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Is my information treated as confidential?

Every student who is treated at Student Health Services has a confidential medical record. If you decide that this information may be released, you must sign a written consent form; the only exceptions are where the law requires medical information for reasons of public health and safety.

If you are under the age of 18, it will be necessary for your parent or guardian to complete a medical treatment authorization form in order for Student Health Services to provide medical treatment.

Am I eligible to enroll in the Student Insurance Plan?

Any student attending NMC is eligible to enroll in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance plan offered by the College. The plan is administered by Student Assurance Services, underwritten by Columbian Life. More »

How can I protect myself from the H1N1 (swine) flu?

The best way to protect yourself and others from any flu including H1N1 flu is to:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand cleaner
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid others who appear ill
  • Stay home from class or work if you are sick

Symptoms of the H1N1 or Swine Flu are:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more
  • Body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Possibly vomiting and diarrhea

What are my rights as a patient?

You have the Right to:

  • Be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Privacy.
  • Confidentiality of your records.
  • Review your records.
  • Receive copies of your records with written permission.
  • Seen in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Receive accurate information about your health concerns, in order to provide informed consent before the initiation of any test, treatment or procedure.
  • Know the effectiveness and possible side effects of various treatments.
  • Refuse any recommended services or to ask for a second opinion.
  • Information about any additional costs related to various services.

What are my responsibilities as a patient?

You have the Responsibility to:

  • Seek medical attention promptly.
  • Be honest about your medical history.
  • Ask about anything you don't understand.
  • Respect Health Service personnel and policies.
  • Follow health advice and medical instructions including completing medication and returning for follow-up care.
  • Report any significant change in symptoms or failure to improve.
  • Keep appointments or cancel them in advance.
  • Be prompt with payments.
  • Provide useful feedback about services and policies.

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