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Hours of Operation

The Student Health Center is open from 8:30am to 8:00pm Monday and Thursday, 8:30am to 5:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday (closed from 9:15-10am for Staff meeting) and Friday. During semester breaks and the summer, the Center is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Making an Appointment

Services at the Student Health Center (SHC) are available by appointment. To make an appointment, simply call us at 202.885.3380, stop by the Center on the 1st Floor of McCabe Hall, or schedule online. 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.

Who is eligible to be seen at the Student Health Center?

All students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at American University are welcome, regardless of type of individual insurance carried.

Medical Emergencies and After Hours Care

If you're on campus and experience a medical emergency or become ill after the SHC is closed, immediately notify the Resident Assistant or Director on duty or Public Safety at 202.885.3636.

If you would like to speak with a health professional who can give you medical advice after hours, please click here: After Hours Care

If you're off campus and have a medical emergency, dial 911.

Health Education Programs

Interested in learning about healthy living? The Health Promotion & Advocacy Center located in Hughes Hall 105 – welcomes you to stop by, talk with a health educator, pick up literature, and learn about healthy lifestyle practices. Feel free to call them at 202.885.3298.


At the Student Health Center, we're always looking to improve our quality of service. If you have any feedback that could help us better serve the campus community, feel free to email us at