Using the Clinic

The clinic is open to all SSU students enrolled for at least 1 credit hour during the current semester and all faculty and staff members. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

You may schedule an appointment with the Health Clinic at (740) 351-4362 (4DOC) or (740) 351-3608. Walk-ins are also welcome

SSU Health Clinic

Hatcher Hall
1001 4th Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
(740) 351-4362

Free Services available at the SSU Health Clinic:

  • Nurse assessment and evaluation
  • First aid for minor injuries such as cuts, strains, sprains, contusions
  • Management and treatment of minor illnesses such as UTIs, upper respiratory infections, rashes, stomach “bugs”
  • Blood pressure checks/management
  • Sports, employment and annual physicals
  • Minor excisions, incisions and drainage
  • University-required immunizations
  • STD checks (does not include off-site laboratory testing), counseling and treatment
  • Pap Smears (does not include off-site laboratory testing)
  • Health education, including nutrition, tobacco and alcohol/substance abuse
  • Tobacco cessation and counseling, referral to tobacco-support group
  • Medication review and management
  • Referral to SSU and community resources

Additional Services Fees:

Services for Faculty & Staff:

Faculty and administrative/ATSS staff may utilize the University Health Clinic as needed for the payment of $20 per visit. These payments will be processed through payroll deduction and employees will be required to complete a payroll deduction authorization form at the time the services are rendered.

Below is a list of services that will be excluded from the $20 fee:

  • Referral for hearing and vision screenings to off campus resources
  • Blood pressure screenings and weight checks
  • Pap smears
  • Breastfeeding/pumping support
  • Contraceptives
  • Health education and outreach
  • Nutritional information/advising
  • Routine immunizations (measles/mumps/rubella, tetanus, flu shots, Hepatitis A/B)
  • Confidential HIV testing and testing for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Tobacco cessation – information, materials, over-the-counter supplies
  • Substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) – information and referral

Employees participating in a medical Flexible Spending Account may request reimbursement of these fees using this form: AmeriFlex FSA Claim Form (PDF)

For a quick reference guide of what expenses are eligible for reimbursement: FSA Eligible Expenses (PDF)

Other charges may be assessed by the Health Clinic depending upon the services provided.