Student Healthcare Services in Hamden, CT

DOCS Urgent Care of Hamden is committed to offering the highest quality care and treatment for students in need of medical attention and services. Our doctors and specialists are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of all our student patients with our convenient, efficient, and extended medical hours and the high-quality care we provide.

Students who are in need of affordable off-campus medical care whether for both primary or urgent care needs, can rely upon the highly skilled physicians here at DOCS Urgent Care. The clinic accepts most major insurances for treatments and services rendered.

Quality, Affordable Care


1700 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514

(475) 238-7972
(475) 238-8609


Our Healthcare Services for Students

Here at DOCS our specialists strive to meet the individual needs of all our Hamden student patients. We are proud of the affordable and highly effective care and treatment options we offer all those patients in need.  

Acute Illness or Injuries

We also provide specialized care and treatment for acute illnesses and injuries here at DOCS Urgent Care of Hamden. Our student patients often take advantage of our many benefits which include our walk-in welcome policy, our extended after hours and our weekend hours as well. It is the simple goal of our team here at DOCS to be the most reliable and effective medical source for students faced with acute illnesses and injuries, especially when other student health centers cannot meet their needs.

Flu Shots

Nobody looks forward to flu season. However, here at DOCS Urgent Care of Hamden we are prepared to administer necessary flu vaccinations to all our student patients. Flu shots are an ideal option for fighting the many contagious viral infections that can be spread during the flu season. Flu shots provide the body with needed antibodies to fight off infections linked directly to the virus. Influenza a (H1N1) virus, Influenza A (H3H2) virus, and Influenza B virus are the most common strains of the virus that can be fought off with flu vaccinations.

We advise all our student patients and any patient over the age of six to have a flu shot. However, we do want our patients to understand that those individuals suffering with chronic illnesses may be at a higher risk for complications from flu shots.

Travel Immunizations

When travelling abroad, it is wise to have disease preventing travel immunization shots. Our highly skilled and experienced team of physicians here at DOCS Urgent Care of Hamden are on hand to administer these vaccinations for you. Having travel vaccinations is an ideal way of minimizing your risk of contracting harmful bacteria and viruses during your travels.

Common Travel Vaccinations Include
  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • Hepatitis B Combination

STD Testing

For our student patients who have multiple sexual partners, are currently sexually active, or have had unprotected sex and are experiencing symptoms, our team of specialists here at DOCS Urgent Care of Hamden can administer STD testing as needed. All STD testing performed by our specialists is completed quickly and confidentially, unless we find it necessary to send you elsewhere for further evaluation. Testing includes urine or blood samples, swabs (mouth, genitals, sores, discharge), and physical exams. Students may choose to use our walk-in services or can schedule a confidential appointment in advance.

STD Testing is available for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis C
  • HPV
  • Herpes

School & Sports Physicals

Typically, schools require both physical exams and sports physical exams as well. Here at DOCS Urgent Care of Hamden we offer both routine school physicals and physicals for specific sports activities. Our physical exams include checking your vitals, hearing, vision and any other testing needed for specific sports or activities. In addition, we will collect data on your family history to determine if any other additional tests are needed.

Student Healthcare Services in Hamden 
When You Need Them

The team here at DOCS Urgent Care of Hamden takes tremendous pride in the high-quality care and treatment options we afford all our patients. Those students in need of medical attention of any type can choose to schedule their appointment in advance or they can take advantage of our quick, easy and convenient walk-in care and hours!


During this surge in COVID-19 cases, our primary focus is meeting the high demand for tests, and we are seeing higher than usual wait times. This means we are unable to answer most phone calls. Please know that our teams are working very hard during this time to care for as many patients as safely as possible. Please click the button below for answers to common questions. We appreciate your understanding.