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Campus Health Center

Health Services

Student Health and Wellness Services

ݮƵ College of Art and Design, in partnership with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, provides on-campus medical services and is equipped to diagnose and treat most common illnesses and conditions. Any services that cannot be provided directly on-site at the Student Health Center can be coordinated within Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s comprehensive network of services.

Student Health Center

Address:
2712 Bradenton Rd
941.309.4000
medical@ringling.edu

Hours:
M - F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed weekends and holidays

The Peterson Counseling Center

The Peterson Counseling Center (PCC) provides free, confidential services for ݮƵ students, including brief individual and group counseling; emergency psychological services; consultation with home and community providers for students with specialized or long-term needs that require specialized off-campus treatment; and outreach and educational ݮƵ. The PCC also offers psychological consultation to students, faculty, and staff as well as parents and families who are concerned about a student.

Address:
2712 Bradenton Rd
941-893-2855
counseling@ringling.edu

Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Closed weekends and holidays

Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care Center

All Sarasota Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Centers are open seven days a week and free of charge with a ݮƵ College ID and insurance card.

Locations closest to campus:
St. Armands Circle
500 John ݮƵ Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34236
941-952-4750

University Parkway at Honore Avenue
5360 University Parkway Sarasota, FL 34243
941-917-1234

Visit the website for a list of locations.

Hours:
All the Urgent Care Centers are open seven days a week, from 8 am-8 pm.

Recreation and Wellness

The Recreation and Wellness department at ݮƵ is one of the fastest growing parts of the College. With the addition of more hours, more events, more Club Sports than ever, and a partnership with HealthFit, you will not want to miss any of the opportunities.

New Student Required Health Information

Required Health Insurance for Domestic Students

Health Insurance Requirement
ݮƵ College requires all degree-seeking students to be covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan.

All degree-seeking students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the ݮƵ Student Health Insurance Plan on an annual basis. To waive or enroll, visit the Universal Health Plans website and select either “Waiver Form” or “Enrollment Form” in the navigation menu, complete all required information, and click submit. You will receive a confirmation email to your @c.ringling.edu email address. The deadline to waive or enroll for the 2024-2025 academic year is August 23, 2024.

If you are waiving the insurance, you will be able to avoid the charge on your student account by waiving prior to June 1. Please note: It may take up to five business days for the charge to be reversed once the waiver is approved. If a waiver form is not submitted, the student will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan after the deadline date. Waivers cannot be accepted after August 23, 2024. Partial refunds will not be granted. Students may not withdraw from the full-academic year policy after the deadline.

Contact Us
ݮƵ students with questions about waiver requests, eligibility, enrollment, benefits, or claims should contact University Health Plans (UHP), the plan administrator for the ݮƵ College Student Health Insurance Plan at 833-251-1145 or via email.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Urgent Care and Health Insurances Accepted
ݮƵ students may use any of the locations when the on-campus clinic is closed. You can learn more about the insurance plans that are in-network with on their website.

Required Health Insurance for International Students

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Health Insurance Requirement
ݮƵ College requires all degree-seeking students to be covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan.

All international students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the ݮƵ College Student Health Insurance Plan and do not need to take any action. International students do not have access to the online waiver and enrollment forms. International students will receive an email from United Healthcare by August 1 advising them to create an online account and download a copy of their Insurance ID Card.

International students that have a U.S.-based health insurance plan that is comparable to the ݮƵ Student Health Insurance Plan should contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1145 or email to request a paper waiver form. The deadline to submit a paper waiver form for the 2023-24 academic year is August 23, 2024.

The ݮƵ College Student Health Insurance Plan is a cost-effective health insurance plan designed to meet the regulations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act standards. A student may continue an existing fully paid policy after withdrawal, until its expiration, but may not open a new policy as part of our student group or “renew” a student group policy while not currently enrolled (which includes time on leave).

Contact Us
ݮƵ students with questions about waiver requests, eligibility, enrollment, benefits, or claims may directly contact University Health Plans (UHP), the plan administrator for the ݮƵ College Student Health Insurance Plan.
Phone: 1-833-251-1145
info@univhealthplans.com

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Urgent Care and Health Insurances Accepted
ݮƵ students may use any of the Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care Center locations when the on-campus clinic is closed. Click here to learn more about the insurance plans that are in-network with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Fitness Center Required Waiver Information

All students, staff, and guests using the on-campus fitness center must complete a to use the facility or participate in group classes. Please allow up to five business days for your ݮƵ ID to be active once you submit the fitness center waiver.

Student Medical Services

On-Campus Services

The Student Health Center is located on campus on Bradenton Rd at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Way, and is available to students Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. No appointment is necessary, but students must bring their ݮƵ ID and insurance card to each visit.

For non-urgent medical questions, please email Medical Services or call 941-309-4000.


