Carnegie Mellon University
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to change some of our processes to maintain the safest environment possible. To ensure students receive care in the optimal setting and to reduce the risk of inadvertent exposure to COVID-19, we cannot provide any walk-in services during the pandemic. All services will be delivered by appointment only. Please call us at 412-268-2157 to discuss your needs. 

University Health Services

Welcome, students! UHS offers high-quality care for all students. At this time, we are offering many of our services remotely, including telehealth appointments. 

If you have a medical concern, call us at 412-268-2157, option 2, to discuss your needs. Please do not walk to the health center.  

As part of students' Tartan Responsibility and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, each member of our community must complete a quick Daily Self-Assessment survey before beginning their day.  Any student with fever, cough or any respiratory symptoms should stay home and call UHS at 412-268-2157 for consultation. Faculty and staff with symptoms should contact their primary care provider for guidance. 

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are working with the Allegheny County Health Department to employ recommended protocols regarding prevention and care for any student who reports symptoms.  The CDC is sharing Coronavirus updates as information becomes available.  Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, we urge you to regularly check the University's COVID-19 Updates website.

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Planning for Winter Break

UHS remains open and available for student care during winter break. Please note that all of our current services are being offered by appointment only and we are currently operating on winter break hours.  Please call us at 412-268-2157, option 2, to discuss your needs.  

If you have travel plans during the break, please remember that travel increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19; staying home is the best way to reduce the spread.  If you do travel, taking the following precautions can help to reduce your risk of getting and spreading COVID:

  • Self-quarantine for 14 days prior to traveling and for 14 days after arriving
  • Avoid being around people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID for 14 days after you arrive
  • Consider getting tested for COVID, before and after traveling*

*Remember that testing only reflects your status at one point in time, and you may be exposed to COVID during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can be contagious without symptoms and spread the virus to others. 

If you travel, the CDC recommends these important steps to help reduce the spread of COVID:

  • Pre-travel research: check on the spread of COVID at your destination, find out if you or anyone you're staying with is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID, and find out what requirements there are for your destination and/or transportation service. 
  • Continue COVID prevention actions during travel: wear a mask at all times in public settings, maintain physical distance from others, and wash your hands often.
  • Know the risks of different types of travel: it is easier to avoid crowds, close contact with others, and shared surfaces if traveling in a private car and avoiding public facilities.   
  • Be prepared for common travel situations: wear a mask in all public settings, wash your hands after you've been in a public place, bring your own food, use disinfecting wipes on shared surfaces.
  • Know and avoid higher risk activities: being in an area with high levels of COVID, attending large gatherings and being in crowds all increase your risk of getting and spreading COVID.
  • Delay travel if you're sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID.
Students should also review the University's COVID travel protocol

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