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Your health

At Beloit, you’re going to study, grow, learn, play, contemplate—and probably, at some point, catch a cold. Here’s what you need to know about staying healthy.

Stuff We Need From You (or you can’t register for classes!):

• Physical Record
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 strongly encouraged. If you have a chronic illness or any other concerns regarding your health, please make an appointment with your local doctor now. Health forms are due July 15.
• Immunization Records

All entering students born after 1956, as per Wisconsin law, 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.

• Immunization Awareness Verification
Wisconsin law requires:
  1. all college students be informed about meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B, and
  2. colleges maintain (confidential) records of students’ vaccinations. Just read, sign, and return the form.

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. with extended hours on some evenings.

The Health and Wellness Center offers these services:

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

Health Insurance

All Beloit College students are required to show proof of health insurance coverage for the 2016-17 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 your bill.

The proof of health insurance form and information about the alternative insurance plan are available on the Portal. If you do not have health insurance coverage, please complete the Student Health Insurance Selection Form. You must submit either the Student Health Insurance Waiver Form or the Student Health Insurance Selection Form.

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

If you have health insurance already, please check with your insurance/HMO plan to see if you're covered in the Beloit area, at which hospitals/clinics, and for which services (on-campus nurse practitioner visits, off-campus appointments, prescriptions, etc.).

Medical expenses are paid by you (so please don’t send insurance claims to the Health Center or Athletics).

Bring a copy of your insurance card with you to campus and carry it with you.

If you’re an international student with a J-1 or F-1 visa, Beloit College automatically enrolls you in the health insurance plan and bills the cost to your student account. You’ll receive your insurance card when you move in. Please be looking for it in your campus mail box.

Transportation for healthcare appointments

The Beloit Health System provides van service, arranged through the Health Center, to Beloit Memorial Hospital and to Beloit Clinic. The van leaves campus between 1 and 1:30 p.m. and returns at about 3 p.m. To use this service you need to plan ahead; they need 24 hours notice. If you need transportation at other times, city taxis and buses can get you there.

Nurse Practitioner Appointments and Billing

A medical practitioner from the Beloit Health System is on campus several hours a week, Monday through Friday. Call the health center for schedules and appointments. The campus nurse is available to see students on weekdays by appointment or as available.

The Health Center can also set up appointments with off-campus medical personnel.

You can see the Health Center R.N. for free, but nurse practitioner visits, on or off campus, will be billed to you and/or your insurance.

Counseling Center

You can use the on-campus Counseling Center for free counseling visits. 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.

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