Monthly Archives: July 2012

Intersession Hours and Fees

Now that summer classes are over for most students, Student Health Service has a change in operating hours from today, July 30-Friday, August 17.

During this period, Student Health is open for general business (dropping off forms, requesting medical records, general information) from 8am-12noon & 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday.  Patient care hours (for appointments, dressing changes, pharmacy, etc) are 1:30pm-4pm daily.  We are closed Saturday/Sunday.  Please also note:  SHS is CLOSED from 12pm-1pm Monday-Friday.

A visit fee is required during this period to be seen as a patient at SHS (unless you are a dental or medical student who still has class during this time).  The fee is $25 per visit, in addition to any other charges you may incur during your appointment (lab, pharmacy, xray, etc).  The reason there is a visit fee is because during intersession, no student fees are supporting campus services.  We are open as a courtesy and convenience to students even when there are no classes, but your tuition and fees do not cover this period of service.

If you need care when SHS is not open, do not forget about our free 24 hour nurse line.  Just call our main number below and wait on the line.  This service is available to all ECU students.

For more information about our intersession hours or the visit fee for service, call us at (252) 328-6841.

Have you taken action regarding your health insurance coverage yet?  Did you know that all students meeting certain eligibility criteria must have health insurance?  That pop up on your ECU OneStop page that you keep clicking “remind me later” is not just to bother you–it is to remind you to DO SOMETHING!  The deadline to act is September 15th.

Click on the “Waive Out or You’re In” logo above to find out more information as well as give you the link you need to either enroll in the student health insurance plan or provide your existing coverage so you can waive out (and get your $709 back for the semester).