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Contact Information

Email
healthcenter@whitworth.edu
(Please do not use the email address to request an appointment. We make appointments via telephone only.)

Phone
509.777.3259

For life-threatening medical emergencies, call 911 and contact campus security at 509.777.4444.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed noon-1 p.m. Monday-Friday
Closed 10:55-11:35 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday for Chapel

Location
Schumacher Hall

Health Center

The Whitworth Health Center provides high-quality care based upon each individual's needs. Our services are inclusive, confidential, caring and compassionate. We are located in Schumacher Hall (Building No. 32 on the Campus Map).

Services by Appointment Only

In order to protect your health and safety, our services will be available by appointment only. Please call in advance to schedule an appointment, as walk-in services will not be available. Telehealth and in-person appointment options will be offered. The nurse or nurse practitioner will use their clinical discretion to determine what type of visit is most appropriate for the student seeking care. Each person entering Schumacher Hall will undergo temperature and symptom/exposure screening.

Student Employment: COVID-19 Exemption/Vaccination Documentation Processes

If you are a student employee and would like to submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to continue on-campus work OR would like to submit COVID-19 vaccination documentation in order to continue on-campus work, please follow the process below:

  • You can read the employee vaccine policy here.
  • Complete the Employee Vaccine Attestation Form.
  • Medical: The proclamation permits a medical exemption only when the worker has a disability that prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. As such, Whitworth’s medical exemption Option 2 is no longer an approved exemption for employees.
  • Religious: The proclamation permits a religious exemption when the COVID-19 vaccine requirement conflicts with one’s sincerely held religious beliefs, practice or observance.
  • Please submit your exemption request forms to August Weil, health & safety manager/COVID Care Team lead, at aweil@whitworth.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Whitworth University will require all students (undergraduate, continuing studies and graduate) to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their arrival to campus for fall semester. This requirement will be added to the existing vaccine requirements for students, which include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and meningococcal*. The university will accommodate approved medical and religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination. For graduate and continuing studies students in fully online programs or courses, no COVID-19 vaccinations are required. For students wishing to participate in Whitworth-sponsored study abroad programs (travel outside the United States), please note those programs will require vaccinated status without exception.

*This only applies to full-time undergraduate students.

Students who have received a medical or religious exemption from this requirement may undergo regular testing. Anyone with an exemption will be required to follow Washington State Department of Health and Spokane Regional Health District guidelines regarding face coverings, physical distancing, testing, quarantine and isolation. As is also the case for MMR and meningococcal, unvaccinated students who contract COVID-19 will be required to enter isolation until they are medically cleared to return.

Students should follow these instructions to report their COVID-19 vaccination status:

  1. Go to this link and log in using your Whitworth credentials: https://whitworth.studenthealthportal.com/Document
  2. From the drop-down menu under "Document Type," select the "COVID Vaccine Documentation" type that corresponds with your student status: "Undergraduate," "Continuing Studies" or "Graduate/Masters."
  3. Click "Browse" and attach the copy/photo of your vaccination card/vaccine documentation.
  4. Click "Save" to complete the submission of the document.

Submitting a COVID-19 vaccination exemption request:

Students seeking an exemption based on medical or religious grounds may access those forms here:

Once you have completed the desired exemption request form, please follow the steps below to upload a copy/photo of the form in its entirety:

  1. Go to this link and log in using your Whitworth credentials: https://whitworth.studenthealthportal.com/Document
  2. From the drop-down menu under "Document Type," select the "COVID Exemption Request Form" type that corresponds with your student status: "Undergraduate," "Continuing Studies" or "Graduate/Masters."
  3. Click "Browse" and attach the copy/photo of the completed exemption form.
  4. Click "Save" to complete the submission of the document.

Need help finding a vaccine appointment? Vaccinate WA: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Additional Questions?

Health center-eligible students: healthcenter@whitworth.edu
Continuing studies students: csadmissions@whitworth.edu
Graduate/master's students: gradadmissions@whitworth.edu
COVID Care Team: covidcareteam@whitworth.edu

COVID-19 Information

Below are steps for health center-eligible students to take if they think they have COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19.

  1. For any life-threatening emergencies, call 911. 
  2. If you are ill or have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home in your residence hall or place of residence off campus (go home if you are at class or work when you feel sick or learn of a potential exposure).
  3. During regular business hours, call the health center to speak with a nurse or nurse practitioner for medical guidance. 
  4. After hours, you can contact the Nurse Advice Line on your health insurance card for medical advice. If uninsured, you can call the 24/7 CHAS Nurse Advice Hotline at 509.444.8200 to discuss your medical concerns. 
  5. The medical guidance you receive will help determine if you need further medical evaluation, if you need to be tested, or if you need to isolate or quarantine for a specific length of time.
  6. If indicated, on-campus students will be provided with instructions from the COVID Care Team for temporarily staying in quarantine or isolation housing. 
  7. To report a COVID-19 exposure (including if you have been advised to quarantine or isolate), or to notify the university of pending COVID-19 testing or confirmed COVID-19, please contact the Whitworth COVID Care Team at covidcareteam@whitworth or through the LiveSafe app "Report a COVID Concern" option. 

Please see our Coronavirus Information page for updates regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Contact Information

Email
healthcenter@whitworth.edu
(Please do not use the email address to request an appointment. We make appointments via telephone only.)

Phone
509.777.3259

For life-threatening medical emergencies, call 911 and contact campus security at 509.777.4444.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed noon-1 p.m. Monday-Friday
Closed 10:55-11:35 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday for Chapel

Location
Schumacher Hall