Chatham University

Student Health Services

The Office of Student Health and Wellness is responsible for coordinating the physical, mental and wellness lifestyle of our students, providing social and support services to our students and the Chatham community. The departments under Student Health and Wellness consist of Counseling Services and Student Health Services. The staff members actively participate in designing policies and practices and developing resources, programs and services that have direct impacts on the overall health and wellness of the diverse student population at Chatham University.

As part of a holistic approach to student development, Health Services offers a variety of educational programs in health and wellness for the campus community in cooperation with the Office of Student Affairs and various other departments on campus. The Student Health Center provides basic first aid intervention, illness and injury assessment, and starter doses of over-the-counter medication. Chatham has partnered with the UPMC Urgent Care of Shadyside to attend to our students' urgent health needs at their location, a few miles away from our campus. If you are a registered Chatham student, you will be seen for basic services free of charge at that location. No co-payment is required for these services. However, if you visit a UPMC Urgent Care center other than Shadyside the co-payment will not be waived. Our Medical Assistant will also help make the necessary arrangements for transportation to the UPMC Urgent Care facility when you are in need of care.

Students that require on-going maintenance care can be referred to numerous physicians in the neighboring area.


Health Services Office Hours:

Student Health Services is open during the academic year with part-time medical assistant coverage.

Monday and Thursday / 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


What Services Does UPMC Urgent Care Shadyside Provide You as a Chatham Student?

The medical staff at Urgent Care is ready to help you with the following services:

  • History of the chief complaint;
  • History of the present illness;
  • Review of social and/or family history;
  • Review of appropriate systems and vitals as appropriate (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, etc.);
  • Physical exam by physician including Sports, Camp and Driver License Physicals;
  • Order appropriate diagnostic tests including pregnancy, EKG, rapid strep, rapid mono, and glucose testing, fecal blood hemocult, Pulse O2 and urinalysis. All others are to be paid for by the patient or patient's insurance;
  • Review of test(s) results and diagnosis;
  • Review of treatment options;
  • Procedures needed including minor suturing, minor foreign body removal;
  • Discharge instructions;
  • Typical diagnosis included in full service visits includes: Minor Burns, Minor Gastrointestinal Disorders, Upper Respiratory Infections, Allergies, Sprains, X-Rays, Blood Draws, Abrasions, Insect Bites/Bee Stings, Ear Infections, Fevers, Poison Ivy, and Rashes; and
  • Refer to Health Department or Family Planning for any STD Related Testing
  • Follow-up visits are permitted and will include, but are not limited to, the review of test results, inspection of wounds and removal of sutures.

Visiting UPMC Urgent Care Shadyside - What You Need to Know:

  1. If you are a registered Chatham student for this semester, you will be seen for the above services free of charge. No co-payment is needed for these services.
  2. If the services rendered result in additional health testing and procedures, the student's health insurance will be charged or the student will be billed accordingly.
  3. If you are utilizing the Urgent Care facility, you, as a student need to provide a valid Chatham ID in order to be rendered the service.
  4. The above services will be covered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions.

Visiting UPMC Urgent Care Shadyside - What You Need to Know:

The UPMC Urgent Care facility is located in Shadyside, a 10-minute ride from our main campus.

  • Address: 5231 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (across from Shadyside Hospital).
  • Phone: (412) 623-4114

Hours of Urgent Care Services: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every day, 365 days of the year.


Transportation to Off–Campus Healthcare

Students requiring transportation to and from UPMC Urgent Care Shadyside can call Chatham Public Safety at 412-365-1230 or 412-365-1111 (emergency number). Let the Staff Officer responding to the call know that you need a transport to the Urgent Care facility.


What Do I Do Between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.?

After 9:00 p.m., if a student requires medical attention, they should first notify their Resident Assistant (RA) or Graduate Resident Director (GRD). The RA or GRD will call Public Safety for assistance or transportation. Students can also call our Public Safety Office in case of need/emergency.

RA on call phones are answered from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily

  • Chatham Apartments RA: 412-670-8818
  • Fickes RA: 412-670-6379
  • Laughlin/Rea RA: 412-526-9063
  • Woodland RA: 412-526-9358
  • Dilworth RA: 412-925-0014
  • GRD On Call: 412-951-0003 (answered 24/7)
  • Public Safety Office: (412) 365-1230 or (412) 365-1111 (emergency number)

Should a student need emergency treatment they will be transported via public safety or EMS to the UPMC Shadyside Hospital Emergency Room. Please note the charges from the use of the emergency room may not be totally covered by the Student Insurance plan (if you are enrolled).


Chatham requires that all incoming students provide their vaccination records to Med+Proctor before the first day of classes. Med+Proctor is an online immunization verification tool used to track students' vaccinations and compliance. Failure to provide your records will prevent you from enrolling for subsequent semesters. MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella), Meningococcal & Hepatitis B are required. Others, such as vaccines for chickenpox, tetanus, hepatitis A, and polio, are only recommended so that we have that information on file should illness break out on campus.


  • There is no charge for visiting Health Services.
  • Student Health Services does not direct bill insurance plans.