Winter Break 2013 Hours and Fees

Doctor showing clockStudent Health’s hours of operation will vary for the upcoming winter holiday break.

**Please note:  student fees do not cover services during University intersession breaks. Each SHS clinic visit is subject to a $30.00 fee from December 16-January 10.**

Sat/Sun, Dec. 14 and 15:  CLOSED
Monday December 16: Open 8am-12 noon and 1pm-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.); patient care appointments and pharmacy services are only available 1:30-4pm.  Closed during 12pm-1pm lunch hour.
Tuesday December 17: We are closed 8am-1:30pm for a staff meeting. Open for general business 1:30pm-5pm; patient care appointments and pharmacy services are only available 1:30-4pm.
Wednesday December 18-Friday December 20: Open 8am-12 noon and 1pm-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.); patient care appointments and pharmacy services are only available 1:30-4pm.  Closed during 12pm-1pm lunch hour.
Saturday December 21-Wednesday January 1:  CLOSED
Thursday January 2-Friday January 3: Open 8am-12 noon and 1pm-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.); patient care appointments and pharmacy services are only available 1:30-4pm.  Closed during 12pm-1pm lunch hour.
Sat/Sun, Jan. 4 and 5:  CLOSED
Monday January 6-Friday January 10:  Open 8am-12 noon and 1pm-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.); patient care appointments and pharmacy services are only available 1:30-4pm.  Closed during 12pm-1pm lunch hour.
Sat/Sun, Jan. 11 and 12:  Open 9:00-11:30am for urgent needs only.
Monday, Jan. 13Regular operating hours and appointment schedules resume

Don’t forget:  anytime SHS is closed, you still have access to medical advice.  Call 911 for emergencies, but if you just want to talk to a nurse about an issue, call 328-6841 and stay on the line to be transferred to our free, 24 hr nurse line. You can also find self care information for treating your problem on our webpage, or you can submit a question to gotquestions@ecu.edu

Have a wonderful holiday break, Pirates!!!

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Student Blue waiver/enrollment period for Spring/Summer 2014 now open!

InsWaiverBanner_1The waiver/enrollment system for Spring/Summer 2014 is now open through January 31, 2014.

To find out information about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), including benefits, cost, eligibility, and how SHIP works with the student health fee, visit our Student Health Insurance page.

Need help deciding if SHIP is right for you/your student?  This short video may help you decide.

Brand new students will first need to create an account on Student Blue, using their Banner ID and date of birth, then proceed with the waiver or enrollment process.  Returning students should log in to their existing Student Blue account, using their e-mail address and the password they created for the account last semester.

Ready to waive out or enroll?  Click on the Student Blue logo below.
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Flu shot clinic for 10/24 canceled

Due to the cold temps today and the Dowdy Sidewalk Sale going on, we have canceled the flu clinic for today. Please see our remaining flu clinic dates in the post below, or call 328-6841 to schedule a flu shot appointment with our pharmacy.

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Don’t let the flu stop you!

Flu clinics are still ongoing around campus through early November, and we have flu shot appointments available through the pharmacy by calling 328-6841.

Don’t let the flu stop you!  Get you flu shot and help protect yourself and those around you from getting the flu.H1N1logo_PeeDee copy

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Summer Session Fees

Now that summer has come, many students are not taking classes but they would still like to utilize Student Health Service (SHS) or the Counseling Center (CCSD).  Not in summer school?  You may be eligible to still receive care at SHS & CCSD.

Did you just graduate?  Congratulations!  Due to anti-trust laws, SHS cannot continue to provide your healthcare, but we can 1) help you transfer your records to the office of your choice, 2) provide you with a list of local offices if you need help establishing care outside, or 3) we do have a 2 week grace period following graduation if you need to come in for a follow up of an existing problem (i.e. to get a medication refilled, or to finish up treatment for a particular problem or concern).

If you did not graduate, but are just not taking classes in summer school, you may still be eligible for care at SHS and/or CCSD.  In order to qualify for services at SHS/CCSD in the summer when you are not taking classes, you must have been enrolled this past spring AND you must be registered for fall classes.  If you meet those criteria, you can be seen at SHS/CCSD for a special summer fee.  The summer fee is necessary because you are not taking classes for the summer or paying any tuition, so you are not paying the usual health fee.  To pay the health fee for either SHS or CCSD service, stop by the Student Health Center.

There are 2 options for paying the summer fee for care at SHS:
Per visit fee $25.00
OR
Need multiple visits? Pay $60.00 for unlimited visits per summer session.

Need care at CCSD?  One option is available:
$60.00 per session (the per visit fee is not available for CCSD service)

First summer session fees are charged May 14-June 19.
Second summer session fees are charged June 20-July 26.

