About Student Health Services

About Student Health Services

Mission Statement

The mission of Barry University Student Health Services (SHS) is to provide access to quality health care to the student community, by encouraging healthy life styles through community collaboration, health promotion, disease prevention, education and mentorship. Our staff respects diversity and is committed to excellent, affordable, confidential and compassionate services that enhance students learning experience in matters of personal health and wellbeing. Student Health Services assists the Barry community as the primary advocate for the health of Barry University students by integrating the critical role of college health into the university mission. SHC provides quality primary health care utilizing an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with a contracted family practice physician to promote a healthy community and healthy individuals as critical components of student learning.

Vision

Our Vision

To be the healthcare resource of choice for the students and community we serve

  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism Inclusivity
  • Positive Work Environment
  • Adaptability
  • Empowering Stewardship
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

Access To Health Care

Access to health care can be challenging for busy college students for various reasons: they are juggling classes and a work schedule, they are unable to find a provider in the area to be seen promptly, they are unable to afford the cost of the office visit fee required by their insurance, or they do not have transportation. In addition many insurance plans from other states and countries may not provide coverage in South Florida. This has resulted in unnecessary delays in treatment and in many cases high out of pocket expenses.

Your Barry Student Health Services provides quality primary care services ranging from immunizations and pre-matriculation physicals to gynecological care, to all full time undergraduate and graduate students who have been billed for the Student Health Access Plan. The Student Health Access Plan Fee is automatically billed to every undergraduate student and graduate students living in campus housing. Graduate students choosing to use SHS for their primary care needs may enroll on a voluntary basis. This fee covers the cost of most health care services provided at Student Health Services. For more information please visit www.barry.edu/health-services/insurance-information/.

Confidentiality

As a health care facility, we have an explicit responsibility to protect and preserve the confidentiality of all medical information resulting from the professional relationships with patients in Student Health Services. Confidential information contained in medical records and associated documents is restricted to authorized personnel. Patient information obtained from the Barry University SHS shall not be disclosed or released without explicit written authorization from the patient.