The University Health Center (UHC) at the University of Central Missouri has a team of dedicated health care professionals available to address your needs. Whether you have an illness or injury or need a routine physical or immunization, we are here for you. If you have ongoing health care needs our staff can team with your private physician to provide lab work, blood pressure checks and other care. We also dispense commonly prescribed medications and have a CLIA-certified lab and immunization clinic.
In addition to providing medical services, the University Health Center promotes your well being through education, health promotion and preventative health and medication counseling services. The University Health Center partners with other departments and organizations to promote wellness.
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To schedule an appointment, you must call 660-543-4770. The University Health Center accommodates patients with urgent care on an as needed basis. Note: Do not email the clinic to schedule or cancel appointments or to ask questions.
The University Health Center is located at the corner of College and Clark streets, across from the Elliott Student Union.
UCM students and employees must provide immunization documentation against measles, mumps, rubella as well as a negative history for active tuberculosis (TB). Open the Immunization Policy accordion below to learn more.
All currently enrolled students and their spouses are eligible to utilize services at the Health Center. Students are asked to show their ID card at each visit. Students who are either enrolled in summer classes, or who are continuously enrolled from spring to fall semesters may be seen at the Health Center during the summer months.
Like most health care providers, the UCM Health Center charges for office visits, and other medical services we provide - laboratory work, medications, immunizations, splints, and miscellaneous supplies. We accept all health insurance plans with exception to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare plans. We will bill your health insurance company directly for all services your insurance covers. If there is a co-pay for office visits, we'll collect that at the time of service. The charges for lab work or other ancillary services not covered by your insurance will be applied to your student account, or you may pay for them by cash, check, or credit/debit card at the health center.
In addition, there is a $10 - $20 fee (fee amount determined by appointment type) for no-shows and late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice). The fee will be charged to your student account.
We are unable to bill to Medicaid (aka Healthcare USA), Medicare, and Tri-Care. If a patient has a non-accepted insurance plan, they will be considered not insured (self pay). The non-insured (self pay) patient will be responsible for the full cost of the office visit, any laboratory, and any medications from the dispensary. The office visit charge is $15 for patients without insurance. All charges can be paid for by debit/credit card, cash, check, or student account.
We are currently contracted with the following companies: Aetna/Confinity (PPO only), BCBS KC, Cigna (MO plan only), Conventry/GHP (MO plan only), First Health, GEHA, Healthlink, MultiPlan PHCS, and United Healthcare.
Contact the office personnel if you have questions about fees for services at (660)543-4770.
This handy guide can help you decide where to head after hours when you need medical care.
For emergency ambulance response to serious injuries or illnesses, call 911 from any campus phone. Public Safety will dispatch an officer to the scene and notify Johnson County ambulance to respond. You can also call 911 from your cell phone.
Western Missouri Medical Center, 403 Burkarth Road in Warrensburg, provides 24/7 emergency care. Call (660) 747-2500.
The University Health Center sees urgent, non-life-threatening cases on a priority basis during business hours.
The University Health Center administrative office is open during limited hours during semester breaks and is closed for all university-recognized holidays. Patient care is only provided when classes are in session. For more information, call 660-543-4770.
Note: In order to use the University Health Center during the summer, you must be enrolled in summer or fall semester classes at UCM.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is UCM's student health insurance provider. A company called Relation Insurance is managing the enrollment process for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
You can learn more about the insurance, or enroll, by logging into MyCentral. Select Student Services from the left hand links, then Health Services, and Health Insurance.
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The UCM Board of Governors, per recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requires all UCM students and employees to provide documentation of two vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) as well as a negative history for active tuberculosis (TB). Click here to view the Board of Governors policy.
Students and employees must fill out, sign and return the Mandatory Immunization Screening form to meet the TB requirement. Health Services personnel will analyze the completed questionnaire and determine if TB testing or further documentation is required. The screening can be performed at the University Health Center for currently enrolled students.
The Missouri Revised Statutes, section 167.638, states that each public institution of higher education shall provide a copy of the brochure to all students; and if the student is under 18 years of age, to the student's parent or guardian. The State of Missouri requires that all students living in University Housing must receive the meningococcal vaccine. UCM requires documentation of at least one MCV4 vaccine given on or after the student's 16th birthday, if student is living in housing.
Required documents for compliance:
Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious/philosophical reasons. Please fill out an exemption form if it applies to you.
