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    University of Florida
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Student Health Care Center


Building a Healthy Foundation for The Gator Nation.
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is an accredited outpatient clinic offering a wide variety student-focused services, including: General Medical Care/Primary Care; Health Counseling; Immunizations (seasonal flu shots, vaccinations for travel, etc.); Lab and X-ray/EKG Services; Pharmacy and Mini Drug Store; Sexual Health Services; Allergy Injection Clinic; Nutrition Services; Physical Therapy (operated by UF Health Rehab Services); Sports Medicine Clinic; and Women’s Clinic.
 
Students are encouraged to view an introductory video and review basic information about the SHCC by visiting http://shcc.ufl.edu/new-students. Call before coming for same-day appointment availability (main phone: 352-392-1161), or schedule visits more than 24 hours out via phone or online at https://my.shcc.ufl.edu. PLEASE NOTE: Call your team or specialty clinic directly to cancel or cancel online at least 24 hours out to avoid a no-show fee. 

The health fee, paid as part of tuition, helps pay for basic evaluations, but does not cover all possible charges at the SHCC. Patients are financially responsible for items including, but not limited to: physicals; procedures; X-rays; lab tests; medications; medical equipment; and physical therapy. Private health insurance plans are accepted for payment of covered services, so be sure to bring all health insurance information to your first appointment. For more information about charges, billing and health insurance, please visit http://shcc.ufl.edu/fees-and-insurance.

The SHCC is proceeding with the Mandatory Health Insurance requirement as an Opt Out system where students who don’t opt out by providing documentation of adequate health insurance will be automatically enrolled in the school-sponsored plan. They may either purchase outside health insurance that meets the requirements for comparable coverage or they can be auto-enrolled in the school-sponsored plan. Students will be auto-enrolled in the school sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan.

If a student currently has insurance, they will be required to review their insurance coverage and check that it meets the requirements set forth as comparable coverage. They will then need to submit their policy information online for verification by the end of drop/add but ideally much earlier.  The charge for the school-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan will be removed once submission is completed and verified. Health insurance information can be submitted at http://studentinsurance.shcc.ufl.edu.  Once verified, the waiver is good for one year. Waivers must be submitted PRIOR to the deadline in order for charges to be removed.
 
More information including insurance coverage guidelines, frequently asked questions, how to submit one’s insurance information and more, can be found at  http://studentinsurance.shcc.ufl.edu.