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University Health Service (UHS)

News from UHS (Updated March 23, 2017)


Flu Shots Available at UHS
It is not too late to get a flu shot. Call UHS at 585-275-2662 to schedule an appointment. At this time when colds, flu, stomach bugs, and other illnesses are around, wash your hands with soap and water often, and especially after using the bathroom. We can all do our part to reduce the spread of germs. For more information about handwashing, check the CDC web site.

HPV Vaccine Clinics – Friday, April 7
UHS will be holding a HPV Vaccine Clinic on Friday, April 7 from 1:30-4:30 (UHS Building, Room 220). The clinic is on a first come, first served basis. You can receive Dose 1, Dose 2 (at least 30 days after Dose 1), or Dose 3 (at least 6 months after Dose 1) at the clinic. Aetna Student Health covers the full cost of the vaccine. If you are on another insurance plan, check with your insurance company to verify coverage before coming to the clinic. HPV vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine that protects people from most cancers caused by HPV. For more information about HPV vaccine, check the CDC website.

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.

Paws for Stress Relief – 4th Monday of every month
Come to the Goergen Athletic Center between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. Stay as long as you would like. The dogs are sure to help you relax and reduce your stress.. The dogs will return on Monday, April 24 and Monday, May 1 – same time, same place.

UR Student Health Advisory Committee – April 12
Interested in Student Health? The UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC) will meet on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 220 in the UHS Building. All students are welcome. The committee works on projects, offers suggestions, and shares their perspectives on health topics/issues with the UHS Director. For more information, check our URSHAC page on this web site or contact the URSHAC co-chairs, Krystalyn Martin at and Zaira Lujan at

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.

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