Student Health Services


To report a positive COVID-19 test result to Student Health Services, please go to the Student Health Patient Portal Messages Tab and Compose New Message To COVID-19 Support.    Please indicate whether you live on or off-campus.


1.   How do I apply for a COVID-19 vaccine exemption?
Click on the following link:

2.   How do I report a positive COVID-19 test result?
To report a positive COVID-19 test result to Student Health Services, please go to the Student Health Patient Portal Messages Tab and Compose New Message To COVID-19 Support.    Please indicate whether you live on or off-campus.

3.   What do I do if I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19?
If symptomatic:   Contact Student Health Services at (412) 383-1800.

If you don’t have any symptoms:   Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days and get tested 5 days after exposure to someone with COVID-19.     Please click on the following link for on-campus testing:

4.   How do I request a medical excuse?
It is the policy of the University of Pittsburgh Student Health Services to not issue medical excuses covering class absences, missed project deadlines or exams.

Students are responsible for notifying their professors or instructors of an absence caused by illness or injury.   Student Health Services will not provide medical excuses to individual students upon their requests or requests from parents.   The clinicians at Student Health Services are not able to function as independent arbitrators regarding whether a student feels too ill to do their work.   It is the purview of faculty to determine if a student will be excused from class, an exam or assignment.

5.   Is the University offering the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, for information on the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, please go to the following website:

6.   I have a question regarding a hold due to COVID-19 non-compliance?
Please email


Student Health Services (SHS) works in collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department to monitor the Monkeypox case count locally and the potential impact on the region.   SHS is able to provide Monkeypox testing if the need is indicated.   In the event of any infectious disease outbreak, SHS works very closely with the Allegheny County Health Department on a response plan.

CLICK HERE to view our MonkeyPox FAQs.

CLICK HERE to read a message from Dr. Jay Darr, associate dean of students for wellness.

To learn more about this disease, please visit:
Monkeypox | Health Department | Allegheny Home (
Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC


If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or believe you may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact Student Health Services at 412-383-1800 for information on testing and treatment.   Please do not come to Student Health Services without calling first.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, immediately call 911.

To learn more about the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit


The University of Pittsburgh requires all students to comply with the interim COVID-19 vaccination policy by either uploading their proof of vaccination or by applying for an exemption.
More information about this policy can be found here.

Students may upload their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through this University form.

SHS_SubmitCOVIDbuttonThey can also log into and click on the Submit Proof of Vaccination portal.
Click on image link to view full size example..

For information about onsite testing, please visit

NEW Prescription Mailing Service!!

Get Prompt Delivery of Your Medications and Other OTC Essentials.   For your safety and convenience, the University Pharmacy can now mail most prescriptions directly to your home!

CLICK HERE to get more info about the new Prescription Mailing Service.


We are your primary source for high-quality medical care and health education during your years at Pitt.   Our facility is fully accredited, and we employ a team of dedicated professionals who can serve a wide range of your healthcare needs.   Our services will enhance your living and learning experience, and contribute to your holistic well-being.


AAAHC SymbolWe are fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).   Accreditation demonstrates that we have met nationally recognized standards for outpatient health care.   Achievement of this recognition supports our commitment to quality health care for our entire student community.