Student Health Services at GMU
Student Health Services provides accessible and affordable health care services for currently enrolled Mason students in a caring and confidential environment. Some of the services include diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, immunizations, and prescriptions
There is no charge to be seen by one of the healthcare providers. However, there are fees for lab tests, immunizations, medications, supplies, physical exams, procedures, and some services.
Location: Fairfax Clinic, SUB 1, Room 2300 Appointment scheduling: 703-993-2831
Immunization Office: 703-993-2135, email@example.com
Insurance Office: 703-993-2826, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Mason University makes health insurance available to eligible students through Aetna Student Health. The Student Health Insurance Plan has been developed especially for Mason students, however, individual students might benefit from other policies. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries locally and when you travel either domestically or abroad and is accepted by many local healthcare providers.
The vision plan is included in the student health insurance plan purchase. No separate purchase or enrollment is necessary.
Dental Insurance Plan
Domestic & international students can enroll online through the Aetna Student Health website during fall and spring open enrollment. Read the FAQs for more information about the dental insurance plan.
International Students Medical Insurance
- All F-1 and J-1 visa students are automatically enrolled into the Mason Student Health Insurance Plan because they are required by Federal law and University Policy #6002 to have adequate health insurance. F-1 and J-1 visa students pay the premium through their Patriot Web account. Students on any other visa type should refer to the information for Domestic Students.
- For the fall semester, an international student is charged the “Fall” premium. In the spring, the student is charged with the “Spring/Summer” premium. Any student new to the University in the summer, contact the Insurance Office for fee information and enrollment.
Submitting your immunizations records to Student Health Services at Mason is a requirement of all Mason students. Please take the following steps to submit your records:
- Collect your immunization records: Contact your parent/guardian, a healthcare provider who administered your vaccines, military service branch, a previous U.S. high school or 4-year
- All students are required to download the Immunization Record Form. Students must complete Parts 1-4. A healthcare professional must fill out Parts 6-8 for students born after December 31, 1956. If indicated, Part 5 must be filled out by a healthcare professional, regardless of student date of birth.
- Attach supporting documentation to the Immunization Record form and submit to the Immunization office in one of three ways:
- Upload to the online patient portal (preferred method, you can check the status of your submission)
- Mail to: Immunization Office, 4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax, VA 22030
- Submit in-person or drop-off to SUB 1, Room 2347
Immunization Office Contact Information:
Office: SUB 1, Room 2347 and 2349 Email: email@example.com
Immunization Record Deadline
Summer/Fall: August 1st Spring: January 5th
$30 Students. Pay fees online through the Mason Marketplace.
Students with the university Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan can get their flu shot for FREE at any Student Health Services clinic; the insurance covers the cost of the flu vaccination at an in-network provider.
Students with other health insurance: contact your health insurance provider before getting your flu shot with Student Health Services. They do not bill health insurance. Students self-pay, then can submit a statement to their insurance plan. Statements available in the Patient Portal. Student Health cannot guarantee coverage or payment by your insurance company.
- Flu vaccination is generally no-cost with most health insurance plans when you get your vaccine with an in-network provider (Dept. of Health and Human Services). Visit vaccines.gov to find a provider near you
- You can also search for “Flu Shots Near Me” on Google to find the closet clinic near you!
Student Health Services offers a variety of services to help students maintain their sexual health:
- Primary care & physical exams Gynecological exams
- Vaccination for HPV and Hepatitis B
- STI screening, testing, and counseling services Free OraQuick HIV screening
- Birth Control (contraceptive) education and contraceptive prescriptions Pregnancy testing and resources and referrals
- PrEP appointments
**Student Health Services offer free condoms in SUB 1 during operating hours**
COVID Information and University Guidelines
For information about COVID testing and vaccinations, please visit the Safe Return to Campus site.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services provides short-term mental health services for enrolled students. Services are free and confidential. Hence, it will not be part of your academic record. CAPS provides individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and outreach programs — experiences to enhance a student’s academic performance.
- Fairfax Campus Location: Student Union Building I, Rm 3129
In order to begin services with CAPS, please call us at 703-993-2380 or come to our office (SUB 1, Suite 3129):
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm or Wednesday between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm for an initial check-in with a counselor and to schedule an appointment.
If you are experiencing a crisis, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime during our regular business hours of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, or Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, to speak with a crisis counselor and determine how best to support your needs. Please visit https://caps.gmu.edu/crisis-consultation/ for more information. For mental health crises, when we are closed, please call CAPS at 703-993-2380 and select option 1 to connect with an after-hours crisis counselor.
For updated information, visit our website: https://caps.gmu.edu/.
|Online Crisis Chat Crisis Text Line||Text HOME to 741741, and|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||800-273-8255 , or call 988|
|Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line||703-380-1434|
|The Steve Fund (for students of color)||Text STEVE to 741741|
|Trans Lifeline (for the trans community)||877-565-8860|
|The Trevor Project’s TrevorLifeline (for LGBTQ+ students)||866-488-7386|
|Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans)||800-273-8255, Press 1|