Bluefield University is committed to ensuring students have access to affordable, quality, and comprehensive health insurance. At this time it is strongly suggested that all Bluefield University students maintain primary health insurance coverage during their time at Bluefield University. However, all student-athletes are required to maintain primary insurance coverage in order to participate in athletics at Bluefield University. Primary insurance coverage can be provided by the student, parent/guardian, or through the student health insurance options managed by Dissinger Reed. All students not participating in athletics are responsible for notifying the Department of Student Development of any coverage or policy changes during the school year. All student-athletes are responsible for notifying the Sports Medicine Department and the Department of Student Development of any coverage or policy changes during the school year. Delay in updating the Sports Medicine Department of insurance coverage changes may cause claims to be misfiled and may lead to expenses that will not be considered or covered by the university’s sports excess policy. If you do not maintain or have primary coverage during the unfortunate event of an injury, you may be liable for all medical expenses and will not be allowed to participate in athletics until primary coverage has been reinstated. Bluefield University Sports Medicine verifies student-athlete primary insurance coverage regularly through Vivature.
Bluefield University has partnered with Dissinger Reed for more than 5 years, working with students and the staff of Bluefield University. Should you have any questions regarding insurance, please contact the Director of Sports Medicine, Erika Bell.
Seasonal Flu Information
When 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. In addition, if you do become sick with the flu, stay home to rest and prevent spreading the illness. If you remain fever-free while being off any fever-reducing medications for a 24-hour period, you may resume normal activity without fear of spreading the flu.
For more information, visit the websites for Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health.
Flu Clinics are held each semester and flu vaccines containing the H1N1 vaccine are provided for students, faculty/staff, and their families.