The Zerfoss Student Health Center is here to serve the primary care needs of the Vanderbilt student community. There are no office co-pays for routine visits, and all registered students are eligible for care, regardless of insurance coverage.

Our Mission

The Student Health Center's mission is to enhance the academic experience of students by providing quality primary healthcare services in a nurturing and cost-effective manner. All of our physicians and nurse practitioners have chosen college health as their area of expertise and interest, and are dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of the student population. Whether you are sick or injured, managing a chronic health problem, or working to develop a healthier lifestyle, the VU SHC is here to help.

Important Links

HPV FAQs and information

Influenza FAQs and information for current Vanderbilt students

Meningitis FAQs

Yellow Fever Vaccine- There is currently a Yellow Fever vaccine shortage in the U.S. and we no longer have this vaccine available.  See our Travel Medicine page for more information.

‚ÄčZika Disease- Click here for CDC information about Zika infection.  Please visit the Student Health Travel Medicine Services page at least one month before any travel outside the United States.  

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Immunization Information for Incoming Students