Medical Appointments

At UNM Student Health and Counseling, we believe that every student deserves access to professional and compassionate medical care, delivered in a welcoming and respectful manner. We offer a full range of medical services, including the ability to manage urgent medical conditions.

Appointment Instructions


Below is some important information that you need to know about how to access medical care at SHAC:

Recommendations for Students With Respiratory Symptoms

  1. If you are having active respiratory symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) AND need testing for COVID-19;


    If you recently tested positive for COVID-19 and may need oral treatment:

    Call SHAC at (505) 277-3136 to schedule an appointment.

  2. After SHAC Hours of Operation: Call SHAC after hours at (505) 277-3136; select option #2. You will reach an answering service. The answering service will page a SHAC medical provider who is available for medical problems that can be addressed over the telephone.

Same-Day Appointments

Close-up of a nurse putting on an orthopedic boot on a patient's foot injury.Each day, appointments are kept available for medical concerns that demand immediate attention, such as:

    • Injuries
    • Sudden illness
    • Worsening of an existing problem

Waiting time depends upon the number of patients in the clinic and the urgency of the problem. Call SHAC at (505) 277-3136 early in the day for best availability of appointment times.

Appointments Scheduled in Advance

We recommend that you establish care with a SHAC medical provider while you are a student at UNM. Schedule appointments in advance for:

A SHAC medical provider greets a patient in an exam room.
    • Evaluation of new health related problems or concerns
    • Ongoing care of existing conditions
    • Routine physical exams or health screenings
    • Preventive care, wellness, and advice about how to achieve your optimum health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Travel medicine

Call SHAC at (505) 277-3136 to schedule medical appointments.

SHAC is open for Scheduled and Same-Day Medical Appointments during SHAC Hours of Operation.

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PLEASE NOTE: SHAC offers outpatient health services for all currently enrolled UNM students. SHAC does not offer pediatric care. SHAC is not a provider of emergency medical care. A medical emergency is defined as “posing an immediate threat to life, limb, or body function.”

In case of a medical or counseling emergency, dial 9-1-1 or go directly to a local hospital emergency room.