4-OP-C-4 Health Services

Responsible Executive:​ Finance and Administration

Approving Official: Vice President for Finance & Administration

Effective Date: August 7, 2019

Last Revision Date: Readopted January 1, 2014 amended August 7, 2019

  1. Introduction
    1. Defines eligibility for use of University Health services, emergency services and payment issues.
  2. Policy
    1. Eligibility
      1. University Health Services is subsidized by the assessment of a student health fee. Accordingly, only eligible members of the University community may receive services at University Health Services. Members eligible to receive services from University Health Services include:
        1. Students. For purposes of this Policy, a student is defined as a currently enrolled Florida State University student subject to the assessment of the health fee at the time medical services are to be rendered. A one semester grace period is available for students enrolled in the immediate past term, allowing the student to continue to receive services.
        2. Students at the University’s Center for Intensive English Studies and other University affiliated organizations.
        3. FSU visitors. Visitors include, but are not limited to, parents, minor dependents or spouses of eligible students, campers (13 years and older) and other authorized guests of the University. Treatment of visitors is limited to minor illness or injury. More serious complaints will be stabilized and the visitor referred accordingly.
        4. Eligible minors, as defined above, must be accompanied by either a parent or legal guardian. If the minor is accompanied by someone other than a parent or legal guardian, a signed consent form with the parent/legal guardian’s signature is required prior to treatment.
        5. Faculty and staff are eligible to receive limited Health Center services, including:
          • Travel Clinic
          • Departmentally Required Immunizations
    2. Fees
      1. All services provided by University Health Services may be associated with a fee. Eligible students may choose to defer University Health Center charges against their account or authorize University Health Services to bill their insurance carrier. Students may have their charges billed to an approved third party payer. All others are expected to pay in full at the time services are rendered.
    3. Workers Compensation Injuries
      1. University employees will not be seen for injuries incurred on the job.
    4. Emergency Services
      1. Any person arriving at University Health Center with a life-threatening injury or illness will be stabilized by University Health Services staff and emergency services contacted.
  3. Legal Support, Justification and Review of this Policy
    1. Section 1009.24(11), BOG Regulation 7.003(4)