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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Winter Holiday Break Hours

Student 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 $25.00 fee from December 17-January 11.

Sat/Sun, Dec. 15 and 16:  CLOSED
Monday-Friday, Dec. 17-21: Open for patient care 1:30-4pm only.  We are open 8am-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.)
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-Jan. 1:  CLOSED
Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4: Open for patient care 1:30-4pm only.  We are open 8am-12noon and 1pm-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.)  SHS is closed 12pm-1pm each day.
Sat/Sun, Jan. 5 and 6:  CLOSED
Monday-Friday, Jan. 7-11:  Open for patient care 1:30-4pm only.  We are open 8am-12noon and 1pm-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.)  SHS is closed 12pm-1pm each day.
Sat/Sun, Jan. 12 and 13:  Open 9:00-11:30am for urgent needs only.
Monday, Jan. 14Regular 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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Letter from the SHS Director regarding Student Health Insurance for Spring 2013

Please read the following from our Director, regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan:

Dear ECU Student,

Most students are required to have health insurance while they attend East Carolina University.  For 2012-2013, undergraduate students enrolled in six or more on-campus credit hours and graduate students enrolled in three or more on-campus credit hours are required to have insurance.

In order to meet this requirement, you can be enrolled into your parents’ plan (if you are under 26 years of age) or buy your own health insurance.  Otherwise, you must enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  Please review information concerning the Affordable Care Act and how it affects young adults under the age of 26 by clicking on the following link: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/03/betterbenefits-young-adults.html

The carrier for the Student Health Insurance Plan has set the premium for 2012-13 at $709.00 for Fall 2012 coverage from August 1 to December 31, 2012 and $709 for Spring/Summer 2013 coverage from January 1 to July 31, 2013.

Students who have their own insurance can waive the $709.00 charge for the Student Health Insurance Plan by going to www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/. You must be registered for classes before you go online to Enroll or Waive out.  This must be completed by September 15, 2012 for fall semester and by January 31, 2013 for the spring semester, or you will be automatically enrolled in the insurance plan after the deadline, and a charge will remain on your student account.  Remember, this must be done each Fall and Spring semester.

New Students will need to create an account through the student insurance website (www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/) by clicking “Waive” to waive out of the plan or “Enroll” to enroll in the plan. You will be prompted to create the account using your Banner ID number and ECU email address. As the student creates the account, they can include an alternate email address (usually a parent email address), if they so desire. The alternate email address option is available so that reminders about waiving and/or enrolling each semester can be sent to the parents email address as well as the student.

You can view the online benefits summary explaining the details of the Student Insurance Health Plan coverage at www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/.  If you have any questions, please contact the Insurance Office at 252-328-6841 between 8:00am – 5:00pm weekdays or by email at studentinsurance@ecu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in January.

Sincerely,

Jolene Jernigan
Director, Student Health Services

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Thanksgiving Week Hours of Operation


Due to the holiday week, SHS will have a change in our normal operating hours.

Monday/Tuesday, Nov. 19 & 20:  normal hours

Wednesday, Nov. 21:  Open for patient care 1:30-4pm only.  We are open 8am-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.)

Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25:  CLOSED.  Enjoy the holiday break!

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

Happy Thanksgiving Pirates!!!

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Enrollment/Waiver Period is now OPEN for the Student Health Insurance Plan!

Attention Spring Semester ECU Students:

Returning student from fall 2012? Students who were enrolled in the Fall 2012 semester and would like to enroll/waive for Spring 2013 will need to access their secure online account through the student website (http://www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/) and click “Student Login” on the right-hand side of the page. You will be prompted to log into your account using your ECU email address and password. When you get into your account, you will see a “New Waive” and a “New Enrollment” button. Select the button and confirm the information. If you do not get a confirmation number, your enrollment and/or waiver did not go through and you will need to resubmit it.

Are you a brand new student for Spring 2013?  New students who would like to enroll/waive for Spring 2013 will need to create an account through the student website (http://www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/) by clicking “Waive” to waive out of the student insurance or “Enroll” to enroll in the plan. You will be prompted to create the account using your Banner ID number and ECU email address. If you do not get a confirmation number, your enrollment and/or waiver did not go through and you will need to resubmit it.

DEADLINE to enroll/waive is January 31st.  For more information, visit www.ecu/edu/studenthealth

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Knockout HPV events!!!

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The Kim Sibbach Story

Family of ECU Alumna, who died from breast cancer, to talk about cancer and early detection
GREENVILLE (10/4/2012) – East Carolina University will host a special event as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Monday, Oct. 15 from 8-9pm in Hendrix Theatre.  The parents of ECU alum Kim Sibbach, Vicki and Darryl Nester, will be speaking to ECU students, faculty and staff about cancer awareness, the importance of early detection and facing the fears of living with cancer.

On August 20, 2008, Kim Sibbach was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer while she was attending East Carolina University.  Due to chemotherapy, a mastectomy and other treatments to combat the cancer, Kim had to take a hiatus from school.  She returned to ECU to complete her degree in 2010.

By December 2010, the cancer had spread to Kim’s sternum, shoulders, ribs, hips and spine.  In April 2011, Kim Sibbach died.

The Nesters will share their experiences throughout this difficult time from learning about Kim’s diagnosis to her constant fight for a cure.  From the week after she was diagnosed until December 2010, Kim shared what life with cancer was like in a blog called “I didn’t like the left one anyway.”

They hope that sharing Kim’s story with other college students at ECU will encourage them to get regular breast exams to help with early detection, to recognize the signs from their own bodies and realize they are not alone in their fight.

This event is a Wellness Passport Event and is co-sponsored by ECU Campus Dining Services, Student Health Services and the Student Activities Board.

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