The mission of Health Services is to provide coordinated health care, wellness education and disease prevention enabling students to achieve their academic goals.
- All medical Emergencies should phone Public Safety at X5262 or dial 911.
- Emergencies are transported to Noble Hospital by Public Safety or ambulance.
- Rape & Sexual Assault Information
Health Services is located in the West Wing of Scanlon Hall back entry and our phone number is (413) 572-5415.
Health Services Hours of Operation
- Monday through Thursday 8:30AM to 5PM
- Fridays 10AM to 5PM
- Closed daily from 1PM to 2PM
- Please try to arrive for end of day visits by 4:30PM
- Closed weekends but WSU Emergency Medical Services is on duty under the auspices of the Dept. of Public Safety
Student Health 101:
Required medical forms for attending Westfield State University are listed below. Please have your Physcian fill the forms out and return them to Westfield State University Health Services, 577 Western Ave., Westfield, MA 01086-1630. If you have any questions please contact the Health Services Office. Note that all full time undergraduate residential students are required to have meningitis vaccine or submit a signed meningitis waiver form.
- Admissions Letter
- Required Health Form (If you are an athlete, please send an extra copy of your Health Form to the Department of Athletics)
- TB Risk Assessment Form
- Meningococcal Information and Waiver Form
- Meningococcal Disease & College Students
All full time undergraduate students, regardless of health insurance, can utilize the Department's services. There are no fees charged for visits and medications provided. The Department provides minimal First Aid care and certain preventative vaccine clinics as a service for employees, faculty and staff.
Medical records are strictly confidential. Information will not be released without written authorization from the student or a court order. Authorization forms are available at Health Services. See the College's notice of Privacy Practices.
College Health Insurance
Any student that is not covered by a qualifying health insurance program may obtain coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Health Insurance Plan, which is an alternative program arranged by the College and administered through University Health Plans, Inc. Please review this brochure for specific information regarding new benefits. Coverage term for 2012-2013 will be from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013.
All undergraduate students are automatically billed the health insurance yearly premium of $1,264, included as part of the tuition bill. The insurance carrier and plan benefits have changed for the 2012-2013 academic year. Specific benefit information is available at www.universityhealthplans.com-see brochure weblink above. There is also an option supplemental vision ($145)and/or dental insurance ($311)but it must be purchased independently and directly from University Health Plans-see phone number below.
If a student is covered by a qualified health insurance program, the student MUST waive the coverage offered by Westfield State University by completing the on-line waiver form at www.universityhealthplans.com.
If a student is covered by a qualified health insurance program, the student MUST waive the coverage offered by Westfield State University by completing the on-line waiver form at www.universityhealthplans.com. Complete the following steps:
1. Go to www.universityhealthplans.com
2. Click on Westfield State University
3. Click on the Westfield State University Insurance Plan
4. On the left hand side Menu, click on the Waiver Form
5. Fill in all required information (if a piece of required information is missing, your waiver will NOT be accepted.)
6. Submit the form by clicking ‘Apply.’ If the form is accepted, you will receive immediate confirmation of your waiver.
7. The deadline to waive the insurance is September 30, 2012. If a waiver form is not submitted by September 30, 2012 the student will automatically be enrolled in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. There will be no refunds.
NOTE: All full time undergraduate students regardless of health insurance participation are eligible to visit Health Services.
For more information about the student health insurance program, please go to www.universityhealthplans.com or call at 1-800-437-6448.
Below are the instructions for the Blue Cross Blue Shield medication/prescription look up.
The department will no longer notify professors of absences due to federal regulations on the privacy of protected health information.