Student Health Services
Quinnipiac has contracted with Hartford HealthCare’s Campus Care program to provide high-quality, coordinated health and wellness services to manage students’ complete care needs, from physical and mental well-being to athletic training for the university’s Division I athletes. Please check the university website for the most up-to-date information.
In cases of emergency, call 911 or contact the Department of Public Safety at 203-582-6200.
Mount Carmel Campus
Located in the Health and Wellness Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, Student Health Services is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The health center is staffed by a licensed provider during all open times. Licensed providers include a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. The highest priority of the staff is meeting the emergent health needs of the student population and providing ongoing health education opportunities as an integral part of the college experience. All questions should be directed to Student Health Services at 203-582-8742.
Services are available only to students who have completed the Student Health Services requirements, which include an online personal health form, consent and signature page, tuberculosis screening/testing form and a copy of required immunizations. Students who do not comply are not permitted to register for classes or receive their university housing assignments. The information provided becomes the basis for the student’s confidential medical record within Student Health Services.
All charges for referrals, diagnostic procedures and lab work will be billed directly to the student’s insurance. Quest Diagnostic Laboratory is the default laboratory, where all specimens are sent unless the student advises the healthcare provider otherwise. To process bills for insurance reimbursement follow the instructions on the bill.
The following immunizations are required by law:
- Meningitis conjugate (A, C, Y, W) immunization is required of anyone living in university-owned housing and must be administered within five years of enrollment. Meningitis B vaccine is strongly recommended.
- Two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) or positive titer, as indicated by lab report
- TB screening, per guidelines listed on the form
- Two Varicella (or proof of having the disease) or positive titer, as indicated by lab report
- Vaccination against Hepatitis B is strongly recommended and may be required by certain clinical programs.
Quinnipiac University has developed a health insurance plan especially for students. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on and off campus and includes special cost-saving features to keep the coverage as affordable as possible.
This is a hard waiver program, which means that all students MUST maintain major medical insurance. A student may waive health insurance coverage if they present evidence of other health insurance under a plan that provides benefits equal to or greater than the Quinnipiac University Student Health Insurance Plan. Students must document evidence of coverage and make an online waiver decision by the waiver deadline of August 31. Visit the Gallagher site at gallagherstudent.com for additional information regarding the plan. If you plan to waive, your current insurance must be fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act and provide access to doctors near your school. You must also verify with your insurance company that Hartford HealthCare is an in-network provider.
Prescriptions ordered by a health center provider may be sent to local pharmacies to be filled at the usual and customary fee or students have the option to purchase some prescribed medications through Student Health Services.
Class excuses are not issued to students. Students who are ill are expected to contact their respective professors to inform them of their illness. Particulars of student visits are not shared unless a student completes a release of information form. Parents or legal guardians are notified of serious illness and emergencies at the discretion of the professional staff. For additional information, visit the Student Health Services website on the Student Life tab at the top of the page.
Students under the age of 18 must obtain written parental consent prior to obtaining treatment at Student Health Services. The only exceptions are when immediate medical attention is necessary or the student seeks: 1) testing for HIV; 2) an examination or treatment of a venereal disease; 3) mental health treatment; 4) an abortion, or 5) alcohol or drug rehabilitation.
York Hill Campus
Student Health Services also has a location on the York Hill Campus, on the ground floor of the Rocky Top Student Center, opposite the “H” entrance of the Crescent Residence Hall. A healthcare provider, under the direction of the Student Health Services medical director, is available Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Again, services are available only to those students who have submitted the required information as outlined above.