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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Health Center FAQ

  1. Does UMHB offer a health insurance plan for students?
  2. Where can I shop for health insurance?
  3. What health supplies should I bring to campus with me?
  4. Does the Health Center give out over-the-counter medicines or other supplies?
  5. Can the Campus Nurse prescribe medications?
  6. What vaccines and screenings does the Campus Nurse administer?
  7. Can the Nurse administer my prescribed shot?
  8. Will the Nurse check my glucose level?
  9. Is there a Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant available on campus?
  10. Can I get a Strep Test at the Health Center?
  11. Can I get an excuse note for from the Nurse for missing class?

 

1. Does UMHB offer a health insurance plan for students?

UMHB is not responsible for any healthcare expenses you may incur while enrolled as a UMHB student.  Effective January 2014, individuals who do not have healthcare insurance may be subject to government fines in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.  UMHB strongly recommends that each student maintain healthcare insurance.  For participation in certain UMHB programs such as athletics, healthcare insurance is required.  If you do not currently have healthcare insurance, you may visit HealthCare.gov to access the new healthcare marketplace.  Some healthcare insurance policies require you to use an approved network of doctors, hospitals, and clinics.  Please contact your insurance provider for details, and if applicable, obtain a list of approved healthcare providers in the Belton/Temple area to determine what steps, if any, you should change your point of service (POS) to our area.  The zip code for Belton is 76513.  Be sure to bring your insurance card and original social security card with you when you come to UMHB.
Shop for insurance: Health Care Marketplace
(healthcare.gov), Texas Health Options

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3. What health supplies should I bring to campus with me?

Make a first aid kit that includes pain relievers, digital thermometer, allergy medication, and other medicine used occasionally. Also, include Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, ACE wrap and powdered Gatorade.

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4. Does the Health Center give out over-the-counter medicines or other supplies?

OTC medications are given at the time of appointment if appropriate. The student must then provide any subsequent doses or if symptoms reoccur following the appointment. First aid is provided to students as appropriate at the time of their appointment/care. Bandages, wraps, and other first aid supplies may be purchased at a local retailer but are not distributed by the Health Center on a regular basis.

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5. Can the Health Center prescribe medications?

You will need to request prescription medications from a physician or medical provider off campus. The campus nurse can assist you with locating a local medical provider.

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6. What vaccines and screenings does the Campus Nurse administer?

Flu shots offered in the fall semester. Tuberculosis Skin Tests offered at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Each are offered while supplies last.

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7. Can the Nurse administer my prescribed shot?

You may discuss your needs with the Campus Nurse by setting up an appointment with her. However, the Nurse does not administer allergy and birth control shots.

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8. Can the Nurse check my glucose level?

This service is not provided. Consult with your health care provider.


9. Is there a Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant available on campus?

The Health Center has a Campus Nurse who is a Registered Nurse.

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10. Can I get a Strep test at the Health Center?

The Health Center does not have a lab to process specimens/samples.

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11. Can I get an excuse note from the Nurse for missing class?

Excuse notes are only provided if the student was in the Nurse's care during their illness and if their symptoms are contagious or severe enough that the Nurse advises them not to attend classs. If you did not visit the nurse when you were ill she will not provide you a note. If you visited a physician off campus you may provide a note from them.

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