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Student Health Services

Student Health Services is here to keep you healthy while you focus on your studies at FIU. We understand why you may be hesitant to access health care, so we work hard to create and maintain a space where you can ask questions, get answers, and feel supported when making decisions. We regard students as individuals and coordinate care with you individually.

FIU Student Health Services offer a safe, private and welcoming setting to address all your needs and concerns. All clinical consultations and medical records are strictly confidential. Medical records cannot be released without the written consent of the student patient. Student Health Services provide primary medical and specialty care tailored to the unique needs of college students.

Your student health fee at work

These services are offered for free or at a lower cost due to funding from the health fee.

The health fee is a mandatory fee that all students pay as part of their tuition each semester. The health fee allows the university to provide affordable, high-quality clinical preventative care and mental health services at convenient on-campus locations by various departments.

Sexual Health & Gynecology

Student Health & Wellness creates a safe, sex-positive environment that provides free access to various contraceptives including condoms, finger condoms, condoms for oral sex, dental dams, and water-based lubricants.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Routine gynecologic exams
  • Colposcopy and cryotherapy
  • Screening (e.g. sexually transmitted diseases, cervical or breast cancer, intimate partner violence)
  • Pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral
  • Preventive care, including administration of HPV Vaccine (recommended for all females through 26 years of age)
  • Sexual assault evaluation, management, and referral

Evaluation and management of:

  • Pain with sex
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Genital skin lesions, including ulcers and bumps
  • Breast complaints, including nipple discharge and breast lumps
  • Management of common menstrual complaints including menstrual cramps, infrequent or no periods, heavy periods

Contraceptive counseling and prescribing

  • Abstinence
  • Barrier methods
  • Spermicide
  • Contraceptive birth control pills
  • Contraceptive ring (Nuvaring)
  • The Shot (Depo-Provera)
  • Intrauterine device insertion and removal (Paragard, Mirena and Skyla)
  • Address contraceptive issues and questions

HIV counseling and testing

Do you know your status? Confidential testing by a certified counselor is available and you can receive your results within 20 minutes. Call 305-348-2401 (MMC) or 305-919-5620 (BBC) for an appointment.

Mental health

Our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team works together with other providers at the Student Health Clinics to assist students in getting their emotional needs met. These include:

Why seek help?

There are many opportunities for emotional growth at a university, but not everyone makes it through college without experiencing some challenges along the way. We recommended you seek help if these difficulties are interfering with your academic or personal wellbeing.

Although some concerns are more frequent than others, student experiences are as varied as the students themselves. Our staff helps each person figure out the issues they are experiencing through individual, group, or couples counseling.

FIU has psychiatrists, social workers, and psychologists who are available by referral from either CAPS or primary care clinicians within the Student Health Clinics. Our psychiatrists provide evaluations and, if necessary, medication and short-term supportive psychotherapy.

Healthy Living Program

At the Healthy Living Program, we offer a holistic and preventative approach to health by encouraging FIU students to engage in everyday healthy lifestyle practices. Located in the Student Health Clinics, you can receive the following program services:

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Free Contraceptives

Victim Empowerment Program

Victim Advocates are primary mental health professionals who are trained in trauma and crisis intervention to provide comprehensive supportive services to aid in recovery from experiences, including, (but not limited to):

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Relationship abuse (physical, verbal or emotional)
  • Sexual and/or attempted sexual battery (acquaintance rape, date rape, stranger rape, molestation)
  • Stalking (repeated following or harassment)
  • Hate and/or property crimes

Individuals who have been victimized, whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, can get one-on-one and group counseling, in addition to advocacy/case management and online resources.

Behavioral Health Services

Please call 305-348-8385 to request a psychiatric evaluation. 

We provide psychiatric treatment to help students from any department or program with their behavioral health. There are no additional fees and services are only for enrolled students. 

These are examples of the things that we can help you with:  

  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Depression
  • Other mood disorders (Example: Bipolar disorders)
  • ADHD or ADD (attention deficit disorders, inattentive, hyperactive, or combined)
  • Other causes of concentration or attention problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia or sleep problems
  • Personality disorders
  • History of trauma
  • Obsessions and/or compulsions
  • Psychosis or schizophrenia
  • Grieving or Bereavement
  • Substance use problem (sometimes requires a referral for specialty services or program)
  • Eating disorders (sometimes requires a referral for specialty services)

For more information about scheduling, please call 305-348-8385. It is preferred (sometimes required) for you to provide documentation of prior psychiatric or psychological treatment, if you have such history. It is required as per policy for students to provide documentation of prior history for diagnoses such as Attention-deficit and/or Hyperactivity disorders, if you are requesting continuation of treatment for that condition. 

The Behavioral Health team at Student Health collaborates with the clinicians of FIU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Department and can refer students to CAPS or to the Victim Empowerment Program for counseling or psychotherapy as needed.

Beyond the clinic

FIU Student Health and Wellness Services provides many services outside our Student Health Clinics.

  • Athletic Training

    Athletic Training is offered in the Wellness and Recreation Center at MMC. We are focused on providing free and/or low-cost on-site and clinical athletic training services to FIU students with muscle injuries or conditions.

  • Dean of Students

    The Dean of Students works with campus partners to identify and address student concerns and crises. Learn how you can make campus a safer, more inclusive space and show that Panthers Care.

  • Disability Resource Center

    The center offers guidance and support to students with disabilities throughout their college experience. Meet one-on-one for a consultation and get access to accommodations.

  • Health Compliance

    Health Compliance ensures that students have met the necessary immunization and insurance requirements for attending the university.

  • Student Conduct & Academic Integrity

    Educating our FIU community members about the Student Conduct and Honor Code and the value of respecting others. Know the code!