SHS receives more than 45,000 visits each year from University of Delaware students, and provides a full range of primary care, treatment, and referral services as well as related health education programs. All programs and services are aimed at maintaining the physical and emotional wellbeing of UD students.
Allergy injections are administered five days a week in the Immunization Clinic at no additional charge to students charged the Student Health Fee. Students must provide their serum and allergist’s signed instructions and schedule. The first dose of every new vial must be given at the private allergist’s office. Student Health Services does not administer bee or wasp venom or poison ivy extract.
For allergy injections, students must schedule an appointment with the Allergy Nurse. Hours of operation and appointment instructions are available here.
For the convenience of University students, a few selected prescriptive and over the counter medicines may be purchased at the SHS Dispensary located in Laurel Hall 133. The SHS Dispensary is not a pharmacy and has only limited pharmaceutical medications. Only prescriptions written by a SHS practitioner will be accepted. SHS prescriptions can also be filled at local pharmacies. Payment at the dispensary is accepted by check, cash, or FLEX. Most credit cards and bank cards and some prescription cards are also accepted. Hours of operation are available here.
Injections are provided on a routine basis in support of Outpatient General Medical Clinic services. TB testing, tetanus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella (Chickenpox), Gardasil (HPV Vaccine), Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and other vaccines for overseas travel are available. Most immunizations require an additional fee. Overseas immunizations and other special injections are provided at an additional charge according to a fee for service schedule. Hours of operation and appointment instructions are available here.
Student Health Services provides Inpatient Services in Laurel Hall. Patients can be admitted by SHS staff physicians for illness requiring diagnostic testing and observation, treatment and isolation of infectious disease, and for injury requiring inpatient care. This allows students to maintain their course of study without serious interruptions. Fees are covered by the Student Health Fee, with the exception of meals/beverages, which will be charged to meal plan or student account. Hours of operation are available here.
During the academic year, our COLA accredited CLIA certified diagnostic laboratory testing is provided in support of all outpatient clinics and specialty services. Most of the lab work is performed at SHS including urinalysis, complete blood counts, mono testing, strep throat cultures, influenza testing, rapid strep screening, pregnancy testing, cholesterol and glucose testing. These tests are included in the Student Health Fee. SHS practitioners meet with a patient and order any necessary laboratory tests.
Patients with orders for laboratory tests from a clinician outside of SHS may have their specimens collected at the SHS laboratory. These tests will be sent to a reference lab and results forwarded to the ordering clinician.
The patient or patient’s insurance carrier is billed for lab testing sent to an outside reference lab by that reference lab. The SHS laboratory has accounts with LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics. Some insurance plans exclude coverage for laboratory tests not authorized by an insurance plan representative or not done in a lab approved by the plan. While every effort will be made by SHS staff to coordinate your level of coverage with the need for diagnostic laboratory services, you need to be aware of your insurance coverage requirements and limitations at the time of your visit. Hours of operation and appointment instructions are available here.
Lewes Campus Services
Full-time students on UD’s Lewes campus are charged the Student Health Fee and are eligible to use some primary care services at Beebe Medical Group and other services at Laurel Hall on the Newark campus. Services include sick visits, selected laboratory testing including rapid strep tests, and tuberculin ppd testing. Hours of operation and appointment instructions are available here.
Medical Clinic and Outpatient Services
The Medical/Outpatient Clinic is staffed by physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Appointments may be made with a physician or nurse practitioner; walk-in patients are evaluated by nurses. Minor surgical procedures may be performed after evaluation by a physician.
Serious medical conditions and emergencies are given priority in all cases. Emergencies may be referred to Christiana Care Health Services or other area hospitals as warranted. Hours of operation are available here; schedule an appointment using the link at the top of this site or by calling 302-831-2226.
Nutrition counseling with registered dietitians and a certified sports nutritionist is available to all UD students and covered by the Student Health Fee. Sessions are by appointment only and may require a medical referral by a SHS provider. We encourage you to schedule an appointment if you think you have symptoms that suggest an eating disorder, or you are recovering from an eating disorder. Hours of operation are available here; schedule an appointment using the link at the top of this site or by calling 302-831-2226.
Services include nutrition counseling and education for the following concerns:
- Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder) as well as disorders of preoccupation with food, weight and body image
- Weight Management
- Vegetarian diets
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Sports nutrition or eating for exercise
- Healthy eating & meal planning for general wellness and disease prevention
We recognize the need for education and support around eating disorders and preoccupation with food, weight, and body image. Research has shown that a multidisciplinary approach to treatment is most effective for long-term success for an eating disorder. Where appropriate, we offer coordinated care with medical doctors, nutritionists and psychological counselors. An appropriate treatment plan will be established based on level of care required and services available on-campus and/or off-campus, to promote recovery and reduce the risk of relapse.
