Health Care Services
The VU Student Medical Care Program is designed to help our students stay healthy on campus. Full time students on the Vincennes campus may be seen at the Vincennes University Primary Care Center (UPCC)-Student Health Office located in the Young Building on campus. Any prescriptions, x-rays or laboratory fees are the responsibility of the student. The UPCC nurses are available for assessment of acute illnesses and injuries.
Acute illness or minor injury, (such as, but not limited to, sore throat, cough, fever, urinary symptoms, sprained ankle etc.,) can be seen by appointment. Referral to a UPCC provider is determined by nursing assessment. The Student Health Office Nurse may provide over-the-counter medications, initial care and follow-up care of minor injuries, and tetanus/diphtheria injections following an injury when indicated.
Chronic disease management (such as, but not limited to, hypertension, diabetes etc.,) will not be managed at UPCC. A list of local providers that can manage these conditions can be provided to the student. Diagnostic tests (such as STD and pregnancy testing), pre-existing or chronic disease management conditions, vaccinations, procedures, and physicals are not covered under this plan.
For emergent injuries, (such as, but not limited to, head injury, seizures, motor vehicle accident or injury requiring suturing or diagnostic imaging), student should call 911 or go to nearest Emergency Department.
Residence Hall students and full-time commuter students on the Vincennes campus are automatically enrolled in the VU Student Medical Care Program. The program is mandatory for residence hall students. Off-campus students may opt out of this program before the end of the third week of class. Your choice to opt out will be effective for the entire semester.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use the student University Primary Care Center?
Full-time students on the Vincennes campus who paid the Student Health Office Fee and all students living in the Residence Halls.
What services are provided at the student University Primary Care Center (UPCC)?
The Student Health Office provides acute and minor health care medical services for our students. The center is a by-appointment clinic. Chronic disease management, physicals, diagnostic tests, immunizations and prescriptions are not covered under this plan and are the responsibility of the student.
Where is the University Primary Care Center Located?
The University Primary Care Center is located on the first floor of the Young Building at 1023 N. Fourth Street on the University campus.
Who will I see when I go?
Students will be assessed and treated by a health office nurse. Referral to a provider is determined by nursing assessment.
How much will it cost?
The Student Health Fee is $43 per semester. If you have paid the Student Health Office Fee, it is free to see the nurse, and if referred, to see the UPCC provider. Referrals to other providers will be the responsibility of the student. The University recommends that all students have some type of health insurance to cover medical needs.
Can I get my prescription filled there?
No. If they write you a prescription, you may have it filled at the pharmacy of your choice and you will be responsible for the cost of the prescription.
How can I opt out?
Click MyVU logo
Sign into MyVU
Click University Systems (left hand column)
Click Student Self Service
Click Answer a Survey
If you are eligible to opt out of the program you will see MEDICAL PLAN SURVEY
Click Yes to opt out
Please note that the VU Student Medical Care Program does not provide hospitalization coverage. We recommend that all students have some type of hospitalization insurance to cover medical treatment. The University does not offer a student group hospitalization plan. If you do not have coverage, it is recommended you purchase hospitalization insurance from the company of your choice.