The Student Health Services Medical Clinic is staffed by certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and counselors who provide medical care for short term, acute illnesses and injuries, as well as ongoing health problems.
As of 01/04/2021, women’s health services have been integrated into the general medical clinic. All women’s health services and dedicated women’s health clinicians are available throughout the clinic. To schedule a women’s health appointment, visit the Patient Portal.
Appointments are preferred and walk-ins are accepted only if time permits. Students who wish to make an appointment with a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant may do so by calling (979) 458-8310 or visiting the SHS appointment page.
Appointments with an SHS Behavioral Health Care provider are available by referral only. Referrals must be obtained from an SHS clinician.
Telemedicine is available for students to utilize while they are physically located in the state of Texas. Telemedicine allows a student to consult a medical provider from the comfort of their own home. These appointments can be held via video (Zoom) or phone, and can address a wide variety of medical conditions. Schedule an appointment for a telemedicine visit by visiting the patient portal/appointment page.
Please note that there will be charged a $25 no show fee if a student does not show for his/her scheduled appointment.
The Medical Clinic offers a wide range of services, such as diagnosis and treatment for allergies, cold, flu, and other respiratory infections; strains and sprains; depression and anxiety; general and activity physicals; women’s health services; transgender care and more.
SHS does not diagnose or initiate medical treatment for ADD/ADHD, nor does it provide ongoing medication refills. Furthermore, SHS does not provide dental or optical services. If a student needs assistance regarding community healthcare resources, please call Patient Services at (979) 458-8310.
The Medical Clinic also provides sexual assault resources, including medical exams, STI testing, prophylaxis and crisis counseling. Currently, SHS does not offer SANE (forensic) exams. Evidence collection must be done at an emergency room.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault, or would like more information regarding sexual assault, please visit titleix.tamu.edu/get-help.
Preventive women’s health services such as routine cervical cancer screening (Pap smear), sexually transmitted infection screening and counseling regarding healthy lifestyles are available to students. SHS has the capability of evaluating and managing many common health issues encountered by women, which include: abnormal menstruation, abnormal Pap smears, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, contraceptive issues, infections, infertility, breast problems, perimenopause & menopausal conditions.
SHS does not manage pregnancy, but can diagnose pregnancy and refer for prenatal care. Pregnant women can utilize SHS for non-pregnancy related concerns when appropriate and for postpartum care.
Emergency contraceptives are available at SHS. If a student is in need of prescription emergency contraception or has other questions regarding contraceptives, please schedule an appointment for a women’s health visit.
Behavioral Health Care providers work together with the SHS medical staff to provide short-term counseling services in a systematic and cost-effective patient-centered care model. The SHS Behavioral Health Care providers are licensed mental health professionals who have a wide variety of experience providing mental health care within a University setting.
- Assessment services to identify stressors and refine continuing care needs
- Referral services to community or campus resources
- Coordination of care with SHS medical providers
- Crisis management services to address severe distress
- Brief counseling services focused on behavioral health techniques that assist in the management of on-going stress-related symptoms, and mental health or physical conditions
Same day crisis visits with a Behavioral Health Care provider are available without charge. All other Behavioral Health visits are available for a nominal fee.
Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University who display an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room. This sign identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues. For more information on Aggie Allies, please visit allies.tamu.edu.
Phone: (979) 458-8379
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week
Dial-A-Nurse is a program staffed by registered nurses to advise currently enrolled Texas A&M University students regarding their non-emergent health concerns.
Non-Emergency Phone: (979) 845-1525
Billing: (979) 458-8265
Emergency Medical Services is a campus-based emergency medical provider that responds to emergencies on the Texas A&M campus. Texas A&M University EMS offers its services to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on the Texas A&M campus and community.
For more information, visit the EMS website.
Phone: (979) 458-8333
Fax: (979) 458-8334
The Student Health Services Laboratory is a CAP accredited and CLIA certified laboratory. It is staffed by customer service friendly Medical Technologists and phlebotomists that provide minimum wait time for the patient.
Lab Order from Outside Physicians/Health Providers
The SHS Laboratory will collect and process tests ordered by health care providers outside of the Student Health Center. The orders can be brought in or faxed.
The following self-referral tests are available to students:
- Blood Sugar (Glucose)
- Blood Type
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (Urine sample and/or swab tests)
- COVID Antibody
- COVID PCR (Antigen)
- Drug Screen
- Hepatitis B Antibody Titer
- Hepatitis C Antibody
- HIV – 1/2 Screen
- Lipid Profile (Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL)
- Mumps IGG
- Mumps IGG (Quantitative)
- Rabies Titer
- RPR (Syphilis)
- Rubella IGG
- Rubella IGG (Quantitative)
- Rubeola IGG
- Rubeola IGG (Quantitative)
- Sickle Cell Screen
- Varicella IGG Quantitative
- Varicella Titer (Chicken Pox)
The following self-referral tests are available to Texas A&M University faculty and staff:
- COVID Antibody
- COVID PCR (Antigen)
Phone: (979) 458-8327
Fax: (979) 458-8352
The SHS Registered Dietitian (RD) is able to provide students with a personalized approach to all their nutrition needs. Additional services include:
- Healthy Ag Pack: This package consists of a 60 minute one-on-one session with the RD to discuss your personal nutrition needs along with an evaluation of your body composition using the state of the art Bod Pod.
