Student Health Services
Eileen Egan-Hineline, RN-BC, MSHA, Director
Denise Lundy, ARNP-C
Katherine Geiger, BSN, RN
Pam Foster, Medical Records and Insurance Compliance Coordinator
Landon Student Union Suite 104,
Operational hours Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm
Evenings: Contact your Resident Assistant or your primary care provider
Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm
Operational hours may vary, depending on students' needs.
Contact security at 305-899-3333 for any on-campus emergencies. For other non-emergency needs, contact your resident assistant or your primary care provider.
Student Health Services (SHS) serves as the primary advocate for the health of Barry University students by integrating the critical role of college health into the university mission. Students are provided with preliminary health evaluations and care using a total care nursing model in collaboration with a contracted family practice physician. In addition, SHS acts as the university’s primary advocate for health-related initiatives and concerns to promote a healthy community and healthy individuals as critical components of student learning.
Services provided by Student Health Services
Student Health Services at Barry University is a fully functional primary care center. We provide access to primary care with a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and registered nurses.
- Assessment of injury or illness by a registered nurse
- Evaluation and treatment by a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner* (appointments required for wellness visits)
- Access to select non-prescription medications
- Limited in-house prescription medications
In addition to providing quality primary care services SHS is here to assist in the removal of health-related barriers to students’ academic success.
Additional Non-Clinical Services
- Insurance consultation
- Health education
- Off-site physician referrals
- Access to an Affordable Care Act compliant insurance plan*
- Assistance filing a claim with Barry University sponsored student accident insurance
- Sponsored health education and programming
*Service is independently billed from the retailer and insurance company. Insurance premium may be deferred to the student’s account during the open enrollment period. For details on the Barry Student Insurance Plan, provided by United Healthcare Student Resources, please visit www.uhcsr.com/barry.
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
Student Health Access Plan
All full-time undergraduate students will be billed $60 per semester (once in the fall and once in the spring) for the Student Health Access Plan. All graduate students living in university housing will also be billed. All other graduate students requesting primary care services at SHS will be billed the semester charge of $60 for the Student Health Access Plan at the time services are provided. This plan cover all primary care services provided at SHS with the exception of the following:
- Female Wellness Exams (PAP Test)
- Laboratory Services provided at an off-site laboratory**
- Select In-house prescriptive drugs (copay will apply )
- Select Immunizations. Certain Immunizations provided will be assessed a nominal charge.
** These services are independently billed from the retailer and insurance company.
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.
Students are encouraged to discuss their questions and suggestions regarding medical care with the staff at SHS. 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
Failure to comply with the university’s health policy may negatively affect the student’s registration process and/or university housing arrangements.
Barry University Student Health Services believes the entire Barry community is best served when every student is immunized. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person. If one person in a community gets and infectious disease, he or she can spread it to others who are not immunized. The ore people who are immunized, the fewer opportunities a disease has to spread.
All students residing in any university provided housing and/or international students attending Barry University on an F-1 or J-1 visa, are required to provide the SHS with all of the proper immunization and insurance documentation.
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)
- Hepatitis B (series of 3)
All students are strongly encouraged to provide a statement of good health and proof of, 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 SHS.
Immunization records received by SHS are entered into the university computer system for lifelong retrieval. Hard copies of vaccinations administered by the staff of SHS are maintained for seven years in SHS. Student Health Services 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 SHS 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.)
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF A VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASE OCCURS ON CAMPUS, STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED OR DO NOT HAVE IMMUNITY VERIFIED BY LAB TEST WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM CAMPUS HOUSING, ATTENDING CLASSES AND/OR OTHER CAMPUS ACTIVITIES.
- Age – If a student was born before January 1, 1957, an age exemption applies only for measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German measles).
- Religious Beliefs - A formal Religious Beliefs Exemption form may be completed based on religious beliefs. The student must first meet with a registered nurse at the SHS and sign a form acknowledging that they have been counseled about the risks and benefits of vaccines. Additionally, the student must do a baseline measles, mumps and rubella antibody lab test. General philosophical or moral reluctance to allow immunizations is not a sufficient basis for an accommodation (exemption). Students applying for this exemption must do so prior to moving into university housing or, if attention on an F1 or J1 visa, prior to their initial registration for classes.
- Medical – a formal Medical Exemption may be completed by persons with certain medical conditions and/or contraindications (permanent or temporary) to certain vaccines. A letter from the student’s physician or the official State of Florida Medical Exemption form must be smutted to SHS.Additionally, the student must do a baseline measles, mumps and rubella antibody lab test. Students applying for this exemption must do so prior to moving into university housing or, if attention on an F1 or J1 visa, prior to their initial registration for classes.
For All Students Residing in University Provided Housing and/or Attending class on and F1 or J1 visa:
All students residing in any 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. Students who are not in compliance with the university’s insurance requirements will be notified and will be required to enroll in the university sponsored Student Insurance Plan. International insurance plans for international students that are filed outside of the United States are not regulated by the US Affordable Care Act Guidelines and will not be accepted under the Barry University student Insurance waiver guidelines
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 are denied for their primary plan will be notified and will be required to enroll in the university’s Student Insurance plan.
All Fulltime Undergraduate Students (Non-Pace)
All full-time undergraduate students will be charged a per semester charge (once in fall and once in spring) for the Student Health Access plan. The Barry University Student Health Access 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 SHS with little or no out of pocket expenses for all primary care services provided in SHS. Enrollment in the Student Health Access Plan is required for students to receive primary care at the SHS.
In addition, all fulltime undergraduate students attending classes on the university’s Main Campus and graduate students living in university housing will be billed a per semester charge for a Student Accident Plan for medical treatment for injuries that occur due to an on/off campus accident. This plan will provide coverage for visits to off-campus providers at 100% to a maximum of $2,500.00 per accident per semester (fall and spring). Both plans are available for all other students who wish to enroll on a voluntary basis. Voluntary enrollment in the Student Accident Plan is available for all other graduate students with a personal primary insurance plan regardless of their housing status.
For complete plan details, please contact SHS at email@example.com. All required health forms may be downloaded fromwww.barry.edu/health-services. Waiver forms must be completed through MyBarry.
Please make copies of all records and information you provide to SHS for your files.
Student Health Services 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 SHS 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 can request a letter detailing the reason for the absence from the Dean of Students office.
Student Health Services 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 SHS within twenty-four (24) hours after returning to campus and /or the residence halls. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action toward the student, including removal from university housing.