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Student Health Center?

HKCoolHKCool Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
edited March 2012 in Rice University
I'm a current student but have never been to the student health center before. I suspect I might have some sort of allergic conjunctivitis since allergies are horrible this year.

I don't have the rice insurance plan but got a waiver since I have my own insurance. So if I want to go to the student center, what do I need to bring with me? Insurance forms? Never done this before
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Replies to: Student Health Center?

  • Singersmom07Singersmom07 Registered User Posts: 3,877 Senior Member
    HKCool, did you use the on line resources? You have to call for an appointment anyhow, ask your questions then. How to Obtain Care at Student Health : Rice University Student Health
  • sffhgoalie73sffhgoalie73 Registered User Posts: 198 Junior Member
    Hey HKCool,
    I'm pretty much a health services expert since I go there once a week for my allergy immunotherapy. The great thing is that you really don't need to bring anything, except your student id. We all pay a student services fee along with our tuition that covers all appointments on campus (although some things like flu shots require a fee), so they don't bill to your insurance or anything. They just make sure everyone has insurance, which is why you had to fill out the waiver.

    You do have to call to make an appointment though! Hope this helps if you hadn't already asks, and hope you feel better soon! The pollen is insane right now.
  • HKCoolHKCool Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    ^ Thanks, that's just what I was looking for! When you say they just make sure everyone has insurance, does that mean I'll need to bring forms with me to show them or was that already verified way back in freshman year when you had to submit your waivers?

    Are they usually booked up? I can't believe this is my first time ever going there haha. I'm going home in a few days for spring recess and definitrely want to get medicine for this well before I go home. It feels like it's getting worse too :/ I would've just called them but figures they're closed on the weekend
  • JustTryHarderJustTryHarder Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
    You should call them ASAP. I was told that they require a 48 hour window for appointments, although I'm not sure about that. Seems like if you're really sick, you should be able to get in that day. Anyway, call now since you're probably not going to get better on your own.
  • sffhgoalie73sffhgoalie73 Registered User Posts: 198 Junior Member
    By the insurance comment, I just mean that they verify that when you are a freshman you have something, you definitely don't need to bring any forms. It really depends on the availability. There definitely isn't like a 48 hour window as I make and change appointments up until the day before usually. It can be hard to get a same-day appointment, so call as soon as possible (they open at 8am). It all just really depends on how many sick people there are at the time (the year with swine flu was horrendous) and since allergies are hitting everyone hard right now, it might be a little busy. I've never heard of anyone having to wait more than a day, but it depends on your flexibility of scheduling.

    It's funny because most people just suffer through illnesses here rather than going, even though we've all already paid for the services. I mean, even if you just have a cold, they'll give you a kit full of all kinds of meds so that you don't have to go buy them. It's a great resource IMO
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