University Health Center (UHC)
Campus Drive, Building 140
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The University Health Center (UHC) is a nationally accredited ambulatory health care facility located on Campus Drive (across from the Stamp Student Union). All registered students living on or off-campus are eligible to use the UHC. The UHC is open during the hours listed above, with varied hours during semester breaks, holidays and summer sessions. Visit the UHC website, www.health.umd.edu , for up-to-date information. Students are seen by appointment for routine care 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Some appointments can be scheduled online at www.myuhc.umd.edu . A limited number of same day appointments are available. Medical services are limited after 5 p.m. and on Saturdays. Urgent Care services are available without an appointment for the evaluation of urgent medical conditions. The After Hours Nurseline: 301-314-9386, a free medical advice and information service, is available to all registered students when the UHC is closed. Students should always bring their insurance card to the UHC when seeking care. For life-threatening illness, injury, or mental health emergencies, call 911.
Copayments and Health Insurance
There are charges for all medical services. Visit copayments will vary depending on the type of insurance and service provided. There is also a "Missed Appointment" fee. To avoid this fee, appointments must be canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance. You may cancel or change an appointment on-line at www.myuhc.umd.edu or by calling (301) 314-8184. Monday massage and acupuncture appointments must be canceled 72 hours in advance of the appointment. The Health Center is able to bill some insurance plans for the cost of services. Be sure to check with your insurance company to find out whether or not they will cover services provided at UHC. We are considered out-of-network with Point of Service (POS) plans and cannot bill HMOs (e.g. Kaiser Permanente) or government insurance programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, at this time. Charges not covered by insurance are posted to the student's Bursar Account or can be paid at the time of visit in the UHC. Charges can be paid by cash, check, credit cards, or Terrapin Express at the UHC. The UHC Pharmacy participates with many pharmacy insurance plans.
The University Health Center Pharmacy participates with many pharmacy insurance plans. Mental Health and Nutrition services are not billed through insurance. The fee for each mental health session is $15. Please call (301) 314-9144 if you have further questions about fees or using your health insurance at the UHC. Frequently Asked Questions regarding health insurance are available at www.health.umd.edu/insurance .
Types of services provided by the UHC include: Primary Care, Urgent Care, men's and women's reproductive health care, pharmacy, acupuncture, massage therapy, HIV testing, sports medicine, nutrition, meditation, mental health, eating disorder, substance abuse, travel clinic, allergy clinic, immunizations, health promotion, and the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Program. Dental Health Services at the University Health Center are provided and billed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Dentistry. For information about dental services call 301-314-9500. The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB), a satellite of the UHC, is located in the Eppley Recreation Center. It is open during the fall and spring semesters, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 to 5 p.m. Fridays. Hours may vary during the summer and winter sessions. The CHWB provides health promotion programs and services. It does not provide medical services.
Students younger than 18 years will need permission from a parent or legal guardian to be treated, except for mental health and sexual health services. For students 18 and older, treatment and visit information will only be given to parents with the student's consent or through a court ordered subpoena. If the visit is billed through an insurance policy, the insurance company may send detailed information concerning a medical visit to the policy holder (i.e. parent).
Mandatory Health Insurance
All undergraduate students registered for 6 or more credits are required to have health insurance. Students must provide proof of insurance by completing an on-line waiver card each academic year. The waiver card can only be found on-line at: www.firststudent.com.
Students have 2 options:
1) Select “I Wish to Waive” if you already have insurance (e.g. through family plans or employer-sponsored plans).
2) Elect to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Policy by selecting “I Wish to Enroll” on the waiver card. When choosing this option, your student account will be billed for the premium.
NOTE: Students who do not provide proof of insurance will be automatically enrolled in the student health insurance provided by United Health Care and the annual premium will be charged to their Bursar Account. This is a non-refundable policy.
Graduate Students are exempt from this requirement.
Additional information on student insurance and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the University Health Center’s web site: www.health.umd.edu/mhifaq .
The University of Maryland requires all new students, including graduate and transfer students, to provide proof of two immunization dates for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) All international students must also document 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (M.M.R.) and a Tuberculosis (TB) test completed within the past six months in the United States.
Maryland State Law requires students living in residence halls to provide proof of vaccination against meningococcal meningitis or a signed waiver stating that they have chosen not to receive the vaccination.
The Immunization Record must be submitted to the University Health Center at Orientation, no later than the first day of class. Completed forms can also be faxed to 301-314-5234. Failure to submit a completed Immunization Record will result in a Registration Block for the future semester and a non-compliance fee will be assessed. The Registration Block will be removed after the Immunization Record has been submitted and processed. The Immunization Record form is available at www.health.umd.edu.
If students have a health emergency when the Health Center is closed, they should call 911. A list of local hospital information is available on the UHC website. The UHC and the University assumes no financial responsibility for care received off campus.
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