Student Health Center

We provide high-quality health care services that are cost-effective and accessible, and respect the privacy and confidentiality of each patient.

Health Center

The Student Health Center is an outpatient primary health clinic located on the first floor of Charles Francis Hall.

The clinic is staffed by one physician and a physician assistant. Only one practitioner is available to see patients at any given time, so please call the clinic in advance if you have a preference.

Student Health Center
St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria, Box 45
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Fax: 210-436-3656

How to see the doctor

  • Log into Gateway to make appointments online, receive secure messages, download your immunization records and print them from the comfort of your dorm room.
  • Or, call 210-436-3506 to schedule an appointment.
  • Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Regular hours

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed daily from noon to 1 p.m. and on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m.

Summer hours

June: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office is closed daily from noon to 12:30 p.m. Limited care available.

July: No patient care is available during the month of July. The office is open for administrative purposes only. You can turn in your immunization or health insurance information.

Hours at the Student Health Center are subject to change. Availability is limited during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, Easter and Summer breaks, so please call the office at 210-436-3506 for further details during those times. Please note that immunizations are offered during Zaragoza Orientation sessions. Payment at the time of service is required (cash or credit card only).

After-hours care

Students with the St. Mary’s Student Health Insurance Plan should contact:

Students who are not covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan, should contact their health insurance carrier to see where to seek care. If it is an emergency, then please go to the nearest hospital or call 911.

Please present your health Insurance card when visiting clinics outside of the Student Health Center. Co-payments, deductibles, and coinsurance will apply when services are rendered at these clinics.

Medical Records Release

If you need to release your personal medical records or on behalf of a student as a legal representative, please fill out the Medical Release Authorization Form.


  • Acne management
  • Annual pap smears (per guidelines below)
  • Asthma management/nebulizer treatments
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Diabetes screening
  • HIV testing
  • STD testing
  • Immunizations:
    • Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine (Texas state law requirement if under the age of 22)*
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B combo vaccine)
    • HPV vaccine (Gardasil – for women and men ages 9-26.)
    • Tetanus (Td)
    • Adacel or Tdap – protects against pertussis, also
      Measles, Mumps and Rubella (Special order)
    • Typhoid Fever prescription
  • Laceration repairs
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Physicals — sports, travel, general
  • Self-breast exam training
  • Smoking cessation
  • Laboratory testing
  • Study abroad medical clearances
  • Suture removal
  • Treatment of acute illnesses
  • Tuberculosis screening

All currently enrolled students of St. Mary’s University are eligible to receive care at the Student Health Center. Spouses and children of enrolled students, faculty, and staff must seek care outside of the Student Health Center.

For those students enrolled with the Student Health Insurance Plan, there is a $10 co-pay per office visit for covered services. For students who have other insurance or have no insurance, an office visit is $25. There are additional charges for lab, medications and procedures performed in the clinic.

Students with other insurance (i.e. CHIP, Humana, Tricare, etc.) will have services charged to their student business account. It is up to the student to file a claim with their insurance company for reimbursement. The Student Health Center does not guarantee reimbursement from other insurance carriers.

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Health Insurance

All resident hall students, athletes, and international students that meet eligibility criteria are automatically enrolled with the St. Mary’s University sponsored student health insurance plan. If you wish to opt out or waive this plan, then you must show proof that you have health insurance by submitting your information online before the 12th class day of the semester that you are entering.

Commuter students registered for 6 credit hours or more, can enroll on the Student Health Insurance Plan during open enrollment period.

Waive or Enroll

Note: If you submit a waiver in the fall semester, you do not need to submit a waiver in the spring semester. However, if you submit a waiver in the spring semester, you will have to submit another waiver in the subsequent fall semester.

Health Requirements

New and transfer students

Incoming students should review and complete the following requirements prior to arriving to St. Mary’s University. Students will not be allowed to register for classes or receive a residence hall assignment until this information is received by the Student Health Center.

Meningococcol Meningitis Vaccine Requirement (A, C, W-125, Y)

All new students of St. Mary’s University, including transfer and returning students, who are under the age of 22, must submit the Meningitis Vaccine Requirement Form prior to registering for classes.  This vaccine is mandated by the State of Texas, and therefore, students under the age of 22, must show evidence of receipt of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination dose during the five-year period preceding, and at least 10 days prior to, the first class day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at St. Mary’s University.  The Meningitis Vaccine Requirement Form can be found in GATEWAY.

Important:  Students who intend to register for classes during a Zaragoza session must submit the Meningitis Vaccine Requirement Form at least 1 week prior to a scheduled orientation session. Students cannot register for classes until this information is received by the Student Health Center.

Meningitis Vaccine Exemption Process

Students can choose to seek an exemption to the meningitis vaccination by submitting the official Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Vaccine Exemption form to our office.  This exemption form will be mailed to you directly from the DSHS office.  It may take up to two weeks to receive the DSHS Vaccine Exemption form by mail, so plan accordingly.  This form must be submitted to the Student Health Center at least 10 days prior to the first class day or one week prior to a scheduled Zaragoza session. The original form is required in our office.  We cannot, by Texas law, accept a photocopy of the form.

*Please note that it may take up to two weeks to receive the DSHS exemption form. Once the form is completed and notarized, it must be mailed or hand-delivered to:

St. Mary’s University
Student Health Center, Box 45
ATTN: Meningitis Vaccine Requirement
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228-8545

For more information on the Texas vaccine mandate and Texas vaccine exemption process, go to:

Where is the vaccine available?

The Student Health Center offers the meningococcal meningitis vaccine for $100 (subject to change) during the Community Fair at all summer Zaragoza Orientation sessions. You may also receive the meningococcal meningitis vaccine (Menveo or Menactra) from your private doctor, pharmacy or local health department.

Recommended Vaccinations

All students should review their immunization status with your private doctor   It is important that you update your immunizations PRIOR to attending St. Mary’s University. The following vaccinations are recommended:

  • MMR—measles, mumps and rubella
  • Tdap—Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
  • Varicella vaccine
  • Polio vaccine series
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • HPV vaccine series
  • Meningococcal B vaccine (not the same vaccine mandated by the State of Texas)
  • Influenza vaccine—seasonal

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirement of International Students

All International students must complete the TB Screening Questionnaire/TB Risk Assessment Form, and mail this form to the Student Health Center prior to the first class day. TB skin testing (Mantoux) must be performed in the United States. TB blood testing, also known as Interferon Gamma Release Assay  for Tuberculosis or IGRA TB blood test  can be performed in your home country.   You can download the TB Screening Questionnaire /TB Risk Assessment Form  from Gateway.   For any questions regarding the TB screening requirement, please call the Student Health Center at 210-436-3506 or email the Student Health Center at

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