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Student Medical Services

COVID-19 Information

Visit our COVID-19 information page for the latest updates.

Mission

Student Medical Services provides high-quality, confidential, holistic health care services to our diverse student population while minimizing costs. We are committed to maintaining the physical and mental well-being of our students to enhance their educational experience and overall academic success.

 

Services  
Emergencies and After Hours

Call 911.  Emergency and after hour care are available through local physicians, clinics and hospitals.  Students with severe injuries or life-threatening situations should go directly to the hospital or an emergency center for treatment. We are not an emergency center and do not provide assessments for worker's compensation cases.

doctor examining patient's ear

Appointment Hours

The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session and is closed during intercession, weekends, and WTAMU holidays.  During the semester break, the front desk will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for administrative purposes. 

Incoming WTAMU Students are eligible to utilize SMS one week before classes start.  Currently enrolled students that have paid the student health fee will continue to be eligible throughout the semester.  The eligibility for services will end on the last day of finals. 

Please do not enter the VHAC building if you have been exposed to COVID or have any COVID symptoms.  Call our office at 806-651-3287 and we will make special arrangements to either test you OUTSIDE the clinic or we will  bring you into the office via our designated doors for COVID and contagious diseases.  You will be sent a link with instructions for COVID testing prior to your appointment.  Outside the VHAC down to the right of the entrance is an awning with another set of double doors (by the weight room.)  There are two designated parking spots for SMS COVID testing. If you are here for COVID testing, you can park in one of these spaces.  

If you need to report COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 symptoms, or potential exposure, please complete the WT-COVID 19 Notification Form.

Additional COVID information is available on the university COVID-19 webpage.

 

No Shows  
Summer I and II  
Fall and Spring  
Appointments  
Payment  
Sick Notes  
Required Immunizations

Texas law requires all students entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination. This law also requires that the meningitis vaccination occurs within a five-year period before the student arrives at school. This applies to all new incoming students, under the age of 22, regardless of living on or off-campus or any student, that sits out a long semester. 

The meningitis vaccine is offered at Student Medical Services during New Student Orientations and Transfer Student Orientations to new and returning students.

nurse examining patient

Insurance  
Student Insurance Plan AcademicBlue - Blue Cross Blue Shield  
Patient Assistance Programs