Student Health is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke Students, many of which are covered by the student health fee. We are here to provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care to our campus community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student's well-being and overall success.
Duke Student Health coordinates transgender and LBTQIA+ affirming care with Tiffany Covas, MD, MPH, from Duke University Health System. Through Dr. Covas, Duke Student health provides transgender affirming care including general medical care, transition related medical care such as hormone replacement therapy, referrals to specialists at Duke for gender affirming surgery, support for students exploring gender identity, and assistance with making decisions regarding medical related transition.
Dr. Tiffany Covas maintains a regular schedule at Duke Student Health and can meet with you for general medical care and medical care specific to your health as a transgender person.
Dr. Covas specialized in providing competent health care to LGBTQIA+ communities and minorities to increase access and decrease health disparities. She serves in multiple roles across Duke and has played a key role in the establishment of the LGBTQ Patient Centered Medical Home and the Adult Gender Care Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Covas’ Fall 2020 schedule:
- Sept 16th afternoon
- September 18th morning
- October 14th afternoon
- October 30th morning
- November 6th morning
- November 25th afternoon
- December 11th afternoon
To meet with Dr. Covas at Student Health, follow our instructions to make an appointment via phone and request to meet with Dr. Covas. To access instructions, click here.
The Allergy Clinic is temporarily suspended until further notice.
The Travel Clinic temporarily suspended until further notice.
We offer a wide range of laboratory services provided by certified medical technologists.
Lab tests covered by the Student Health Fee include:
- Chemical urinalysis
- Finger-stick Glucose
- Wet Prep for Vaginal Infections
- KOH Skin
- Rapid Strep
- Rapid Mononucleosis
- Rapid HCG
- All other lab tests will be sent to Duke Health or LabCorp and will be billed to your insurance.
Virtual Visits Are Here!
Student Health is now offering virtual visits over a secure online platform so students can consult directly with our providers using their personal devices.
Students that have been seen at Student Health at least once, have a MyChart account, are in the state of North Carolina, and using a device with either Google Chrome or Firefox as a browser may be able to schedule these appointments.
Students with concerns listed below can call our Nurse Triage line at (919) 681-9355 and choose option 2.
- Latent Tuberculosis
- Initial Discussion
- Direct Observed Therapy
- PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxsis for HIV)
- Re-checks for skin infections previously seen in person at the Student Health Center
- Routine follow-up for anxiety
- Routine follow-up for depression
- Sexual Health
- Birth control counseling
- Birth control refills
- Sexually transmitted infections counseling for students without symptoms
- Thyroid medication refill
- Women with urinary tract infection symptoms that are similar to previous infections
- Women with vaginal symptoms that are similar to previous vaginal infections
Student Health no longer provides PPD skin tests for TB testing. We do offer an IGRA TB blood test called a T-spot. There is an $80 fee for this test.
- Students on the Duke Student Blue insurance plan will be given paperwork to submit for partial reimbursement of the cost.
- Students on a different health insurance plan should contact their plan administrator to determine if they are eligible for reimbursement.
- To schedule an appointment to receive a T-spot, please call 919.681.9355 and select option 1.
- Please schedule your appointment before 3 pm to assure that the lab receives your blood work in a timely manner.