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Student Health Services

Eileen Egan-Hineline, MSHA, RN-C, Director
Beth Kramer-Hoopes, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Katherine Geiger, BSN, RN
John Franklin, RN, BA
Pam Foster, Medical Records and Insurance Compliance Coordinator
T.B.A., Receptionist

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

Operational hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For any on-campus emergencies contact security at 305-899-3333

Evenings:

  • For any on-campus emergencies contact security at 305-899-3333
  • For assistance call your 24 hr. “Nurse Line” listed on your insurance card.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The purpose and mission of Barry University Student Health Services (SHS) 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:

All students residing in any University provided housing will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Access Plan at a cost of $60.00 per semester regardless of approved private insurance coverage or enrollment in the student health UHCSR plan. All commuting students may enroll in this plan on a voluntary basis.

This plan covers the following services offered by Student Health Services:

  • Assessment of injury or illness by a registered nurse
  • Provision of select over the counter medications
  • Evaluation and treatment by a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED FOR WELL VISITS)
  • Limited in-house prescriptive medications dispensary*
  • Select immunizations*
  • Administration of the Student Health Insurance Plans**
  • A Self-help area is provided at no-charge to all Barry University students regardless of their insurance status.

*A co-payment or a nominal fee may apply for these services. These fees do not apply for students who are enrolled in the Barry University Sponsored United Healthcare Student Resources Student Insurance Plan and the Student Health Access Plan.

**Enrollment in the Barry University Sponsored United Healthcare Plan is available through your MyBarry account through the first 2 weeks of the semester. Enrollment in the Student Health Access Plan is available throughout the semester in the Student Health Center.

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 visas, are required to provide the Student Health Center 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.

Immunization

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 the SHC.

Note: Immunization records received by SHC 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 the Student Health Center. 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 Student Health Services 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 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 the SHC with little or no out of pocket expenses for all primary care services provided in the SHC. In addition, all fulltime undergraduate students attending classes on the Barry University Main Campus, 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 & Spring)

For complete plan details, please contact SHS at healthservices@barry.edu. The Student Accident Plan is available for enrollment to all students with a personal primary insurance plan, regardless of their housing status. Enrollment in the Student Health Access 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 http://www.barry.edu/healthservices. Waiver forms must be completed through MyBarry.

Please make copies of all records and information you provide to Student Health Services for your personal files.

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

Class Excusals

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 Office of the Dean of Students.

Emergency Transportation

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 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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