About Student Health Services
The Mary E. Rich Student Health Services is located on the first floor of Hamil Hall. General Medical Services are provided for currently enrolled students living on or off campus.
Student Health Services is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner daily. No permission is necessary to visit the Health Services, however the clinic hours are 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments are recommended.
University students are assessed by a health professional and evaluated and treated by a Nurse Practitioner. The University Physician is available any time for consultation, and appointments can be arranged to see the University Physician through Student Health Services.
The Student Health Services also provides immunizations such as MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, TB skin tests, Tetanus, and Influenza vaccinations.
Student Health Services operates on a fee-for-service basis with charges based on the "usual and customary charges" approved by the insurance industry. A current student ID card must be presented at each visit to Health Services. Any charges will be filed on the student's insurance, or placed on the student account in the Business Office.
Students are strongly urged to have appropriate health insurance coverage, however no student will be turned away or denied treatment due to lack of insurance.
Students are expected to schedule visits to the Student Health Services during a vacancy in their class schedule, unless they are too ill to attend class. Excuses from class are an academic policy, not a medical policy. Records are confidential, and no information concerning the student's diagnosis is released to anyone without a signed medical release by the student.
Students needing help in an emergency contact their resident assistant, campus police, or proceed to the emergency room at the local hospital. The expenses incurred for such services are the responsibility of the student. The phone number for the local hospital is 334-670-5000.
An Urgent Care clinic (SARHA) is also open and available in town for after hours or weekend care. The address is 1412 Elba Highway, Troy, AL 36079. The phone number for SARHA is 334-566-8822.