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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


University Health Center (UHC)

Campus Drive, Building 140
301-314-8180
301-405-9755 (fax)
health@umd.edu
www.health.umd.edu

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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. You should check with your insurance company and not assume that your health plan will pay for services provided at the UHC as some plans do not cover services outside their geographic area. We are considered out-of-network with Point of Service (POS) plans. We cannot bill HMOs (e.g. Kaiser Permanente, Blue Choice), Medicare, or out of state Medicaid plans and non-students with Medicaid. 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 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 .

Services

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 Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence 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. 

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. 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 must go on-line and choose to either enroll in the school insurance plan OR complete an on-line waiver card.  The waiver card is located at: www.firststudent.com

The University of Maryland requires all undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more credits to show proof of insurance.

  • Students who have insurance can go directly to  www.firststudent.com  and complete the waiver card.
  • Students without coverage or those who wish to purchase the student health insurance plan can enroll at  www.firststudent.com

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 .

Immunization Requirements

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 may 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.

Emergencies

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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