Student Health Services

HEALTH SERVICES:

The Office of Health Services is located on the first floor of the Mother Joseph Residence Hall. Health Services provides a full range of primary care treatment and referral. These services are available to all members of the college community.

Health Services is also responsible for the University’s compliance with state laws concerning immunizations. All required health documentation must be received and verified by the Health Service staff prior to class participation. Failure to comply will affect a student’s enrollment status. Full time students are also required to have a physical.

Caldwell University Health Insurance option for Students

Student Health Insurance Fee

All full-time students have been charged for health insurance. If you have your own health insurance, you may waive this fee online before September 15th. Please note that if you do not complete the online waiver you will be automatically enrolled in the plan.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR WAIVING THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

  • Go to www.studentplanscenter.com, choose Caldwell University-Health.
  • On the left side, click “online waiver”. Complete the information, and save your confirmation number.  After September 15th the adjustment will be made to your account.

Individual Health Insurance Market Information

Caldwell University understands that having health insurance is critical for maintaining your health and well-being while pursuing your education. Below is a website that offer information about various individual health insurance markets to help students shop for plans based upon individual needs and financial resources.

REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS

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All records and visits to Health Services are maintained in strict confidence and are not a part of the student’s academic record.

STAFF

  • Cindy Striano, M.S.N., R.N., Director
  • Joseph Diana, M.D., School physician
  • Janet Winquist, Office Assistant

WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

  • Primary assessment and treatment of health problems and injuries.
  • Various diagnostic tests.
  • Wellness and health assessment.
  • Health education and counseling.
  • Blood pressure screening.
  • Allergy injections.
  • Mantoux testing.
  • Use of crutches, ice packs, humidifiers, and other medical supplies.
  • Referrals to local medical and dental specialists.
  • Videos and printed materials on a wide variety of health topics.
  • Referral for alcohol and drug counseling.
  • Referrals to campus and community resources.

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?

Our goal at Student Health Services is to nurture and maintain optimum health for all students and employees at Caldwell University. We encourage you to become an active participant in your care and treatment. Resident students are expected to bring an ample supply of prescription medications they may be taking, along with a supply of over the counter medication they deem helpful in maintaining wellness. Vitamins are not provided by Student Health Services, although they may also be a supportive addition to the busy students’ health.

WHEN CAN I GO TO STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES?

The office is staffed during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. For hours of operations, check the posted schedule outside the Student Health Services Office or call (973)618-3319.

DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Any student in need of health care is encouraged to use the Student Health Services on a walk-in basis. There is always a qualified college health nurse available during office hours who will be able to address most of your health care needs. Students may see the college physician free of charge.

WHAT ABOUT AFTER – HOURS EMERGENCIES?

After-hours emergency care is available at:

Mountainside Hospital
Bay Avenue, Montclair, NJ

St. Barnabas Hospital
Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

Fees as well as transportation to those facilities are the students’ responsibility. In an extreme emergency, transportation can be provided by the West Essex First Aid Squad.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

There are no charges for services provided by the University Health Nurses or the University physician during regular office hours at Student Health Services.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO USE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES?

Commuter and residential students are eligible for all services. Faculty and staff are also treated for sudden illness or injury while on campus.

ABSENTEEISM AND NOTIFICATION OF ILLNESS

Health Services does not routinely provide class absence excuses. Conveying information regarding illness to the professor is the student’s responsibility. Excuses from class are an academic, not a medical policy. In the event the illness is prolonged for more than three (3) days, the student is required to notify the Dean of Student Life.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All services provided by Student Health Services are confidential. No information is released without the written permission of the student.


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