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.

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.

Other Student Health & Wellness Services

For more services in the Student Health Center and beyond, check out our Health & Wellness page.