Student Health Services


Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.



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Students and visitors are not required to wear a mask at Student Health Services (SHS), except for Students coming in for Covid/Flu testing and if you’re experiencing sneezing and/or coughing. Masking is optional and encouraged for those who are at high risk or who care for someone who is at high risk. We will continue to have masks available to students and visitors. Students receiving care can ask their provider to wear a mask and your provider will graciously comply.


To report a positive COVID-19 test result, please CLICK HERE.


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

MPOX INFORMATION (previously known as Monkeypox)

Student Health Services (SHS) works in collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department to monitor the Mpox case count locally and the potential impact on the region.   SHS is able to provide Mpox 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 Mpox FAQs.
CLICK HERE to read a message from Dr. Jay Darr, associate dean of students for wellness.
Please call (412) 383-1800 to schedule your Mpox vaccine at Student Health Services.

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

You may be eligible for the Mpox vaccine:

If you might have already been exposed to mpox:

  • You have been identified as a close contact of someone with mpox.
  • You learn that one of your sex partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with mpox.
  • You are a man who has had sex with other men, or if you are a transgender or nonbinary person, and in the past 2 weeks you have had:
    — Sex with multiple partners or group sex.
    — Sex at a commercial sex venue (like a sex club or bathhouse).
    — Sex at an event, venue, or in an area where mpox transmission is occurring.

If you might be exposed to mpox in the future:

  • You are a man who has sex with other men, or if you are a transgender or nonbinary person and in the past 6 months have had any of the following:
    — A new diagnosis of one or more sexually transmitted diseases including acute HIV, chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.
    — More than one sex partner.
  • You are a person who in the past 6 months has had any of the following:
    — Sex at a commercial sex venue (like a sex club or bathhouse)
    — Sex at an event, venue, or in an area where mpox transmission is occurring.
  • You are a person whose sexual partner identifies with any of the above scenarios.
  • You are a person who anticipates experiencing any of the above scenarios.

In addition the vaccine is available for:

  • Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men; transgender or gender diverse persons who have sex with men; and women who have sex with men who have sex with men AND one of the following:
    — have multiple (2+) or anonymous sex partners
    — may be at high risk for severe disease if exposed to mpox, such as individuals living with HIV or another immunocompromising condition
    — are on HIV PrEP
    — have had any newly diagnosed STI in the past 12 months, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis
    — have recently (i.e. in the past 30 days) attended or plan to attend any venue where anonymous sex or sex with multiple partners will occur (e.g. saunas, bathhouses, sex clubs, sex parties, campgrounds) in the next 30 days
    — have met recent (i.e. in the past 30 days) partners with whom they had sexual or other intimate contact, or plan to meet partners with whom they will have sexual or other intimate contact in the in the next 30 days through social media platforms (such as Grindr, Tinder or Scruff), or at venues such as clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas, campgrounds etc.
    — are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity
    — has been determined to be at high risk by a healthcare provider or public health official



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.
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For information about onsite testing, please visit


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.


To access the Student Health Patient Portal:
1.   Login to

2.   Go to “Student Health Services Student Portal”

  • Lab Results – View your lab results from Student Health Services.
  • Appts – Online self-scheduling is available for specific appointment types.   Please call (412) 383-1800 if you are unable to find your reason for visit.
  • Insurance – Enter and upload your health insurance information.
  • Messages – Secure message with your health care provider.
  • Upload – Upload documents into your electronic medical record.




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.