Habif Modified Operations During COVID-19

WashU Emergency Management COVID-19 Information

Opportunity to Slow the Spread

Below is an update on the Habif Health and Wellness Center’s modified operations. Habif is still open and available for the undergraduate students living on campus, as well as undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who continue to reside in the St. Louis community.


  • Beginning Monday, March 23, the clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • We will be suspending routine healthcare (allergy shots, non-critical immunizations, physical exams, well women exams, etc.)
  • We have eliminated the ability for students to self-book appointments via the web portal. This will allow us to properly screen all patients.
  • In order to schedule an appointment, students should call 314-935-6677 during business hours for screening/scheduling.
  • Students can walk in during clinic hours and will be screened at that time. If they come in for a routine need, they will not be seen.
  • After-hours students can call 314-935-6666 and follow the prompts to connect with the Nurse Advice Line

Mental Health


  • Quadrangle Pharmacy will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through friday.
  • Students needing to transfer prescriptions to home pharmacies can call 314-935-6662 during business hours.

Health Promotion Services

  • Communications: Health Promotion Services staff members–collaborating from home with our undergraduate Peer Health Educators, graduate practicum students, and Habif colleagues–are creating relevant messages* for all WashU students regarding COVID-19. Check out our recent posts and follow us on social media to stay connected and find out about upcoming opportunities to learn and engage virtually:

*Key subjects include alcohol and other drugs, mental health promotion, and sexual health promotion during the pandemic.

  • Supporting Campus Partners: We are collaborating on workshops for the Center for Teaching and Learning in order to help their staff and faculty members help students in distress.
  • Student Involvement in Health Promotion: We are selecting undergraduate Peer Health Educators and preparing for graduate practicum students chosen for 2020-2021.
  • Contact Us: wellness@wustl.edu, riskreduction@wustl.edu, or recovery@wustl.edu.

Student Health Insurance Plan

  • The Student Health Plan through United Healthcare Student Resources is a fully funded insurance plan with nationwide (and even international) coverage. Students who purchased this plan should be able to utilize it and find a UHC in network provider wherever they are.
  • For provider lists and other information visit United Healthcare Student Help Center
  • UHC will cover COVID-19 testing as ordered by a medical provider. Any treatment related to COVID-19 will be covered as any other illness would ($350 deductible, 20% coinsurance).
  • UHCSR has suspended all referral requirements through 4/30/2020, meaning that students will not be required to see Habif providers for primary care during this time.