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Georgetown University Student Health Center (SHC)

We have partnered with Georgetown University Student Health Center, which means that if you need to see a doctor, you are welcome to use the Georgetown University Student Health Center just as you would the W&M campus Health Center.  You are not required to use Georgetown; our relationship with them is to supplement the availability of the student health center.

Main Campus

Student Health Center
Ground Floor, Darnall Hall
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Staff sees students primarily by appointment. Urgent problems are attended to on a walk-in basis.  When calling, you will need to mention that you are a W&M student!

For General Information: (202) 687-4500
For Appointments: (202) 687-2200
To speak with the on-call clinician when the SHC is closed: (202) 687-PAGE

Please specify that you are scheduling an appointment at the Main campus.
(The Law Center is for Law students ONLY.)

SHC Hours of Operation

(The hours below correspond with when the main campus classes are in session. Summer and holiday break hours may vary somewhat.)

Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Georgetown SHC Contacts

Dr. James Marsh is the Director of the Student Health Center. He is available and willing to answer any questions or concerns parents or students may have concerning their health care. He can be reached at (202) 687-1977. 

Elaine Whetzel is the Administrator of the Health Center and can also be contacted regarding insurance questions and services offered. Her phone number is (202) 687-2457.

For all visits, please bring:
  • Your William & Mary ID
  • Your insurance cards/ information

If you experience any confusion being a non-Georgetown student, you should ask for the office administrator, Elaine Whetzel. 

There is a fee for all services provided at the clinic. The health insurance is billed first, but the student and/or parents are responsible for any charges not covered by insurance.  Most insurance companies require a small co-payment be paid at each visit.  Students can make this payment by cash, check, or credit card.  (Every effort will be made to assist where financial hardship exists.) The health center is staffed by Family Practice faculty physicians and nurse practitioners with particular training and experience in providing high quality health care.