Wellbeing Services




GW is committed to providing accessible and affordable wellbeing services for students during their time at GW. From medical services to mental health support, GW offers students a wide range of services to meet their needs.



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Medical Services

The staff of the Student Health Center, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, is dedicated to providing accessible, high quality medical care to you during your time at GW.


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At GW, we aim to create a community that cares for each other. The CARE Team fosters this goal by creating a pathway through which students who may need additional support can be identified and referred to the most appropriate services. Through the CARE Team, students are given the support they need to persist and succeed at GW and beyond.


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Mental Health Support

The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team serves students and engages the entire GW community, working to build a culture of support and connection with student well-being.  We support mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome challenges and difficulties that may interfere with academic, emotional, and personal success.


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Psychiatric Treatment

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides short-term psychiatric treatment and referral services to GW students. Services are provided primarily by telemedicine. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are actively enrolled in at least one course are eligible for psychiatric services. The psychiatrists and counselors in the SHC work closely together to provide mental health services for students.


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Substance-Use Screening

Whether or not you feel you may be experiencing negative outcomes related to your substance use, we can help. Our team members are trained in motivational interviewing, and helping you to explore your health behaviors, set goals, and ultimately equip you with the skills to best navigate your substance use in college and in life. Our services are based on harm reduction principles, and do not require any kind of clinical or sobriety commitments. To connect with one of our team members about these services, please reach out to [email protected] and a staff member will respond in 24-48 hours.


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Junk Mail

Want FREE safer sex products and pregnancy tests? Can't make it to the Student Support Center? Introducing Junk Mail, a collaboration between the GW Office of Health Promotion & Education and GW RAGE. We offer free delivery of safer sex products to students living in on-campus residence halls in discrete packaging. Your name and residential information will not be shared with or visible to anyone outside of the team packing your order.



The Store

The Store is a student-run food pantry that provides resources and support for students living with food insecurity. The Store was founded on the principles of faith, trust, and respect, and these values guide our work every day. Our mission is to address student need at GW by offering food and other resources to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed.




All GW Students have FREE, 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare — the virtual health and well-being platform from TimelyCare, designed for college students. Students do not need insurance to access TimelyCare services, and they do not need to visit GW’s Student Health Center in-person to gain access to this telehealth platform. To access TimelyCare, download the app for your Apple or Android phone via the Apple App Store or Google Play.