Fees & Policies
(Effective June 1, 2017)
A wide range of primary care services are available to registered students who live on and off campus. A patient visit fee of $20 is charged for each visit. In addition, a $10 fee will be assessed to your account if you fail to keep your appointment and do not notify us in a timely manner. Students can pay by check, credit card 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).
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 prescribed medications are available to be filled and purchased via the Student Health Center Dispensary for an additional cost similar or less than a retail pharmacy.
Students are urged to carry health insurance coverage. 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 entry into Salisbury University, each student is required to complete a health history questionnaire, tuberculosis screening questionnaire and submit dates of required immunizations via the secure Student Health Web Portal.
Students, regardless of age, are required to provide verification of all immunization entered into the portal by either faxing or mailing immunization record to Student Health Services. Physical examinations are not required for admission to the University. Students that have served in the Military, may provide their Military ID as proof of immunizations. The Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire must still be completed online in the secure portal.
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:
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Tuberculosis screening questionnaire
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
- Maryland law requires that all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Salisbury University who reside on campus in University housing have Meningococcal vaccine or a signed waiver on file in SHS
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- HPV vaccine (recommended for men and women)
- Varicella vaccine
Medical Excuses / Sick Notes
SHS does not routinely provide medical excuses for absences from class. Students missing class should notify their professors of their absence as appropriate. 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.