(Effective July 1, 2014)
A wide range of primary care services are available to registered students who live on and off campus. A patient visit fee of $15 is charged for each visit. Students can pay by check or Gull Card at the time of service. Nominal fees for elective services are listed below.
The University assumes no financial responsibility for student care other than that provided by Student Health Services (SHS).
Medications & Procedures: (In addition to visit fee, unless noted)
Deposits:For use of listed equipment:
Prescriptions issued by SHS can be filled at any local pharmacy at the student's expense. Students may contact their insurance companies to see if and where prescriptive privileges exist. Students & parents are encouraged to speak with their insurance companies prior to illness so they know where to go should the need arise. Some prescriptions issued by Student Health Services providers can filled in the office for an additional charge.
Students are urged to carry health insurance coverage although insurance coverage is not mandatory. SHS does not endorse or sponsor a specific program but does maintain literature on a variety of insurance programs. Students interested in coverage may contact SHS.
Prior to treatment in Student Health Services, each student is required to complete a health history questionnaire. Students, regardless of age, are required to provide verification of up-to-date immunizations. Physical examinations are not required for admission to the University.
All information received by SHS regarding a client's health is strictly confidential. Access to medical records is limited to authorized SHS personnel. Faculty and administration do not have access to medical records and will not be able to verify a student's visits to SHS without the student's permission. If the student is 18 years of age or older, the University cannot release information to his/her parents without the student's prior knowledge. Medical information is released only with the student's written consent or upon court-ordered subpoena.
Student Health Services requires all students, living on and off campus, to have:
Hepatitis B vaccination
HPV vaccine (recommended for men and women)
We don't require that students have physicals but we do require a Medical History be filled out by every student prior to being seen in Student Health Services (SHS). You can locate this form by choosing "Student Health Records" on your Gullnet menu.
SHS does not routinely provide medical excuses for absences from class. In instances where students experience serious illness/injury or on-going health problems, absence notifications will be coordinated through the Vice President for Student Affairs office.