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ABOUT DEPAUL HEALTH SERVICES

Taking care begins with communication. DePaul Health Services is here to assist in thoroughly explaining your options and will take the time to answer any questions. The most effective care detects and prevents problems early, and quality systems ensure that recognized guidelines for disease prevention and control are followed for patients.

Students who pay the DePaul Health Services fee are treated like current patients, so office visits and basic lab work are covered by the fee. Ideally, students would pay the fee and also have health insurance. However, if students use primary insurance instead of paying the DePaul Health Services fee, they will be treated as new patients. Like any doctor's office, during busy times we are not able to accommodate new patients. Appropriate referrals to other providers in the area will be given.

ACUTE VS. CHRONIC TREATMENT

DePaul Health Services is designed to treat acute illnesses and injuries. For students with chronic illnesses, DePaul Health Services can treat an acute episode; however, long-term monitoring and treatment is not covered under the plan.

STD TESTING

The DePaul Health Services fee does cover STD testing when a student is experiencing symptoms. Students' sexual health is an important component of their development, and DePaul Health Services is an appropriate support and referral source for students. For more information about STD testing in your area, please visit It's Your (Sex) Life at itsyoursexlife.com/gyt.

PRESCRIPTIONS

Prescriptions provided to students are NOT covered under the fee. Pharmacies adjacent to campus accept a variety of prescriptions drug cards as well as cash payments. There are a few medications provided on-site at DePaul Health Services for a nominal fee to help support a student's compliance with the recommended treatment.

DePaul Health Services cannot refill prescriptions for the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Other ongoing prescriptions, such as Accutane, antidepressants and bipolar medications, cannot be refilled by physicians at DePaul Health Services.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

DePaul Health Services welcomes parents and guardians to call with general concerns or questions. While specific questions regarding diagnosis or treatment may not be shared without the consent of the patient, the staff will make every effort to assist parents and guardians because they understand how difficult it can be to be far away from a sick student.

SERVICES
TYPICAL SERVICES COVERED UNDER THE DEPAUL STUDENT HEALTH AGREEMENT
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Pharyngitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Ear Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Minor Strains and Sprains
  • Minor Lacerations Including Suturing (sometimes excludes the face)
  • Minor Skin Conditions
  • Minor Eye Conditions
  • Menstrual Dysfunction
  • Reproductive Counseling
  • Breast Exam and Instruction in Self-Exam
  • Testicular Exam and Instruction in Self-Exam
  • Acute Treatment of STDs, excluding filling prescriptions
  • Mental Health Screening
  • After Hours Nurse Telephone Medical Consultations
TYPICAL SERVICES NOT COVERED
  • Emergency Room Services
  • Medication Prescriptions
  • Ambulance Fees
  • Services Requiring Referral to a Specialist
  • Care of Ongoing Illness Beyond the Covered Conditions Described
  • Services Outside of Regular Office Hours Beyond Telephone Consultations
SERVICES AT DISCOUNTED FEES
  • Routine Physical Exams
  • Depo-Provera Injections
  • HIV Testing
  • Routine Gynecological Exams Including Pap Smears
  • Removal of Benign Lesions, Warts

Service offerings may be changed without notice. Call (773) 549-7757 for up-to-date service listings or visit sagemedicalgroup.com. Fees may vary based on insurance plans.

HOW DO I GET COVERED/DATES OF COVERAGE

Students who live in a residence hall (except for 1237 West and the University Center) are automatically enrolled in DePaul Student Health Services and charged the Health Services fee. Students who commute or live off campus can purchase DePaul Health Services coverage at DePaul Central and bring a receipt to the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will inform DePaul Health Services that the student has paid the fee.

Cost: $60 per quarter | $81 per semester for College of Law students

Dates of Coverage:

Fall quarter: September 1, 2014 – January 1, 2015
Winter quarter: January 3, 2015 – March 27, 2015
Spring quarter: March 28, 2015 – June 14, 2015
Summer (optional): June 15, 2015 – August 31, 2015

HOW TO DISCONTINUE COVERAGE

Before choosing to opt out of the Health Services fee, consider the student's access to local health care and insurance coverage. Health Services can provide easy and affordable access to basic health care. To discontinue DePaul Student Health Services coverage, residence hall students must present a copy of their DePaul ID card and proof of medical insurance (copy of an insurance card or a letter from the insurance company by two weeks into a quarter (no refunds after deadline). On the copy, PRINT: student name, residence hall with room number and DePaul ID number. Present documents in person or send to the Dean of Students Office, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Suite 307, Chicago, IL 60614, by the following deadlines:

Fall quarter: Friday, September 15, 2014, to be dropped for fall, winter and spring quarters
Winter quarter: Friday, January 16, 2015, to be dropped for the winter and spring quarters
Spring quarter: Friday, April 10, 2015, to be dropped for spring quarter.

Once a student has submitted a copy of an insurance card at the beginning of the year, there is no need to present it every quarter. This is a yearly process. The bill will show a charge for "medcare" each quarter, but the account will be credited following the first two weeks of each quarter.

LOCATION/HOURS/AFTERHOURS

DEPAUL HEALTH SERVICES
1150 W. Fullerton Ave., Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-7757
DePaul Student Health Services is run by the Presence Sage Medical Group in a shared-use building on the Lincoln Park Campus.

Hours
Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

After Hours:
A physician will be available after hours through the answering service for emergency triage by phone at (773) 549-7757. To make an appointment, please call (773) 549-7757.

Health Insurance

Aetna Student Health provides a medical insurance policy for students. Please visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com for details about the Plan benefits available to you. Just click "Find Your School" and enter "DePaul University".

The Aetna Student Health medical insurance policy is just one option available. DePaul encourages students to investigate medical insurance policies thoroughly prior to making an insurance decision.

For details about the 2014-15 Aetna Student Health Plan please click below. Please visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com after 7/10/14 to enroll in the 2014-15 plan.

DePaul Aetna Plan Summary 2014-15

Aetna and The Affordable Care Act (ACA): What do I really need to know?
Aetna Student Health: Insurance Exchanges vs. Student Health Plans

Health Insurance 101 Initiative:
http://www.uspirg.org/resources/usp/so-you-need-health-insurance-now-what