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Frequently Asked Questions

1. WHO CAN BE SEEN IN HEALTH SERVICE?
2. WHAT IS THE COST?
3. DO I NEED INSURANCE COVERAGE TO ATTEND SIUE?
4. DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO BE SEEN IN HEALTH SERVICE?
5. IS THERE A LOW COST DENTAL SERVICE IN THE AREA?



1. WHO CAN BE SEEN IN HEALTH SERVICE?

All enrolled SIUE students can be seen in Health Service. All SIUE students should be prepared to show a current SIUE identification card.

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2. WHAT IS THE COST?

Students who are assessed a health service fee in their tuition and fee payments will be seen by a member of our health care delivery team at no addition charge. A minimal fee is charged for procedures, laboratory work, pharmacy items, physical exams, and immunizations.

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3. DO I NEED INSURANCE COVERAGE TO ATTEND SIUE?

SIUE Health Service advises students to have adequate health insurance. A reasonable student health insurance plan is available through Academic Health Plans.

Mandatory health insurance is required for international students ( click here for more information) who have an F-1 visa. International students are required to have Academic Health Plans.

The School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and School of Dental Medicine also require proof of health insurance. This is managed through the individual schools.

Academic Health Plan brochures and enrollment forms may be picked up in Health Service. You can also apply online by going to their website at www.AHPCare.com/siue.

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4. DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO BE SEEN IN HEALTH SERVICE?

Yes. Appointments allow Health Service to provide the best care possible to all students. Also, appointments give students the ability to schedule for a time that fits their academic schedule.

Prior to your first visit to Health Service, you will be asked to complete three online forms (Health History Form, Notice of Privacy Practices, and Treatment Agreement). This is a one-time requirement and can be completed and submitted online at cougarcare.siue.edu.

A pre-visit questionnaire is required for each visit specific to your condition. This also can be completed and submitted online at cougarcare.siue.edu.

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5. IS THERE A LOW COST DENTAL SERVICE IN THE AREA?

An extensive variety of dental services is offered to the public by the SIU School of Dental Medicine. This is a dental school and much of the care rendered is provided by dental students who are closely supervised by dental faculty. There are two locations. One location is College Avenue in Alton; the telephone number is 474-7000. The other location is at 411 East Broadway, East St. Louis; the telephone number is 482-6980. Hours are 8-4:30, Monday - Friday.

There are also dentists in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area that offer some student discounts.

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