Health Services: Immunization Deadlines


Student Health Services’ dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses provide easily accessible and affordable health care to all enrolled Mason students, and meet their medical needs in a caring and confidential environment. Student Health has clinics at the Fairfax, Arlington and Science and Technology campuses. A free nurse advice line is also available when the clinics are closed at (703)-993-2831.

Student Health Services’ providers offer care for a range of health needs, including infections, illness, minor injuries and burns, chronic health issues, and sleep concerns. We also offer diagnostic and preventive healthcare services. While there is no charge to be seen by one of our providers, there are fees for lab tests, medications, procedures, physicals, and supplies.

Important Dates

September 15: Open Enrollment Deadline for Aetna Student Health Insurance
The University has partnered with Aetna Student Health to administer the Student Health Insurance Plan.  The plan is available to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Details about eligibility, open enrollment, and more are available on our insurance webpage.

October 1: Immunization Record Form Deadline
All new students, both freshman and transfer, must submit the immunization record form by October 1. Mail, fax, email or drop off the form at the Immunization Office. Records that are late or incomplete after the deadline are subject to an account hold and late fee. Visit our immunization webpage for more information.

October 6: Flu Shot Clinics begin
Student Health Services offers flu shot clinics on each campus. Visit our website for a list of all upcoming flu clinic dates.

As a part of Family Weekend on October 14, if you are 18 years of age or older, you will be able to get your flu shot with Student Health Services.

How Student Health Services Can Help Your Student
We encourage students to make Student Health their first stop if they have a health concern, as there is no cost to be seen by a healthcare provider. Some of our services or procedures do have fees; we explain the cost of a service to students at their visit.

For a non-urgent need, a student can call 703-993-2831 or stop by the clinic to make an appointment. Our clinics are open in the evenings several nights a week and our Fairfax clinic is open on Saturday. Our hours of operation and locations are available at

Students can walk-in to our clinics for acute or urgent illnesses or injuries.  If a student is feeling unwell after hours, he or she can call our free nurse advice line at (703)-993-2831. The nurse will give advice and tell the student what they can do.

Services and Specialty Clinics
In addition to treating illness and injury, Student Health offers a variety of services including:

  • ADD/ADHD MedicationWhen specific criteria are met, Student Health can provide follow-up appointments for the continuation of ADD/ADHD treatment
  • Allergy Clinic: If a student is currently receiving allergy shots, he or she may be able to continue this service at the Fairfax clinic
  • Health and Wellness Counseling: Providers are happy to discuss any health concern or question
  • Immunizations & Flu Shots
  • Lab ServicesTesting is done in the clinic by a medical technologist or sent to LabCorp
  • Men’s Health Care: Our providers can address health concerns affecting men
  • Nutrition CounselingWe can discuss basic nutrition and meal planning with a registered dietician or a healthcare provider
  • Physical Exams: Annual physicals are offered for required sports and nursing groups
  • Smoking Cessation Program: Get one-on-one help to strategize a plan to help quit tobacco
  • STI Screening and HIV Testing: Sexually Transmitted Infection testing for students, including a free HIV testing option
  • Travel Clinic: Receive needed immunizations and health info before traveling out of the country
  • Women’s Health Care:Health Services offers pap tests, and evaluation and treatment of concerns such as urinary tract infections and menstrual irregularities

We encourage you to connect with Student Health Services on Facebook at Mason Student Health and on Twitter at @HealthyMason.