Health Services at Bluefield College provides students with relevant health care information utilizing campus and community resources.
Health Services at Bluefield College is staffed by Student Development personnel. Free student services include health information, minor first-aid treatment, seasonal & flu vaccinations (at designated times) administered by county health provider(s), and over-the-counter medications (including ibuprofen, throat lozenges, cold & allergy medicines, stomach aids, etc.).
PRE-ENTRANCE HEALTH PACKET
All currently enrolled Bluefield College students are required by the College and/or Virginia policy to provide health information to the Office of Student Development prior to their first semester of enrollment. Failure to submit the completed Pre-Entrance Health Packet will result in delay of course registration, obtaining a student ID card, and registration of vehicle.
The Pre-Entrance Health Packet can be printed (pdf format) below.
A completed Pre-Entrance Health Packet must contain the following items:
The Pre-Entrance Health Packet provides a student's health and immunization history. All immunizations must be up-to-date immunization documentation and must include the signature of a licensed health professional and appropriate dates. Additionally, the Health Record includes full insurance information (including signature of policyholder), student signature, and the signature of legal guardian for minor students.
RELEASE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION & (if applicable) MEDICAL CONSENT for MINOR STUDENTS
These forms outline necessary medical information to be released in the event of a medical emergency.
We have always required Bluefield College students to have health insurance. Beginning in Fall 2010 a process was put in place for all BC students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester and in a degree-seeking program to complete an on-line insurance waiver.
Students who have their own insurance do not have to purchase insurance through the school however, they will still need to complete an on-line waiver each semester and provide up-to-date information about their current insurance plan for verification purposes. Any student who does not waive the insurance will automatically be charged the premium and enrolled in the college’s insurance program.
Students who wish to be enrolled in the insurance plan simply do nothing. The charges will remain on your account and you will need to complete your enrollment information online.
Please note when you receive your statement from the Bluefield College business office there will be a $575* insurance adjustment made to your statement. This charge will be removed after the waiver/enrollment period closes each semester only if you have completed the waiver. If you have not completed the wavier during the open enrollment dates the charge cannot be removed from your account.
Current information about the insurance will be sent out through your student email, the Parent Club, and posted on the Student Development website. Please check all of these for effective dates of coverage and the open and closing of the enrollment/waiver period each semester as these timeframes will vary.
Pearce & Pearce is the insurance vendor and the insurance brochure is online at www.studentinsurance.com . Please visit the site and review the highlights of your student insurance plan as well as familiarize yourself with all student insurance information.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Development at 276.326.4207 or email .
*Students entering spring semester 2013 will be charged the rate of $690.00.
NEWS & UPDATES
Seasonal flu information When the flu season is underway, it is important to be informed and aware of preventative measures, symptoms and treatment options. Always cover your coughs and sneezes, and keep your hands washed to help prevent the spread of germs. Be reminded that typical flu-like symptoms include headache, chills, body aches, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, and a fever. Additionally, if you do become sick with the flu, stay home to rest and prevent spreading the illness. If you remain fever-free, including being off any fever-reducing medications, for a 24-hour period, you may resume normal activity without fear of spreading the flu.
Flu vaccines Flu Clinics are held each semester and flu vaccines containing the H1N1 vaccine are provided for students, faculty/staff and their families.
Please contact Ranae Bailey in the Office of Student Development at (276) 326-4207 or for more information.