Services provided by Medical Services includes but is not limited to:
- We put a strong emphasis on health education, helping students learn how to manage or avoid health problems in the future. Every student who comes in to the Health Center is screened for physical and mental health, so we are able to provide specific feedback to students regarding health risk.
- We offer same-day appointments for acute care needs such as colds and flu.
- Our Reproductive Health visits offer consultation, education, birth control options, and if necessary, testing for sexually transmitted infections.
- We offer Travel Consults for students interested in study abroad or travel, and can help with the immunizations that are needed for overseas travel. Physicals required for specific program participation or travel are also available.
- Students may be evaluated for mental health issues such as Depression or Anxiety.
What types of health issues are managed in Student Wellness Services?
We offer short term medical and counseling services for students. This includes information about how to access care, and insurance, along with evaluation and treatment of common medical problems like colds/flu, skin rashes, minor injuries. Short term counseling is available for students seeking support to manage depression, anxiety, or other conditions that impede the ability to success.
For students needing care beyond the scope or capacity of our services, we provide care coordination to help student connect with the appropriate care in the community.
We offer Sexual & Reproductive Health appointments for students interested in assessing their risk for a sexually transmitted infection, and in getting tested if needed. Birth control and pregnancy testing are also available.
We put a strong emphasis on education, helping students learn how to manage or avoid health/mental health problems in the future. Every student coming in to Student Wellness Services is asked to complete a detailed health history form, which allows for appropriate screening and treatment planning.
Whose eligible to receive services in Student Wellness?
Students who have paid the quarterly Student Wellness Services fees can access confidential personal counseling, groups, information, and referrals. Please refer to the disclosure statement for cancellation, late fees, and no show fee policies.
Do I need Health Insurance to utilize Student Wellness Services?
Student Wellness Services does not bill insurance companies directly. Students accounts are billed. Students receive a copy fo the superbill at the end of their visit and can submit this form to their health insurance provider for reimbursement. Contact SWS for assistance, if needed. Staff in Student Wellness Services will make every effort to provide care that is cost effective, even for folks without insurance.
What does it cost to use Student Wellness Services?
All students taking 4 or more credits pay a $103.00 Student Wellness Services fee per quarter.
Laboratory and medication changes are always discussed with your prior to initiating the test; you have the right to refuse. Charges will be put on your student account as a health service fee and may be paid off over the quarter.
Limited medications prescribed from the on-site dispensary usually range from $10-$20, for many common prescriptions such as antibiotics. Additional medication options may require a prescription to be filled at a pharmacy, possibly using health insurance.
Any laboratory charges are billed to the student.
What about wellness and prevention visits?
We see health and well-being as central to academic and social success. We offer a range of education and self-care information. We work with students to help them achieve and maintain healthy, balanced lives. We offer services along the spectrum of allopathic to herbal remedies. We also are familiar with community resources and can refer students to a variety of options off campus, especially those beyond our scope of practice and short term care.
Are physicals available?
No. Evaluation of student health for specific programs should be completed by the students primary care provider. SWS will evaluate the ability to complete documentation on a case by case basis.
What are the immunization requirements?
Evergreen has implemented a policy regarding proof of Measles (Rubeoia) immunity for all students. All students must provide a copy of their medical or immunization record showing two doses of Measles (Rubeola) vaccine (usually referred to as the "MMR vaccine"). The doses must have been given at least 30 days apart, and on or after 12 months of age.
We have provided a form to use as documentation of immunity. Please take a few moments to check your immunization status, then complete the Immunization Form (PDF) and return it to either the Health Center or Registrations and Records prior to THE BEGINNING OF FALL QUARTER. In the event religious, personal, or medical reasons prevent you from vaccination, you may sign the waiver included on the Immunization Form (PDF).
Many students opt to sign the waiver to avoid tracking down past medical records or getting injections. Should a Measles outbreak occur, these students will have to leave campus for a minimum of two weeks. This may result in missed classes or coursework that you may not be able to make up. If you are a student employee working on campus, you may end up missing work and will not receive compensation for time lost.
In Washington State, it is a requirement of all K-12 students to provide documentation fo immunity. Due to enforcement of such policies, most first year students entering college are already immunized against Measles.
The CDC now recommends that anyone considering travel outside the U.S. have proof of Measles immunization. Many employers, especially those in health, Medical, Teaching and Childcare are mandating Measles immunization as a condition of employment.
Limited vaccines are available at Student Wellness Services. We provide recommendations to local resources for those we do not carry.