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Baranco-Hill Student Health Center

 

Health Center Policies

Eligibility

All registered students are automatically enrolled in the student insurance plan and the premium coverage is added to their tuition billing.  Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased.

The policy also has a natural death benefit of $10,000.  For accidental death, natural disaster or dismemberment occurring within 365 days from the date of accidental bodily injury, the Company will pay additional benefits, in addition to the medical expense benefits.  It is very important that all students assign a beneficiary during their enrollment so that this will not be an issue in the event of an untimely death.

To better serve students , they may access the insurance company using www.gmsouthwest.com and participate in LiveChat.  LiveChat is an innovative, award winning, customer service program that allows students to chat with a member of the staff during hours of operation.

 

Confidentiality

Student Health Services Confidentiality Statement

What is HIPPA?

 

Types of Care

Routine Care
Primary or routine health care includes preventive health care services (immunizations, allergy shots, STD screening and treatment, etc.), treatment of routine conditions such as rashes, treatment of chronic diseases, gynecological exams, nutritional counseling and mental health services.

Urgent Care
Urgent care refers to unexpected illnesses or injuries that require prompt care, but will usually not cause loss of life or sever impairment if left untreated for a brief time. Examples of urgent care include, but are not limited to, sever vomiting, minor lacerations, severe eye pain and redness, severe ear pain, temperatures › 1010 F, and recent sprains or strains.

Emergency Care
An emergency refers to an illness or injury that is presently or potentially life threatening or a situation that may cause severe impairment if the patient is not seen and treated immediately. Please call 911 in the case of a true emergency.

Confidential STD Screening
Tuesday and Thursdays (call for more information)

Referrals
Referrals are required for off-campus treatment. Expenses incurred for outside medical treatements for which no prior approval or referral is obtained are excluded from coverage. (Exceptions include medical emergency or care received when the SHC is closed).

 

Release of Information

 

Notice of Privacy Practices

 

Immunization Compliance