University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Student Health Center

Student Health Center
5870 Alumni Circle
(251) 460-7151

www.southalabama.edu/studenthealth/

The USA Student Health Center (SHC) is staffed with a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and clerical personnel dedicated to providing quality medical and educational services to students.

All currently enrolled students are eligible for treatment in the SHC. The SHC accepts and processes claims for the following insurance carriers: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid and United Healthcare. Students with coverage with any other carrier will need to pay for charges at the time of service. A claim form will be provided, so that you can file a claim with your carrier to get reimbursed for the payment. We strongly recommend that all students have health insurance. The University sponsors a United Healthcare health insurance plan that is specifically designed for USA students and is available for purchase.

The services offered in the Student Health Center are the same as in any physician’s private practice. The SHC provides treatment for a variety of medical conditions as well as physical examinations, sports medicine, immunizations, women’s health, sexual assault services and health education. Laboratory testing is offered in the clinic and by reference laboratory to assist in properly diagnosing and treating students. X-rays are also available by referral through the SHC.

The University of South Alabama requires that all students born after 1956 must provide proof of two doses of a measles containing vaccine (rubeola, M.R., MMR) prior to registration. One dose must have been after 1980 and at least one of the doses must have been an MMR. Additionally, all new incoming students must complete a tuberculosis screening questionnaire. Further testing may be necessary. International students must provide proof of a TB skin test and meningitis

immunization at registration. If you do not provide proof of immunization you will be put on HOLD and WILL NOT be able to register for classes. All students living in the residence halls and The Grove must provide proof of having received the Meningitis vaccine (within the last 5 years). Your completed forms may be submitted to the Student Health Center by emailing them to immunizations@southalabama.edu. We are no longer accepting faxed or mailed documents.

For more information, you may contact us at (251) 460-7151 or www.southalabama.edu/studenthealth/.