Counseling & Wellness Center

Student Health Services

Current USF students can conveniently access medical care at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. USF Student Health Services (SHS) strives to deliver high-quality healthcare and education to USF students and offer a variety of medical services. Students can receive initial diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care, and registered students have no out-of-pocket costs for general medical office visits or consultations. Minimal fees are charged for specialty care and prescriptions, and SHS can bill your insurance or you can self-pay. SHS understands that students may have limited financial resources and will make every effort to keep additional charges minimal.

Students can schedule an appointment by calling (813) 974-2331 or online at this link.  Student Health Services is located in SMD 104 (modular building by the basketball courts). 

Medical Services We Offer

Our healthcare practitioners safely provide individualized care and offer a variety of medical services, including:

  • General medicine
  • Primary care
  • Physical exams
  • Sexual health & gynecology services
  • PEP/PrEP
  • Contraception
  • STI screening
  • Psychiatry
  • Vaccinations (COVID-19, Monkeypox, Influenza "Flu", MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, Meningitis, & Tdap)
  • Gender affirming hormone therapy (coming soon)

Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • Offered Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Patients are provided the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • Provided free of charge to students (administration fee will apply)

Monkeypox Vaccinations

  • Offered Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Provided free of charge to students (administration fee will apply)

Influenza "Flu" Vaccinations

  • Offered Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Provided free of charge to students (administration fee will apply)
  • Flu shots are available to registered students, faculty, and staff. Please refer to this webpage for additional information.

For information on why you should get vaccinated or vaccine safety, please click HERE.

 

BEYOND STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Should your needs fall outside of our scope of services, such as dermatology, nutrition, or orthopedic needs, we may recommend seeing a specialist. Many times, specialty services can be accessed through video consultations with the Tampa campus or appropriate community referral for further treatment.

Appointment Information

Tele-health services and video consultations are offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. In-person medical services are provided by an APRN and appointments are available Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an on-site LPN available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last scheduled appointments are made for no later than 4:30 p.m. each day. Same day appointments may be available (online scheduling should not be used for same-day appointment requests).

After-Hours Care

Please be aware that we are not available after hours. If you or someone you know has a medical emergency after hours, please contact the campus police or 911 immediately.

For non-urgent or non-emergency symptoms, you may call the Nurse Advice Line at 813-974-2331. A nurse can answer your health-related questions and help you to decide if you should seek immediate medical care at an Urgent Care or Emergency Room facility, or wait to be seen at the Student Health clinic when it opens. The nurses can assist you with basic self-health care tips. The after-hours advice nurse is not located at Student Health, so they cannot access your medical record at the time of the call.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to registered students at the University of South Florida campuses, or those who have voluntarily paid the current Health Fee because they are taking a semester off.

There is no charge for talking to the after-hours nurse. If you choose to seek medical care outside of Student Health Services, remember that you are responsible for the cost of that care. Your paid tuition does not cover emergency or urgent care services not treated at the Student Health Services clinic. If you have medical insurance coverage, check with your insurance company before seeking care to understand what it will cost.