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Varsity Care would like to bring you our perspective on issues such as student care and navigating the healthcare system. It is a constantly changing landscape and will continue to evolve. If there are issues you would like to hear more about, please let us know.

Washington, DC – Cleaning crews at Georgetown University continued to disinfect and sanitize common spaces and rooms of sick students on Saturday as the campus dealt with a possible outbreak of norovirus. The university alerted the school community this week that more than 90 students have reported symptoms consistent with the virus, including around a […]


Washington, DC – Varsity Care, the Washington DC-based service known for its new Concierge Healthcare Advocacy & Support program for university students, has confirmed a deal with University of Maryland Terps Tight End, Chigoziem “Chig” Okonkwo for the upcoming college football season. Okonkwo is one of the first NCAA collegiate athletes to partner with Varsity Care and will serve […]

Flu Running Rampant Through College Campuses Across the Country

We expect to see the flu emerge in the depths of winter but this year, it is appearing early.  Many students have yet to get their yearly flu shot.  The flu vaccine, which is a regular late summer/fall vaccination for many people, has been put on hold in the face of COVID-19. With the uncertainty […]

Unvaccinated Students Will Have to Pay $750 at West Virginia College

*REPRINTED COURTESY OF NBC WASHINGTON DC West Virginia Wesleyan College says it will charge a $750 fee to students who aren't vaccinated for COVID-19 for the fall semester. The school in Buckhannon also said in its campus arrival guidance for the upcoming semester that students who come down with the virus and can't quarantine off […]

'A Few Mutations Away': The Threat of a Vaccine-Proof Variant

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, made a dire prediction during a media briefing this week that, if we weren't already living within the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, would sound more like a pitch for a movie about a dystopian future. "For the amount of virus circulating […]

As Universities Get Closer to Normalcy, Mental Health Concerns Remain

Annemarie Bonner from the Elon News Network has written a great piece about something that is probably on every students mind, literally. "For some college students, mental health is something they work on year-round" explains Bonner, as she details some of the new (and previously existing) 'mental health' issues that students are facing... CLICK HERE FOR […]

Protect Your College Student This Semester w/ 'The Varsity Care' Service

Do you have a son or daughter headed to College this fall? There is no question that things will be different this year at College -- Varsity Care is providing a service for college students to have an additional resource for efficiently navigating the healthcare options. Imagine your student having phone/video access to a registered […]

Navigating Health Resources on Campus

  Often we think of student health in terms of injury-risk or illness such as a cold, the flu, or the newly recognized Covid-19; however, mental health risks are at least equally as common. A recent article in the Michigan Daily sites a Reuters Health report that finds "Suicidal thinking, self harm, and extreme depression […]

New Study Shows: College students are Experiencing Significant Grief Reactions During Global Pandemic

A recent article from St Jude Children's Research Hospital indicates some significant reactions of "Grief and Loss" for college students due to the Pandemic. Its one thing for new college students who will be entering school in future years; however, if you are an upperclassman, the events surrounding Covid-19 have dramatically changed the college experience. […]