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Immunizations
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Immunizations

Who is required to complete the immunization requirements?
All students taking at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester are required to submit immunization documentation.

When is the deadline to submit the immunization documents?
The deadline is the first day of classes.  A hold will be placed on student's FIT account if immunization requirements are not completed by the deadline.  Failure to complete the immunization requirements within 30 days of attendance will result in deregistration, removal from housing, and continued attendance at FIT will not be permitted.

Do I have to take the meningitis vaccine?
The meningitis vaccine is not mandatory. However, you will need to provide information regarding meningococcal disease and vaccination(s).

What if my health practitioner does not have a stamp?
Your health practitioner may write your immunization information and dates on his/her prescription pad and sign it.

Do I need to submit a completed FIT Immunization form if I have my own immunization record?
No, you don't need to have the FIT Immunization form filled out. A copy of your immunization record is sufficient as long as it meets the requirements.

What can I do if I don't have my immunization documents?
If you have not taken the required immunizations, you can get them at the Health Services for a fee or New York City Department of Health for free. For more information, visit our Immunization Requirements page.
If you have taken the immunizations, you may take a blood test (MMR titer) to test for presence of antibodies in your blood. We offer the blood test at a cost. Click here for fees.

How do I find answers to immunization questions not listed in the FAQ list?
You can call FIT Health Services at (212) 217-4190.

 

Services

Who can use the Health Services?
The Health Services is open to the whole FIT community. However, certain services are only available to full-time students. Click Services on the left menu to learn more.

Why are certain services only available to full-time students?
The Health Services Office is funded by the Health Services fee assessed to full-time students who are eligible to utilize the Health Services Office.

Do you offer counseling and psychological services?
The Counseling Center at FIT Room A212B offers these services. For more information, you can visit the department's website or call the department at (212) 217-4260.

Can I be seen at the Health Services if I waived the student health insurance at FIT?
Yes. Click Services on the left menu to see a list of services available to you.

How much do the medical office visits cost?
The Health Services fee covers visits to the Health Services.  The fee is $150 per semester for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Can I walk in to see a health practitioner?
Yes. Click here for more info on walk-in hours.

What is the best time to walk in?
Early mornings are usually the best. The hours between 12pm and 2pm are usually the busiest.

Do I have to wait to be seen?
Walk-ins are on a "first come, first serve" basis so length of wait depends on the number of people who walked in before you. Length of wait may increase if there are emergencies or if we are short on staff.

Do you fill prescriptions?
Because the Health Services is not a licensed pharmacy, we can not fill prescriptions written by other health practitioners. We do, however, provide most medications prescribed by our health practitioners.

How much are the medications that the Health Services carry?
Most of the medications we carry are free. We offer some medications such as emergency contraceptive pills at a cost. Call us at (212) 217-4190 for current fees.

What type of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.

Why do I need to see a health practitioner to get medications?
A health practitioner needs to evaluate your symptoms and choose the best type of treatment. Some over-the-counter medications are available at the front desk. Click here for more information.

Can I call for my test results?
It is recommended to come to the Health Services to discuss test results.

How do I get a copy of my medical records?
Medical Release Authorization Form that is completed and signed by the patient is necessary to release any medical records.

What do I do if the Health Services is closed?
If you have an on-campus emergency, call the FIT Security Department at 7-7777. If you have an off-campus emergency, call 911. You may also consult other doctors or medical facilities. Contact your health insurance for coverage for these visits.

How do I find answers to health services questions not listed in the FAQ list?
You can call FIT Health Services at (212) 217-4190.

 

Student Health Insurance

How much is the student health insurance at FIT?
Click here for fees.

Who is eligible to enroll to the student health insurance?
Full-time students are eligible and enrolled to the student health insurance automatically. Part-time students must call Gallagher Koster at 1 (800) 397-4938 for eligibility and enrollment.

Can I waive the student health insurance?
Yes. You can waive the student health insurance if you have equal or better health coverage from another company. To waive, you will have to submit a waiver form by the deadline date. Click here for more information.

Do I have to submit a health insurance waiver form every semester?
You will only need to submit a waiver form in the Fall for the whole academic year. If you enter FIT in the Spring, you will need to submit a waiver form for the Spring semester.

What does the health insurance cover?
Click here for plan information.

Do I get an insurance ID card? 
Your insurance ID card is available online at www.gallagherstudent.com/FIT.

Do you have a list of doctors I can go to?
Go to www.gallagherstudent.com/FIT then click 'Find A Doctor'. Please note that certain services require a referral from FIT Health Services.

How do I get a referral?
Consult a health practitioner at the Health Services for a referral.

Can I fill multiple months of a prescription at a time?
If you are traveling outside the United States for more than a 30 day period, you can request a prescription override.  To request an override, download a Prescription Override Request Form or call Gallagher Koster customer service at 1-800-397-4938 to have the Prescription Override Request Form emailed, faxed or mailed to you.  For more information including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.gallagherstudent.com/FIT.

What do I do if I receive a bill?
You can contact the company that sent the bill and give them your insurance information. You can also send your bill to: 

        United Healthcare Student Resources 
        PO BOX 809025
        Dallas, TX 75380

Retain a copy of the bill for your records.

Can I continue my coverage after the policy terminates?
Yes. You have to be enrolled in the student health insurance plan for at least 6 consecutive months to be eligible to continue your coverage after it terminates. Enrollment must be made at least 15 days prior to termination. Call Gallagher Koster at 1 (800) 397-4938 for more information and enrollment details.

For more insurance FAQs, please visit www.gallagherstudent.com/FIT.

How do I find answers to insurance questions not listed in the FAQ list?
You can find more information at www.gallagherstudent.com/FIT or by calling Gallagher Koster at 1 (800) 397-4938.

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