Current Students

Please see below for information and services available to current SMU students.

Schedule an appointment during our regular business hours Here or by calling us at 214-768-2141.

NO SHOW FEE

There is a $20 charge for no-showing a scheduled medical appointment. All students who do not cancel their appointment within one hour of their scheduled appointment time and no show their appointment will be billed $20 on their student account for each no-show appointment.

Our health center includes the following services:

  • Physician Consultations
  • Minor Surgeries
  • Treatment of Injuries
  • Treatment of Illnesses
  • Immunizations
  • Allergy Injections
  • Women's Health (Gynecology)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Lab and X-Ray
If you would like the Health Center to assist with preparations for traveling abroad:
  1. Go to the CDC Travel Site and decide what vaccines you may require.
  2. Please indicate which injection you will be needing when scheduling your appointment.
  3. If you need a physical for traveling abroad, you may also schedule a doctor's appointment.

For more travel information on immunizations, safety, and security while abroad, check out these sites:

We do not provide medical and/or mental health excuses. This is a policy made in conjunction with the Provost’s Office.  The decision to excuse an absence is strictly the role of your professor. We encourage you to talk with your professors about their attendance policies and what to do if sick. You may choose to fill out this Absence from Class Form to show that you were seen by a doctor, but this does not grant you an excused absence.

In the event of serious illness requiring an extended absence, contact the Office of the Dean of Student Life in addition to your professors. The Office of the Dean of Student Life will help you decide how best to deal with the interruption in your studies.

To be considered for the possibility of a Medical Withdrawal, you must be evaluated by a Health Center Director. Only a Medical Director or the Director of Counseling Services may authorize a Medical Withdrawal.

  • Medical Withdrawals are only considered for debilitating physical or mental illnesses.
  • Medical Withdrawals and Withdrawals appear the same on the student’s transcript but additional stipulations are placed on Medical Withdrawals.
  • There are no retroactive medical withdrawals per University policy.
  • A Medical Withdrawal allows the student to receive "Withdrawal" for all semester grades. A Medical Withdrawal must include all registered classes for the student. Typical conditions that qualify for a Medical Withdrawal are major surgery or prolonged hospitalizations, Major Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Illness, Anorexia Nervosa, and Alcohol or Drug Dependence. These are similar to conditions for which one would be disabled from work.
  • If not being seen or treated by the Health Center staff, the student must present detailed supporting medical, psychiatric, or psychological records or documents to a Health Center Director. The Director will use this information as part of his/her evaluation. Evaluating the student in person and/or reviewing the relevant documents as well as speaking with other medical professionals involved in the student’s care is a time consuming process. Generally several weeks are needed to determine the appropriateness of authorizing a Medical Withdrawal. The same or more time is needed before a decision could be made about removing the Medical Withdrawal “Hold” once this is requested by the student.
  • If a Medical Withdrawal is granted then a "Hold" is put on the student's account and he/she cannot register until the director who gave the medical withdrawal agrees to remove the "Hold". If the medical withdrawal is approved, the students' enrollment for the following semester will also be cancelled.
  • To return to SMU, students must have a substantial period of time of medical/psychiatric stability which is documented by their treating clinicians and agreed upon by the appropriate director from SMU. In addition, the student who took a medical withdrawal for psychological/psychiatric reasons is expected to demonstrate the ability to manage life stressors as evidenced by activities such as taking a class at community college, getting a part time or full time job or doing volunteer work. Additional stipulations may be imposed on an individual basis as warranted. If a student has taken a medical withdrawal for mental health reasons, they must adhere to the agreed upon follow up treatment plan for six months following readmission. Failure to do so may result in a “Hold” being placed on a student's admission or in a student's being withdrawn for medical reasons.
  • The Dean of Students and the Director of Residence Life and Student Housing are notified of all Medical Withdrawals.

Please read: Options for dropping classes and leaves from the University

Leave of Absence Form from the Registrar's Office can be found here: Leave of Absence Request Form

We offer immunizations by appointment during regular business hours should you required an updated vaccine. These injections cost $15 plus the cost of the vaccine (except for flu shots which are free). Available vaccines include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV 9 (Gardasil) - series of 3 injections
  • Meningitis*
  • Meningitis B
  • MMR*
  • TB Skin Test (Injection fee)
  • Tdap (Adacel)
  • TwinRIX ( A & B )
  • Flu Shot - FREE

*Required by the university

We administer allergy immunotherapy prescribed by an outside doctor. Injections can be continued on a schedule that has been established by your allergist or treating physician. Our guidelines require several pieces of documentation in order for our staff physicians to supervise the injections. They are as follows:

  1. The name, address, phone and fax number of your treating physician.
  2. An antigen injection schedule - this should include an area to record the date, antigen, dilution, dosage and injection site.
  3. Antigen administration instructions - any routine or special instructions for our nursing staff should be included here.
  4. Instructions for missed doses, local or systemic reactions.
  5. A copy of the note from your last clinic visit with your physician.

We will require these five pieces of documentation for all students who wish to receive continuous allergy immunotherapy at the Health Center. Initial injections should be given at your own physicians’ office. The health center will not initiate immunotherapy. If a student has an allergy gap of greater than 60 days should visit with their private physician prior to receiving an injection at the Health Center.

Cost

$25 per allergy shot visit