What about confidentiality? Patients can feel comfortable knowing Student Health Services adheres to a strict confidentiality policy. Patient information is held in confidence and will not be released without the patient's signed consent. A student's Health Services records are not part of the university's records.
Am I eligible/Is there a health fee? Eligibility determination is based on enrollment at Columbus State University and payment of the Student Health fee of $53.00 each semester. Online students who do not pay the Student Health Services fee may choose to do so at the Student Health Center to receive services.
Is there an immunization requirement? All incoming students must comply with the University System of Georgia's and the Board of Regents' immunization requirements, which must be met before registration.
All students must provide documentation of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella and tetanus dipththeria. The Hepititas B Vaccine is also required for students who are 18 years of age or younger at the time of expected enrollment. Download a Certificate of Immunization.
Is having a supplemental health insurance plan a good idea? Yes. Even though Student Health Services will meet many student health care needs, it does not cover the cost of emergency or specialized care, hospitalization, out-patient diagnostic tests and surgery. Just like your personal health care provider, the Student Health Center will accept all health insurance plans. Services will be provided to students regardless of their health insurance status.
Columbus State University offers a voluntary accident and illness policy to help cover these unexpected and potentially expensive costs. UnitedHealthcare is the administrator and underwriter for the Student Health Accident and Insurance Plan.
What about a student excuse? Documentation of a visit to Student Health Services (nurse or physician) is available the day of the visit. However, the documentation statement provided does not excuse the student from class.
Remember, class requirements and attendance are administrative concerns between a faculty member and student.
Where can I find pharmacies in Columbus? Several CVS and Walgreens locations are available throughout Columbus. Here is a list of pharmacies in Columbus with contact information, address and distance from both campuses.