Good health is important to the student’s academic success. The College, therefore, maintains a well equipped, professionally staffed Health Center offering a basic level of medical treatment.
The Health Center is located in the Voller Athletic Center. It is staffed by a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Coordinator. Health care is available by appointment Monday through Friday during the office hours posted. Appointments can usually be on a same-day basis. A collaborating physician is available by appointment off campus.
During the hours that the Health Center is closed, an ill or injured resident student should contact a Resident Advisor, Resident Director, or Campus Security for assistance. In any life-threatening situation, students should call 911 and then notify Campus Security.
The College reserves the right to take appropriate action consistent with school policy regarding particular physical or mental health situations. In the interest of the wellness of the general student body, students may be required to return to their homes or to enter a local hospital due to public health and community well-being concerns.
The College strongly recommends that every student contract for medical insurance to cover any possible accident, severe illness or surgical needs while he or she is a student. Students should have an insurance card in their possession should the need arise. Students taking more than 6 semester hours who do not have medical insurance will automatically be enrolled in an assigned medical insurance program.
On March 16, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) announced final regulations in regards to student health insurance. The new regulations require any entity that offers health insurance to their students to meet or exceed set government limits. Therefore, we are no longer able to offer a student health insurance policy lower than the government regulations. The government regulation for 2013 – 2014 maximum benefit is $500,000, and with this new requirement the cost for one year insurance coverage will be substantially high.
New York State Public Health Law mandates immunization. An official copy of immunizations from a doctor or previous school must be on file in the Health Center in order for students to attend college.
In cases of acute contagious disease, the resident student is immediately removed from college housing, in consultation with the student’s parents or guardians. In such cases, all expenses are the responsibility of the student and his or her family, unless covered by insurance.
Accidents and Emergencies
In any instance of accident or emergency when the College sends a student to a hospital or arranges for the services of a surgeon or a specialist, the College is acting temporarily in place of the parents and assumes no responsibility for the expense incurred.
The Health Center website is a great informational tool. It provides information about the health center and the available services, insurance coverage, New York State health laws requirement for college attendance, and medical out-source information when the health center is closed. Please visit: http://www.roberts.edu/home/student-life/student-life/health-center.aspx and select from headings such as:
· New Students
· Health Records
· Emergency Response