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Health Services Requirements

All students residing in University housing or all international students on an F1 or J1 visa are required to provide proof of insurance that meets the Affordable Care Act guidelines.

New Students

Students with private insurance plan - Must complete insurance waiver through www.barry.edu/mybarry.

*A submission of a waiver does not guarantee that the waiver will be accepted. If the waiver fails to meet the standards of adequacy for insurance, you will be notified by email and billed for the one semester of the primary student insurance.

  • Required Health Form
  • Consent for Medical Treatment
  • Specific Health requirements for your academic program
    • If your academic program requires specific vaccinations or proof of insurance, please submit all information to your academic compliance personnel in addition to the Student Health Center. If you are not residing on campus and you are not an International student with an F1/J1 visa you do not need to submit vaccinations to the Student Health Center.
  • Required Immunizations

All students residing in University housing or International students with a F1 or J1 visa require:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):two doses required at least 28 days apart for students born after 1956 (with the first dose at the age of 12 to 15 months or later and the second dose at age 4 to 6 years or later)
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis:booster with Tdap after 2006
  • Meningococcal(one dose of conjugate or polysaccharide) required for students in university housing only) booster must be received after the age of 16
  • Hepatitis B:Three doses of vaccine or a positive hepatitis B surface antibody or completion of waiver

Download the Immunization Record form. Take to health care provider to be completed and signed. Send a copy of this immunization record form to the Student Health Center at least 2 weeks prior to registration or check in via fax 305-899-3751 or email to healthservices@barry.edu.

Acceptable records of immunizations may be obtained from the following sources:

  • 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)

Please note: All paperwork must be received by the Student Health Center before your check-in date. Failure to provide documentation will require vaccinations prior to registration, and will delay the registration process. All financial responsibility for vaccinations will be the responsibility of the student. Fees for vaccinations will be deferred to the student account.

If your immunizations records are written in a foreign language please have them translated through a reputable translation service prior to submission to the SHC.

Please make duplicate copies of all records and information you send to the Student Health Center for your personal files.

Student Insurance Requirements

All students residing in University housing & all international students with an F-1 or J-1 visa require:

  • Proof of insurance
    • Proof of insurance is considered complete when a copy of the students’ insurance card front and back has been provided to the Student Health Center and the primary insurance waiver has been completed (see below for waiver process).
  • Insurance Waiver Form (hyperlink it to mybarry)(complete this waiver if you have private Health Insurance through a licensed US insurance company)
    Deadline Dates
    • August 30, 2013 (Fall 2013 Classes)
    • January 14, 2014 (Spring 2014 Classes)
  • Submission of a waiver does not guarantee that the waiver will be accepted. If the waiver fails to meet the standards of adequacy for insurance, you will be notified by email and billed for the one semester of the Barry Primary Student Insurance Plan

*Proof of insurance & completion of the insurance wavier is required prior to checking in to residence and/or before the first day of classes and on an annual basis each fall semester thereafter.

For the protection of all of our students Barry University has a strict policy regarding health insurance coverage. Failure to comply with this policy may negatively affect your registration process and/or the arrangements for any/all university provided housing.

If proof of insurance and an approved insurance waiver are not provided prior to the start of classes, the fee for the Barry Primary Student Insurance plan will be billed to the student's account. Such fees are irrevocable and will not be credited under any circumstance.

Proof of Insurance for International Students

International Insurance is not accepted

All International students with an F-1 or J-1 visa must enroll in the Barry Primary Student Insurance plan unless they have the following:

  • An insurance plan through a reputable US insurance company such as Aetna World Wide, Cigna United, or BC/BS
  • The policy must include all of the requirements outlined below plus:
    • Repatriation of $10,000
    • Medical Evacuation of $10,000

If you have a Private Health Insurance Plan

  • Must meet the Affordable Care Act guidelines
  • Insurance benefits must be comparable to the Barry Student Insurance plan through BCBS of Florida:
    • access to primary care (emergency only care is not comparable coverage)
    • Inpatient coverage of 80% of usual & customary reimbursement
    • prescriptive medications at a local pharmacy
    • inpatient and outpatient mental health benefits (including alcohol and substance abuse treatment)
    • an individual deductible not to exceed $2500 per policy year
    • Maternity benefits for our female students
    • Insurance company must be licensed to do business in the State of Florida
    • Must pay directly to physician, hospital or health care provider

If you meet the above criteria and wish not to enroll in the Barry Student Insurance plan Insurance, you submit the Insurance Waiver form for consideration on MyBarry www.barry.edu/mybarry.

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