2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 36 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 academically and technically qualified to participate in the educational programs and activities of the university without undue risk to their own health or that of other students or employees. After consultation with public health experts, university officials will determine the ability of the institution to reasonably accommodate students with contagious diseases. This determination will be based on the consideration of various factors. Among the factors to be considered are: • The duration of the risk. • The nature and severity of the potential harm. • The likelihood that the potential harm will occur. • The imminence of the potential harm. Health Insurance It is important for students to have a health insurance card to facilitate any need for medical attention. For students who do not have insurance coverage and who wish it, please see the health services website information. It is the policy of Hardin-Simmons University that our international student population has health insurance to provide for their healthcare needs. Additionally, HSU wants to protect our students from compromising their financial status and their education. Therefore, international students will be automatically enrolled into the HSU insurance plan. The insurance fee will be added to the student’s account at the start of each enrolled semester. The only exception is if the student already has an insurance plan that is comparable to the HSU plan, the student may submit proof of insurance that shows coverage throughout the semester enrolled. The student will need to submit this to the office of Global Engagement, 3 rd floor Sandefer, and sign a waiver by the fifth class day. Military coverage is limited to medical services performed at a military base hospital. The student must be at least 18 years of age to receive treatment at Dyess AFB Clinic, or the student must have a signed affidavit from his/her parents releasing responsibility. Non-emergency medical services rendered by a civilian doctor and/or hospital will not be covered unless the student has prior authorization from the military service. Non-emergency medical treatment may be filed through Tri-Care for payment. For questions, call the Dyess AFB appointment line, 325-696-2228. Immunizations and Health Forms All International students are automatically enrolled in the University sponsored student health insurance plan; the cost of the insurance plan will be reflected on the student's account. For questions regarding the insurance policy, please contact the Office of Global Engagement at (325) 670-1800 or e-mail at globalengagement@hsutx.edu . Immunizations and Health Forms Students should submit a Student Health Form (accessed via the web) before registration. The form includes record of the following immunizations: • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) (two doses for students born after 1/1/1957) • Tetanus Diphtheria (within the last 10 years) • Polio (if under 19 years old) • Varicella or Chickenpox • Hepatitis B (three-injection) • Meningococcal Meningitis The state requires every new student under the age of 22 to have the Meningococcal Meningitis