Physical Cura & Resources
Physical wellness means striving to make responsible, positive, and sustainable choices to promote proper care of your body. Your body performs many functions for you in countless ways every day. Sometimes we expect our bodies to complete these tasks without providing the nourishment, support, and rest it needs. When you place more physical demands on your body than it can handle, you increase your likelihood of illness, fatigue, and injury. Being physically well means reducing these risks to optimize overall health and functioning, which can lead to positive psychological benefits.
The Student Health Center offers full spectrum primary care services to medical students including on-site labs, physicals, immunizations, well-woman visits, STI screenings, and travel visits. SHC handle urgent needs such as infections and injuries with same-day appointments. SHC also manages chronic illnesses and provide prescription refills.
Call: 202-687-2200 and Please identify yourself as a medical student when you call to schedule an appointment.
Health Education Services is staffed by licensed health professionals who provide confidential health services to medical students free of charge. HES specializes in working with students who are managing issues of body image, eating disorders, nutrition, alcohol and substance abuse, stress management, sexual or emotional trauma, and overall health and wellness. They provide assessment, treatment, and/or referrals to help medical students access the care they need.
GERMS provides emergency medical response, patient management, and treatment for members of the Georgetown community. GERMS should be called when a person in the Georgetown community may be suffering from a medical emergency or needs assistance traveling to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. GERMS should be called whenever a person is sick, hurt, or scared about the health or well being of another person. A volunteer organization, GERMS provides its services free-of-charge.