will discuss care issues with parents or legal guardians. If the consent is not signed, providers will explain this to the parent or legal guardian and refer the parent or guardian back to the student. Students may allow or revoke consent to speak with parents or legal guardians at any time.

If the visit is sensitive in nature, the provider will not discuss the issue with a parent or legal guardian without explicit permission from the student.

Medical records are kept by the Student Health Center for seven years following graduation or from the time the student left the University.

In order to obtain a copy of a medical record (e.g. Immunization History), please email or fax request to the Student Health Center at studenthealthcenter@villanova.edu.

The request should include the following information:

  • Your name, birth date, last 4 digits of your social security number
  • Today’s date
  • What specific information you are requesting
  • The year you graduated or left the University
  • Your daytime phone number and address
  • Your signature

We will then process your request and send your records once we receive the processing fee. There is a $10 processing fee for this service. If there is no medical record on file, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Make checks payable to Villanova University and send to: Villanova University, Student Health Center, HSB 3rd Floor, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085.

The Student Health Center will take all appropriate precautions to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID 19 to staff, students, and the Villanova Community. This includes utilizing guidelines and recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the American College Health Association, and University Policies.  

The Health Center will continue to be staffed and operational 24/7 for emergent needs. But ALL patient visits, including those with a nurse after hours, will be by appointment only.

 

 

Student Requirements

HEALTH RECORDS

The Villanova University Student Health Record is required for all full time undergraduate students upon matriculation. Failure to submit a completed Health Record will result in a hold on registration for future classes. Please download the Health Record Form. The completed health forms must be submitted to the Student Health Center by July 1st.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Immunization requirements are included in the Student Health Record. The immunization requirements for Villanova University are consistent with the recommendations of the American College Health Association.

INSURANCE

All students need health insurance throughout their term of enrollment at Villanova. Health insurance is mandatory for all domestic, undergraduate matriculated students, all international students, and all law school students.

Undergraduate students must either enroll in the school sponsored plan with United Health or waive out of the University-sponsored plan by showing proof of comparable coverage. Failure to waive the University-sponsored plan will result in automatic enrollment and billing for the University plan at the beginning of the school year.

College of Professional Studies (part-time students), undergraduate and graduate students, graduate students taking three or more credit hours, and Ph.D thesis continuation students must purchase their own insurance.

For more information regarding the school sponsored plan, and the enrollment/waiver process, please visit the website www.firststudent.com.

All students need health insurance throughout their term of enrollment at Villanova. Health insurance is mandatory for all domestic, undergraduate matriculated students, all international students, and all law school students.

Undergraduate students must either enroll in the school sponsored plan with United Health or waive out of the University-sponsored plan by showing proof of comparable coverage. Failure to waive the University-sponsored plan will result in automatic enrollment and billing for the University plan at the beginning of the school year.

College of Professional Studies (part-time students), undergraduate and graduate students, graduate students taking three or more credit hours, and Ph.D thesis continuation students must purchase their own insurance.

For more information regarding the school sponsored plan, and the enrollment/waiver process, please visit the website www.firststudent.com.

Health Services Building, 3rd floor

The building is located at the Main entrance to campus, from Ithan Avenue, across from the Davis Center and the Business School.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

 

In an emergency, call Villanova Public Safety at 610-519-4444.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)