Need an Appointment?

We offer 3 easy ways for you to make an appointment to see a clinician at Student Health:

• In Person
Go to Student Health Service at the Wellness Center located in Nordenberg Hall, 119 University Place (2nd Floor), and speak with a receptionist.   Be sure to have your PeopleSoft ID#, your student ID card, and your health insurance card available.

• By Telephone
Call 412-383-1800 and speak with a receptionist.   Be sure to have your PeopleSoft ID# and your health insurance card available.

• By Online Portal
We now offer a variety of easy access Online Portal Services to our Oakland Campus students thru the University Student Portal site.  


No-Show Policy

Please be aware that SHS has a “no-show” policy.   This means that if you do not come to your appointment -OR- cancel the appointment less than 2 hours prior to the scheduled appointment, a $10 charge will be added to your tuition statement.

This policy is in place to ensure that students are seen as quickly as possible.   Students who arrive late, no show for appointments, or cancel at the last second, unfairly deprive other students of timely access to care.

Medical Excuses

It is the policy of the University of Pittsburgh Student Health Service (SHS) not to 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 SHS 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.

However, SHS can provide appropriate documentation of a patient visit.   Students who are seen at SHS for an active illness may request proof of the visit.   Due to policies involving confidentiality of medical information, only the date and time of the visit will be provided and no details of the nature of the illness or judgments regarding academic responsibilities is mentioned.

This documentation can be requested by the student from the receptionist at the conclusion of the clinic visit.

However, in the event of an extenuating circumstance, such as a hospitalization, SHS will provide a note from the clinician to the professor or ROTC officer.   These are rare occurrences and require the student to sign a release in advance giving the clinician permission to generate an appropriate reply.   Such occurrences also require the approval of the SHS Director.   This must be done prior to issuing the medical excuse.

CLICK HERE to go to Online Portal Services for instructions on using the Online Student Health Service.