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University Health Service (UHS)

News from UHS (Updated 5/27/15)

 

Online Health Insurance Process is now open.
The online Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Process is now open for the 2015-2016 year. Completing the online insurance process is required annually for all full time students. The link is in the pink Quick Links box on the UHS home page. Undergraduate students are encouraged to complete the online insurance process by July 6 to assure correct billing on their July tuition billing statement. The final deadline for completing the online process is September 15. Students are encouraged to complete the process during the summer, if possible. If you have questions about health insurance, contact the UHS Insurance Advisors at insurance@uhs.rochester.edu.

Health Insurance for Graduating Students
Now is the time to plan for healthcare coverage after graduation. Graduating students on their parent's insurance plan can usually continue until age 26. Graduates who are enrolled on the University-sponsored student health insurance plan automatically continue that coverage through July 31, 2015; coverage is world-wide. Ending student coverage as a result of graduation is a "qualifying life event" that allows enrollment in another plan effective August 1. It is generally best to find a plan that has a network of providers where you will be living or one that offers nation-wide coverage. Go to www.healthcare.gov for further information.

Receiving Care at UHS after Graduation
Graduates who will continue to reside in the Rochester area are welcome to continue to receive care from their UHS provider. Coverage by the mandatory health fee continues through July 31, 2015. After that date, graduates can be seen on a "Fee for Service" basis.

ADHD – Evaluation and Treatment
Check the UHS and UCC web sites for information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prescribing of medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Students who have been diagnosed with ADHD must provide specific documentation before medications will be prescribed by UHS health care providers. Students who have not been diagnosed with ADHD previously must complete an evaluation that includes comprehensive testing and assessment by trained professionals before medications will be prescribed. For more information...

Healthy Monday @ UR
Every Monday is a Healthy Monday @ UR!! You can make Mondays a day to recommit to your health by setting goals, being active, and being mindful of your health (spiritually, emotionally, etc.). Each Monday follows a theme – Motivated Monday (1st Monday), Move It Monday (2nd Monday), Meatless Monday (3rd Monday), and Mellow Out Monday (4th Monday). Like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with Healthy Monday @ UR events!!

Requesting Your Immunization Record
If you need documentation of your immunizations for graduate school, a job, or another reason, UHS can help you by providing you with a list of immunizations that are documented in the UHS database. To request your immunization record, e-mail hhf@uhs.rochester.edu. Put "Immunization Record Request" in the subject line. Include your name, birth date, your years at the University, your student ID (if you know it), and your mailing address or fax number. Requests are usually processed in 3-5 business days.

Questions about Health Insurance
If you have questions about health insurance for full-time students and their spouses and dependents, write to the UHS Insurance Advisors at insurance@uhs.rochester.edu for assistance. Please include your student ID in your message. For information about health insurance, check "Health Insurance for Full-time Students" on the UHS web site.

Questions about Aetna Student Health – Numbers to Call
If you are enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Plan and have questions about your benefits, the services not covered, your ID card, the pharmacy benefit, enrolling or waiving, or other concerns, we can help you decide which number to call. Check the list of phone numbers for help. Check the Aetna Student Health web site for more information about the insurance plan.

Helpful Sites/Links

For more information, contact Linda Dudman in the UHS Health Promotion Office at (585) 273-5770 or ldudman@uhs.rochester.edu