Student Health Insurance
Effective August 1, 2019, the University of Mount Union will no longer be able to offer an optional group health plan for domestic undergraduate and graduate students.
Many students will be able to obtain (or maintain) coverage on their parents' insurance through the age of 26. Other students who wish to purchase health insurance will have to do so on their own through an insurance agent, or the marketplace exchange at www.heatlhcare.gov. Students can also contact Assured Partners at (330) 266-1930.
Some students and families with lower income may qualify for Ohio Medicaid. This coverage is available for free to those who meet the criteria. Information is available through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Mount Union is pleased to provide a fully excess student athletic accident insurance plan. All Athletes are covered for Accident Medical Benefits and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits as described in this brochure. It covers medical expenses resulting from bodily injury caused by a covered accident occurring while the insurance is in effect. See "Benefits," "Definitions” and "Exclusions" for further details.
Accident Insurance Brochure
Health Requirements Prior to Arrival
All students are required to submit completed immunization records as well as other health information forms to the Student Health Center prior to their arrival on campus. The completed forms are mandatory. It is recommended that all students have a physical exam by their personal physician prior to the start of the school year, however, it is mandatory for anyone who plans to participate in athletics at the University of Mount Union. More information will be sent to athletes by the Athletic Department.
The forms also include questions about Tuberculosis and the possible need for Mantoux (Tuberculosis) skin testing.
Verification of the following immunizations is required: Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) booster within the past ten years, and two doses of M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella). Dose 1 given at age 12-15 months or later and Dose 2 given at age 4-6 years or later, and at least one month after the first dose.
To reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases on campus we support the recommendations of the American College Health Association Vaccine-Preventable Disease Task Force based on guidelines consistent with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations. Those recommendations include consideration of Varicella immunization, Hepatitis B immunizations, and Meningococcal vaccine among others. Information about these diseases and vaccines can be found on the CDC web page.
Due to the identification of certain factors that may place college students at increased risk for meningococcal disease, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American College Health Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and students be educated about meningococcal disease and the benefits of vaccination. The recommendations further state that "College freshman that want to reduce their risk for meningococcal disease should either be administered vaccine (by a health care provider) or directed to a site where the vaccine is available." For more information about meningitis visit the website of the Meningitis Foundation of America.
The completed forms should be mailed to the Student Health Center as soon as possible. They must be received prior to the start of classes. Please include only the Health Center forms in your envelope and address them to:
Health Center, University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.
Policy for Follow-Up Care
It is the policy of the Student Health Center of Mount Union that students who obtain diagnostic tests, medical consultations, or other treatments at the Student Health Center receive appropriate follow-up care.
If a student has an x-ray, diagnostic test or medical consultation, the results will be provided to the student during his or her follow-up appointment at the Student Health Center. It is the student's responsibility to return to the Student Health Center to obtain x-ray and diagnostic test results or to receive follow-up care. Unless the x-ray, diagnostic test or medical consultation indicates a serious and/or emergency medical condition, the Student Health Center will make one telephone call to the student to inform him or her of the need to return to the Student Health Center, to schedule or re-schedule appointments, or to follow-up with any treatments or other care. If a student is not available when a telephone call is made to him or her, the Student Health Center will contact the student by email.
Member: American College Health Association and Ohio College Health Association.
During the academic year, a student may be treated at the Student Health Center, if appropriate in the Human Performance and Sports Business Department, while other students may receive counseling by Student Counseling Services or the office of Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education. On occasion, a student may be seen at a local hospital or by a private physician for tests, x-rays, or treatment. The hospital or physician generally sends a copy of those test results or medical records to the Student Health Center, which maintains them in the student's health record.
The confidentiality of a student's health care information is important to us. We want you to know what laws apply and how we protect the privacy of student health information. The two main laws governing the confidentiality of student health information are the HIPPAA Privacy Rule and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA").