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University Health Service (UHS)

News from UHS (Updated September 22, 2017)


UHS Campus-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic – Thursday, October 19
The University Health Service (UHS) will hold its annual campus-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, October 19 from 11:00-6:00 in the Field House in the Goergen Athletic Center. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. No appointments are needed. You must bring your insurance card to the clinic. Flu vaccine clinics will be held at the Eastman School of Music and the UR Medical Center. More information about the clinics will be available on this web site in early October.

Online Insurance Process now closed.
The Fall Open Enrollment Period closed on Friday, September 15 at 11:59 p.m. If you did not complete this online process, you will be enrolled in the UR Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)for the year. If you have questions about the online process or health insurance, write to the UHS Insurance Advisors at

Printing Your Insurance Card
If you are enrolled in the UR Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), you can print a copy of your ID card by going to the Aetna Student Health web site. Insurance cards will be mailed to enrolled students. If you entered an international address into the online system when you enrolled in the plan, you can call Aetna at 800-897-7042 to change your address to your Rochester address. You may want to save a copy of your insurance ID card on your phone for easy access whenever you need your card.

Introducing UR Sex Week: September 25–29
UR Sex Week brings stimulating discussions around relationships, sex and sexuality to campus. This week of programming will kick off with the annual Sex and Chocolate Fair, highlighting campus and community resources to educate students about safe sexual practices. Throughout the remaining days, there will be a variety of tabling activities and educational lectures, such as Netflix & Chill and Sex is Like Pizza. Plus, be sure not to miss the Sex in the Dark program (9/28 @ 7:30 in Hoyt), where students can have all of their questions answered by a panel of "sexperts". Information will be posted on the Health Promotion website early in the semester.

New Programs from the UHS Health Promotion Office
The UHS Health Promotion Office is excited to bring Rochester students two new programs this fall. In October, a four-week Mindfulness and Meditation workshop will be offered, which includes instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation and other body/mind techniques to help reduce stress. Then in November, the Zzzzs to As 21 Day Sleep Challenge will teach students how proper sleep fosters greater academic success. More information will be posted on the Health Promotion website early in the semester.

Check Out the New & Improved Student Health 101
Student Health 101, the monthly online magazine for student health and wellness, is new & improved! You're going to love it! Featured this month: your guide to a personal selfie revolution, tips to eat better without really trying, and need to know info about the cancer preventing HPV vaccine.

Health Insurance for Graduating Students
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 (December 31 if graduating in December). 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 for further information.

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 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 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.