The University Student Health Services is committed to providing accessible, responsive, cost-effective and quality health care and education. This allows students to make responsible choices and perform optimally both physically and mentally, in order to achieve their academic potential and minimize interruptions in their academic pursuits.
Student health services
Our staff of nurse practitioners & nurses can evaluate and treat most student health issues such as sore throats, coughs, the flu, skin problems, gyn problems, birth control, orthopedic injuries, and stress issues.
We can also help with chronic health issues such as seizure disorders, cardiac problems, diabetes, eating disorders, and other issues, where Health Services consults with your primary care provider.
When you have a problem that Health Services can't handle, we may:
- Refer you to an off-campus healthcare provider
- Consult with your primary care provider
- With your permission, call your parents
Before heading to Health Services, please call first to make an appointment: 508.999.8982 or log into the patient portal. Appointments are available Mondays through Fridays, from 8am to 5pm.
Remember to bring your:
- insurance card or insurance information
- UMass Pass (student ID)
Each time you visit Health Services for care, we bill your insurance—whether it's your student health insurance plan through the university, your own plan, or a family health insurance plan. We do not charge a separate co-pay for office visits. UMass Dartmouth's mandatory student health fee is considered the co-pay. Learn more about fees
First aid and urgent care
If you are in need of first aid, or you have an urgent issue that is not an emergency, we do accept walk-ins. In this case, a registered nurse will initially evaluate you. Otherwise, nurse practitioner visits are by appointment only.
Health services portal
Our online health services portal offers a way for you to communicate securely with Health Services providers, view a summary of your patient visits, submit your required health records, make an appointment and find health information. We make every effort to respond within 2 to 3 business days when classes are in session.