STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE  

The Student Health Service provides primary care, specialty care and pharmacy services to eligible University of Miami students. You are not required to have the Health Center sponsored insurance plan to utilize our services.  Appointments can be scheduled at mystudenthealth.miami.edu, services are also available on a “drop in” basis.

The Student Health Service is located at 5513 Merrick Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146, (across from the Pavia Garage).

Contact numbers are:
Telephone: (305) 284-9100/Fax: (305) 284-4098

Hours of operation:
Fall and Spring semesters: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays:  11:00 a.m. until 4:00pm
Winter break, Spring break, and Summer sessions: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Health Service is closed on Saturdays and University holidays. After hours assistance is available by calling (305) 284-9100.

For sudden, severe illness or serious accident dial 911. For illnesses or injuries requiring immediate attention, students are urged to go to an Emergency Room. After hours assistance for urgent situations can be obtained by dialing (305) 284-9100. Students with United Healthcare insurance may also contact the United Healthcare Nurseline by calling (800) 436-7709 and selecting the Health Resources option. For less urgent conditions, you may visit one of the local Urgent Care Centers.

ELIGIBILITY/ACCESS

The Health & Counseling Centers Fee, is mandatory for all students first enrolled in Fall 2010 (undergraduate, graduate, and law) regardless of credit load, as well as all International students and students registered in an off-campus program but enrolled in the University sponsored student insurance plan.
The Health & Counseling Centers Fee, is optional for continuing undergraduate, domestic graduate students enrolled in less than 9 credits or domestic law students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours. Graduate students enrolled in a 700 credit course are considered full time and, therefore, must pay the Health & Counseling Centers Fee.

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HEALTH INSURANCE

Domestic students enrolled in six or more credit hours per semester (or considered full time) are required to obtain adequate health insurance (see exceptions). The annual premium for the health insurance plan offered through the Student Health Service is added to each student’s fees. Domestic students with adequate alternative coverage may request cancellation of the insurance fee via myUM. Insurance cancellation must be renewed each year via myUM.

Deadlines to waive the insurance are:
July 25 for the Fall semester,
January 25 for the Spring semester, 
April 25 for Summer I,
June 25 for Summer II.

Domestic students can check the status of their insurance waiver/cancellation request via myUM.  The insurance premium will be prorated for those students entering for the first time in the Spring or Summer semesters. No waiver and/or refund will be granted after the above dates.

Students who have previously waived the insurance charge can reinstate the insurance prior to the Spring semester or first Summer session by completing the reinstatement request form and checklist. Coverage can also be reinitiated at the start of the Fall semester by choosing not to re-waive the charge, or at other times during the academic year, if within 30 days of termination of other similar coverage, by completing the reinstatement request form and checklist. Documentation of termination may be requested.

Deadline for reinstatement of insurance is January 25th for the Spring. Please do not consider your reinstatement complete until reinstatement has been verified via myUM, the charge has been posted to your student account and all charges on your account have been paid.

All international students are required to enroll in the University sponsored health insurance program. The annual premium for this coverage is added to each student’s fees.

Any additional questions regarding the health insurance requirement should be directed to the Student Health Service at 305-284-9100 or to studenthealth@miami.edu.

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IMMUNIZATION


All students are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella; and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. All new students must also provide proof of immunization against hepatitis B and meningococcal meningitis or sign a waiver declining these immunizations. An immunization form must be completed and returned to the Student Health Service prior to arrival on campus.  For students less than 18 years old, the meningitis/hepatitis vaccine waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All international students must also be screened for tuberculosis by completing page two of the immunization form.

Deadlines for submission of immunization records are Fall - August 22nd, Spring - January 15th, Summer - April 15th. Failure to comply with this requirement will interfere with registration. A $50.00 processing fee will be charged for any form received after the start of the semester.  Immunization information must be entered at mystudenthealth.miami.edu prior to faxing or mailing the form to the Student Health Service for verification. Immunization compliance can also be verified at mystudenthealth.miami.edu. Instructions on the use of mystudenthealth.miami.edu is available at www.miami.edu/student-health.

Most students will be able to obtain the required immunization information from their prior medical providers or from their prior high school, college or university. Students who believe that they were previously immunized but are unable to provide proof of immunization may either obtain blood tests confirming immunity or obtain the necessary immunizations.  Immunizations and blood tests documenting immunity are available at the Student Health Service. All charges are in addition to processing fees for late forms.
Immunization against varicella (chicken pox)  is suggested and is available at the Student Health Service for a reasonable charge.

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PHARMACY

 
The pharmacy is located on the second floor of the Student Health Service, and can fill prescriptions from most local and out of town medical providers.
Prescription prices are often lower than at local drug stores, and most insurance plans are accepted. For students with the Student Health Service sponsored United Healthcare insurance plan, low cost generic medications are available at the Student Health Service Pharmacy. Non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, personal care products, over-the-counter medications, and condoms are also available. New prescriptions can be dropped off or called or faxed by the ordering provider. Refill requests will be handled most promptly by having your prescription number available and calling the automated refill line at (305) 284-5922. Refills can also be requested by calling (305) 284-5922 option 2.

  • Students, spouses, and dependents may have their prescriptions filled at the Health Service pharmacy.
  • Students with the Health Service sponsored insurance plan receive enhanced benefits if prescriptions are filled at the Health Service pharmacy.


Pharmacy telephone: (305) 284-5922; fax: (305) 284-4883.

Hours of operation:
Fall and Spring semesters are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Winter break, Spring break, and Summer sessions, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The pharmacy is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on University holidays.

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