Off-Campus Health Services
Eastern Maine Community College offers no on-campus health services. Services are available through the Penobscot Community Health Care’s Brewer Medical Center, located at 735 Wilson Street in Brewer. These services are free of charge to all Eastern Maine Community College students who set up their appointments with the Dean of Enrollment Management Office, located in Room 124, Enrollment Center in Katahdin Hall.
Appointments are mandatory to receive the services. Charges will be made for lab tests and x-rays. Students who are enrolled in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan may submit medical claims to the Dean of Enrollment Management Office for these lab tests and x-rays, or may complete an on-line claim form at https://www.bollingercolleges.com/ClaimForm/.
Services provided by the Brewer Medical Center include: treatment of acute illnesses, treatment of injuries, counseling and testing for various health-related issues, and referrals as needed.
Free or low cost health insurance for families with children and pregnant women is available through the State of Maine Department of Human Services. Information on the Maine Care program may be obtained by contacting the Department of Human Services at 14-877-KIDSNOW (1-877-543-7669).
Maine state law requires that all entering students furnish proof of immunization against measles-mumps-rubella and diphtheria/tetanus. Students shall have a physician, nurse, or other health care provider complete and sign the Health History Form. Students may present a copy of an immunization certificate in place of having a health care provider complete and sign the Health History Form. The certificate must contain the dates immunizations were given as well as the signature of the health care provider. Students in the Emergency Medical Services program must have a health care provider, in a doctor’s office, sign the form and initial each immunization. Students (not in health care programs) born before January 1, 1957, are exempt from proof of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
The required immunization for all students include:
*Two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine adminsitered after student’s first birthday. Any student who received the measles vaccine before 1968 must have approved type or, if unable to identify strain, be reimmunized for entry to college. Screening test showing immunity is also acceptable. If screen test is submitted, test results must be included.
* One dose of the tetanus/diphtheria vaccine administered within the last ten years of enrollmetn and every ten years thereafter as long at the student attends the college. A student with documented tetanus toxoid within the last five years will be exempted from teh diphtheria requirement until five years from teh date tetanus was given.
Students in allied health programs have additional requirements. These include: Hepaptis B series, Varicella titer, and the Purified Protein Derivative (2-step).
While Eastern Maine Community College does not curently require the meningococcal vaccine, it is recommended by the Center for Disease Control that individuals entering colelge for the first time be aware of the disease and the vaccines available. For additional information, students are encouraged to visit http://www.mainepublichealth.gov.
Students may secure immunization documentation from their health care provider, previous school records, military and/or employment records (if applicable). Completed Health History Form may be faxed to 207-974-4683. Students not in compliance with immunization requirements will have a hold placed on their accounts. The hold will limit access to grades, transcripts, future registrations with the College.
Student Accident and Sickness Insurance
Eastern Maine Community College has always been vitally concerned with the promotion of good health for its students. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan is available again this year. This plan will help cover illness or injury requiring medical attention and is available to all students taking credit courses.
Students enrolled in this insurnace plan will be covered 24 hours a day. Coverage begins on August 15, 2010or upon arrival for duly authorized class activity and ends on August 15, 20110. Athletes and Resident Assistants who arrive on campus early fo hte fall semester will have their coverage start earlier at the discretion of the College.
The student who has no other health insurance coverage will benefit most from this plan. In addition, for those with other insurance, out-of-pocket expenses and deductibles could be paid in full. Other insurance plans must be used to cover expenses before this plan comes into effect.
The coverage is described in a brochure that is available in the Enrollment Center, and by visiting www.crossagency.com/emcc. The policy covers expenses arising from accidents, sickness, mental health and substance abuse, whether sustained at the College or elsewhere, during the entire policy term.
The annual premium for this insurance is $303. The premium will either be included in your tuition bill or you may enroll by sending $303 to the EMCC Business Office in Maine Hall. Students enrolling for the second semester only will pay $203. Once enrolled, a student may not cancel the insurance. There are no refunds. Coverage continues until the Policy expires.
Students who choose not to enroll in this insurance plan, need to complete the waiver form on studentOne (www.emcc.edu) no later than September 11, 2010 for the Fall semester or January 29, 2011 for the Spring semester. No waiver requests will be accepted after these dates.