Am I required to submit medical forms before coming to UD?
Through Porches, incoming students will be asked to provide information about their MMR vaccines and other immunizations, as well as complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening process. Students who do not complete these steps prior to arriving on campus will not be able to register for classes for the following semester.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. Appointments can be made by calling 937-229-3131. Please give the receptionist a brief description of what you need to be seen for so you will be scheduled in the appropriate time slot. You will need to arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to your appointment time. Walk-ins are for emergencies only.
How do I pay for services?
There is no charge for consultations with the nurse or physician for undergraduates and law students. Graduate students are charged for each Heath Center visit because they do not pay a basic University fee.
All students are charged for:
- Medicines dispensed
- Laboratory testing
- X-ray examinations
- Certain procedures performed by medical staff
Can my parents receive information about my visit?
No. Health Center visits are strictly confidential. Exceptions are made if a clear and imminent danger exists, or with the consent of students 18 years of age and older on a per visit basis.
Do you write medical excuses for missed class?
No. If the professor requests confirmation of illness, the professor may submit a request on the Student Health Center website. Only verification dates will be given.
Can I receive allergy injections?
Yes. A private allergist must provide serum and a signed treatment plan. The initial allergy injections must be given at the allergist's office. We ask that you bring your antigen and instructions to the Student Health Center and we will store them properly for you. An appointment is necessary and a physician must be present.
Can you fill my prescription?
The Student Health Center does not have an outpatient pharmacy. However, for your convenience, we do carry some commonly prescribed medications and make them available to students if ordered by our physician. If the Health Center does not carry the medication, or if the student wants to use their insurance, we can order it from CVS Pharmacy (located downtown) and the medication will be delivered to the Health Center.
For any prescriptions written by outside doctors, students may drop the prescription off at the Health Center and it will be sent to CVS Pharmacy along with a copy of their insurance card. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for delivery of medication to the Health Center. Arrangements for payment will need to be made with CVS directly by calling 937-228-9145 before any prescriptions will be delivered to the Health Center.
You may also take the prescription to any local pharmacy and have it filled there.
What if an outside physician orders labs for me?
For patients with a lab order by an outside physician, the Health Center will draw blood and send it to CompuNet Labs. To have blood drawn the patient will need to make a nurse appointment and bring their insurance information with them at the time of visit. CERTAIN lab tests will need to be drawn directly at the lab. Please call the Health Center if unsure.
The lab order form must include:
- Patient name and date of birth
- If a standing order, please include frequency and duration of order
- Fasting or non-fasting
- Diagnosis code (ICD-9) MUST be included (It is not sufficient to have the diagnosis name alone)
- Specify if the results are to be mailed or faxed to the physician’s office (Please make sure that the physician's fax number and complete address is included.)
- Ordering physician’s NPI and UPIN numbers are required