21.001: Medical Services
|Status:||Approved on February 20, 2014||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
|Initiated by:||John Kemerer|
Medical Director of Ohio University Campus Care
|Endorsed by:||Pam Benoit|
Executive Vice President and Provost
|Approved by:||Roderick J. McDavis|
- I. Overview
This policy promotes the public health of the academic community, and provides for medical care of students.
- II. Prematriculation Immunizations
Students living in Ohio University residence housing must submit evidence to the Department of Residential Housing demonstrating that they have received the Hepatitis B and Meningitis vaccination.
Students are encouraged to submit a list of immunizations they have received for documentation in their student health service medical record.
- III. Tuberculosis Testing
Ohio University will require Tuberculosis Testing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
- IV. Health Insurance
- A. Coverage
Ohio University requires all students to be covered by a major medical health insurance policy. A student health insurance policy is available for purchase through Ohio University through a major
medical health insurance provider. All international students, defined as students in F or J non-immigrant status, enrolled for one (1) or more credit hours on the Athens campus, and all domestic students, including US permanent residents, enrolled for five (5) or more credit hours on the Athens campus must be covered by a health insurance plan. In addition, international students are required to enroll their non-immigrant dependents in the student health insurance plan.
Students on the regional campuses who wish to enroll in the student health insurance plan negotiated by Ohio University must contact the insurance carrier directly. They will not be automatically enrolled.
All international students enrolled on time (by the 15th day of the semester) for one (1) or more hours on the Athens campus will be enrolled automatically in a health care insurance program.
All domestic students enrolled on time (by the 15th day of the semester) for five (5) or more hours on the Athens campus, who have not waived the student health insurance for a previous semester in the same academic year, will be enrolled automatically in a health care insurance program.
- B. Waivers
Domestic students may waive the health insurance coverage on-line after registering for classes. Current health insurance coverage information must be submitted in conjunction with the waiver. The online waiver is the only accepted waiver format. Waivers must be submitted prior to the posted deadline. Waivers will not be available after the deadline has passed. Charges for student health insurance will remain on a student’s account if a waiver is not processed prior to the posted deadline.
International Student and Faculty Services maintains the list of categories of international student status who are eligible for a waiver. Eligible international students may request a waiver of the health insurance coverage after registering by completing a waiver form and submitting proof of health insurance coverage that meets or exceeds the university’s health insurance policy repatriation coverage and meets or exceeds the Affordable Care Act requirements for all other coverage. Waivers must be submitted prior to the posted deadline. Waivers will not be available after the deadline has passed. Charges for student health insurance will remain on a student’s account if a waiver is not approved.
- V. Eligibility for Service
People in the following categories are eligible for the services at the student health center located within Hudson Hall:
- A. Students
Any student who is registered for the current academic term; or has preregistered or intends to enroll for the following academic term; or during the summer is beginning or continuing a graduate studies program in the Fall academic term, even if as yet unregistered. This includes students enrolled on the Athens campus and on any of the regional campuses.
- B. Event Attendees
Anyone on campus attending special Ohio University programs, such as workshops, conferences, etc., for which a health fee has been paid.
- C. Exceptions
Any other eligibility will be determined by the Medical Director of Ohio University Campus Care.
- D. Confirmation of Eligibility
Except in case of a medical emergency, a reasonable attempt will be made to confirm membership in one of the above-mentioned categories before services are provided.
Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:
- Director of International Student and Faculty Services
- Faculty Senate
- Administrative Senate
- Student Senate
- Graduate Student Senate
- Forms, References, and History
- A. Forms
There are no forms that are specific to this policy.
- B. References
The following items are relevant to this policy:
- Further information about the student health insurance program is available online.
- Tuberculosis Testing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/.
- C. History
Draft versions of this policy that were circulated for review, their cover memos, their forms, and Reviewers' comments on them are available on the password-protected Review site, at https://www.ohio.edu/policy2/21-001/.
Prior versions of this policy were approved on:
- May 4, 2012
- July 31, 2003
- March 21, 1986
- November 1, 1981
- July 1, 1976
- October 1, 1974
- January 26, 1973
- February 1, 1972
- December 17, 1970