Category: Messages to Students, Messages to the Community

Title: Learn About Student Health and Well-Being Resources, Including One Medical Membership

Dear Students,

At Georgetown, we are committed to the health and well-being of all members of our community. We encourage you to learn more about and take advantage of the following campus resources, including a new health membership available to all Georgetown students to augment the high standard of care provided by the MedStar Georgetown University Student Health Center (SHC).

Student Health Center

The MedStar Georgetown University Student Health Center (SHC) is a valuable resource staffed by primary care physicians and nurse practitioners. The SHC medical team has specialized training and experience in promoting university student health. The SHC provides an array of services including:

  • Routine primary care,
  • Urgent care (sickness or injury),
  • Sports Medicine evaluation,
  • Prescription refills,
  • Mental health care (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD), and
  • Sexual health care (routine screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), testing and treatment for STIs, as well as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis)

In-person and virtual appointments can be scheduled by calling 202-687-2200 or directly online. Saturday appointments are available. The SHC guarantees same-day or next day appointments on weekdays.

If you have the Student Health Insurance Premier Plan, SHC is the preferred care location, which means that SHC visits will be covered at $0-10 per visit with no deductible.

The SHC is a part of the MedStar Medical Group, which means that providers can make expedited referrals to the MedStar Emergency Department and MedStar subspecialists when needed, your electronic medical records will be integrated and accessible across the entire MedStar system, and you will be able to access your medical records and your provider via the myMedStar Patient Portal.

One Medical Membership

We are excited to announce that One Medical memberships will be available at no cost to degree-seeking students enrolled at Georgetown, as well as to their spouses, partners and dependents, beginning Monday, August 28.  During the pandemic, Georgetown partnered with One Medical to provide free COVID-19 testing on campus for the Georgetown community. During that time, many community members discovered the additional benefits and resources associated with One Medical membership.

One Medical membership features an array of services including:

Many of One Medical’s virtual services are free as part of your membership, while other virtual and in-person services will be billed through your health insurance plan.

One Medical will share registration information on Monday, August 28, and additional information regarding their primary care services in the coming weeks.

Mental Well-Being Resources

Georgetown provides a variety of resources to support students’ mental and emotional well-being, including our Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS), Health Education Services, and Student Outreach & Support. We also encourage you to explore the Every Hoya Cares Online Resource Center. This comprehensive site provides information on the on- and off-campus resources available to Georgetown students — many of which are free and confidential.

Spirituality and Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is a vital resource to all students and a leading partner in the work of intellectual, social and spiritual formation across the University. Worship opportunities include Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Dharmic worship services. Georgetown’s John Main Center also encourages the daily personal practice of meditation. Visit the Campus Ministry website for a schedule of religious services and more information about Campus Ministry resources and programs.

Campus Recreation

As the primary recreation and fitness provider for the Georgetown University community, Campus Recreation at Yates Field House provides fitness and wellness programs and spaces for Georgetown students, faculty and staff. Visit the Campus Recreation website for more information about facilities, programs and hours.

Additional Campus Resources

Within the Division of Student Affairs, we provide a number of additional campus resources to support students. Visit this Campus Resources web page for more information.

We hope that these resources help to support your well-being and that you have a safe and healthy fall semester.


Kathryn Castle, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Health

Charles DeSantis
Associate Vice President of Benefits and Wellness, Chief Benefits Officer