Student HEALTH SERVICES
Sharon Heimbaugh, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P., Director
Building E, E-051
Health Services offers a variety of screening tests, health counseling, health education and well-woman care services, including birth control. Health Services is a small health clinic supported by student fees, and therefore only serves currently enrolled students.
Health Services staff are also available to offer assessment and recognition of medical emergencies and/or effective first aid methods upon request. While Health Services can provide simple first aid care, Health Services does not have emergency equipment and should not be considered as a viable resource in the event of a medical emergency. In case of emergency, Campus Police should be immediately contacted at extension 5511.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to seek out their primary health care physician. Although Health Services are exclusively for enrolled students, Health Services staff offers health education events throughout the academic year for the entire campus community.
Student Health Insurance
Beginning in the fall 2017 semester, student health insurance will no longer be a mandatory University fee for full-time undergraduate students. Students looking for health insurance that meets ACA (Affordable Care Act) requirements may enroll in an optional student health insurance plan offered by Aetna Student Health.
The following students are dependents are eligible to enroll in the plan on a voluntary basis:
- Registered undergraduate students taking a minimum of 6 credit hours, including those registered in the University Without Walls program.
- Registered graduate students enrolled for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
- Registered international students holding an F1 or J1 visa and enrolled in (1) or more credit hours.
- Spouses, domestic partners and children of eligible students.
Enrollment will begin in July 2017 for the fall term. To enroll online, please go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com/neiu and follow the instructions. Premium payment will be made directly to Aetna Student Health. The University will no longer directly enroll or charge students for health insurance.
Students may also qualify for health insurance through the State of Illinois official ACA health marketplace. Visit https://getcovered.illinois.gov for more information.