EVMS Family and Community Medicine extends our welcome to both new and returning students. 

As a student, care is provided for you for acute and ongoing health problems. These services are provided by our practice in exchange for the annual payment of your student health fee. The student health fee is separate from any cost related to your major medical insurance and the service is extended to all students regardless of insurance carrier.

EVMS Ghent Family Medicine provides primary-care services for you during your time at EVMS. Our nurse practitioners or physician assistants will provide all primary care to the EVMS student population, with supervision from our designated student health attending physician.

Be sure to sign up for FollowMyHealth. With this secure online patient portal, you will have 24-hour access to your medical information, lab results and can request prescription refills or send and receive online messages from your healthcare team.

How the program works

Students with acute or chronic illness should call the EVMS Student Health Line (757.446.5811) to make an appointment. Students will be seen as soon as possible by an Advanced Practice Clinician at Ghent Family Medicine on the first floor of Hofheimer Hall on campus. If necessary, a supervising physician will be consulted.

Please note: The Advanced Practice Clinician or any physician who delivers student primary healthcare will not be involved in any aspect of your education.

If a student needs a referral to a specialist, those services are not covered by the student primary healthcare plan. Referrals will be made in consideration of the student’s health plan and the extent to which the specialist may be involved in the student’s education.

If it is in your best interest to see a provider who may be involved in your education, you may do so after completing and signing a Student Health Primary Care Provider Waiver form.

How to see a healthcare provider

If you need to be seen, call the facility using the EVMS Student Primary Healthcare phone number: 757.446.5811

When you arrive at the office, you will be asked to provide the registration desk with your EVMS Student Identification Badge and a copy of your current major medical insurance card (on your first visit and to verify it on subsequent visits). It is very important to identify yourself as an EVMS student in order to ensure that the charges are processed properly.

Protocol for care

  1. Contact the office directly through the EVMS Student Primary Healthcare Line:
  2. Always identify yourself as an EVMS student.
  3. Provide all major medical health insurance carrier information.
  4. If you have questions about the EVMS Student Primary Healthcare Program, please email gfmstudenthealth@evms.edu.
  5. For information about mental health services, please call 757.446.5888.

What's covered

  • Office visits for the treatment of acute routine and chronic illness
  • Residency pre-employment exams (all physicals for medical students moving to residency — please schedule at least one month in advance)
  • Periodic health exams such as GYN exams (the charges related to the office visit for GYN exams will be covered under student primary healthcare and the charges relating to the lab services for the GYN exam will be filed to the student’s major medical insurance; the student will be responsible for any amount the insurance does not cover)
  • Tuberculin skin testing
  • Allergy injections (antigen is supplied by patient)
  • Various immunizations (see attached listing)
  • Various laboratory tests (see attached listing – for tests not listed, student’s major medical insurance will be billed)
  • Chest X-rays following PPD conversion

What's not covered

  • Pre-matriculation health requirements
  • Hospitalization
  • Maternity care
  • Medical school entrance physical
  • Services for spouses and dependents

These listings refer to your coverage at the EVMS Family Medicine site through the EVMS Student Primary Healthcare Program. Check your health insurance policy for complete coverage information.

For a full list of covered labs and immunizations, visit Student Affairs on myPortal (login required).

Blood/body fluid exposures

Students who have a blood/body fluid exposure (e.g. needlestick, scalpel cut, splash to eyes, nose, mouth or to non-intact skin) should immediately wash the wound or skin site with soap and water. Mucous membranes should be flushed thoroughly with water. The student should then contact Occupational Health at 757.446.5870 or page 584.0550 during business hours and the EVMS Exposure Pager at 669.1157 during evenings, nights or weekends. The exposure should also be reported as soon as possible to the supervising clinician.

Occupational Health

Occupational Health is located in Andrews Hall, Suite 273. The Occupational Health staff review student health documentation prior to matriculation to ensure that the student meets Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) surveillance. Services performed in OH for current students include:

  • Annual TB Surveillance or TST (PPD) administration
  • Flu vaccination
  • Other vaccines and laboratory titers if indicated
  • Medical clearance for fit testing
  • Review/signature of medical forms for clinical rotations

You may request copies of your immunization records by emailing Occupational Health at occhealth@evms.edu or calling 757.446.7427.

Primary care practice site

EVMS Ghent Family Medicine is located on the first floor of Hofheimer Hall. Visit our map for more information.

FAQs

You will see a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or provider not involved in any aspect of your education.

Yes, you will need a referral for any service outside EVMS Ghent Family Medicine. And you will need a new referral every academic year, even if using the same provider. If you have another insurance provider, please check your plan.

Yes, you will need a referral for lab work no matter where it is done.

No, any EVMS student can be seen at EVMS Ghent Family Medicine and receive any of the covered labs or services that are listed here or on myPortal.

Services not listed here or on myPortal will be billed to your major medical insurance. Students are responsible for paying any remaining balances.

If you have any questions or problems regarding your student health plan, waiver, directions, etc., you may contact:

Please remember that email is not confidential and all urgent care medical issues should be called into the office for assistance.