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Health Center

Welcome

Saint Leo University's Health Center is committed to providing quality, professional medical care. We promote and advocate personal responsibility for choosing a lifestyle that leads to lifelong health. We provide full time primary care services to University Campus students.

Saint Leo has a full time Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. University Campus students have 24/7/365 virtual access to state licensed doctors through our partnership with Varsity Health.

Look for the Well Via email sent to your University email in early September, visit Well Via Solutions, or download the Well Via app.

View Saint Leo University’s COVID-19 guidelines »

Location

De Chantal Hall

Hours

NOTE: Due to COVID, appointments are required.
Health Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health Center Phone Number: (352) 588-8347
Health Center E-Mail: health.center@saintleo.edu

Health Insurance Requirement

Saint Leo University requires all full-time undergraduate students attending University Campus to carry health insurance to protect them against catastrophic debt if complex medical or mental health care is required. All full-time campus students are automatically enrolled in the program and may waive out by completing the online waiver process with comparable coverage. This policy does not apply to Graduate students, Online students, Weekend and Evening students or students attending any of our Distance Learning Centers.

Students coming to University Campus for the upcoming semester will be automatically charged for the health insurance coverage unless they complete the insurance waiver process by a specific deadline.

Visit our Student Health Insurance page for more information on the health insurance, the waiver process, and the deadline to waive coverage.

If during the course of the academic year, you lose health coverage and would like to participate in the University Health Insurance Program, please contact the Student Financial Support Center at (352) 588-6605.

Who is Eligible to come to the Health Center?

Any Saint Leo University student who has paid the Student Health Fee is eligible to be served by the Health Center (includes all University Campus students including part time and full time undergraduate and graduate students, residential and commuter.

Affordable Care Act & What it Means for College Students

Marketplace 101: College age students are able to stay on their parents or go into the market place and compare insurances.

The "Marketplace" is the general collective name for state and federal health insurance exchanges. It was created to help uninsured Americans find and select a health insurance plan.

When you browse the Marketplace, you'll find plans available where you live. If your state has an exchange, you'll choose from those listings. If it doesn't, you'll choose from the federal exchange.

Expect to see varied levels of coverage and associated costs. Make sure to explore your options fully to ensure you find the coverage you want at a price that's right for you. Check out these websites for information to help you decide what you want. School sponsored insurance is good until July 31.

For more information regarding the Affordable Care Act, check out the resources below.

Healthcare.gov
HHS - About the Affordable Care Act

Immunizations

In 2003 the Florida Legislature passed Florida Statute 1006.69 mandating vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B for every student residing in on-campus housing at any postsecondary educational institution or sign a waiver after being made aware of detailed information concerning the risks associated with the diseases. Saint Leo University requires all students attending the Florida campus to complete and turn in the Immunization Form to the Health and Wellness Center prior to matriculation. On campus residential students as well as commuter students must submit a completed form with a physician's signature or an official vaccination record with stamp.

College students have been found to be at an increased risk for meningitis (a deadly brain infection) in part due to the close living conditions. The bacteria are spread by respiratory secretions and direct contact with an infected person. Individuals with compromised immune system, certain health conditions and pregnant women should not take the meningococcal meningitis vaccine. Please read more at the site below.

The Hepatitis B Vaccine is given in a series of 3 shots, most commonly given over a period of six months. This vaccine is considered one of the safest vaccines ever developed. It is not a live virus, so there is no chance of contracting hepatitis from the vaccine. Among the possible side effects are mild arm soreness and fatigue, headache, or fever.

Pregnant women and students who are ill should not receive the Hepatitis B vaccine.

Official documentation for these vaccines must be on file at the Student Health Center. Check with your family physician or local health department about receiving your vaccinations. All students must be compliant by fall 2009 semester. Failure to comply will result in a registration "hold" that may interfere with class selection.

If after reading the facts about Meningitis and Hepatitis B you decline to receive these vaccines download and sign the waiver found on the right side of the Immunization Form and return it to the Saint Leo Health and Wellness Center in DeChantal Hall or fax direct to 352-588-8305.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Health Center located in DeChantal Hall.
Clinic Phone Number: (352) 588-8347
Clinic E-Mail: health.center@saintleo.edu

Information for Class Absence for Medical Reasons

When you must be absent from class for medical reasons, it is your responsibility to notify your faculty members. Upon request, the Health Center will give a written note, validating the date that you were seen in the Health Center. This is NOT an excuse for missing class. Excusing an absence is ultimately at the discretion of each professor.