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Location & Hours

550 Brandon Ave


Building Hours

The Student Health and Wellness building features various student spaces (including reflection rooms, a student lounge, and a student living room) meant to promote and empower student well-being. Student access to the SHW building depends on the time of year:

  • 7:45am - 5pm on weekdays (building is unlocked)
  • 5pm – 2am on weekdays during the academic year (student swipe card access, front entrance)
  • 7:45am – 2am on weekends during the academic year (student swipe card access, front entrance)


The Student Health and Wellness (SHW) building is located on 550 Brandon Ave, right down the road from the old Elson Student Health Center.

Our building is home to a UVA Health satellite Pharmacy and Laboratory, Counseling and Psychological ServicesMedical Services, the Office of Health Promotion, the Student Disability Access CenterStudent Health Office of Research Excellence, the Gordie Center, the Fried Center for the Advancement of Potential, and Care and Support Services, and the SHW Radiology office.

Business Hours


  Business Hours Breaks, Summer
Dept. of Student Health and Wellness Weekdays: 8am - 5pm Weekdays: 8am - 4:30pm
Pharmacy Weekdays: 9am - 5pm Weekdays: 8:30am- 4:30pm
Laboratory Weekdays: 8:10am-12pm Weekdays: 1-5pm

SHW follows the UVA holiday calendar and closes on appropriate holidays.

Walking or Biking to SHW

  • Estimated Walking Times: 
    • From the Rotunda: ~ 13 minutes
    • From OHill Dining Hall: ~ 18 minutes
    • From University Ave/Madison Bowl: ~ 16 minutes
    • From Gooch/Dillard, ~ 20 minutes.
  • Bike parking is available in the sidewalk space between 428 Brandon Ave (apartment complex) and 550 Brandon Ave.

Taking the Bus

The University Transit Service (UTS) is a fare-free transit service committed to providing safe, reliable, efficient, and friendly transit service to University of Virginia students, faculty, and staff. UTS buses regularly drive by Brandon Ave, the closest SHW bus stop.

  • Take the blueline, orange line, or redline bus. Your stop is Jefferson Park Ave @ Brandon Ave. 
  • For real-time bus tracking, download the TransLoc Rider app or use TransLoc online to find the nearest bus stop, track your bus in real-time, see arrival time estimates, and receive service impact notifications.


The SHW parking garage is underground with entrances on Monroe Lane, which runs parallel to Brandon Ave. You can turn onto Monroe Lane from Jefferson Park Avenue, or you can continue straight on Brandon Ave and turn onto Monroe Lane where Brandon Ave u-turns in front of Bond House. 

  • Please do NOT park in the Monroe apartments' parking garage. This parking garage is reserved for Monroe residents only and towing is strictly enforced.
  • P1 parking is for students with appointments only. P2 parking is for staff/faculty with B3 permits only. 
  • Once you park in P1, you will need to register your car via your license plate number. There are signs within the office of your appointment to register your car. Please know your license plate number.


The back of the brick Student Health and Wellness building, the parking garage entrance for patients and visitors is circled in yellow.

Space Reservations

While most of the SHW public areas are available for drop-in, the Department of Student Health and Wellness (SHW) is pleased to offer some reservable spaces for events and programming that are in alignment with our vision of enhancing the well-being and health of our university community. Visit our space reservations website to learn more about reserving space at SHW.