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Student Health Center

Eileen Egan-Hineline, MSHA, RN-C, Director
Corvette Yacoob, DNP, ARN
Katherine Geiger, BSN, RN
John Franklin, RN
Pam Foster, Medical Records and Insurance Compliance Coordinator
Dejanira Vielma, Receptionist
Anne Wight, GA

Landon Student Union Suite 104,
Office: 305-899-3750 Fax: 305 899-3751
e-mail: healthservices@barry.edu
Web page: http://www.barry.edu/healthservices

Operational hours Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm
Evenings: Contact your Resident Assistant or your primary care provider
Contact security at 305-899-3333 for any on-campus emergencies.

Purpose Statement

The purpose and mission of the Barry University Student Health Center is to remove health related barriers to the students’ academic success. 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. The staff respects diversity and is committed to excellent, affordable, confidential and compassionate services that enhance students learning experience in matters of personal health and well being.

Services provided at the Student Health Center:

  • Assessment of injury or illness by a registered nurse
  • Evaluation and treatment by a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner* (APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED FOR WELL VISITS)
  • Referral to off-campus healthcare providers (students must   assume financial responsibility for these services)
  • Provision of select over the counter medications
  • Limited in-house prescriptive medications*  
  • Select immunizations*

Administration of the Student Health Insurance Plan ***Please Note: There will be a nominal fee billed to the student account for these services 

** These services are independently billed from the retailer and insurance company. Insurance premium may be deferred to the students account during the open enrollment period.

Services NOT Provided:

  • X-rays and other sophisticated diagnostic testing
  • Specialty physician care
  • Dental care
  • Vision Care
  • Emergency care after-hours Overnight infirmary services
  • Student transportation

Confidentiality

All medical records are strictly confidential. Only a signed form by a student (18 years or older) or parent/guardian (for students under 18) may allow a release of medical information.

Student Involvement

Students are encouraged to discuss their questions and suggestions regarding medical care with the staff at the Student Health Center. Your participation and involvement is important in helping us meet the needs of students. You are encouraged to join the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC).

Responsibilities of Students

All students residing in any/all university provided housing and/or international students attending Barry University on an F-1 or J-1 visa, are required to provide the Student Health Center (SHC) with all of the proper immunization and insurance documentation listed below.
Failure to comply with the University health policy may negatively affect the student’s registration process and/or university housing arrangements.

Immunizations

Medically documented proof of:

  • Adult tetanus vaccination, diphtheria and pertussis vaccination (Tdap) within the past 10 years
  • Two measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines (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) or laboratory proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Meningitis vaccination within the past five years (required if living in campus housing)

All students are strongly encouraged to provide a statement of good health and proof of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella (if no documented case of chicken pox), annual influenza vaccinations, and PPD (tuberculosis) screenings prior to attending Barry University. All required and recommended vaccinations are available at the SHC.

Immunization records received by the SHC are entered into the University computer system for lifelong retrieval. Hard copies of vaccinations administered by the staff of the SHC are maintained for seven years in the SHC. The SHC assists all academic programs by providing those immunizations that are required for academic matriculation and clinical rotations.

Acceptable records of immunizations may be obtained from the following sources and must be presented to the Student Health Center prior to the first day of classes and/or moving into any/all university provided housing):

  • High school records
  • Personal immunization records (signed or stamped by a health care 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.)

Insurance Requirements

For All Students Residing in University Provided Housing and/or Attending class on and F1 or J1 visa:

All students residing in any/all university provided housing and/or attending classes on an F1 or J1 visa, must provide proof of insurance and complete an insurance waiver through MyBarry prior to checking in to university housing and/or prior to the first day of class, or a charge for the primary Barry-sponsored student insurance plan will be assessed to the student’s account. If a student insurance charge has been assessed to a student’s account due to lack of compliance with the University policy, or denial of waiver, such charges are irrevocable and will not be credited under any circumstance.

Please be advised: Completion of the waiver does not guarantee that your insurance will be accepted as adequate by the University. Students whose waiver is denied for their primary plan will be billed a non-refundable charge for the Barry Student Insurance Plan.

All Students Residing in University Provided Housing

All students residing in any/all university provided housing (including campus owned apartments) will be charged a per semester charge for the Student Health and Accident  plan.. The Barry University Student Health and Accident Plan is designed to ensure access to healthcare to our students who are enrolled in the plan. This plan is designed to provide comprehensive primary care at the SHC with little or no out of pocket expenses for all primary care services provided in the SHC. For those issues caused by an injury that require advanced diagnostic services that the SHC cannot provide, the plan will provide coverage for visits to off-campus providers at 100% to a maximum of $2,500.00 per accident per semester (Fall & Spring)

For complete plan details, please contact the SHC at healthservices@barry.edu or go to www.AISstudentinsurance.com/barry.   The Barry Student Health and Accident Plan is available for enrollment to all students with a personal primary insurance plan, regardless of their housing status. .Enrollment in a Barry Student Insurance Plan is not required for students to receive services at the SHC however; services may be subject to a billable charge to the student’s account. Important! The Barry University Student Health Center (SHC) is not authorized to submit claims for reimbursement for any insurance carriers

All required health forms can be downloaded at www.barry.edu/healthservices. Waiver forms must be completed through MyBarry.

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

For more information, contact the Student Health Center at 305-899-3750, 800-756-6000, ext. 3750, or healthservices@mail.barry.edu.

Class Excusals

The Student Health Center does not routinely provide excuses for students who miss class due to illness or injury. Students who need to miss class due to illness/injury are encouraged by their academic program and by the Student Health Center to notify their faculty that they are ill or injured and unable to attend (and follow the directions provided by the faculty member on the course syllabus.) It is the purview of the faculty to determine when or if a student will be excused from class.

This policy is consistent with our commitment to maintain confidentiality, encourage more appropriate use of health care resources, and support meaningful dialogue between teacher and student. Students are responsible for promptly notifying instructors about absences caused by illness or injury, preferably prior to the class time rather than after the class time.

Students with communicable illness or a serious long term illness or can request that a letter detailing the reason for the absence from the Dean of Students office or the Student Advocacy Office.

Emergency Transportation

The Student Health Center reserves the right to request medical clearance from any student who is transported to the emergency room from campus. If requested, the student must present medical clearance to Student Health Services within twenty-four (24) hours of returning to campus and /or the residence halls. Failure to comply may result in judicial action toward the student, including removal from university housing.

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