The Inova Campus students have full access to preventive and therapeutic services through the student health services program at Fairfax Family Practice Primary Care (FFPPC) - an Inova Partner. Fairfax Family Practice Primary Care is located at the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Campus and the hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday. Virtual appointments can be done on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. There is an on-call physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
Staffing consists of 52 physicians including residents, 6 sports fellows, 9 mid-level providers and 35 nurses. None of these providers are involved in the academic evaluation or promotions decisions of the students.
Mental Health Services
UVA Inova campus ensures that all student needs are met by providing personal and mental health services available by four different methods:
- Students may choose to seek counseling in the community as the student health insurance plan provides mental health coverage.
- Students on the regional campus may choose to seek counseling at the main campus in Charlottesville in person, via telephone, or via televideo conferencing.
- Local mental health services are available with George Mason University (GMU) counseling services. The services at GMU are provided by five licensed clinical psychologists, a licensed clinical social worker, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, five psychology interns and three psychology externs. Hours of operation are Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. A counselor is available readily after hours for urgent mental health concerns. The contact for the CrisisLink 24-hour hotline is also provided to students.
- A relationship has also been established with a local board-certified psychiatrist to see all medical students who request consultation on an acute, subacute, or chronic basis. This provider does not participate in the teaching program.