Health and Wellness
At Georgetown, inspired by the Jesuit value of cura personalis or “care of the person,” we promote the physical and mental wellness of our campus community. We provide a comprehensive array of resources to support our students, faculty and staff. Georgetown’s offices and departments work together to form a safety net for students on and off campus. Our health and wellness providers strive to meet the diverse needs of our student body. We also offer an online health education portal, the be.georgetown.edu website, which contains comprehensive, student-focused health information and resources.
- The Student Health Center provides high-quality primary health care for the student community. Georgetown University Hospital, which is adjacent to our undergraduate campus, operates the center as a service to students. It is staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners with specific training and experience in the health of college students. Services offered at the center include physical examinations, treatment of common health problems, sports medicine, immunizations and prescription refills. Students requiring emergency care are transported to and treated at the hospital.
- The Counseling and Psychiatric Service is the primary mental health provider for the campus community. Trained professionals help students deal with mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and other issues common among college students. The center offers a broad range of confidential services, including evaluations, consultations, psychotherapy and referrals. It is open five days a week, with a 24-hour emergency hotline.
- The Academic Resource Center provides academic support to all students and helps those with disabilities to integrate as fully as possible into all aspects of campus life. The center offers individual consultations and group workshops on study skills. The office also works with student-athletes, coaches, faculty and deans to ensure the academic success of Georgetown’s student-athletes.
- Health Education Services provides individual counseling and educational programs for the student community. Services include nutrition, exercise and fitness counseling, stress management consultations, substance abuse counseling and education, pregnancy services and sexual assault and relationship violence services.
- The Student Health Insurance Office works with students and families to ensure they have appropriate health insurance coverage while studying at Georgetown.The university requires that most full-time undergraduate and graduate students have health insurance. The office negotiates student health plans with insurance agents and administers and manages student health insurance plans.
- The Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS), a student-run ambulance service, provides rapid-response treatment and transport for Georgetown University and its surrounding community.
- GUWellness is a university-wide initiative to provide faculty and staff with the tools, resources and support to achieve their own wellness goals. It encourages physical activity and healthy decision-making. GUWellness also promotes preventive health care by offering programs such as free health and depression screenings, flu shots and creating wellness groups and clubs.
- The Yates Field House is home to intramural, club sport, recreational and intercollegiate activity. All full-time students are automatically Yates members. Part-time students, and student spouses and children my also pay the appropriate fee to join the facility. Yates also offers membership packages to Georgetown faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as community memberships to those outside the University community.
|Emergency Contact Information|
|Department of Public Safety||(202) 687.4343|
|Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS)||(202) 687.HELP or 687.4357|
|Doctor On Call||(202) 444.PAGE (444.7243). Ask to speak to the clinician on-call for the Student Health Center.|
|Mental Health Emergencies||(202) 687.6985. After Hours: Call (202) 444.PAGE (444.7243) and ask to speak with the counseling center doctor-on-call.|
|Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Services||(202) 687.0323 during the week day|
|DC Rape Crisis Center||24-hour Hotline: (202) 333.RAPE|
|Chaplain in Residence On-Call||24-hour pager: (202) 668.3195|