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University Health Service (UHS)

News from UHS (Updated April 26, 2016)

 

Norovirus on Campus – See the UHS home page for updates. On Saturday, April 9, students, staff, and faculty were notified by e-mail from UR Communications that UHS had become aware of approximately twenty River Campus students who had had sudden onset of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Environmental Health and Safety and the Monroe County Health Department were involved in identifying the cause of the illness. Norovirus was determined to be the likely source. Throughout the week, UR Communications sent daily e-mail updates that included the number of ill students, strategies for individuals to reduce their risk, and information about the University's response to the situation. The daily updates are available on the UHS home page.

New UHS Health Educator – Amy Nadelen, MS The UHS Health Promotion Office is pleased to welcome Amy Nadelen to the position of UHS Health Educator. We are excited to have Amy join the Health Promotion team. Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. She will be working with students and staff members throughout the University. Amy will begin on Monday, April 18, 2016.

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.

Fresh Fruit Fridays in April
The UHS Health Promotion Office and Dining Services are bringing back "Fresh Fruit Fridays" throughout the month of April. Look for fresh fruit giveaways, "add a fruit" ideas to boost your fruit intake, free samples at the POD, and more – on the River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music. Check us out on Facebook for the time and location 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.

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!!

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