FAQs for Health Services
 
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FAQs for Health Services

  1. Where is Student Health Services (SHS)? 
  2. What does it cost to see the Health Service Coordinator? 
  3. If the College does not insure me, will the Health Service Coordinator see me? 
  4. How can I be referred to a physician?  
  5. How can I find a physician in this area? 
  6. Do I need to make an appointment to be seen by the Health Service Coordinator? 
  7. Where can I get a physical? 
  8. When can I get a TB skin test? 
  9. What do I do if I am sick on a weekend or in the evening when the Health Service Coordinator is not here? 
  10. Do you offer dental insurance? 
  11. What does my insurance plan cover? Can we scan in the insurance form here? 
  12. Can the bill for my physician visit be placed on my student account? 
  13. What if I take prescription medications for a chronic illness? 
  14. What non-prescription medications can I keep in my room? 
  15. Does Health Services offer Immunizations? 
  16. Where can I get immunizations before I enroll? 
  17. Is there a pharmacy on campus? 
  18. Can the Health Service Coordinator excuse me from chapel? 
  19. Why should I be vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal disease?  
  20. How do I file a claim with the insurance company?
     


1. Where is Student Health Services (SHS)? 

Student Health Services is located on the San Diego Christian College campus in the courtyard by the Student Senate office.

2. What does it cost to see the Health Service Coordinator?

There is no fee for health services.

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3. If the College does not insure me, will the Health Service Coordinator see me?
All SDCC enrolled students are eligible to be seen at the Health Services Clinic.


4. How can I be referred to a physician?

All students with health insurance through the College must be seen by the Health Service Coordinator to be referred to a physician if warranted.

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5. How can I find a physician in this area?

Locally practicing physicians are listed in the yellow pages under "Physicians". In addition, Health Services staff will assist the student with locating a local MD.

6. Do I need to make an appointment to be seen by the Health Service Coordinator?
All students may be seen on a walk-in basis or if more convenient an appointment may be scheduled.

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7. Where can I get a physical?

You can obtain a physical from your own physician, or for a fee we can refer you to our local doctor.

8. When can I get a TB skin test?

All students are required to have proof of a tuberculosis skin test within 12 months of admission. A Tuberculosis skin test can be obtained from your own physician or from the public health department.

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9. What do I do if I am sick on a weekend or in the evening when the Health Service Coordinator is not here?

Student Health Services is not equipped for emergency care which is available at local hospitals and emergency rooms. During non-clinic hours, the Student Health Services Director is on-call 24 hours/day and can be reached by cell phone in response to emergencies.

The Director of Student Life, Resident Directors (RD), or Resident Assistants (RA) will contact the Director for student health needs as appropriate. 

The Director of Student Life, RDs and RAs are CPR certified. Any decision to summon the local 911 system should involve the Director  or RD's.

10. Do you offer dental insurance?

The insurance plan offered by the College currently does not include dental insurance. Information on individual purchase of dental insurance is available. Visit the website www.student-resources.net for Midwest National Life Insurance Company of Tennessee.

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11. What does my insurance plan cover? Can we scan in the insurance form here?

Visit the website at www.student-resources.net.


12. Can the bill for my physician visit be placed on my student account?

All expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the student and cannot be charged to the student's account.

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13. What if I take prescription medications for a chronic illness? 

The medications should be listed on the Health Form filled out for admission. The medication can be kept in the student's dormitory room.

14. What non-prescription medications can I keep in my room?
There are no restrictions on non-prescription over the counter pharmaceuticals.

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15. Does Health Services offer Immunizations?
Currently immunizations are not offered at the clinic. The local Department of Health and Human Services www.co.san-diego.ca.us offers immunizations. The clinic closest to the College is:

East Region Public Health Center
855 E Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA
619- 441-6500
Prior to admission to the College, all new students and new international students are required to have:
• Diphtheria/ Tetanus booster within the last ten years and the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination one year after birth and a later booster.

It is strongly recommended, but not required, that all students have the following:
• Immunity to Varicella (Chickenpox)
• Immunization to Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A
• Meningococcal Vaccination

Click here for www.acha.org American College Health Association

•Influenza Vaccine

Currently Health Services does not administer the influenza vaccine, however, it is strongly recommended that each student receive the vaccine. Generally starting in October, vaccines are given at local pharmacies for approximately $15. Click here for www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control information on influenza vaccines.

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16. Where can I get immunizations before I enroll?

The Health and Human Services Department in most cities offer immunizations, as well as, private physician offices. The San Diego County Human and Health Services website is www.co.san-diego.ca.us lists the immunization clinics for San Diego County. The address for the East County is:

East Region Pubic Health Center
855 E Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA
619- 441-6500

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17. Is there a pharmacy on campus?

There is no pharmacy on campus; however, both the SDCC bookstore and Health Services have over- the- counter medications. There are Pharmacies located within two miles of the campus see  Medical Facilities   on the web.

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18. Can the Health Service Coordinator excuse me from chapel?

Each semester students are issued 6 chapel cuts that can be used for illness. The Health Service Coordinator may issue an excuse for chapel, if the chapel cuts have been used, and the student has a legitimate physical illness such as surgery, or illness requiring bed rest. The excuse, however, must be turned in and authorized by the Director of Student Life.

19. Why should I be vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal disease?

It is strongly recommended, but not required, that all students have the following:
• Immunity to Varicella (Chickenpox)
• Immunization to Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A
• Meningococcal Vaccination

Click here for www.acha.org American College Health Association.

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20. How do I file a claim with the insurance company?

It is the student's responsibility to file a claim and pay expenses not covered by the policy. For further information on "how to file claims", please see the  Claims Procedure Policy, and visit the Renaissance Agencies, Inc. homepage at www.renstudent.com ; or visit the on-campus Health Services center.

 In the event of injury or sickness, the student should:

  • Report to the Student Health Service for treatment or referral, or when not in school, to their physician or Health Facility.
  • Mail to the address above all medical and hospital bills along with the patient's name and insured student's name, address, Social Security number and the name of the College under which the student is insured. A Mid-West National life Insurance Company claim form is not required for filing  a claim.
  • File claim within 30 days of injury or first treatment for a sickness.
  • The Mid-West National Life Insurance Company should receive bills within 90 days of service. Bills submitted after one year will not be considered for payment except in the absence of legal capacity.

Student Health Services is located on the San Diego Christian College campus in the courtyard by the Student Government office.

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