▪ Do I have to fill out the health form if I’m not going to live on campus?
Yes. Every student attending classes at R-MC must have a health history form on
file in the health center. This includes commuters, athletes and international students.
▪ Should I have health insurance to attend R-MC?
Yes. Federal Law requires ALL students to have health insurance which is compliant
with the Affordable Care Act. If you do not have insurance currently, you may purchase
Student Health Insurance Plan offered through Randolph-Macon College. The
Student Health Center bills the student account directly for incidental costs that
may occur during a visit to our clinic (medications, procedures, etc). We will request
a copy of your insurance card on each visit.
▪ What if I turn in my Health Forms past the due date?
Health Forms are due
July 11, 2014 for Fall Admissions and January 15th,
2015 for Spring Admissions. The SHC will work with you to ensure
your forms are on record. You need to notify our office by phone (804-752-3041)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your forms
will be later than the requested deadline. Health forms must be completed before
students will be allowed to attend classes.
▪ Do I have to have a dental exam before I come to R-MC?
Although not required, students are encouraged to visit their dentist regularly
for routine oral hygine and check ups. There are dentists within walking distance
▪ Can I use the Health Center if I don’t live on campus?
Yes. The SHC is open to all enrolled students.
▪ Does the Health Center have walk-in hours?
To maintain the efficiency of patient flow and limit the waiting time, students
are strongly encouraged to call or email the health center for an appointment. Most
students can be seen on the same day they call. 804-752-3041. If you do not have
an appointment and the health center is booked for the day, you may be asked to
return the following day or seek care at an after hours clinic.
▪ What services does the SHC offer?
The SHC can treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. Basic Primary Care evaluation
and treatment (routine health screenings and exams, STD screenings, common cold,
flu, sinus, bacterial infections, basic suturing of simple lacerations) can be performed
at the student health center. We are not equipped for emergency services or
intervention. If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
▪ Do you offer injections for allergies?
The SHC is able to perform injections for allergies. The student is responsible
for having the medication sent to the SHC with appropriate documentation from the
prescribing health care provider. Because patients can have reaction to allergy
shots, it is required that the patient stay in the health center for monitoring
up to 30 minutes after the injection is administered. Students must also take antihistamine
30 minutes prior to their scheduled shot. There is a $65/semester charge for allergy
injections that will be billed to the student account.
▪ Does the Health Center administer/dispense medications?
The SHC has a limited amount of mostly over the counter medications for students.
We also have a limited number of prescription medications for urgent purposes only.
Please have a pharmacy of choice in mind in case you need a prescription medication
called in for your illness.
▪ Will the Student Health Center refill my medicine that my health care provider
at home prescribed?
The Staff in the health center is happy to refill medications when the appropriate
documentation is presented by the student from the prescribing provider.
For example, if a student has diabetes and needs medication, the
health center will need the documentation from the prescribing physician to ensure
quality and continuity of care. The student will also need to have an evaluation
(appointment) in the Health Center to discuss these medicines with the provider
in the Health Center.
The same is true for psychotropic drugs for diagnoses such as depression, bipolar
disorder, ADD/ADHD, etc.
**Without appropriate documentation from the diagnosing provider, your medication
refill may be delayed. Please do not wait until you are out of your medicine
to come see us!
You may call at anytime and allow us to assist you with your health care needs!