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Primary Care

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SHWC provides a range of primary care services including annual preventive visits, treatment for illnesses, immunizations and more. Primary care services are provided year-round by our Primary Care Providers (PCPs). SHWC is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. SHWC physicians are board certified and hold faculty appointments at Morehouse School of Medicine. 

Services for Full-Time Students

Sexual Health

Students can receive confidential and inclusive reproductive and sexual health care services. SHWC offers contraception counseling and provision (including intrauterine devices and Nexplanon), testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, PrEP counseling and prescription, pap smears, and gynecological exams. Call (404) 756-1241 to schedule an appointment with an SHWC PCP.

Allergy Injections

Students can receive allergy injections a SHWC. The cost of the allergy serum is not covered by the mandatory health fee. Students are financially responsible for the cost of the serum if it is not covered by their insurance.

Referrals to Specialists

Students requiring consultation with a specialist must be referred by an SHWC PCP or Behavioral Health Services provider. Specialist visits are not covered by the mandatory health fee. The MSM Student Health Insurance Plan provides coverage for specialist visits and a copay will apply. Students are financially responsible for fees not covered by insurance.

Medications

SHWC provides many prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at low cost to all students and may be more affordable than some local pharmacies. Medications are not covered by the mandatory health fee. The MSM Student Health Insurance Plan (Anthem BlueCross BlueShield) does provide coverage for prescription medications.  If your health insurance plan does not cover these medications, you are financially responsible.

Diagnostic Labs and Imaging

Most laboratory tests are completed during visits to SHWC. Imaging studies are performed in the Radiology suite on the 3rd floor—opposite to the suite for SHWC. Laboratory tests and imaging studies are not covered by the mandatory health fee. The MSM Student Health Insurance Plan covers diagnostic laboratory tests and imaging studies. If your health insurance plan does not cover these tests, you are financially responsible.


Resources

 

  Download Take Care of Yourself guide