All students residing in any/all university provided housing and all international students attending classes on an F1 or J1 visa, are required to comply with the University's Health Policy and present the following information to the Student Health Center. This policy includes:
Proof of adequate private health insurance coverage within the South Florida Dade/Broward county area
All students residing in and/all university provided housing and all international students attending Barry University on an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide proof of adequate health insurance. Failure to comply with the University policy may negatively affect the student's U.S. visa status and/or the arrangements for university provided housing. Proof of insurance and an insurance waiver must be completed prior to checking into the residence and/or prior to the first day of class of the enrolling semester, or the fee for the current semester of the Barry sponsored primary student insurance plan will be assessed to the student's account. The insurance waiver must be completed on an annual basis thereafter. If an insurance fee has been assessed to a student's account due to lack of compliance with the university policy, such fees are irrevocable and will not be credited under any circumstance.
Beginning fall 2012, the Student Health Center, in collaboration with Residential Life, has instituted a has instituted a bi-annual billing (fall, spring) of $97 for the Student Health Center Supplemental Plan to all students residing in university provided housing who are covered under a private insurance plan unless otherwise waived (see waiver information below). This plan is not designed to replace your primary insurance plan. All students residing in university provided housing are required to have a health insurance plan that covers primary care at offsite providers. For more information on the Student Supplemental Insurance Plan contact the Student Health Center at 305-899-3750, or visit the web at www.barrystudentinsurance.com.
Insurance Waiver Process
The student insurance wavier process must be completed through MyBarry prior to the checking in to university housing and/or prior to the first day of classes. The wavier is a two part process. Part 1 verifies the adequacy of the student’s primary health insurance coverage. Part 2 pertains only to the Supplemental Health Insurance Option. Both parts of this waiver must be completed to be eligible for submission. This wavier is required on an annual basis each Fall semester.
Failure to comply with the university insurance/waiver requirement will result in a non-refundable charge to your student account for the current semester of the Barry Primary Insurance Plan.
- The Student Health Center will provide services to all registered students regardless of insurance status. The Student Health Center is not an authorized provider for any insurance other than the plans offered through the University; therefore the Student Health Center is unable to process any third party claims and fee for service may apply.
Required Health Information
All students residing in any/all university provided housing and/or attending classes on an F1 or J1 visa are required to provide proof of the following:
- A signed Health Information Record.*
- Current medical documentation with proof of an adult Tetanus (Td or Tdap, preferred) vaccination within the past 10 years and two (2) measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines (first dose at the age of 12 to 15 months or later, second dose at age 4 to 6 years or later) or laboratory proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and a Meningitis vaccination within the past 5 years (required only for students residing in university provided housing).
- All students are strongly encouraged to provide a statement of good health and proof of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella, annual Influenza vaccinations and PPD screenings prior to attending Barry University.
This documentation must be received prior to class registration or moving into campus housing: Acceptable records of immunizations may be obtained from the following sources and must be presented to the Student Health Center prior to checking into the residence and/or prior to the first day of classes:
- High School records
- Personal shot records (signed or stamped by a healthcare provider)
- Health Department or physician records
- Military documents or World Health Organization documents
- Previous college or university immunization records (these records do not automatically transfer, you must request a copy)
*All health information forms can be accessed through the links below. What you need: Download and install the free Acrobat Reader available from Adobe Systems Incorporated. Then select the desired form from the following list for review or printing.
Please make duplicate copies of all records and information you send to the Student Health Center for your personal files.