Student Health Center


The Student Health Center provides medical evaluation and care of student health concerns, both in an outpatient office setting, and an infirmary setting for around-the-clock care when needed. We strive to provide comprehensive primary medical care to W&L students, including evaluation and treatment of illness or injury, as well as preventive health services. Nursing assessment and care is available 24/7 and Physician/Physician Assistant appointments are available weekdays by calling 540-458-8401.

The Student Health Center Infirmary has 7 beds available for overnight care (when undergraduate classes are in session) for students who are ill enough to need care in a monitored setting, but who are not so ill as to need hospital care. Emergency medical situations beyond the scope of care at the Student Health Center should be evaluated and treated at Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital, located just one mile from campus. A physician is on duty in the Emergency Department at CRCH at all times.


The Student Health Center is located in the lower level of Davis Hall. The main entrance is off the alley at the back of the building. You will need your University card to enter the Student Health Center. Limited patient parking is available in the Gaines Hall parking area.


A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Student Health Center when undergraduate and law classes are in session. The nurse on duty takes a meal break from 12-1 PM and 6-7 PM each day, but remains on site for urgent health needs. The Health Center is closed during Thanksgiving and Winter breaks but available daily 9AM-5PM during Washington Holiday and Spring Break. A University Physician/Physician Assistant and a Counselor are available on call to the nurse on duty when the Student Health Center is open.

The Student Health Center does not provide clinical services to students during the summer or holiday periods when neither undergraduate or law classes are in session. Limited administrative services are available during those periods of time. Phone messages, e-mails, and faxes will be checked periodically when the Student Health Center is closed.


Physician/Physician Assistant appointment hours are available daily Monday-Friday during undergraduate and law terms. To make an appointment, call the Student Health Center at (540) 458-8401 or stop by to schedule with the administrative assistant or to see the nurse.

If you have need of emergency medical assistance when the Student Health Center is closed, please call 911, go to the Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital Emergency Room located at One Health Circle in Lexington, or call the hospital switchboard at 540-458-3300.

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