Enrolled Student - Students
currently enrolled who have been assessed the health fee as part of the
tuition and fees charged to students are eligible to use the Health
Center. A portion of the health fee comes to the Health Center and
enables the Health Center to offer many services free or at rates
significantly lower than the student would encounter at an off campus
Student - A one semester window is available for former students to
access care at the Health Center. Since these students are no longer
assessed the health fee, charges will be on a fee for service basis.
This window closes at the close of business the day prior to the
subsequent semester beginning. Once the new semester begins, if not
reenrolling, the former student will need to find another health care
Student - US citizens, resident aliens, international students on visas
other than J-1 and F-1, and undocumented aliens. Procedures for
enrolled and non-enrolled students apply.
Student - Any student in the United States on a J-1 or
F-1 visa are, by state and university regulations, required to show
proof of health insurance that meets the federal and Board of
Governor's guidelines for students with a J-1 visa. Procedures for
enrolled and non-enrolled students apply. Dependents of students on a
J-1 or F-1 visa must also be insured.
Student - Exchange students are required by state and
university regulations to show proof of health insurance. Procedures
for enrolled students apply.
Students - Students of Tallahassee Community College are no longer
routinely eligible for services at the Health and Wellness Center. TCC
students who have purchased the TCC-FSU pass card may be seen on a
fee-for-service basis. The card is good for one semester and must be
repurchased each semester. TCC students requiring physicals to
participate in the Marching Chiefs may be seen for the physical only.
Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars -Non-student foreign
nationals in a valid non-immigrant status or domestic non-students, who
are actively engaged in an academic activity or employment at Florida
State University and who are otherwise ineligible for the employer
group health plan, are eligible to purchase the University sponsored
health insurance. Application can be made on line through Collegiate
Risk Management (CRM) at www.collegiaterisk.com,
the FSU insurance broker for the student health plan or a printed copy
of the application can be obtained at the Health Compliance Office in
the Health and Wellness Center. Insurance may be purchased by the
quarter or annually. The premium must be paid in full at the time of
purchase. For appointments beginning at other than the beginning of a
quarter, a prorated premium can be calculated for the insured.
Dependent spouse and children may also be insured and must be insured
for the same amount of time as the post doctoral fellow or visiting
spouses - The spouse of an enrolled student is eligible to be
seen at the Health and Wellness Center on a fee-for-service basis.
Insurance can be filed for these patients.
Dependents - The Health and Wellness Center does not provide
healthcare services to minor dependents under the age of 13. Dependent
children age 13 and over may be seen at the Health and Wellness Center
on a fee-for-service basis. Insurance can be filed for these patients.
Campus Visitors, Special Programs - Individuals participating
in residential or day camps on the FSU campus, campus visitors and
participants in special programs are eligible to be seen at the Health
and Wellness Center for minor injuries and illnesses. Campers and/or
visitors under the age of 18 must have a signed consent for treatment
from a parent or legal guardian. Campers and campus visitors are seen
on a fee-for-service basis. Insurance can be filed for these patients.
Special Program participants who have the student health insurance will
be seen on a fee-for-service basis with the charges billed to the
- FSU faculty and staff are eligible to access the
travel clinic, the nutrition clinic and the smoking cessation programs
at the Health and Wellness Center on a fee-for-service basis. For any
other care, treatment must be limited to first aid and stabilizing the
patient for transport to the appropriate healthcare facility.
Enrolled Students - Student enrolled in programs at FSU and
another institution are eligible to be seen at the Health and Wellness
Center like any other enrolled FSU student. Dual enrolled FAMU students
must use the health clinic at FAMU.
Interns - These students are typically from other
universities and may be seen on a fee-for-service basis. Insurance can
be filed for these patients.
Counseling Center Doctoral Interns - UCC Doctoral interns
may access services at the Health and Wellness Center. UCC doctoral
interns may purchase the university sponsored visiting scholar health
insurance plan for themselves and their eligible dependents. They are
seen on a fee-for service basis. Insurance can be filed for these
FSU Survival Kit
Before your student leaves home,
- Pack “Mom’s” first aid kit. A simple shoebox
with the following supplies can be very comforting the first time your
student needs first aid or basic self care:
- The antiseptic Mom uses for cuts, scratches
and insect bites.
