The education of your student involves more than just the classes in which they’re enrolled. It involves learning how to manage time, finances, and yes, even health care.
As a parent, you can ensure your student is properly equipped to be successful when managing health care. At the initial appointment, your student will be asked to provide the following information:
- Insurance ID card or a copy of both sides of the insurance ID card (bring this to every visit)
- Immunization history
- Medications the student is currently taking (name of medication, strength, and dosage)
- Vitamins, herbal remedies, and other over-the-counter medicines the student is taking.
- Allergies and reactions
- Family history of illnesses
This information will assist your student’s provider in properly assessing all symptoms and determining the best action in treating your student’s diagnosis.
First Aid Kit Recommendations
On the list of items to include when moving your student to campus should be a first aid kit. Minor injuries and illnesses can occur at any time, and it’s best to be prepared. We recommend your student’s first aid kit include:
- Insurance card or copy of both front and back of insurance card
- Bandages (regular, knuckle, and extra-large)
- Triple antibiotic ointment
- Topical antiseptic (Bactine, hydrogen peroxide, or alcohol)
- Silk tape
- 4x4 gauze pads
- Fever reducer/pain reliever (Tylenol or Ibuprofen)
- Benadryl tablets
- Nail clippers
- Lip balm
- Saline nasal mist
- Throat lozenges
- Cough drops
- Rolaids or Tums
- Hand disinfectant
Optional items suggested:
- Calamine lotion or cortisone cream
- Burn cream (aloe vera gel or a burn salve)
Access My Student’s Records
Because your student’s medical information is confidential and requires high levels of security, an authorization form with your student’s signature must be completed prior to the release of information to anyone, including parents.
An authorization form can only be completed for health services that have already been rendered. Forms signed and dated prior to the date of service are invalid.
Your student may come by the Campus Health Clinic Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and fill out a medical records release form.
It is especially important for nonresident students to verify their insurance coverage if they are intending to use their parents’ insurance carrier. Questions to consider are:
- How will my coverage work if my student is sick and needs to go to the doctor?
- If my student is referred to a specialist, can they see one in Missouri, or do they need to come home to be covered?
Call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify eligibility.