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Last modified: Monday, 01-Feb-2016 16:18:36 EST

University Health Service (UHS)

News from UHS (Updated February 1, 2016)

 

Student Health 101 – First Issue in February 2016
The UHS Health Promotion Office is bringing back Student Health 101, an online monthly health and wellness magazine especially for students. In February check out the articles about sleep, sex, body image, and more. Each month, you will find new health topics of interest. Click here to view this month's issue of Student Health 101! In addition to the online magazine, the Stall Street Journal will be posted in bathroom stalls throughout campus.

Feel Fabulous in February
Feel Fabulous in February is a month long celebration that promotes healthy behaviors and having fun brought to you by the UHS Health Promotion Office. Be on the lookout for Feel Fabulous programs to keep your heart, mind, and body healthy. Check the UHS Health Promotion Office on Facebook for events each week.

Online Insurance Process is closed.
The online Insurance Process is now closed. The link to the Online Insurance Process will re-open for the Fall Enrollment Period in June 2016. The link will be is in the pink Quick Links box on the UHS home page. If you have questions contact the UHS Insurance Advisors at insurance@uhs.rochester.edu.

Open Positions – Physician/Medical Chief and Health Educator Applications are currently being accepted for two positions in the University Health Service.


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 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. Graduates are seen on a "Fee for Service" basis.

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.). 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