Resources are available here for students who are concerned that a friend may have an eating disorder.
A dedicated Student Health Services physician-nurse team sees all UD NCAA athletes for physicals, recertification, illness, injury or other sports related problems. The Sports Medicine Clinic is in the Bob Carpenter Center in close proximity to practice, training, and game facilities. Services include primary care both in and out-of-season, pre-competition physical examinations, minor surgery, and non-operative orthopedics relating to sports injury. Students other than NCAA athletes will be seen by SHS referral. When the Sports Medicine Clinic is closed, athletes are seen at Laurel Hall. Hours of operation and appointment instructions are available here.
Pre-Participation Questionnaire [PDF] – bring completed to pre-participation physical
Recertification Questionnaire [PDF] – bring completed to recertification physical
Post-Season Injury Questionnaire [PDF] – bring completed to your appointment
In an effort to provide efficient, structured transportation service to those students requiring long- or short-term assistance moving around campus, Transportation Services and the University of Delaware Police Department have partnered to provide limited campus or area transportation to those approved by the Office of Disability Support Services or Student Health Services.
Students approved for transportation assistance through either the Office of Disability Support Services or Student Health Services will receive door-to-door service within the service area on a one-time or recurring basis. If wheelchair assistance is needed, a vehicle with the proper lift will be used.
Transport services are not provided for scheduled appointments with consulting physicians, dentists or other health care agencies.
Student Health Services offers Travel Consultations for University of Delaware employees and students visiting countries that may require vaccines and malaria prevention. A typical visit includes:
– updated Travax®* report specific to the country/countries (Travax® is published by Shoreland, INC. and is a subscription service which includes information derived from reports provided by WHO, CDC and a variety of other sources to provide detailed information for 229 countries and territories)
– required and/or recommended vaccine information
– vaccine schedule
– malaria prevention recommendation
– malaria prophylaxis prescription if needed
– vaccine prescription if needed
– health precautions
– disease risk summary
– official health data
The cost for an employee consultation is $100. Student consultations are covered by the Student Health Fee. The HTH Health and Safety video for Study Abroad participants is found here. Learn more about travel health.
A special Wart Clinic is provided by appointment on Wednesdays, in the Immunization Clinic. A Registered Nurse uses liquid nitrogen to freeze wart tissue. This process usually takes more than one treatment.
The student must be diagnosed by a SHS physician/nurse practitioner before the first treatment appointment is made. Hours of operation and appointment instructions are available here.
Women's and Men's Health
The Women’s Health Clinic is staffed by an all female staff including a gynecologist, women’s health nurse practitioners, and a registered nurse staff with training and experience in gynecology. Available care includes routine gynecologic examination, Pap smears, contraceptive services, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, colposcopy and routine gynecological treatment. The Immunization Clinic is available for HPV vaccines. Explore Women’s Health.
A full range of health services for male students is offered through the Medical Clinic and includes includes sexually transmitted disease (std) testing and treatment. If you want HIV testing included, please ask for an appointment with Mrs. Nancy Moore or Mrs. Christine Rudkin. If you are interested or would like to discuss receiving the HPV vaccine, please discuss this with the practitioner during your visit. Explore Men’s Health.
During the academic year, diagnostic X-ray services are provided at Laurel Hall in cooperation with Papastavros Associates Medical Imaging. For the benefit of patients and SHS staff, X-rays are taken and digital images are made available for immediate evaluation at Student Health Services. The digital images are then sent electronically to a radiologist for detailed evaluation and reports. The X-ray must be ordered by an SHS practitioner.
The Student Health Fee does not include X-ray Services. Students need to be aware of their insurance coverage requirements and limitations at time of their visit. The charges for specific X-rays are available upon request in the X-ray department.
The patient or patient’s health insurance carrier is billed directly by the local radiology group for this service. Some insurance plans exclude coverage for X-rays not authorized by an insurance plan representative or not done in a lab approved by the insurance company. While every effort will be made by SHS staff to coordinate your level of coverage with the need for diagnostic X-ray services, you need to be aware of your insurance coverage requirements and limitations at the time of your visit.
NCAA athletes in need of an X-ray as a result of an NCAA sports-related injury must consult the Medical Insurance Office in UD Athletics so that your claim will be properly processed.