Health Services is conveniently located in the Duquesne Union - 2nd Floor (adjacent to the elevators).
We are the primary healthcare provider for students on campus. Services provided are confidential, comprehensive, and are provided to all full-time registered students. We provide the following, and more:
- Acute care of illness, injury, and routine medical problems including sexual health
- Chronic illness management
- Prescription delivery to our office daily
- Preventative medical care and annual 'well exams'
- Physical exams* for sports, travel/study abroad, employment, driver's license, volunteer requirements (*fees apply)
- Minor procedures
- Elevated level of care including ECG, IV hydration, prolonged health status monitoring
- Nutritional consults
- TB skin tests and blood testing for tuberculosis screening
- Allergy injections
- Laboratory and phlebotomy services
- We partner with Quest Labs as our reference lab
- Miscellaneous confidential testing through an independent reference lab
- Services on behalf of an outside medical provider (with an official order) such as therapeutic injections, lab work, etc.)
Walk-in or Appointment-based service hours during fall and spring semester
Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Temporary, short-notice closures for administrative purposes will be posed to the front entrance.
Eligibility for Use of Services
Health Services provides care to all full-time registered students.
All new and transfer students are required to:
- Submit immunization form as required via DORI and the Health Services Patient Portal
- Complete a Health History (pre-entrance Physical Exam not required)
Current Medical Insurance is necessary.
Prescription Delivery to Campus and RX Transfer
Health Services partners with a local retail pharmacy, the UPMC Community Pharmacies, for medication delivery to campus.
Medications prescribed by Health Services providers will be electronically sent to and delivered same-day by the UPMCCPs, unless otherwise specified by the student.
Students on various existing maintenance medications can have their prescriptions transferred from their home pharmacy to the near-campus UPMCCPs while residing on campus or commuting from a local living arrangement. These medications will also be delivered to Health Services. Please fill out the prescription transfers form for prescription transfers.
Confidentiality and HIPPA Compliance
Students' interaction with and information provided to the professionals in Health Services will be completely confidential. Health Services is a HIPAA compliant entity.
Release of Information
Student records are mandated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Pennsylvania state law. Confidential Information of any student, 18 years of age and older, cannot be shared to any enity without written concent from the student or an court-ordered subpoena, with exception to the members of the staff directly invoved in the care of the student, and any legal statues in which a state requires reporting certain diseases.
Medical Excuse Policy
Per Duquesne University's, policies, DUHS cannot issue medical excuses for class absences, missed exams or projects. Students will be responsible for notifing their professors or instructors of any absence due to illness or injury. However, DUHS can provide documentation of the visit. upon request. Due to policies and Laws involving medical information confidentiality, only the date and time of the visit will be provided on document. DUHS cannot provide any documentation for students who did not have an appointment with a provider, via in office or telemed visit.