Attach copies of all required documents and bring, fax, mail or email to:
University of Central Missouri
600 S. College, UHC 229
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Failure to Comply
Students who fail to comply with the UCM immunization policy will have a hold put on their enrollment for the next semester.
The University Health Center offers students and employees routine immunizations and travel immunizations for study abroad programs. Please call 660-543-4779 for more information.
If you have questions about immunizations, contact:
Crystal Hughes, LPN
For questions about costs, immunization records or about your hold, call 660-543-4770 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access your patient portal by logging into MyCentral and clicking on Student Services and then selecting University Health Center.
Within the patient portal you can enter and upload your insurance information and medical records and view secure messages from the University Health Center staff, patient education items and your statements.
Statements are created every time you purchase something from our Medication Clinic or are seen at the University Health Center. The information on each will have real time data, showing the most up-to-date progress of your charges, including if charges have been filed to insurance and what payments are on file.
If you have charges from your student account, the charges, the statements, and your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance company should match.
This Privacy Statement notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
1. The ways in which protected health information is used in the normal course of providing health care at the University Health Center (UHC): UHC may use or disclose your protected health information (PHI), for treatment, payment, and health care operations purposes. To help clarify these terms, here are some definitions:
- Treatment is when we provide, coordinate or manage your health care and other services related to your health care. An example of treatment would be when the UHC clinical staff consults with one another or with a health care provider outside of the University Health Center, such as your family physician, to decide on a plan of care for you. The pharmacy staff may need to use protected health information in order to consult with the provider(s) and his/her staff for clarification or consultation, or when transferring a prescription to another pharmacy at your request. The laboratory staff may need to use protected health information in order to consult with the ordering provider and his/her staff for clarification or consultation.
- Payment is when we obtain reimbursement for your healthcare. Examples of payment are when we disclose your PHI to your health insurer to obtain reimbursement for your health care or to determine eligibility or coverage. Charges posted to your university account do not contain protected health information.
- Health Care Operations are activities that relate to the performance and operation of UHC. Examples of health care operations are quality assessment and improvement activities, business-related matters such as audits and administrative services, and case management and care coordination.
With few exceptions, protected health information cannot be released to any member of your family, nor can it be released to university administration, faculty or staff outside of the University Health Center without your explicit consent. See Section III for those instances in which neither your consent nor authorization is required to release information.
If you request that Health Services mail, fax or otherwise send specific protected health information to another health care provider, you will be asked to sign a release of information consent form, which will be maintained in your health record. Health Services will provide (or send) a copy of your immunization record to an employer, educational institution or others as designated by you, per your telephone request. All other requests for information will require your written consent as noted above.
2, Uses and Disclosures Requiring Authorization
UHC may use or disclose PHI for purposes outside of treatment, payment, or health care operations when your appropriate authorization is obtained. An " authorization" is written permission for specific disclosures. In those instances when we are asked for information for purposes outside of treatment, payment or health care operations, UHC will obtain an authorization from you before releasing this information.
You may revoke all such authorizations of PHI at any time, provided each revocation is in writing. You may not revoke an authorization to the extent that (1) UHC has relied on that authorization; or (2) if the authorization was obtained as a condition of obtaining insurance coverage, law provides the insurer the right to contest the claim under the policy.
3. Uses and Disclosures with Neither Consent nor Authorization
UHC may use or disclose PHI without your consent or authorization in the following circumstances. UHC will use or disclose the minimum information necessary to serve these purposes and only when it is essential to do so.
"Eligible adult" means any person 60 years of age or older, or an adult with a handicap (substantially limiting mental or physical impairment) between the ages of 18 and 59 who is unable to protect his or her own interests or adequately perform or obtain services which are necessary to meet his or her essential human needs.
4. Your Rights and Our Duties
If you are concerned that UHC has violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision UHC made about access to your records, you may contact Dr. Gerianne Bliss, Director of the University Health Center, at 660-543-4770.
You may also send a written complaint to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The person listed above can provide you with the appropriate address upon request.
This notice will go into effect on April 14, 2003.
UHC reserves the right to change the terms of this notice and to make the new notice provisions effective for all PHI that we maintain.
University Health Center
600 S. College
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Coordinator of Health Administration
Campus Community Health
Tasha Chastain, CPhT
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Neil Helbling, MT(ASCP)
Crystal Hughes, LPN
Linda Regelski, LPN
Clinical Care Manager
The University Health Center at the University of Central Missouri is dedicated to providing high-quality health care for UCM students.