At Grand Canyon University (GCU), wellness is an important part of our campus culture. The experienced healthcare practitioners at the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic provide quality medical services to all students, faculty and staff. Explore our available services and GCU healthcare requirements for more information.

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Clinic Overview

Schedule an Appointment

Book an appointment online at the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic to be seen by one of our caring registered nurses or nurse practitioners. Your GCU student ID is your username. 

Health Care Providers

The Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic is proudly managed by nurse practitioners who can prescribe medications, administer physical exams, treat illnesses and provide holistic individualized care to all of our students. Our nurse practitioners are board-certified in adult, family or women's health. They complete ongoing continuing education each year to stay informed about best practices for patient care.

Family and HIPAA Release
Once a patient turns 18, even if they are on their parent's or spouse's insurance, healthcare providers and staff are unable to speak directly with family members (including parents) unless the patient signs a HIPAA release form specifically listing that information can be released to specific family members. This form is included for patients to fill out upon their first visit at the clinic as part of their new patient paperwork.

Book An Appointment

Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Weekends: Closed
*Appointments are highly recommended, walk-ins subject to availability

Contact Us
Papago Apartments
Building 47
Phone: 602-639-6215
Fax: 602-639-7830
Email: gcuhealth@gcu.edu
Emergency: Dial 911 and notify GCU Public Safety:
602-639-8100
After-Hours and Weekend Nurse Triage Line:
877-602-7217


Health Forms

Before your appointment at the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic, you may want to print, fill out and review the forms below. This will help expedite the check-in process and help ensure that your appointment goes smoothly.

Patient Registration Form

Fill out the Patient Registration Form with your basic contact information to help our staff assist you. You may complete this form prior to your appointment.

Medical Release

As part of your appointment, you will be asked to fill out a Medical Release form. You can also print and fill out this release prior to your appointment.

Parent Authorization

This form needs to be filled out by parents for students under the age of 18. If you are a minor, have your parents fill out the form to receive treatment from our clinic.

Personal and Health History

By providing your health history on the Health & History Form, your medical provider can learn more about you and how best to treat your symptoms.

Immunization Confirmation/Exception

If you attend classes on campus, you must fill out the Immunization Form and turn it into the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic prior to the start of classes. 

Privacy Practices

The Canyon Health and Wellness Notice of Privacy Practices describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed.

Additional Resources

For a list of community resources available to you, check out the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic Community Resources.


Immunization Requirements

Requirement for GCU Residents: Effective August 2016

To ensure the health of the student population living on campus, GCU requires you to submit documentation that you have received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine or proof of immunity and meningococcal A vaccine prior to registering for student housing.

Acceptable evidence of MMR immunization is defined as one of the following:

  • Written documentation of two MMR vaccines (the first dose after the first birthday and 28 days or more separating the first and the second dose)
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity (titer)
  • Born prior to Jan. 1, 1957 (exempt)
  • Documentation of physician diagnosed disease(s) (not acceptable for rubella)

If there is not acceptable evidence of immunity, then two doses of MMR, not less than 28 days apart, will be required for admission. The MMR vaccine is not recommended for women who are pregnant or women who anticipate getting pregnant within one month of the vaccine.

Acceptable evidence of Meningococcal A immunization is defined as one of the following:

  • MCV4 or MenACWY (Menveo, Menactra)
    • Effective Nov. 1, 2017
    • Last dose must be within the past five years

Student may waive any of the three immunizations and live on campus by completing the Immunization Exemption Form (found under Health Forms on this page). Please ensure you read the form completely prior to signing. Immunization information can be uploaded via your student checklist.

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis booster
  • Meningococcal vaccine*
  • HPV vaccine series (for women 26 years old or less)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series of three shots

*Required for previously unvaccinated college freshmen living on GCU's campus, beginning in August 2016.

It is also recommended that a TB (tuberculosis) skin test is obtained annually.

  • Many of these immunizations can be obtained at the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic. 
  • Submit immunization records or the Immunization Exemption Form via your student checklist located in your Student Portal.

It is your responsibility to verify with the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic or your SSC that appropriate documentation has been submitted.

Information on immunizations based on the Center of Disease Control recommendations.


Additional Healthcare Facilities

If you are unable to visit the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic during our normal business hours, or if you have an emergency, we recommend visiting the following clinics and hospitals in the area. For more information, contact us during normal business hours.

Local Walk-in Clinics

Next Care Urgent Care
8101 N. 19th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: 602-845-4505
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am - 4 pm

FastMed Urgent Care
5259 W. Indian School Road, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85031
Phone: 623-888-5101
Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 4 pm

Advanced Urgent Care
5201 N. 19th Ave., Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: 602-795-1411
Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 4 pm

Local Hospitals and Emergency Rooms

St. Joseph's Hospital
350 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602-406-3000
Open 24 hours

Honor Health
9200 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-870-6066
Open 24 hours