Monday, Oct. 24 – PAWS for Stress Relief The UHS Health Promotion Office and Active Minds are hosting one of their favorite programs, "PAWS for Stress Relief." Come visit the therapy dogs on Monday, October 24 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.
Thursday, Oct. 27 – U Matter! – National Depression Screening Day The UCC and Students' Association are co-hosting the annual Depression Screening Day on Thursday October 27. Screenings will take place in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons from 11:00-12:45 pm and in the Georgen Athletic Center from 5:00-6:30pm. Come and fill out a brief questionnaire and chat with one of the UCC counselors!
Thursday, Oct. 27 – Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Eastman School of Music UHS will be holding a Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Eastman School of Music on Thursday, October 27 from 11:30-1:30 in the Cominsky Promenade. No appointments are needed. Please bring your insurance card or a copy of your card to flu vaccine clinic.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Flu Vaccine Clinic on the River Campus UHS will be holding a flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday, November 2 from 11:00-1:00 in Hutchison Hall on the River Campus. The clinic is open to students, staff, faculty, and their spouses. Everyone is seen on a first come, first served basis. Bring your health insurance card or a copy of your card (both sides) to the clinic. Full-time students and other UHS patients who prefer to come to UHS for a flu shot can schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot by calling 585-275-2662. If you have questions about the clinic, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Flu Vaccine Clinic on the River Campus UHS will be holding a flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 3:30-5:00 in Room 220 in the UHS Building. Everyone is seen on a first come, first served basis. Bring your health insurance card or a copy of your card (both sides) to the clinic. If you have questions about the clinic, e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – UR Student Health Advisory Committee Meetng The UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC) meets with the Director of UHS on Wednesday, November 2 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. For more information check the URSHAC web page or contact Tristan Ford, URSHAC Chair.
Friday, Nov. 11 – HPV Vaccine Clinic The University Health Service will be holding an HPV Vaccine Clinic on Friday, November 11 from 2:00-5:00 in Room 220 in the UHS Building. This clinic is open to all students on a first come, first served basis. Students can receive dose 1, 2, or 3 at the clinic. Aetna Student Health covers the cost of the vaccine. Students on other insurance plans are encouraged to check with their insurance company to verify coverage before coming to the clinic. HPV vaccine is safe, effective, and can protect people from most of the cancers caused by HPV. For more information about HPV vaccine, check the CDC web site.
Monday, Nov. 14 – Sex & Chocolate Health Fair Monday, November 14 is the day for the Sex & Chocolate Health Fair brought to you by the UHS Health Promotion Office! The fair will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. Want to learn about sexual health topics in a fun and interactive way? Like chocolate? 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For more information, contact Linda Dudman in the UHS Health Promotion Office at (585) 273-5770 or email@example.com