UHart’s Student Health Services is proud to partner with Hartford HealthCare to help you feel your best.
- Sick visits
- Strep, mono, and flu testing
- COVID-19 testing
- STD testing and treatment
- Pap tests, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and birth control options
- Physical exams (Sports, pre-op, study abroad)
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications available
- Refills of ADHD medications while at school with proper documentation from prescribing provider
- Administration of Allergy injections with proper documentation from Allergist
- TB screening with PPD placement
- Immunizations (Tetanus, flu shots)
- Nebulizer treatments
- Ear Irrigation for cerumen impaction
- Suturing and I&D
- Bloodwork drawn at Health Services and sent to Quest Lab (outside orders accepted also)
- Referrals provided to Hartford HealthCare specialists within the community
*Fees for services apply (medications, vaccines and laboratory testing)
Keep Hawks Healthy and stop the spread of common communicable diseases.
Be aware that symptoms of COVID-19 may be mild and that people with mild infection are still able to spread the virus to others.
Not sure when to test? Here are the most common symptoms of COVID-19:
- Fever (100.4° or higher) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Students may get a flu vaccine at Health Services, Monday through Friday with a scheduled appointment.
- fever or feeling feverish/chills
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle or body aches
- fatigue (tiredness)
Mono is a disease known as the "kissing disease." This virus is spread often by salvia.
Symptoms of Mono:
- swollen glands
- a pimple or blister-like rash, as well as
- muscle aches,
- backache, and
- swollen lymph nodes.
The majority of monkeypox cases experience mild to moderate symptoms, although it can rarely be fatal, especially in places with inadequate health care.
The Virus is Transmitted By:
- prolonged close contact with a symptomatic person, including intimate contact (kissing, cuddling, and sex),
- direct contact with infectious rashes, scabs, or body fluids, and
- touching items (linens and clothing) previously in contact with an infectious rash or body fluids.
The illness usually lasts 2-4 weeks. It is important to understand that anyone can become infected with monkeypox and to take the proper precautions. The virus does not discriminate in terms of who it infects.
Preventing the Spread:
Since monkeypox and smallpox viruses are genetically similar, vaccines and antiviral medications already developed to protect against smallpox may be used to prevent and treat monkeypox virus infections. Although in limited supply, these vaccines are available through the public health department to individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements. Medications may also be recommend for people who are more likely to get severely ill, such as those with weakened immune symptoms.
The University is working closely with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and our medical partner, Hartford HealthCare, to facilitate the process of identifying infected individuals, providing monkeypox testing, acquiring vaccine for those who meet eligibility requirements, and offering treatment options as medically indicated.
The best way to prevent outbreaks on our campus is through direct and frequent communication.
While the risk to the campus community currently remains low, we are preparing for the possibility of monkeypox cases on campus and will continue to keep the campus community informed about this and any other public health risks.
Student Health Insurance Requirement
In previous years, the University has required all students to obtain and provide proof of health insurance before the beginning of each school year. For the 2023–2024 academic year, the University of Hartford does not require health insurance as a condition of attendance. Students are not charged for a University-sponsored insurance plan nor is there an online waiver to complete.
Regular Hours & Location:
Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment.
Entrance is to the left of the Sports Center.
*During Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break hours and services may vary.
*Health Services is not open for patient care over the summer.
Health Services is located on the ground floor of the Sports Center and has its own entrance on the left side of the building.Phone:
Immunization records are required prior to the start of classes. Immunization and Health Forms
Graduate and part-time students may also come to Health Services but must show proof of paying the Student Support Services Fee.
Yes, UHart faculty and staff may utilize Health Services.
At times, a student may choose to take a break from their program with intent to return in a later semester. This may happen for a variety of reasons. Taking a leave of absence does not indicate that a student has failed at something, but rather it can be a tool to help deal with other pressing issues and upon return a student will be able to better focus on their studies.
There are a few different ways a student may take a break; including, a leave of absence (active status), medical leave of absence, or a withdrawal from the University.
STUDENT LEAVE OF ABSENCE/ACTIVE STATUS:
If a full-time student is considering taking a leave of absence, they should consult with their academic advisor to discuss their options, impact on their degree progression and how best to return. A student, while in good academic standing, may request to be placed on an “active status” to remain out of classes for up to two semesters while maintaining matriculation.
To make this request students must submit the standard Registration (Add/Drop) Form indicating their intent for an active status and when they plan to return. This form should be signed by the academic advisor. If approved, students will be charged a $75 active status fee.
If a student does not register for a semester and does not request active status, the student will have to apply for re-admission upon returning to the University. Part-time students need not register each semester to maintain their matriculation. However, part-time students who have not registered for three consecutive regular semesters, nor for any summer session during the three-semester period, will be required to apply for re-admission.
STUDENT MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Occasionally, students experience medical or psychological problems severe enough to require more intensive treatment or time away from the University environment. Students needing to interrupt their studies for psychological reasons may request to be placed on a medical leave of absence upon the written recommendation of a staff member from the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, a private therapist, or a medical provider. Students requesting a medical leave of absence must present a statement from their attending physician, which will be reviewed and acted upon by the Associate Vice President of Student Success.
Students on medical leave of absence remain matriculated at the University and are not required to reapply for admission. Students participate in the normal registration and room-selection process in absentia, are eligible for tuition and fee refunds according to the University’s published refund policy, and are informed of the implications of the leave on their financial aid packages. It is the student’s responsibility to contact financial aid to determine what, if any, impact the leave will have on their financial aid for the semester.
Students returning from a medical leave of absence will be required to submit a return to campus form (available in the Dean of Students Office) completed by a qualified licensed professional; to meet with the Associate Vice President of Student Success, and to make arrangements when appropriate, for on or off campus support services tailored to their individual needs.
The full Student Medical Leave of Absence policy can be found in the student handbook, The Source.
We encourage students to speak with their academic advisor prior to making a decision to withdraw from the University. However, if a student decides to voluntarily withdraw from the University they should do so by withdrawing (dropping) from all courses, if currently enrolled, through the Registration Add/Drop form, or contact the Center for Student Success (CSS) in writing via e-mail from their University of Hartford issued account.
A tuition refund, if applicable, for a student who is voluntarily withdrawing is based on the date of withdrawal. See the current academic calendar in the bulletin of classes for specifics.
Any student seeking to return to the University should contact the Admissions Office. Students who are reapplying to the University under the Fresh Start program need to re-apply through Admissions.
After Hours Care
University of Hartford is partnered with Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care to offer after hours care. If you need care after hours, visit Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care in West Hartford’s Bishops Corner, just 2.5 miles from campus or schedule a Virtual Visit.
336-A North Main Street, West Hartford
Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and
Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk in or save your spot online at GoHealthUC.com/CTStudents
Connect with a Hartford HealthCare–GoHealth Urgent Care provider by video from your phone, tablet, or computer.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and
Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Services can provide virtual visits for certain illnesses.
Please call the office to schedule a Virtual Visit - 860.768.6601.
Schedule a same-day or next-day Virtual Visit for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses with a Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care telemedicine provider.
We treat hundreds of illnesses and injuries including:
- Asthma attacks and wheezing
- COVID-19 Evaluation
- Bronchitis and respiratory infection
- Colds, cough, flu and mild fever
- Earache or ear infection
- Headache and migraine
- Mild animal or insect bites
- Pink eye
- Poison oak and ivy
- Rash and skin infection
- Sinus infections
- Sore throat, laryngitis and strep
- Sprains and strains
- STD/STI treatment and testing
- Urinary tract infection(UTIs)