Attention New Students - Health Forms & Insurance letters have been mailed out! Your completed Health Form, online insurance waiver/enrollment form, and a copy of the front & back of your health insurance card were due by July 15, 2015. Please note that your physical & immunization record must be completed on the Washington College Health form, and be dated within 6 months from July 15th. If you have any questions, please call us at 410-778-7261 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With continuing concerns over Ebola in West Africa and other emerging diseases including measles, MERS, and meningitis, Washington College is closely monitoring news from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and working with local health officials to keep everyone safe and informed. If you have traveled ABROAD in the past 30 days, you must contact the College Health Center (410-778-7261) before or immediately upon arrival on campus to discuss screening, monitoring and precautions.
EBOLA :If you have traveled to Guinea, Sierra Leone, or Liberia in the past 30 days, you must contact the Health Center (410-778-7261) before or immediately upon arrival on campus to discuss compliance with CDC monitoring. The virus is spread only by direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone in the active, symptomatic phase of the illness. Symptoms can appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after infection and always include a fever of 102 degrees or higher. For more information, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
CONCERNS IN OTHER COUNTRIES:
- MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome): Identified in multiple countries in the Arabian Peninsula and in other countries including The Republic of Korea.
- Measles: Observed in Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Ethiopia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.
- Meningococcal Disease (cerebrospinal meningitis): Niger and Nigeria.
- Avian Flu (H7N9): China.
- Mumps: Scotland.
- If you have traveled in one of the above countries in the past 30 days and experience any symptoms of disease please notify your healthcare provider immediately and contact the College Health Center (410-778-7261) before or immediately upon arrival on campus.
- Going forward, Health Services will employ the same CDC-recommended screening protocols in place at the local Emergency Department and other outpatient clinics. All individuals who call Health Services to make any type of appointment will be screened for a history of foreign travel/Ebola risk factors. Additional screening questions will be asked at check-in to the clinic or when being seen by our practitioners. Thanks for your cooperation as we operate with an abundance of caution.
FLU SHOTS 2015: FLU shot clinics will be held in partnership with Rite Aid Pharmacy and Human Resources on October 12,13,21 in the Egg from 11 AM to 6PM. Please bring photo ID and insurance cards.
Student Health and Wellness information
In response to the continuing epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa, Washington College Health Services continues to closely monitor reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and is working with local health officials to keep everyone on campus safe and informed.
Psychologist Laura Sproch, an outpatient therapist and researcher at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, will talk Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:00 p.m. about how to recognize the illness and how to promote healthy attitudes about weight and body image.
1/23/15 Multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks (which includes Disneyland and Disney California Adventure).
Our Top 3 Questions
Is there a charge for Plan B (the morning after pill)?
There are no charges associated with Plan B.
Is there a charge for my visit to health services?
There is no charge for the visit, but you may have charges associated with certain lab tests and medications. You may request our providers write a prescription for you to take to a local pharmacy.
I am a domestic student with private health insurance,do I have to purchase the college health plan?
No, but you are required to fill out the online waiver each year you attend, to avoid being charged the $1200.00 and provide us with a copy of your current health insurance card.
All international students are required to purchase the collegge health insurance plan.