Sarasota-Manatee Student Health Services
Current USF students can conveniently access medical care at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. USF Student Health Services (SHS) strives to deliver high-quality healthcare and education to USF students and offer a variety of medical services. We combine a wide range of medical, counseling, prevention, and wellness services to help students remain healthy and succeed academically. All services are subsidized by your tuition, allowing us to offer general medical consultations and quality specialty services at student rates that are deeply discounted compared to community providers and clinics. Students can receive initial diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care, and registered students have reduced costs for general medical office visits or consultations. Minimal fees are charged for specialty care and prescriptions. We can bill private insurance or services can be paid by credit card, debit card, or put on your OASIS account, so you don't delay necessary medical treatment. With OASIS, students can be seen when they need us, but pay later. SHS understands that students may have limited financial resources and will make every effort to keep additional charges minimal.
Tele-health services and video consultations are offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. In-person medical services are provided by an APRN and appointments are available Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an on-site LPN available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last scheduled appointments are made for no later than 4:30 p.m. each day. Same day appointments may be available (online scheduling should not be used for same-day appointment requests).
Students can schedule an appointment by calling (813) 974-2331 or access the online form HERE. Student Health Services is located in SMD 104 (modular building by the basketball courts).
MEDICAL SERVICES WE OFFER
Our healthcare practitioners safely provide individualized care and offer a variety of medical services, including:
- General Medicine
- Primary Care
- Physical Exams
- Sexual Health & Gynecology Services
- Contraceptive Options
- STI Screening
- Vaccinations (Influenza "Flu", MMR, Monkeypox, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, Meningitis, & TDAP)
Influenza "Flu" Vaccinations
- Offered by appointment
- Provided at no cost to students
- Flu shots are available to registered students, faculty, and staff. Please refer to this webpage for additional information.
For information on why you should get vaccinated or vaccine safety, please click HERE.
Whether you have your own coverage or are listed on your parent's or spouse's plan, SHS accepts many health insurance plans and you won't have to pay a co-pay for general medical office visits. For further details, the most updated information regarding health insurance can be found here.
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
BEYOND STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Should your needs fall outside of our scope of services, such as dermatology, nutrition, or orthopedic needs, we may recommend seeing a specialist. Many times, specialty services can be accessed through video consultations with the Tampa campus or appropriate community referral for further treatment.
Please be aware that we are not available after hours. If you or someone you know has a medical emergency after hours, please contact the campus police or 911 immediately.
For non-urgent or non-emergency symptoms, you may call the Nurse Advice Line at 813-974-2331. A nurse can answer your health-related questions and help you to decide if you should seek immediate medical care at an Urgent Care or Emergency Room facility, or wait to be seen at the Student Health clinic when it opens. The nurses can assist you with basic self-health care tips. The after-hours advice nurse is not located at Student Health, so they cannot access your medical record at the time of the call.
The Nurse Advice Line is available to registered students at the University of South Florida campuses, or those who have voluntarily paid the current Health Fee because they are taking a semester off.
There is no charge for talking to the after-hours nurse. If you choose to seek medical care outside of Student Health Services, remember that you are responsible for the cost of that care. Your paid tuition does not cover emergency or urgent care services not treated at the Student Health Services clinic. If you have medical insurance coverage, check with your insurance company before seeking care to understand what it will cost.