Health Care Provisions and Restrictions

Location
The Student Health Center is located in The National Center for Bioethics and Health Care, Suite 235.

Service Hours

The Student Health Center is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. The Center is closed Saturdays and Sundays.  Physician Hours:  9:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Students are seen on a walk-in/sign-in basis. For same day services, students must sign in by 2.30 p.m.

Phone: 334-727-8641/8642
Fax: 334-724-4437

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES:
If a medical emergency arises from an accident/illness on campus, the student or observer should immediately notify the Tuskegee University Police Department at extension 4911 (on-campus).  724-4911 (off-campus).  If off-campus, the student should report to the nearest available hospital emergency room with his/her insurance identification card.

Clinical Services
Evaluation and treatment are available for:

  • common respiratory infections
  • minor injuries
  • gynecological problems
  • urinary tract infections
  • sexually transmissible diseases
  • sports injuries
  • other acute illnesses
  • treatment of chronic illnesses such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes and others

Allergy Injections
Students must supply their own medications and instructions from their personal physicians. There is a small charge for administration and students may arrange a time with the Student Health Center to receive injections.

Laboratory Tests

A wide range of laboratory tests is available through the Student Health Center.

X-Rays
A wide range of diagnostic x-rays and scans is available through East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, Alabama.

Medications

Some selected medications are dispensed free of charge. There is a fee for all other medications and injections which are billed to the student. Prescriptions are written for those medications which are not available at the Student Health Center.Student Charges and Billing

Student Charges and Billing

Students are billed for chargeable services (medications, medical supplies and labwork) they receive at the Student Health Center. The Center does not file insurance claims for students, however students may receive assistance with filing claims. Students who are billed by the Bursar will receive an itemized statement listing the medical services provided.

Referral Services and Transportation

Referrals will be made to Area Specialists, if necessary or indicated after evaluation by the Physician. Referral services are provided, if indicated to most of the area Hospitals, Medical Specialists, Clinics and other health facilities through a "referral network." Tuskegee University provides free non-medical transportation to assist students, who are referred to the hospital, specialists, clinics and medical facilities. The Health Services staff assist in making arrangements, and the University will provide return transportation service for students who have been transported. To make transportation arrangements for scheduled medical appointments, students must call the Student Health Center at 727-8641 at least 48-72 hours in advance.

Tuskegee University Student Health Insurance Plan
All registered students are required to be enrolled in Tuskegee University Student Health Insurance Program. The insurance cost for this academic year is $230. Further information may be found online at http://aetnastudenthealth.com, or by checking with the Tuskegee University Student Health Services Office at (334) 727-8641.