Wellness Center: Health Requirements and Recommendations for New Students
SAIC Health Insurance
For the 2016-17 Academic Year:
Health insurance is compulsory for all domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students enrolled full time and all international students. This requirement may be waived by those students who have their own health insurance coverage by:
- completing an online waiver form at saic.myahpcare.com
- providing proof that such coverage meets SAIC's minimum standards
- granting SAIC or its designee permission to verify coverage
Students who have comparable coverage and wish to waive SAIC's insurance must submit a waiver by the first day of fall classes for the entire academic year, and by the first day of spring classes for spring-semester only coverage. Students can waive the Student Health Insurance Plan by going to saic.myahpcare.com.
Students will access the online waiver at saic.myahpcare.com using their Artic account login and password. Questions associated with Artic account activation and/or login problems can be directed to SAIC's CRIT Help Desk at 312.345.3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each submitted online waiver must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the front and back of the student's health insurance ID card. Additionally, international students must submit a scanned copy of their complete insurance policy in English, with coverage amounts reflected in US dollars, as well as a scanned copy of their medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.
Part-time domestic students will not automatically be enrolled in SAIC's Student Health Insurance Plan, but coverage is available upon request at saic.myahpcare.com. Students will access the online health insurance request page using their SAIC student ID number and birth date. The deadline to request insurance coverage is the first day of the fall and spring semesters.
Please contact Academic HealthPlans at 855.844.3023 or email email@example.com with questions regarding the process of waiving or requesting insurance.
For questions regarding claims or benefits included with your plan please contact Christie Student Health Plans at 844.744.9231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immunization Requirement Information
The State of Illinois College Student Immunization Act requires a Certificate of Immunity [PDF] or an acceptable proof of immunity for all college students enrolled for six or more credits per semester. Proof of immunization is due to Health Services on July 1 for students starting classes in the fall and December 20 for students starting in the spring.
For a full description please see our immunization requirements.
Admission Health Record Packet
Complete and return the Admission Health Record Packet [PDF] which includes the following:
- Medical Record Identification (emergency contact, medical release)
- Personal Health History
- Physical Exam
- Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire
- Tuberculosis Screening Risk Assessment (if questionnaire positive)
Completed Certificate of Immunity and Admission Health Record Packets are due:
- July 1, 2016 for students admitted for fall 2016
- December 20, 2016 for students admitted for spring 2017
Return your completed packet to email@example.com or:
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