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Student Health Services

Eileen Egan-Hineline, RN-BC, MSHA, Director
Denise Lundy, ARNP-C
Katherine Geiger, BSN, RN
John Franklin, RN, BA
Pam Foster, Medical Records and Insurance Compliance Coordinator
Gabriella Tammero, Receptionist

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

Operational hours

Monday-Friday 9a.m.- 5 p.m.

Evenings:

Contact your Resident Assistant or your primary care provider

Hours
Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm
Operational hours may vary, depending on students' needs.
Contact security at 305-899-3333 for any on-campus emergencies.

Purpose Statement

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 (SHS):

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
  • No cost for select immunizations

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*

For details on the Barry Student Insurance Plan, provided by United Healthcare Student Resources, please visit uhcsr.com

  • 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.

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 $60.00 once in the fall and once in the
spring for the Student Health Access Plan. This plan covers all primary care services provided at the 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. Insurance premium may be deferred to the students account during the open enrollment period.

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 Services (SHS) 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 SHS.

Note: 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 Student Health Services (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 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 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. 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) both plans are available for all other students who wish to enroll on a voluntary basis.

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 required for students to receive services at the SHS Important! Barry University Student Health Services (SHS) 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 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@mail.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 Dean of Students office or the Student Advocacy Office.

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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