Health Center Information
Welcome to Valparaiso University!
The Valparaiso University Student Health Center provides professional health care for qualifying students and wellness programs for all students. We are a primary care clinic that treats the majority of injuries and illnesses. We also specialize in areas that are in high demand for our students. Our staff includes a medical doctor, nurse practitioners, and a registered nurse. Visits to the Health Center are strictly confidential. Except in rare instances, as specified by law, no medical information will be released without written authorization from the patient.
Services performed include comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care. The Health Center provides lab services, immunizations, allergy injections, and minor procedures. Some prescriptions are also available on site. Students are expected to pay for the costs of treatment not covered by their medical health insurance.
Missing or Incomplete Requirements
If the Student Health Center does not receive the information, the information is incomplete, or immunizations are required, a hold will be placed on a student’s registration for the following semester until requirements are met. The student will also be charged a $50 late fee.
Due to FERPA/HIPAA regulations, all communication regarding the student’s health information must be with the student. We will not be able to remove a hold until all information on the SHR is complete.
The Health Center provides allergy injections if the student mails or brings the serum and physician instructions with them when they come to campus. The Student Health Center has an Allergy Packet that must be completed by you and your allergist. The serum will be stored at the Health Center and the student can make appointments to be seen on a regular basis for his/her allergy shots. There is a fee associated with this service. You may contact the Health Center prior to the beginning of classes; we would be happy to send our allergy forms to your physician, or you can find the forms on the Health Center website.
Class Excuse Policy
When a student is absent from a class, a laboratory, or an examination for medical reasons, it is the student’s responsibility to discuss this directly with the faculty member involved. The Health Center does not provide excuses for missed classes. Students may complete an authorization to release medical information to their professor. The Health Center will not release medical information or even verify that the student was at the Health Center without the student’s written authorization.
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