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 available to all registered students. We provide the following services and more:

  • Acute care of illness, injury, and routine medical problems including sexual health
  • Chronic illness management
  • Preventative medical care and annual wellness exams
  • Physical exams* for sports, travel/study abroad, employment, driver's license, volunteer requirements (*fees apply)
  • Minor procedures
  • Elevated level of care including: EKG, IV hydration and prolonged health status monitoring
  • Nutritional consults
  • TB skin tests and blood testing for tuberculosis screening
  • Allergy injections
  • ADHD continuation care
  • Laboratory and phlebotomy services
    • We partner with Quest Labs as our reference lab
    • Miscellaneous confidential testing through an independent reference lab
    • STI screenings with diagnosis and treatment; billable to insurance or self-pay option available.
  • Services on behalf of an outside medical provider (with an official order) such as therapeutic injections, lab work, etc.

Eligibility for Use of Services

Health Services provides care to all registered students.

All new and transfer students are required to:

  1. Submit the Duquesne Immunization Verification Form as required via DORI and the Health Services Patient Portal
  2. Complete a health history (pre-entrance physical exam is 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 Service's providers will be electronically sent to and delivered the same-day by the UPMC Community Pharmacies, 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 UPMC Community Pharmacies 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 all medical professionals in Health Services will be completely confidential. Health Services is a HIPAA compliant entity.

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 entity without the written consent from the student or a court-ordered subpoena, with the exception to the members of the staff directly involved in the care of the student, and any legal statutes in which a state requires reporting certain diseases. 

View the HIPAA Notice

Per Duquesne University policy,  DUHS cannot issue medical excuses for class absences, missed exams or projects.

Students will be responsible for notifying 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 confidentiality of medical information, only the date and time of the visit will be provided on the document. DUHS cannot provide any documentation for students who did not have an appointment with a provider, via in office or telemedicine visit.