Primary Medical Care and Counseling Services

  • The Health & Wellness Center is committed to supporting and improving your health while you are attending Trinity Washington University.
  • We provide a full range of medical and counseling services that are always tailored to each individual student’s needs.
  • Our team of medical professionals works collaboratively to address all of your physical and emotional needs.  Our goal is to keep you as healthy and productive as possible!


  • We invite all Trinity students to access The Health & Wellness Center.
  • The Health & Wellness Center is a welcoming space; equal care will be provided to all patients regardless of age, race, ethnicity, physical ability or attributes, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.
  • All services provided at the health center are confidential. No information will be released without your consent.

Services Update

In an effort to keep our campus safe for everyone, the Health and Wellness Center is available by appointment for health screenings, routine visits, in person or via telehealth.  Please contact the Health and Wellness Center by email at: or phone: 202-884-9615 as soon as possible for best practice or to schedule an appointment.

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

As previously announced, Trinity will require all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to being on campus.

Vaccine Verification:

Students – please use the form available at to provide proof of full vaccination by submitting your information and an image of your vaccine card.  Alternatively, you can provide a copy in person to the Health and Wellness Center (Main 461) or Dr. Karen Gerlach (Main 228); email a copy to or; or fax it to 202-884-9614.  If you require a religious or medical exemption, please provide notice on the form, so that we may follow-up with you regarding your request.   Faculty and Staff – please provide your verification directly to Tracey Prince Ross in Human Resources.

Vaccine Appointments and Scheduling:

Off-Campus: All persons 5 and older are now eligible for free vaccines.  See the links below for information on how to schedule your vaccine appointment: Washington, D.C.;  Maryland; Virginia; CDC Vaccine Finder – All States.

Health Topic Updates

Recently, President McGuire provided updated information about Covid-19 protections moving forward into Spring 2022. Many areas, local and nationally, are experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks. We want to take this moment, as you plan for Winter Break, to consider the increases as a reminder to all of us that we must remain vigilant in our efforts to limit the spread of the virus on campus and beyond.

To that end, here are some ways to continue to protect yourself and others:

  • Stay home if you have symptoms and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. This is especially important in stopping the spread.  Use the daily symptom check information page on the website and follow the directions about leaving campus immediately if you have symptoms, reporting to Health Services, and consulting your personal healthcare professional.
  • Wear a mask indoors and when you are around others.  In situations where you are unable to wear a mask, such as while eating and drinking, distance yourself from others as much as possible.
  • Stay 6 feet away from others.  Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.  Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and Disinfect your home regularly, especially high-touch surfaces regularly or as needed and after you have visitors in your home.  Disinfect your home when someone is sick or if someone who is positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours.
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot as soon as you are eligible.  The CDC encourages everyone ages 16 and older to receive a booster shot. A booster increases protection against severe illness from COVID-19 variants, including both delta and the new omicron variant. You can get a booster shot at several locations and local pharmacies.
  • Consult the CDC’s tips for safer ways to celebrate the holidays.  The best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated. Find a COVID-19 vaccine: Search, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Trinity’s Covid-19 Policies for Spring 2022 are available at:  Thanks to everyone in our community for your continue commitment to health and safety.  Have a healthy and restful winter break.

Health Forms and Insurance Information

Trinity Washington University is pleased to offer our students and their families Student Insurance Plan Options for the academic year including access to comprehensive health care at an affordable premium, access to preferred providers for less out of pocket and an online portal to help you better manage your benefits and claims.

  • When you enroll in our student insurance plan, the Health and Wellness Center’s Nurse Practitioners will serve as your Primary Care Providers, managing all of your health needs right on campus in a comprehensive setting that is convenient for you and free of charge.
  • All students are required to have adequate health insurance coverage while they attend Trinity Washington University.
  • If you are a CAS student, you will be automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan.  If you have your own private health insurance, you can WAIVE the university-sponsored insurance plan to avoid being billed for the coverage.
  • All new students must also submit Health Forms to the Health Center prior to the Fall semester, including immunization records.

Contact Us

Health and Wellness Center
4th floor Main  Hall (Room 461)

Phone:  202-884-9615 for information and appointments.


Academic Year Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm and by appointment.

In Case of Emergency

If you are on campus and experience or witness a medical emergency, immediately notify the Resident Coordinator on duty AND contact Public Safety at extension 9111 or 202-844-9111.

If you are off campus and have a medical emergency please dial 911.

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