Confidentiality: Health Services is in compliance with federal and state regulations regarding the security and privacy of health information. Confidentiality is assured by the entire staff regarding all interactions, information, and health records.
Services: The Health Center is staffed with registered, professional nurses and a part-time physician. No appointment is necessary. Free, quality, confidential health care is provided to all Georgian Court students with special attention to those problems frequently encountered in a college-age population. Students with more serious medical problems are referred to specialists, hospitals, and other appropriate agencies. Health education and disease prevention is promoted through health counseling, screenings, and wellness programs that are presented throughout the year. Our staff works with students to increase their knowledge of health-related issues, to improve individual self-care capabilities, to encourage responsible use of health care resources, and to promote an appreciation on healthy lifestyle choices.
- Treatment of minor illnesses and conditions
- Interim care of those with chronic illnesses
- First aid and care of minor injuries (all injuries should be reported promptly to Health Services)
- Immunizations: MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza and Meningococcal vaccine*
- Tuberculosis (Mantoux) screening
- Lab testing
- Referrals to area hospitals and specialists, as needed
- Insurance information and assistance
*provided at a discounted rate
Health Forms and Immunizations Records: All students are required to have a completed health form on file in Health Services. Additionally, Georgian Court University requires the following:
- Measles, mumps rubella: All students born after 1956 (except non-matriculating students)
Two doses measles live vaccine administered after 1968, one dose mumps live vaccine administered after 1968, one dose rubella / or laboratory report indicating immunity
- Hepatitis B: All students enrolling with 12 or more credits
Three doses of vaccine (two doses of adult vaccine in adolescents 11-15 years of age) / or laboratory report indicating immunity
- Meningococcal tetravalent: Campus residents only
One dose of vaccine
- Verification of negative Tuberculosis (Mantoux) test is required of all resident and international students within six months of admission. Failure to provide this documentation will result in delayed registration.
Student Health Insurance: New Jersey state law requires all full-time students to be enrolled in a health insurance program. For this reason, all full-time students will be automatically enrolled in a basic medical (illness and accident) plan offered by the university. The illness portion of the plan may be waived by signing an insurance waiver form and submitting a copy of a current insurance card to the Bursar. Part-time students interested in applying for the university insurance may contact the Bursar’s office for eligibility requirements.
The university’s plan includes $5000 for each illness or injury, payable at 100% (usual and customary charge) with no deductibles. Most illnesses and injuries qualify for an additional $20,000, payable at 80%. It also includes a maximum of $1000 coverage for prescriptions for the year. (Please note that a $100 deductible applies for an emergency room visit if the visit is deemed non-emergent.)
Referral Requirement: The student’s first contact must be to Health Services or the claim will not be payable. Exceptions are a life threatening medical emergency or an illness/accident which occurs when Georgian Court University Health Services is closed.
As a part of the university’s medical plan, all full-time students are enrolled in the accident plan. This plan is intended to supplement the student’s primary insurance, but would become primary if no other insurance exists at the time of injury. There is no waiver for this insurance.
For further questions regarding insurance coverage or claims, please call Health Services.
Rights and Responsibilities of Patients:
- Patients are treated with respect, consideration, and dignity
- Patients are assured personal privacy, including protection from access to their confidential information.
- Patient disclosures and records are treated confidentially
- Patients are provided, to the degree known, information concerning their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis
- Patients are given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving their health care, whenever possible
- Patients have a right to competent, humane treatment, with appropriate respect for their opinions and beliefs in the process of receiving health care
- Patients are responsible to give the health care provider complete and full information on their past and present health status and to cooperate in treatment planning and follow up. Responsibilities include asking questions of health care providers, making use of available information and education concerning their own health, and showing the same respect for health care personnel as they expect to receive.
- Patients are responsible to express suggestions and grievances, whenever indicated, in order to assist the college health service in improving the quality of health care and education services.