Title: Director of Health Services
Favorite Quote: “Whatever floats your boat”
Best Part about Student Life: Seeing old students, staff and also meeting new students and staff and viewing all the enthusiasm that they have is very refreshing.
Favorite Spot on Campus: Visiting the gardens and flowers growing around our campus and remembering all the years of our planting with the Students and Staff.
At Post University we are serious about our students' health. Our Health Services office is staffed by two registered nurses and the University physician is available on a weekly basis. In addition, walk-ins are welcome during open hours."
Our medical staff is here to provide students with access to:
Students wishing to make individual appointments with our physician should do so through the Health Services Office.
The Health Services Office is conveniently located in East Hall Annex and is open Monday through Friday during the academic year. Summer hours and semester break hours are posted well in advance.
It is the policy of Post University that all full-time students have health insurance, either through their family, through the student health insurance plan offered by the University, or through an individual health insurance policy obtained by the student. Students who have not provided the University with evidence of comparable insurance coverage by completing an Online Waiver will be automatically enrolled in, and billed for, the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan (Student Insurance Plan) at the University.
The Federal government regulation under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has made student health insurance policies subject to certain insurance policy benefit mandates effective July 1, 2012. Post University must now comply with these PPACA mandated plan changes, which impact premium costs for students who use the Student Insurance Plan.
The Student Insurance Plan policy for the 2013-2014 year begins August 14, 2013 and offers a 12-month health insurance plan that protects a student at school, at home, and while traveling or studying abroad. The plan is underwritten by Combined Select Programs and managed by Gallagher Koster. The cost of the 2013-2014 Student Insurance Plan is $1,363. To read the information sent to students on April 4, 2013 about the Student Insurance Plan, click here.
Plan information, including detailed co-payment/deductible amounts and benefit information is available on the Gallagher Koster website, www.gallagherkoster.com/Post. You also may contact Gallagher Koster directly at 877.320.4347 with any questions. Customer service agents are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EST).
Online Waiver Process
If you wish to rely on your own insurance policy instead of the University plan, you must waive your participation in this program by September 11, 2013. If you do not waive coverage by September 11, 2013, you will remain in, and be billed for, the Post University student insurance plan for the entire policy year.
To waive your coverage, visit www.gallagherkoster.com/Post. Please note: You must have your Post University Student ID number to waive coverage on the Gallagher Koster site. Your Student ID will be provided to you when you register for your fall classes. If you have any questions about obtaining your Student ID number, please feel to contact the Office of Admissions at 203.596.4555.
New and transfer students enrolling for Spring Semester 2014 are assessed the charge for student insurance and must decide to keep or waive the coverage. The rate charged will be less than the amount a full year students pays, as the span of time for the coverage is shorter. Spring semester students who opt not to take the student insurance need to complete the online waiver. If students do not complete a waiver, they will receive the coverage and be charged the fee. Contact the Admissions office for more information on the cost of this plan.
Full-time students are required to have a complete physical examination signed by a physician along with an updated immunization record on file in the Health Services Office by August 1st each year.
All students are required by the State of Connecticut to show proof of:
Students who live on campus also must show proof of:
Connecticut State Law requires that university students be vaccinated against meningitis as a condition for living in the university's residence halls and apartments.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers About Meningococcal Meningitis
Students who have not met State immunization requirements will not be able to attend classes.
The Hepatitis B Vaccine is recommended by the CDC, ACHA and NCAA. To learn more about Hepatitis B and the vaccine, download the Hepatitis B and Vaccination Fact Sheet or contact your physician, local Health Department, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b, or the American College Health Association (ACHA) website www.acha.org.
Click here for local branches that carry the vaccine
In the Waterbury area:
Community Health Center of Waterbury
51 Elms Street
Bring proof of income – Fee based on sliding scale
Show Student ID
The Community Health Center of Waterbury does Physicals and Immunizations