Once summer classes end, the only option for the fee is $25 per visit from July 29-Aug 16. (CCSD’s services may be limited during this period)

Questions?  Call SHS at (252) 328-6841 or CCSD at (252) 328-6661.

Have a healthy summer!

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Information concerning the Student Health Insurance Plan for 2013-2014

studentbluejpgChanges to Insurance Plan for 2013-2014 School Year

The 2013-2014 Student Health Insurance Plan will be provided through Student Blue from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC).  The plan is still in the process of finalization and more information should be available by June 1st, 2013.

In the meantime, if you plan to attend ECU in the Fall 2013 semester, students and/or parents can click on the following link to the ECU section of the BCBSNC Student Blue website to sign up for email reminders from Student Blue when new information becomes available:

https://www.bcbsnc.com/content/studentblue/ecu/index.htm?page=welcome

Information concerning insurance updates will also be available on the Student Health Service website. SHS will notify students via their ECU student email address when more information is available, to include waiver/enrollment deadlines, plan rates, benefits, etc.

Students who are currently participating in the 2012-2013 policy can continue to utilize the Chartis Educational Markets/AIG  website for claim information, to find a provider, etc.

Student Health Service
Insurance Department
252-328-6841
studentinsurance@ecu.edu

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The Buckley Form and a Student’s Health Information

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FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974) guarantees certain rights to students.  A couple of these rights are:  the right to inspect and review their educational records, the right to seek to amend their educational records, and the right to limit the disclosure of their educational records.

East Carolina University can only provide confidential information about a student to a third party when the student completes the Buckley Form (accessed from his/her OneStop), and as long as the parent/guardian presents tax information demonstrating the student is claimed as a dependent. The Buckley Form only authorizes ECU to share information related to the student’s academic, judicial, and/or financial records (to a third party).  The Buckley Form does not permit ECU, or specifically Student Health Service, to release any medical or health information about a student/patient.

Similar to FERPA, HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which protects patient rights regarding personal health information.  Student Health Service’s medical records are completely confidential. In most situations, unless a student provides permission, we cannot disclose any health information to anyone, including parents, friends, or professors. There is a specific medical authorization form that must be completed by the patient in order for Student Health Service to provide health information to a third party.

Students can access the Buckley Form via Logging on to ONESTOP using your Pirate ID and Passphrase.

For more information, please visit, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/registrar/FERPA.cfm.  If you have any questions specific to the Buckley Form, feel free to contact the ECU Office of the Registrar at 252-328-6747.

For more specific information about HIPAA and Student Health Service, please refer to http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/studenthealth/questions.cfm.

To complete an authorization form to use and disclose health information, please refer to http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/studenthealth/about_us/forms.cfm.

Also, feel free to contact ECU Student Health Service at 252-328-6841 with any questions.

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Spring Break Schedule

Doctor showing clockSHS hours will vary from normal schedule around the week of Spring Break. 

Saturday/Sunday March 9th & 10th
CLOSED

Monday-Friday March 11th-15th
Appointments for medical care and our pharmacy services will be available 1:30pm-4:00pm. All other services will be available 8:00am-5:00pm with the exception of our lunch closing 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Saturday/Sunday March 16th & 17th
CLOSED

Normal spring semester hours resume Monday March 18th.

Don’t forget:  anytime SHS is closed, you still have access to medical advice.  Call 911 for emergencies, but if you just want to talk to a nurse about an issue, call 328-6841 and stay on the line to be transferred to our free, 24 hr nurse line. You can also find self care information for treating your problem on our self care page, or you can submit a question to gotquestions@ecu.edu.

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What’s the Best Diet for 2013?

It’s the start of the New Year, and your resolution may involve eating healthier or losing weight. Trying to decide on the best diet plan to help you achieve your goals? The U.S. News & World Report recently evaluated and ranked 29 diets with the input of a panel of health experts. The DASH Diet received top honors as the best overall diet. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension and was designed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to help individuals have better blood pressure control. It emphasizes getting adequate potassium, magnesium, calcium and fiber through lots of plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes) and low-fat dairy. The DASH Diet also promotes overall cardiovascular health, weight loss, and is good for people with diabetes too.

While we often don’t recommend “dieting” this is one diet that is good for you! Check out what other diet plans made the top of the list at http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-overall-diets.

Don’t forget to discuss changes in your current diet with your physician or a Registered Dietitian! Student Health has Registered Dietitians that are available to discuss your individual needs. Call 328-6841 to schedule your free appointment!

 

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Insurance deadline is coming soon!!!!

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Have you received an e-mail from us about insurance?  Have you gone online to ‘Waive Out’ or ‘Enroll’ yet?

The deadline is quickly approaching!  January 31st is the very last day to take action on the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Visit our insurance page for more information.

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