Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have the UNC Student Health Insurance in order to use the Student Health Center Medical Clinic?

No. Any UNC student can use the Student Health Center Medical Clinic, regardless of their insurance.

Do I need an appointment to come to the Health Center?

Normally, appointments are not necessary as the clinic operates as a walk-in clinic. If you are feeling sick, just walk into the clinic and bring your insurance card. Wait times are normally very low especially early in the morning. However If you would like to make an appointment, appointment times are 8:30- 10:30 am. To make an appointment, call the front desk at 970-351-2412, indicate you prefer to schedule an appointment time, and they will let you know the first available open time slot. When you arrive at the clinic, be sure to notify the front desk that you have scheduled an appointment. Physicals and Well Woman exams require appointments. Please call in advance to schedule these visits.

Is my visit confidential?

It is strictly confidential. Information from your medical record will not be released without your written permission, except in circumstances of danger to yourself or to others, unless otherwise provided by law.

How much will it cost?

The cost to the student could vary due to the complexity of the visit and the student's insurance. Lab work, procedures and prescription medications are an additional charge. Students will be required to pay their co-pays at the time of the visit. The student will be responsible for any charges not covered by insurance.

Do you bill insurance?

Yes. The Student Health Center Medical Clinic will bill your private insurance. The student will be responsible for any charges not covered by insurance. You may pay for your charges with cash, check or credit card.

How much are birth control pills?

Birth control pill prices vary.

Do I need an annual/ exam before I can get birth control pills?

Yes. You must have a current exam (within the last year).

What if I had my exam somewhere else? Do I need to have it done over?

No. You will need to bring records from the exam to us and schedule and appointment with a nurse practitioner for evaluation of your medication needs.

Can I get a pregnancy test?

Yes.

Why do I need to show proof of two MMR's?

Colorado law and State Health Department regulations require all students, undergraduate and graduate, enrolled in colleges and universities, to submit proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine.

Is there a vaccine for meningitis?

Yes, there is a vaccine to help prevent meningitis. Please review the information on the Meningitis page.

Comments or additional questions you think we should add to our FAQ's?

Contact us at: debra.miller@unco.edu

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