What is the Student Health Center (SHC)?
The UNLV Student Health Center is an accredited facility by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Our board-certified clinicians and health care team are dedicated to helping you prevent injury, treat illness, and reduce the risk of acute and chronic disease. The Student Health Center is an invaluable on-campus resource for students and is a part of UNLV Student Wellness and the division of Student Affairs
Where is the Student Health Center?
The Student Health Center is located inside the Student Wellness Center, which is located on the first floor of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) building to the east of the Thomas & Mack Center parking lot/parking garage.
When is the Student Health Center open?
Are the health services at SHC free?
Admitted and enrolled students at UNLV who have paid the health fee are eligible to see any of the physicians, nurse practitioners, specialty providers, and registered nurses at the SHC for no charge.
What is the student health fee?
The student health fee is charged each semester to all admitted students at UNLV. The mental health fee is charged to all students enrolled in 6 or more credits. Both fees support the services offered by Student Wellness.
I do not have the Student Health Insurance (SHI). Can I still be seen at SHC?
All currently registered and enrolled UNLV students can be seen at SHC, regardless of insurance coverage, after paying the semester health fee. There are fees for some services.
What if I have questions about fees, insurance, or payments?
I am a spouse of a student/staff/faculty. Can I be seen at the Student Health Center?
SHC is for the exclusive use of registered and enrolled UNLV students. Spouses of students are not eligible to receive services.
The Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center is open to spouses and dependents of all UNLV faculty and staff members (ages 5 years and older).
How do I make an appointment at SHC?
For your convenience, primary care patient visits are scheduled on a same-day appointment basis. Appointments can be made online using the WellnessView Portal. If there are no same-day appointments available and you require immediate attention, please call and ask to speak to a registered nurse or go to the nearest urgent care facility. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Please visit the Appointments/Hours page for additional information.
Specialty clinics and laboratory services require advanced prescheduled appointments. Contact the appointment desk at 702-895-3370 for details. Clinic services offered by advanced prescheduled appointments include:
- Specialty GYN (colposcopy, cryotherapy)
- Sports Medicine
- Nutrition Counseling
How do I cancel an appointment?
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please cancel by calling 702-895-3370. Failure to cancel an appointment will result in a missed appointment charge.
Can I choose my health care provider?
Yes. You may specify which provider you would like to see when scheduling an appointment. If you have an ongoing health problem, it is usually preferable for you to stay with the same provider as much as possible, as they will already be familiar with you, and can best ensure a consistent medical plan.
What if I need to see a specialist aside from those at the SHC?
Most of the common medical conditions can be managed by a primary care provider at SHC or by one of our specialists. However, if indicated, SHC providers can give you a referral to see other specialists within the local community. If you are enrolled in SHI, you must have a referral by SHC in order to maximize the coverage by your insurance. If you have private insurance, check your plan as some will require a referral by your private primary care provider.
Is the Student Health Center (SHC) accredited?
The UNLV Student Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation shows that the UNLV Student Health Center has met rigorous nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by the AAAHC and is a reflection of our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our students, to maintaining a safe work environment, and to performing at the highest level of conduct in our business practices.
The AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with approximately 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality.