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Student Affairs (cont'd)
Student Health Services
Petro Hall, (406) 657-2153
The Student Health Services provides health care for all students enrolled at Montana State University Billings. For those students taking less than seven credits, the Health Service fee is optional and may be paid at any time during the semester. Student Health Services is staffed by registered nurses, physicians, mental health counselors and a student health educator. Consultations with local physicians are scheduled if considered desirable by the University physician. The cost of these consultations, as well as laboratory tests and x-rays, are borne by the student. The Student Health Services is available eight hours per day Monday through Friday.
Montana state law requires signed and dated proof of valid measles and rubella immunization or a physician’s statement as proof of having had these diseases for all students of postsecondary education who were born after December 31, 1956. The Student Health Services provides immunizations for those students who need it at a reasonable cost. It is recommended that students have tetanus/diphtheria boosters within the last five years.
In the event of a medical emergency after Student Health Services hours, the student is advised to seek care at either hospital’s emergency room or walk in clinics. The cost of medical care received outside the Student Health Services is borne by the student.
All MSU Billings students enrolled in seven or more credits are required to have some form of health insurance. A student health insurance policy is available to MSU Billings students through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Montana, and the premium for this policy is automatically assessed to students enrolled in seven or more credits. Students enrolling for less than seven credits may be covered under this policy, but should check the insurance brochure to determine eligibility for coverage. The premiums are paid on a semester basis along with tuition and fees. Those students taking the insurance for Spring Semester will automatically be covered for Summer Semester, even if they are not enrolled for classes in Summer Semester.
Students that have other health insurance may waive the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Montana insurance by signing the appropriate waiver form at the time of payment of fees, or by completing the waiver process that is available through the student’s web login account.
Students may enroll through the first fifteen (15) school days of each semester. Policy brochures are available at fee payment and at the Student Health Services Office on the 2nd floor of Petro Hall.
Full information about the Student Health Insurance program provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana is available at the following web site:
If you have any questions about enrolling in coverage for other family member such as spouse or children, you may contact the Student Health Service at (406) 657-2153.
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