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FAQ

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Routine medical evaluations and specialty care services (women's health care and psychiatric care) are provided by appointment. Appointments may be scheduled in person or by telephone at (585) 475-2255.

WHEN IS THE HEALTH CENTER OPEN?

Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Acedemic School Year:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
         (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. limited services available)

Wednesday: Closed between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

Services offered by the RIT Student Health Center are available to all students.  Full-time undergraduate students at RIT are charged a mandatory Student Health Fee each term.  Part-time students, graduate students, and students on co-op may choose to pay the term fee or a fee for service at each visit.

The health fee covers unlimited office visits and many of the basic services students may need.  

DOES THE HEALTH FEE COVER ALL COSTS?

There are additional charges, payable at the time of the visit, for immunizations, some supplies (i.e. crutches, splints), certain in-house laboratory tests and prescription medications purchased within the Health Center.

The Health Center accepts payment in the form of cash, check, TigerBucks, Visa and MasterCard.  We are unable to place charges on your student account.

DOES THE HEALTH CENTER ACCEPT INSURANCE?

The Student Health Center does not bill insurance companies directly for services provided. Students may obtain a receipt which can be submitted to their insurance company to request reimbursement.

HOW DO I GET THE RIT SPONSORED INSURANCE PLAN?

If your policy does not cover services provided in the Rochester area, we strongly urge you to consider purchasing the RIT sponsored plan, a Student Accident and Sickness Insurance program.

           

Questions about the policy, coverage or claims may be directed to:
University Health Plans, Inc.
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA. 02169
(800) 437-6448

 

http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/studenthealth/new-students/insurance

DOES THE HEALTH CENTER HAVE MEDICINES?

The SHC does not have a full service pharmacy and cannot fill prescriptions written by clinicians outside the Center.  The SHC does stock a limited selection of commonly prescribed medications, including some antibiotics, some birth control pills, and some prescription skin creams.

HOW DO I GET OTHER PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED?

If a prescription medicine is recommended by a SHC clinician, students have the option to:

·         Purchase the medication in the SHC (if available)

·         Order the prescription from a local pharmacy of choice

·         Order the medication from Wegmans for free delivery to the SHC

 

http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/studenthealth/services/medication

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE WEGMANS DELIVERY OPTION FOR MY PRESCRIPTIONS?

Students who choose to sign up for Wegmans delivery must complete an Authorization for Release of Information and Patient Information Form. Wegmans must also have a completed Credit Card Form on file.  Any provider can call, fax (585 424-7540) or e-prescribe to Wegmans, Hylan Drive. It is important to specify RIT delivery.

 

Wegmans Food Market (across from Marketplace Mall)

650 Hylan Drive

(585) 424-7350

 

Wegmans Pharmacy Information
Wegmans New Student Registration Form
Wegmans Delivery Authorization Form

Wegmans Credit Card Authorization 

WHEN DOES WEGMANS DELIVER TO THE HEALTH CENTER?

Most medications ordered before 12 noon will be delivered around 3 p.m. the same day.  Delivery does not occur daily during breaks and summer.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS TO ATTEND RIT?

All students born after 1/1/1957 and enrolled in 6 or more credit hours must comply with New York State and RIT immunization requirements. Students who do not comply are dis-enrolled from classes after a thirty day grace period.

New York State and RIT Requirements for Class Attendance

 

·         Proof of 2 MMR vaccines given after first birthday

·         Blood Titers for each disease may be submitted if MMR record not available

·         Meningococcal meningitis vaccine for all students under the age of 22 with last dose after age 16

·         Read and sign the meningococcal meningitis awareness form for all students age 22 and over

 

http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/studenthealth/new-students/immunizations

DO I NEED A PHYSICAL TO ATTEND RIT?

You do not need to submit proof of a physical to attend RIT, but you are required to fill out four electronic health forms and submit proof of required immunizations.

Electronic Health Forms – Required from ALL Students – must be submitted to the Student Health Center

·         Immunization Record

·         Health History Form

·         TB Screening Form

·         Insurance and Treatment Authorization

Access the Student Health Center Portal  (rit.edu/immunize) and login with your RIT computer account to access the forms detailed above.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY DOCUMENTS WERE RECEIVED?

You can go to the home page of the Student Health Center Portal where you will see a checklist of what has been completed.  Any item in red has not yet been completed.

 

http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/studenthealth/new-students/immunizations

DO I NEED TO OBTAIN A TB SKIN TEST?

Once you fill out the electronic TB Screening form, you may receive an additional form in your RIT email.  If you receive a TB Clinical Assessment form, you must take this form to your physician and follow your physician’s recommendations for testing.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN CASE OF AN URGENCY OR EMERGENCY?

Click here for details on Urgencies & Emergencies.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER IS CLOSED?

Click here for this information.