Southwestern University

Health Center

Southwestern University Health Center provides excellent medical services that promote physical and mental health, support academic success, and foster a healthy campus community. We recognize each student encounter as an opportunity for health promotion and education. We are committed to providing high quality services that are confidential, respectful, accessible, and supporting the holistic wellness of the individual. 


Health Center



Health Center


For Emergencies call 911
or the SU Police at 512-863-1944

The Health Center is here to serve you, please call us at 512-863-1252 with any questions. If this is a medical emergency, call 911.  

Health Records for New Students 
All new students must submit their Health Records via our Patient Portal. This includes, proof of meningitis vaccine, immunization record, and TB test results.  
COVID-19 Vaccines are Strongly Encouraged

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) may cause false negative TB test results. If you are getting your COVID-19 vaccine this summer, be sure to get your TB test before or on the same day as your first dose of the vaccine, or wait 4 weeks after the second vaccine dose to get your TB test. The COVID-19 vaccine takes priority, so if you are not able to get your TB test before you arrive on campus, we will perform your TB test at the SU Health Center when you are eligible.

Student Health Insurance Waiver  
Please refer to the Student Resources link for information regarding Student Health Insurance.



What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, but may include:

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
  • Decrease sense of smell or taste
  • Unexplained diarrhea
  • Unexplained headache
  • Muscle aches/ body aches
  • Unexplained fatigue/ tiredness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat

If you think you might have symptoms of COVID-19, call the Health Center at 512-863-1252. . 

 COVID-19 Testing

In addition to the Health Center, there are many nearby locations that offer testing.  When scheduling at other locations, please search for testing centers that perform PCR tests.  Other testing centers may include:


What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

Notify the Health Center at 512-863-1252 if you test positive for Covid 19.  Positive results should be emailed to

What do I do if I am a close contact of someone who tested positive?

If you are identified as a close contact by an SU student who tested positive, you will be called by a contact tracer and asked to quarantine. 

If you are in quarantine, have no symptoms, and want to be tested, you must wait at least 5 days before you can be scheduled for a lab-based test. Please note that a negative test does NOT reduce your quarantine time. Because the incubation period for COVID-19 is up to 14 days, a negative test does not guarantee that you will not develop the illness later.  Southwestern continues to require a 14 day quarantine for on-campus students.   

If you are in quarantine and develop symptoms, please call the Health Center at 512-863-1252. 

What is a close contact?

For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Close contacts may also include physical contact, sharing food or drinks, living in the same household, and spending the night with someone.


Health Center Appointments

The Health Center is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. Appointments are scheduled by calling the SU Health Center.

SU Health Center (512) 863-1252

Please bring your most current health insurance card to every Health Center appointment. While the Health Center does charge private insurance, students will not be charged a co-pay or billed for Health Center services not covered by their insurance. Lab testing will be sent to Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) and will be billed separately.


After Hours and Weekend Resources

*You should always check with your insurance company to find in-network providers

Nearby Hospitals/Emergency Rooms

Family Emergency Room 
1210 W. University Ave.

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital
2000 Scenic Drive

Scott & White Medical Center-Round Rock
300 University Blvd.

Health Clinics

Family Medical Center
908 Rockmoor Dr.
M-F: 8 to 6pm
Sat: 9 to 12pm

Next Care Urgent Clinic
900 N. Austin Ave. Suite 105
M-F: 8am to 8pm
Sat/Sun: 8am to 4pm

CVS Minute Clinic
4426 Williams Dr.
M-F: 8:30 to 7:30 pm
Sat: 9 to 5:30pm
Sun: 10 to 5:30 pm