Services We Provide
The Student Health Center is equipped to diagnose and treat most common illnesses and conditions including:

  • Colds and flu
  • Earaches
  • Sore throats
  • Eye injuries
  • Bronchitis
  • Minor lacerations and burns
  • Sinus infection
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary problems
  • Physicals
  • Gynecological problems
  • Sprains, strains, and fractures


The following services will be provided at no additional cost for ݮƵ students:

  • Visits with a mid-level provider
  • Annual flu shot for every student
  • Annual routine female gynecological exam and pap smear
  • Allergy injection therapy
  • On-site laboratory testing including urine dip, rapid strep, and pregnancy
  • After hours visit with a physician provided at any Sarasota Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Center location at no cost to students (Costs may be incurred to the student if any additional services are provided.)
  • STD testing (Gonorrhea, chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, yeast, and HSV culture)


Services Provided for a Fee
The following medical services can be provided for an additional fee; some of these fees can be billed to insurance depending on individual coverage or can be paid for at the time of service utilizing our discounted self-pay prices:

  • Vaccinations
  • Medications administered in the Student Health Center
  • Outside laboratory fees for tests that cannot be completed in the Student Health Center
  • Medical supplies such as splints and slings
  • Laceration repair and incision and drainage procedures


Services Not Provided On-Site
The following services will not be provided directly onsite at the Student Health Center but can be arranged and coordinated within Sarasota Memorial’s comprehensive network of services:

  • Radiology services
  • Physical therapy services
  • 12-lead EKG
  • Follow-up care for specialist visits at First Physicians Group of Sarasota
  • Urgent or emergency room care

Insurance Cards and App

To use Sarasota Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Center, you will need to print your card.

UnitedHealthcare Mobile App
If you have the ݮƵ Student Health Insurance Plan insured by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) you can access your information and insurance card via mobile website or may find the UHCSR Mobile App is more convenient. With the app, you can access the most popular self-service features like viewing and sharing your ID card, viewing recent claims, and searching for a provider. If you haven’t set up your account yet, you can even do that via the mobile app. Search UHCSR in your app store or the mobile app can be downloaded at either the for Apple smartphones or for Android smartphones.

UnitedHealthcare Account
If you have the ݮƵ Student Health Insurance Plan, you will also be able to print your insurance card by following the directions outlined here.

UHCSR provides a personal website to download and print ID cards, lookup claims status, review Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) and search the provider network. To register, visit the website to “Create Your Account.” You should only need your name, date of birth, and email address (use your College email address). UHCSR has gone “green” and does not mail ID cards. You will need to present your insurance card each time you visit a physician's office as well as when you come into the on-campus health center.

If you cannot access your account and ID card, then please contact University Health Plans (UHP), the broker and plan administrator for the ݮƵ Student Health Insurance Plan at 800-437-6448 or email.

Making an Appointment
When you make an appointment with a provider, be certain that the provider is currently a United Healthcare Choice Plus provider. Frequently, patients ask "Do you take my insurance?" which most providers will. However, the appropriate question is to ask if the doctor, therapist, etc. is an in-network provider for your plan. Before making an appointment off campus, we encourage you to research the provider online and then confirm the network status when making the appointment. In-network providers should know the protocol to determine the coverage available to you.

Search for in-network providers:

SMH Urgent Off-Campus Services

Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care Center Info
ݮƵ students may also visit any of the Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care off-campus to meet with a physician free of charge (show your ݮƵ ID and insurance card). Students will be required to complete a medical questionnaire. Additional services provided may incur a cost that you can discuss with your provider before proceeding.

All SMH Urgent Care Centers are open 7 days a week, 8 am-8 pm
Locations closest to campus:


St. Armands Circle
500 John ݮƵ Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34236
941-952-4750


University Parkway at Honore Avenue
5360 University Parkway Sarasota, FL 34243
941-917-1234

Medication Administration and Mailing

Medication Administration (Allergy, Testosterone, B12, Birth Control)
Please note we cannot administer any home medications at Health Services, brought in by a student. This includes allergy medication, testosterone, B12, and injectable birth control.

The student should have their Physician or Pharmacy mail/deliver the medication to the following address:
Student Health Center
Attention: SMH Medical Staff, Medication
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

  1. Please have the box clearly marked that it requires refrigeration.
  2. Please provide a letter or an order signed by the MD requesting the administration of injectable medication as indicated on the written instructions that are sent with each vial. This can be written on an Rx pad. Any information pertinent to treatment should be sent along with this order.
  3. Provide an instruction sheet with your physician's name, address, phone, and fax numbers.
  4. Provide clearly written instructions for each vial, including contents, strength, dosage, and frequency of each injection, with a schedule to follow for missed injections, local and system reactions.
  5. Each vial should be clearly labeled with:
    1. Patient's name
    2. Name of mix/solution
    3. Strength of each vial's solution
    4. Expiration date


Note that the College and SMH are not responsible for packages lost or delayed, and students with possible health risks from not receiving their medication should not rely on mail service. Do not mail items that are irreplaceable. The individual is responsible for appropriate insurance and tracking. Please consult your doctor and local, state, and federal laws before mailing prescriptions which may be illegal in some circumstances. Never mail controlled substances. Always mail items in their original containers with clear labels.

On-Campus Prescription Delivery

Walgreens works with our students to deliver medications to campus with proper prescription information during normal business hours. You can stop by the Health Center or contact Walgreens directly to sign up for this service. Be sure to mention RINGLING COLLEGE HEALTH CENTER DELIVERY if you would like to participate in this service free of charge.

The Walgreens that fills and delivers the medication is:
Walgreens Store #: 13578
Waldemere Plaza at SMH
1921 Waldemere Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone: 941-955-6012
Fax: 941-957-0958