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Health and Wellness

Here’s what you need to know about staying healthy at Beloit.

What We Need From You:

The forms mentioned below are due by July 15. Students who have not submitted health forms prior to New Student Days will not be allowed to register for classes.

Physical Record/Health Forms

You must have completed health forms on file with the Health and Wellness Center. All forms are kept confidential. A physical exam is not required, but is strongly encouraged. If you have a chronic illness or any other health concerns, we recommend that you make an appointment to see your local doctor at home before starting the academic year at Beloit.

Immunization Records

According to Wisconsin law, all entering students born after 1956 must show proof of one of the following:

  1. Having had two doses of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella)
  2. Having had the diseases measles, mumps, and rubella
  3. Laboratory evidence of immunity

Dates/records of immunizations must be entered on the Student Health History form.

Immunization Awareness Verification

All college students be informed about meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B. (Just read, sign, and return the form.)

Colleges maintain (confidential) records of students’ vaccinations.

Beloit College Health and Wellness Center

The college collects a health and wellness fee in addition to your tuition, room, and board.  This modest fee assists in financially supporting the health and wellness activities and services on campus.

The Beloit College Health and Wellness Center is located on the first floor of Porter Hall. It’s open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and has extended hours some evenings.

The Health and Wellness Center offers these services:

  • Gynecology and birth control
  • Lab testing (a lab technician makes weekly campus visits)
  • Light therapy room (by appointment; for students with Seasonal Affective Disorder)
  • Limited immunizations
  • Medical equipment to loan (e.g., crutches, canes, heating pads)
  • Nurse consultations
  • Nurse Practitioner appointments (billed through insurance)
  • Referrals to specialists and community health services
  • Short term counseling for mental and physical health issues
  • STI testing
  • Strep screening
  • TB skin testing at specific times during the year (call ahead)
  • ...and much more.

Health Insurance

All Beloit College students are required to show proof of health insurance coverage for the 2017-18 academic year or they will be billed for an insurance plan offered by the college. If proof of insurance is not received by July 31, insurance charges cannot be removed from the tuition bill.

If you have health insurance:

Check with your particular insurance/HMO plan to see if you have coverage in the Beloit area, and if so, what your plan covers, i.e., which hospitals/clinics and what services (e.g., on-campus nurse practitioner visits, off-campus appointments, prescriptions, etc.). If you plan to see the on-campus nurse practitioner, then check your insurance to see if Beloit Health System is an in-network provider.

If you do not have health insurance:

Please complete the Student Health Insurance Selection Form on the Portal. You must either submit the insurance waiver form or complete the insurance selection form. The proof of health insurance form, as well as information about the alternative insurance plan offered through the college, will be available on the Portal by June 1.

If you’re an international student (with a J-1 or F-1 visa):

Do not complete either insurance form. Beloit College will automatically enroll you in a mandatory health insurance plan and bill the cost to your student account. After you arrive on campus, you’ll receive an insurance card in your campus mailbox.

All students:

Whether you have your own insurance plan, or choose to enroll in the college’s plan, please note that you are responsible for paying your own medical expenses. Any medical expenses incurred will be billed to you and/or your insurance. Do not send insurance claims to the Health Center or Athletics. Also, plan ahead to bring a copy of your insurance card and carry it with you at all times.

(Refer to the checklist for further instructions and log in to the Portal to complete the forms.)

Transportation for healthcare appointments

Beloit Health System provides van service to Beloit Memorial Hospital and to Beloit Clinic upon request from the Health Center. The van leaves campus between 1 and 1:30 p.m. and returns about 3 p.m. Call the Health Center 24 hours in advance to request this service, and meet the driver at the Health Center. If you need transportation at different times, city taxis and buses are available.

Nurse Practitioner Appointments and Billing

A medical practitioner from the Beloit Health System has limited hours on campus, Monday through Friday. Call the Health Center to schedule an appointment. The campus nurse is available to see students on weekdays
by appointment or as walk-ins when possible.

The Health Center can also assist with setting up appointments with offcampus medical personnel.

You can see the Health Center R.N. for free. Nurse practitioner visits—on or off campus—will be billed to you and/or your insurance. If you plan to see the nurse practitioner, check to see if your insurance has an in-network relationship with Beloit Health System. All visits with the nurse practitioner will be billed to your insurance by Beloit Health System.

Counseling Center

The on-campus Counseling Center offers free counseling visits for all students. Students with long-term or chronic mental health needs will be referred to off-campus mental health providers, as appropriate.

Health Care in Greater Beloit

Information on health care providers in the city of Beloit is available online.

Athletic Health Information

Beloit College Athletic Training services and access to the Athletic Training Room are available only to our NCAA athletes.

Athletes will receive additional correspondence about athletic health forms and pre-season procedures directly from the Athletics Department and their respective coaches.

Be aware that while the college does not require physicals for students in general, all athletes are required to have a Sports Pre-Participation Exam, conducted by a physician, prior to the start of a season. The exam form can be downloaded from the Athletic Training Electronic Medical Record database (Sportsware).

If you’re an athlete, you’ll receive additional correspondence about pre-season procedures.