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General Services

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 serous medical situations are referred to a network of local specialists. Over-the-counter medications and a limited number of pharmaceuticals are available. All registered students currently enrolled at Radford University can receive the following services:

  • Examinations for most physical problems
  • Counseling and advice for emotional problems with possible referral to the Student Counseling Services
  • Pregnancy testing and assistance in obtaining obstetrical, adoption, or abortion services
  • Health education programs
  • *Routine pelvic examinations
  • Birth control information and prescriptions
  • Self-care center for common colds
  • Laboratory testing
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Free walk-in HIV testing, last Thursday of the month
  • SAVES (Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support Services)
  • Access to a 24-hour 7 day-per-week nurse consultation services (1-866-205-2164)
  • Allergy Clinic (students must provide their own allergy serum and instructions from an allergist)
  • Immunizations   
    • Tuberculosis screening and skin test
    • Tetanus
    • Meningitis
    • Hepatitis B immunization
    • Gardisil (HPV) vaccine




Note: In order to receive contraceptive services, students must have had a gynecological exam, including pap smear, 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.

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.