- Bod Pod: The Bod Pod is an Air Displacement Plethysmography using whole body densitometric principles to determine fat and fat free mass. There is a $25 charge associated with the body composition appointment and a specific protocol must be followed.
- Guided Grocery Store Tours/Cooking Classes: Please visit the SHS Calendar of Events webpage for upcoming events. Custom grocery store tours and cooking classes can be requested here: Presentation Request.
For information on food allergies and meal plan accommodations, please visit the University Dining webpage regarding food allergies, found here: dineoncampus.com/tamu.
Depending on appointment needs, virtual appointments may be available for students who are physically located in the state of Texas. Virtual appointments can be held via video (Zoom) or phone, and can be scheduled by using the SHS Patient Portal.
The RD services are provided at a discounted cost of $9-$56 per visit depending on the time spent with the student. Average cost of the initial visit is $36 and subsequent visits average less than $20 per visit.
Please note that there will be a $25 no-show charge if a student does not show for his/her scheduled appointment.
Eating Disorder Interdisciplinary Team (EDIT)
In the event the student’s condition requires more intensive or long-term care, as determined by the EDIT team, the student will be provided with a referral for care outside the TAMU setting.
Phone: (979) 458-8292
Fax: (979) 458-8294
The Student Health Services Pharmacy provides prescription and non-prescription medications for current TAMU students. The SHS Pharmacy also provides efficient service, affordable pricing, informative education and counseling on medications for students.
The SHS Pharmacy is able to fill prescriptions from local community physicians or a student’s physician outside of the BCS community.
A variety of medication delivery options are available. Students can pick up their medications in the clinic, choose curbside/parking lot pick-up, or have their prescriptions mailed. Prescription mailing is only available for orders totaling less than $100, and can only be mailed within the state of Texas. Contact the Pharmacy to learn more.
Online Medication Ordering
The SHS Pharmacy offers online ordering for over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Medications can be shipped for a nominal fee.
Phone: (979) 458-8383
Fax: (979) 458-8338
Current SHS policy requires students to obtain a referral for physical therapy services. On September 1, 2019, Texas passed a law allowing physical therapists to treat without a referral for up to 10 business days. This law and SHS policy will continue to be reviewed and any changes will be posted.
Licensed physical therapists provide preventive and rehabilitative services for conditions that affect muscles, bones and joints to the students of Texas A&M University. Students desiring to receive Physical Therapy treatment must have a referral for these services from a qualified source. To schedule an appointment, please call Physical Therapy.
Physical therapy services are provided at an average cost of $45 per visit. The Texas A&M insurance plan typically covers services at 100%. For more information regarding insurance coverage, please visit the SHS Insurance webpage.
Students wishing to gain valuable experience and knowledge in physical therapy may participate in the Physical Therapy volunteer/observation program. Please call Physical Therapy for more information.
Phone: (979) 458-8345
Fax: (979) 458-8353
Preventive Medicine patients are seen by appointment only. These visits and services are offered with a nominal charge. Services include Immunizations and Tuberculosis Screenings, Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) therapy, allergy injections, travel consultations, and pre-exposure rabies vaccinations for veterinary students or students who will be traveling.
Students who wish to make an appointment in the Preventive Medicine clinic may do so by calling (979) 458-8310 or visiting the SHS appointment page. Students must call the SHS Appointment Line to schedule Travel Consultations and Tuberculosis Screenings.
Please note that there will be charged a $25 no-show fee if a student does not show for his/her scheduled appointment.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (seasonal)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Meningitis B
- Pneumococcal (Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23)
- Tetanus Diphtheria and/or Pertussis (Td/Tdap)
- Typhoid pills/Injectable
- Yellow Fever
Travel Consults should be scheduled as soon as the student confirms his/her travel dates to ensure adequate time to complete all recommended immunizations. Students are encouraged to check insurance coverage prior to the visit and bring a copy of all immunization records. Travel Consultations must be scheduled via the SHS Appointment Line at (979) 458-8310.
SHS administers allergy injections Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:15pm. The allergy injections must be initiated by an outside physician. Students must receive the first dose of their allergy serum with an allergist and have a signed physician order with the antigen in order to receive additional injections at SHS*. No injections at SHS will be given until the physician order is received and accepted. Physician orders and antigens can be brought in by the student or mailed in by their physician.
*Before receiving their first allergy injection at SHS, students must make an appointment with SHS Preventive Medicine for final approval.
SHS Preventive Medicine will store the student’s antigen. SHS uses its supplies to administer the injections. Allergy testing is not performed at the health center.
Access the Prescription Allergy Injection Form to give to the student’s physician. Upon completion, return this form to SHS.
Phone: (979) 458-8397
Fax: (979) 458-8334
Student Health Services Radiology is staffed by Registered Technologists. Final reports of images are read remotely by a board certified Radiologist.
SHS Radiology provides ultrasounds and x-rays to students. A physician’s referral is required for any service provided by SHS Radiology. Outside referrals are accepted.
An appointment is required for ultrasounds. To schedule or cancel an ultrasound appointment, call (979) 458-8397.
An appointment is not required for receiving x-rays. Copies of images can be purchased and burned to a CD.
SHS Patient Services can refer students to facilities in the immediate area that provide additional services such as CAT scan, MRI’S, Bone scan, Bone Density or Mammograms, if needed. For more information, contact Patient Services at (979) 458-8310.