An Update about Measles
On Monday, Feb. 10, students and parents received an email message letting them know a Rochester undergraduate student had been diagnosed with measles. The University coordinated its response with the Monroe County Health Department. All necessary precautions were taken, and will continue to be taken, to avoid the spread of measles to students, staff, faculty, and other members of the University community. The vast majority of students were not at risk because they provided evidence of their immunity to measles upon entry to the University. For information about measles check the Centers for Disease Control website. If you have been immunized, you are extremely unlikely to get measles, but if you feel ill and suspect measles, contact UHS at 275-2662. Do not come to UHS without calling first.
Tell Us About Your Health – Complete the UR Student Health Survey.
The University Health Service is surveying undergraduate students during the month of February! You will receive an invitation to participate in the Student Health Survey by e-mail on Monday, February 17th. The link to the survey is in this e-mail message. The survey is confidential and takes about 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary. You could win a Starbucks Coffee Card or one of four cash prizes ($150, $75, $50, or $25) for completing the survey. The results of this survey/research study will be used to improve health care and prevention services for University of Rochester students.
Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD
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...
PAWS for Stress Relief – 4th Monday of Every Month
Visit with the Campus Canines, a wonderful group of therapy dogs and their handlers, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month during the academic year. The dates for the spring semester are: February 24, March 24, and April 28. "PAWS for Stress Relief" is held in the lobby of the Goergen Athletic Center. Drop in whenever you can and stay for as long as you would like. The Campus Canines are sure to help your stress melt away! This monthly program is sponsored by the UHS Health Promotion Office, Healthy Monday @ UR, Active Minds, and P.A.W.S. For more information about upcoming health promotion events and programs, like Healthy Monday @ UR on Facebook.
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!!
Student Health 101 – Especially for UR students!!
Student Health 101 is a monthly online health and wellness magazine just for UR students. Each issue contains articles that will help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that you face. See what UR students have to say about the topic of the month. You, too, could be interviewed by our own Campus Correspondent!! Each month you can enter the drawing on the site, and you could win $1,000.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Click here to go to the Online Insurance Process.
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 email@example.com. 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 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.
For more information, contact Linda Dudman in the UHS Health Promotion Office at (585) 273-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org