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FAQs

About the Student Health Center

Below are answers to a few of the questions we most frequently receive about the Student Health Center and its services.

  1. Do I need to complete the Student Health Record? Yes.

  2. Do I need a meningitis vaccination if I live on campus? Yes, it is Pennsylvania state law. Read more about the meningitis vaccination requirement.

  3. Do I really need to have the tuberculosis test? No, the requirement has been suspended because of the nationwide shortage of the serum that is used for tuberculosis testing.

  4. Do I need to have a doctor sign Page 2 of the Student Health Record? A doctor can sign Page 2 or you can provide a copy of the immunizations you've received from your doctor.

  5. What are the required immunizations? Two MMRs (measles, mumps and rubella); DTP (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis); up-to-date meningitis (if living on campus).

  6. If I was in the military, do I need to provide proof of immunizations? No, all we need is a copy of your DD-214.

  7. When is the Student Health Center open? Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  8. Where is the Student Health Center located? 203 Thayer Hall

  9. What is your phone number? 412-392-3800

  10. What is your fax number? 412-392-3801

  11. What kind of services does the nurse provide? The nurse administers first aid, triages students for doctor appointments, dispenses initial over-the-counter medication, provides a shoulder to cry on, teaches students how to effectively manage their health and their health care coverage, and supplies referrals for other health care providers.

  12. Location of UPMC Downtown


    Point A is Point Park University.
    Point B is the Downtown UPMC facility.
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  13. Are doctor appointments available to the students? Yes, we have four doctor appointments available every weekday at the nearby University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facility located at 339 Sixth Ave., within walking distance of the University.

  14. Where is UPMC? The Downtown UPMC office is located at 339 Sixth Ave., a few blocks from the University and within walking distance (see map at right).

  15. Is there a charge for the doctor appointment? No, the doctor appointment is free, but any additional tests, X-rays or prescriptions must be paid for by the student or his/her insurance.

  16. Can you store allergy shot medication in your office? No.

  17. Does the nurse give allergy shots? No. We will send the student to the Downtown UPMC facility (see question 13 for address) to receive allergy shots. The cost is $12 per shot.

  18. Will you tell me what my son or daughter came to see you about? In order for a parent or caregiver to receive health information about a student, the student must sign a release for information to be released to a parent. The student can come into the Student Health Center and fill out the appropriate form for release of information to the parent.

If your question isn't answered above, contact the Student Health Center at 412-392-3800.