Any student at the University of Nevada, Reno who is registered for one credit or more may use the Student Health Center after paying the health fee. (This does not include correspondence classes, continuing education classes, independent study classes or community services classes).
The health fee is included in your tuition for all students enrolled in 6 or more credits. Postdoctoral fellows and dissertation students are eligible to be seen at the Student Health Center.
Please contact the Student Health Center at (775) 784-6598 if you have any questions.
Student Health Center Services
The Student Health Center provides diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of general medical conditions. Our services will meet many of your healthcare needs, including acute conditions such as fevers, respiratory illnesses, inhalation treatment, stomach pains, sprains and strains, skin rashes, EKGs and minor surgical procedures. We also treat and manage patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and other diseases.
Reproductive and Sexual Health
The Student Health Center provides consultation, evaluation, treatment, and educational resources to promote Reproductive and Sexual Health. The SHC welcomes all students and strives to be an inviting place to receive care. We deliver care related to sexual health with the utmost respect, confidentiality and compassion.
- Contraception counseling, prescription and management
- Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- HIV Testing
- Breast health exams
- Pap smears and routine pelvic exams
- Pregnancy testing and referrals
- Abnormal pap treatment and referrals
- Colposcopy exams
- Addressing concerns with genitalia, urologic conditions, sexual function, sexuality and gender identity
- Counseling services
- Sexual assault resources and care
- Health promotion and education
- Condoms and dental dams
- HPV Vaccination, Hepatitis A and B Vaccination
The SHC also offers free STI screening, for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis and HIV, on Thursday morning between 8am and 10am. This offer begins the second week of school and continues to the last Thursday of the semester before finals. You must schedule an appointment to take advantage of this free service! You may only participate once a semester. Appointment slots for free testing will open at 9am on the Wednesday before testing. Simply call (775) 784-6598 to schedule your appointment. If appointment slots are available on the day of testing walk-ins will be accepted.
Please Review the following information prior to your visit.
Exposure and testing:
- For Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, the most reliable test result will be 2 weeks after exposure.
- For HIV, the most reliable test result can be from 6 weeks - 3 months after exposure.
- Follow up testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia should be done no sooner than 3 months following your treatment.
- Depending on your risk, you may need a more comprehensive screening. Review risk and recommendations here.
- Schedule an appointment with any provider for a more comprehensive STI screening.
Preparing for your appointment:
- Gonorrhea and Chlamydia tests require a urine sample; do not urinate within 1 hour of your visit.
- The HIV and Syphilis test will require a blood draw, please hydrate before your appointment.
- Please check in at a computer in our waiting room 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
The Student Health Center has a Sports Medicine Clinic on site. The clinic sees students for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, injuries and illness related to sports participation and exercise including splinting, sprains, strains, physical therapy referrals, recurring orthopedic issues, joint pain. Sports medicine requires an advance appointment, please call to schedule.
The Student Health Center offers nutritional therapy for nutrition related conditions or disease with our Registered Dietitian. This may include diabetes, heart disease, obesity, or eating disorders, among others. Appointments include assessment, counseling, and education. Nutrition requires an advance appointment, please call to schedule.
Instructions for the 3 Day Meal and Snack Record
Write as neatly as you can and do your best to write down everything that you eat and drink, even if you get up at night. You will bring this record to your first visit with the dietician. Record the following details when writing your record.
- Time: Write down when food and drinks are consumed. Each day begins at midnight. Write down your food and beverages right when you consume them so you don't forget.
- Place: Write down where the food and drinks are consumed; at home, in the care, at work, at a restaurant, at a friend's house or party, at a movie or sporting event, at school, etc.
- Amount Eaten: Record liquid intake in fluid ounces, cups, or tablespoons. For solid foods, record the weight (grams or ounces), volume (cups or tablespoons), or standard servings (slice of bread, small apple, etc.). Please use standard measuring cups or spoons. You can also use a small food scale if you have one. The approximate size of ta piece of food can also be useful. For example, when estimating meat portions, a 3-ounce serving is about the size of a deck of cards.
If you have questions, just give us a call.
The Student Health Center recognizes the importance of preventative health. We offer a range of immunizations to meet the needs of our student population.
These immunizations include:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
- Seasonal Flu
- Hepatitis A and B combo (TWINRIX®)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PNEUMOVAX®)
- TB Skin Test
- TB Blood Test (QuantiFERON®)
- Student Health Center can administer allergy injections if the serum and prescription is provided
The Student Health Center Laboratory offers a wide variety of tests to assist in the diagnosis of acute disease and to facilitate wellness.
Radiology services at the Student Health Center can provide basic diagnostic X-rays for students.
The Student Health Center offers services to address mental health concerns of our students.
These conditions may include, but are not limited to:
- Relationship issues
- Stress management
- Life and developmental issues
- Eating disorders
- Bipolar disorder
Psychiatry requires an advance appointment, please call to schedule.
The Student Health Center has a dermatologist on staff to see patients once a week. The dermatologist can provide treatment and screening for a variety of skin conditions. To be seen by the dermatologist you must first be seen and referred by one of our primary care providers.