The health and safety of our campus community is our priority. This site contains guidance for students, faculty, staff and visitors — along with information about our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you have questions or concerns, contact the SSU Health Team at (740) 351-3276.

Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines at the SSU Health Clinic are free and available to the public. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who can give consent for the vaccination. They are given each Thursday between 10 am and 1:45 pm.

  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine – available to anyone 18 and older on a walk-in basis.
  • Pfizer vaccine – available to anyone 12 years and older on a pre-scheduled-24-hours-ahead basis.

Schedule a Vaccine Appointment

Schedule COVID-19 Testing

If you are experiencing symptoms stay home and schedule an appointment for testing at the SSU Health Clinic. If you are symptom-free, walk-in rapid testing is available to faculty, staff and students. Summer 2021 hours for the Health Clinic and Rapid Testing are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm.

The SSU Health Clinic is located in Hatcher Hall at 1001 4th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio. Rapid Testing is located in the SSU Student Annex.

Schedule Testing Appointment

Report an Illness, Exposure or Positive Test

Students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 or who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are required to self-report through Health Pass on the SSU App or the COVID-19 Incident form:

Report a COVID-19 Incident

Bears Are Coming Back Fall 2021 - Stronger than Ever

A Message from President Jeff Bauer:

As vaccines become more available and the spread of coronavirus decreases, we’re making plans for a full return to campus life by Fall 2021.

That means a return to in-person classes, on-ground student life events, ticketed athletic competitions, and a full range of academic and co-curricular activities.

It’s a return to a more traditional campus environment — while continuing a focus on community health and wellness. 

Learn more about plans for Fall 2021

Guidance & Resources

If you have questions or concerns, contact the SSU Health Team at (740) 351-3276.

Health Pass & Reporting

If you have or can download the SSU App:
If you don't have or can't download the SSU App:

Health Pass on the SSU App

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Use Health Pass on the SSU App to get your Health or Vaccination Pass and track symptoms if they occur.

Learn more about Health Pass

How can I contact the SSU Health Team?

If you have questions or concerns, contact the SSU Health Team at (740) 351-3276.