The Student Health Center provides basic health care to students on an outpatient basis, Monday through Friday. The health center is equipped to provide diagnosis and treatment for the most common health problems encountered by students. More serious medical situations are referred to a network of local specialists. All registered students currently enrolled at Radford University can receive the following services:
Our team of providers are experienced in treating common medical problems encountered on college campuses. We offer initial diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries and appropriate follow-up care. Our providers can also care for most chronic illnesses, as well as perform minor surgical procedures.
Nurse Access/Medical Information Service
Healthcare advice is never more than a phone call away: 866-205-2164. Our 24/7, toll-free telephone service puts you in touch with a registered nurse who can help assess any health issues or medical problems, provide you with self-care information, or offer appropriate referrals. Please note that any student calling the nurse hotline will receive a follow up call from a Student Health nurse on the next business day.
We can refer to a variety of specialists. Some care may be offered on–site while other services are provided by a network of local experts. We also work closely with the community hospital to provide care for students with more complex medical conditions, if needed.
Immunizations and Travel Health
We provide preventive immunization services, including meningococcal, hepatitis, Gardasil, and tetanus/pertussis vaccinations. Our staff is available to counsel students on the proper immunizations needed for travel, and we will help them arrange for country- specific immunizations at the local health department
Annual Flu Clinic
Flu shots are available during the fall and spring semester's (while supplies last).
We will administer allergy shots using the antigen supplied by your allergist and with your physician’s instructions. This service is offered by appointment only.
Laboratory and Radiology
Lab and radiology services are available at the health center. Lab tests may include rapid strep testing, urinalysis, flu, glucose, tuberculosis (TB) skin testing/ TB blood testing, and mono testing. More complex testing will be sent to an external lab. We are also equipped to order and review radiology reports and digital images. For more expensive tests, you can opt to bill your health insurance carrier. Please make sure you have a copy of your insurance card with you at your appointment.
We provide over-the-counter medications as well as an appropriate range of prescription drugs. This pharmacy service will only dispense prescriptions written by the RUSH staff.
Our staff provides a range of gynecological services to treat the unique needs of our female students. Services include assessment and treatment of infectious diseases, annual examinations, pregnancy testing, and birth control. Gynecological services are available by appointment by calling 540-831-5111.
Note: In order to receive contraceptive services, students must have had a gynecological exam, including pap smear (typically requred if 21 or older), within the last year. If this has been done elsewhere, we need a copy of the exam and pap report. If a student has not had an exam, we will provide this service. This requirement does not apply to any other services.
We counsel, diagnose, and support the specific needs of men. We provide information on contraception, as well as education about and screenings for sexually transmitted infections and testicular cancer.
Health Education/Wellness Programming
We assist you in achieving greater personal well- being, building stronger interpersonal relationships, and forging a strong sense of community. We offer individual help on a variety of topics such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; sexual health; fitness and nutrition; eating disorders; and stress management. Other educational programs also reach residence hall students, clubs and organizations, and academic classes.
Medical records are strictly confidential. Information will not be released without written authorization from you, except by a court order. We can provide you with authorization forms.
Services not provided
There are some services that Radford University's Student Health Services do not provide. Those services include:
- Emergency care for serious or life-threatening illness or injury
- Evaluation, treatment, or medications for serious psychiatric disorders
- Medical services after regular hours or during official school holidays or breaks
- Evaluation, treatment, or medications for Attention Deficit Disorder
- Emergency medical services are available at the Carilion New River Medical Center. Ambulance service is available to the campus and a state-licensed emergency medical unit run by student volunteers is also available.