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Student Health Center

Questions?

  • Student Health Center
    202-885-3380
    Fax: 202-885-1222
    shc@american.edu
    McCabe, Room 1st Floor

    Summer & Semester Break Office Hours:

    8am-4:30pm
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    9am-4:30pm
    Wednesday


    Fall & Spring Office Hours:

    9am-6pm
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    9:30am-6pm
    Wednesday

Mailing Address

Patient Visit Information

Making an Appointment


To schedule a medical appointment, call 202.885.3380, visit us in McCabe Hall, or schedule online. Scheduling online allows you to view open timeslots and line up an appointment when you are unable to contact the Center after hours or over the weekend.

When Scheduling an Appointment, Remember: 

You will need to provide your AU ID number.

Know your class/work/internship schedule so you can schedule a time that's convenient for your schedule.

Arrive 15 minutes early to the Center to complete necessary paperwork.

If there is a particular medical provider you prefer seeing at the Center, mention his or her name.

When scheduling a follow-up visit, you should make an appointment with the same SHC provider from your initial visit. You can also specify if you'd like to see a male or female provider.

Specify what type of appointment you need. Physical exams, annual GYN exams, and psychiatric appointments are scheduled for different lengths than routine and follow-up visits.  

When Coming to an Appointment, Remember:

Arrive 15 minutes Early

Identification
- If you don't bring your AU ID card, we'll require another form of photo identification.

Cancellation - We want to make sure that every student who needs to see a medical provider has the opportunity to do so. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, you need to cancel the appointment at least 2 hours ahead of the appointment time. This will open up an appointment for your fellow students. Please be aware that any student who does not cancel their appointment 2 hours ahead of time will be charged a no-show fee of $20.

Insurance Information - You should bring your current insurance card to the SHC for every visit, even if you're on the AU plan. Although you may be coming to the health center for a routine visit, your provider may order lab work that requires your insurance information.

Medical History Information - When you arrive for your first appointment, you'll be asked to complete a medical history form that collects detailed information to help us better serve you. The form can be downloaded and filled out in advance in case you're unsure about your medical history and have questions for your parent or guardian. If you complete the medical history form in advance, please make sure you bring it with you so you don't have to fill out a new one.

Payment* - There are fees for services at the Student Health Center. Be sure to review the fee schedule before your first visit. If you have any questions about the fee schedule, feel free to contact us.

*Please bring a form of payment with you at the time of your visit. The Center accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, or EagleBuck$ as forms of payment. Unfortunately, we cannot bill your student account for Student Health Center fees. Immunizations require pre-payment before they're administered.