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University Health Service (UHS)

News from UHS (Updated September 9, 2016)

 

SAVE THE DATE – UHS Flu Vaccine Clinic on October 13
The University Health Service (UHS) will hold its annual campus-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, October 13 from 11:00-5:00 in the Field House in the Goergen Athletic Center. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. No appointments are needed. Everyone wanting a flu shot must bring their insurance card to the clinic. Students and UHS patients with high risk health conditions or who are not available to come to the clinic can schedule an appointment at UHS to receive the flu vaccine. The number to call to schedule an appointment is 585-275-2662.

UHS will also be holding flu vaccine clinics on the following days:

Bring your UR ID and health insurance ID card with you. You can save time by completing the consent form ahead of time. Please attach a copy of your insurance ID card to the form.

If you are under age 18: Your parent or guardian must sign the consent form before you can receive a flu shot at UHS or at a UHS clinic. Bring the signed form with you when you come to the clinic or to UHS for your flu shot.

Online Insurance Process is Closed
The Fall Enrollment Period for the Online Insurance Process ended on September 15, 2016. If you have questions about health insurance, please write to the UHS Insurance Advisors at insurance@uhs.rochester.edu.

UR Healthy Challenge – Especially for Students
The UR Healthy Challenge is a two week challenge inspiring students to thrive on campus. Take a kickboxing class at the GAC, visit the farmer's market in Flaum Atrium, meditate at the Interfaith Chapel, learn how to make healthy food fun … choose from over 25 activities, earn points, and win! The UR Healthy Challenge is taking place September 19-30. Write to anadelen@uhs.rochester.edu to have a game board sent to you. Read more…

Student Health 101, an Online Health and Wellness Magazine for Students
Student Health 101 is a free monthly e-magazine covering a variety of college health topics including stress, sleep, nutrition, alcohol, sexual health, colds, and more. Student Health 101 is brought to you by the UHS Health Promotion Office. 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.

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.

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!! During the summer when Healthy Monday@UR takes a break, check the national Healthy Monday web site for weekly updates and tips.

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