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University Health Service (UHS)

News from UHS (Updated 10/8/15)


Online Health Insurance Process is now closed.
The online Health Insurance Process is now closed for the 2015-2016 year. If you have questions contact the UHS Insurance Advisors at

UHS Flu Vaccine Clinics in October
The University Health Service (UHS) will hold a Flu Vaccine Clinic on each campus for all students, staff, and faculty on the following dates:

Bring your UR ID and health insurance ID card with you. You can save time at the clinic by completing the Flu Vaccine Consent Form ahead of time and bringing it with you. If you are under age 18, your parent/guardian must sign the consent form before you can receive the flu vaccine. Please bring the form with you to the clinic.

If the cost of a flu shot is not covered by your insurance, the vaccination is $25, cash or check. Uncovered students can choose to place the charge on their UR tuition billing statement. Students and other UHS patients who cannot come to the scheduled clinics can call UHS (585-275-2662) to schedule an appointment at UHS.

SWARM Trainings – October-November
SWARM is a program that encourages students to make an intentional decision to intervene in a situation that has the potential to be risky, dangerous, unhealthy, or an emergency. SWARM trainings have been scheduled throughout the Fall 2015 semester. Check the schedule of training dates on the UHS web site. Pre-registration is required. Contact the UHS Health Promotion Office to register for SWARM training for yourself or your group.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening: Shooting Beauty: A film screening and conversation about disability, the arts, and social change
Shooting Beauty tells the inspirational story of an aspiring fashion photographer whose career takes a turn when she discovers a hidden world of beauty at a center for people with significant disabilities. Shooting Beauty will be shown on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Goergen 101 in the Goergen Biomedical Engineering Building. A discussion will follow the screening. The screening is open to the public at no charge. The film will be close captioned. If you need additional accommodations, write to To view the film trailer, go to

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Sex & Chocolate Sexual Health Fair
Monday, October 19 is the day for the Sex & Chocolate Health Fair! The fair will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. Like chocolate? Want to learn about sexual health topics in a fun and interactive way? Sex & Chocolate is a perfect opportunity for both. We will have free information to keep you sexually healthy and safe as well as free condoms and giveaways! If you are one of the first 100 students, you will receive a free gift from the UHS Health Promotion Office. Like us on Facebook!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 11-12:45 p.m. & 5-6:30 p.m.
National Depression Screening: Test Your Mood!
National Depression Screening Day will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 11:00-12:45 pm in the Friel Lounge in Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall and 5:00-6:30 pm in the lobby of the Goergen Athletic Center. A free and confidential self-assessment is followed by a brief, private conversation with a University Counseling Center professional. This screening is being hosted by the UHS Health Promotion Office in collaboration with the University Counseling Center and Active Minds.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
UR Student Health Advisory Committee Meeting
The UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC) meets with the Director of UHS on Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. (Room 220, UHS Building) to share ideas, offer suggestions, and discuss health topics. Members also work on health projects that impact the health of UR students. All students are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Check or contact the URSHAC chairs, Tristan and Becca, for more information.

PAWS for Stress Relief, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
The UHS Health Promotion Office, Active Minds, and URSHAC are hosting one of their favorite programs, "Paws for Stress Relief." Come visit the therapy dogs on Monday, October 26 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the lobby of the Goergen Athletic Center. The dogs are sure to help you relax and reduce your stress.

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.

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.

ADHD – Evaluation and Treatment
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...

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 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