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Primary Care

Student Health Staff
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Welcome to General Medicine!  We encourage all university students to utilize our services, whether for an active problem or for health prevention and maintenance.  Our dedicated team is committed to providing high-quality, accessible medical care in a confidential and sensitive manner.  We look forward to seeing you in our clinic.  Patient visits are by appointment.  You can schedule appointments online by clicking the link below or call 434-982-3915.  For urgent health problems, please call and speak with one of our nurses.

Common types of visits

  • Abdominal pain and digestive problems
  • Acute illness or infection
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Chronic health problems
  • Dermatologic problems
  • Eating Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Health screenings
  • Injury and musculoskeletal pain
  • Men's Health
  • Physical (routine and athletic)
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Transgender Care

Office procedures

  • Simple laceration repair
  • Cryotherapy for warts
  • Ingrown toenail partial removal
  • Incision and drainage of abscess

Specialty Care

Referrals can be coordinated when necessary, utilizing resources available at the UVA Medical Center or Charlottesville community.

Health Prevention

  • Required and recommended vaccinations
  • annual flu shots
  • physicals
  • screening for sexually transmitted infections
  • pre-participation athletic physical
  • pre-travel counseling

Questions and Concerns

We strive to provide excellent patient services. If you have a question or concern regarding your care in General Medicine, please contact us.*

Jessica Simmons, MD
Director of Medical Services
Phone: 434-982-3915

Myra Pellissier, MS, RN
Director of Nursing, Quality, Compliance
Phone: 434-924-1538

*Individual clinicians are available by secure message (Healthy Hoos) or by phone 434-982-3915.