- The pain reliever Mom uses for headaches and
- The medicine Mom uses for upset stomach,
diarrhea or nausea.
- The medicine Mom uses for a cough and throat
lozenges for a sore throat.
- The medicine Mom uses for allergies and colds.
- A simple thermometer. Show them how to use it.
- Band aids.
- A can of chicken soup.
- Mom’s advice to rest and drink plenty of
- Make your student aware of how important it
is to carry a photo ID, insurance and prescription card with them at
all times. You NEVER know when these items will be needed.
- Practice making an appointment for medical
care. Make sure they know how to describe their symptoms.
- Practice ordering and picking up a
- Let your student know that they can consult a
pharmacist for advice on over-the-counter medications as well as
Once your student is at Florida State, if self care has not relieved
your student’s symptoms or the symptoms worsen, your student may need
to seek medical care.
Where is the health center and when is it
Health and Wellness Center is southwest of Oglesby Union, north of the Student Life bulding and the Dunlap Success Center, and west of Parking Garage #2. The street address is 960 Learning Way. Hours of operation are 8 AM-4 PM, Monday through
Saturday. The Health Center is not open on Saturdays during the summer.
There are no Sunday hours.
with appointments at the Health and Wellness Center may park in the
gated lot just north of the Health Center during their appointments
the parking form provided by the attendant.
space just outside the south side doors of the building is for
emergency and delivery vehicle access only.
How do I
get an appointment?
the Central Appointment Unit (CAU) at 850-644-4567. The CAU will
try to schedule your appointment within 48 hours of your call. Arrive
at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. No show
charges are assessed for missed appointments or for appointments not
cancelled at least 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time in
the Garnet and Gold Clinics. Appointments in the Women's and
Psychiatry Clinics must be cancelled by 4:00pm the day prior to the
must check in at the Triage Desk in the first floor lobby.
meeting the following criteria for priority care will
be seen immediately.
to the point where you cannot keep liquids down,
of 101 degrees or more,
swollen throat or
your FSU ID and your health insurance card with you to every
appointment in the Health Center.
Therapy Clinic appointments are scheduled separately. Call
services does the health center offer?
available include general medical care, women's health services,
allergy clinic, nutrition assessments, physical therapy, psychiatry,
immunizations, laboratory, health promotion outreach services, HIV and
sexually transmitted infection testing, and radiology. We provide basic
outpatient family practice-type services. We also provide urgent care
services (minor suturing, splinting, intravenous therapy) for acute
injuries and illnesses that cannot wait for an appointment.
Allergy Clinic store serum for students?
can store the serum and give the injections based on outside
physiciansâ€™ orders. We do not perform any allergy testing in the
health center, but there are allergists in Tallahassee.
Do you keep
a copy of our insurance card on file?
student should always carry a copy of the insurance card. We do scan
your insurance card on your first visit to the Health Center. It is the
student's responsibility to present a new insurance card to be
scanned if your insurance changes.
of clinicians do you have?
Family Practice, Pediatric, Internal Medicine, GYN, and Psychiatric
physicians who enjoy working specifically with the college population.
In addition, many of our clinicians, including the ARNPs and PAs, are
have specialists on staff?
not have specialists on staff. We do, however, refer students to
specialists in the community or to the emergency room as necessary. We
make every effort to insure that students are referred to specialists
who accept the studentâ€™s insurance.
student is under 18, do I need to give permission for treatment?
students under 18, yes, you must give permission. There is a place at
the bottom of Form 1 of the Healthcare Compliance packet where you sign
a statement that gives the Health Center permission to treat your
student. The text you will sign is provided here for your information:
FOR CARE OF STUDENTS UNDER AGE 18: I CONCUR WITH THEABOVE AND
AUTHORIZE, AT THE DISCRETION OF HEALTH CENTER PERSONNEL,MEDICAL AND
SURGICAL CARE INCLUDING EXAMINATIONS, TREATMENTS,IMMUNIZATIONS AND THE
LIKE FOR MY SON or DAUGHTER. In the event of serious disease or injury
or the need for major surgery, I understandthat all reasonable effort
will be made to contact me but thatfailure to make contact will not
prevent emergency treatment ifnecessary to help preserve life or health.
Parent/Guardian signature is ONLY required for students under the age