University Health Services
University Health Services, St. Vincent's at Samford (UHS), provides outpatient health-care services to students attending the University. Staffed by a full-time physician, the clinic provides primary medical care services, including acute care for illness and injuries, health maintenance, and management of stable, chronic conditions. Located on the east side of F. Page Seibert Hall, the clinic is equipped with radiology and an on-site CLIA certified lab. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Payment for Services
Payment is expected upon provision of service and may be made by Visa or MasterCard. Co-pays can also be posted to the student’s e-bill through the Bursar’s office. As a courtesy, we will bill a primary and secondary insurance company when an assignment of benefits is received. The patient is responsible for any balances not paid by insurance carriers. Questions concerning benefits must be directed to your insurance company. Referrals, deductibles, non-covered services and co-pays are the patient’s responsibility. UHS is a participating provider with several health insurance carriers. Refer to the UHS site at www.samford.edu/healthservices for an updated listing.
Pre-Certification / Referrals
If required by the student’s insurance carrier, pre-certification or referrals must be obtained prior to visiting UHS. This is the responsibility of the student to obtain.
Pre-matriculation Immunization and Health Form Requirements for Domestic Students
All full-time students enrolled in a degree-seeking program are required to submit the Immunization Record to UHS prior to attending class. The record must be signed by a health care provider or health department stamp.
All students living in university housing are required to submit the Health Form in addition to the Immunization Record. The necessary physical examination must be within twelve months of submission to UHS and will only be accepted on the Health Form provided. Student athletes should note that their pre-participation athletic physical will not be accepted in lieu of the UHS Health Form.
Pre-matriculation Immunization and Medical Evaluation for International Students
The International Student Immunization Record and Medical Evaluation form should be submitted to UHS prior to the student’s arrival on campus. The required forms can be obtained through the Office of International Studies or at www.samford.edu/healthservices. All international students, regardless of country of origin, are required to report to UHS upon arrival to campus for tuberculosis risk assessment as only domestic documentation of tuberculin skin testing will be accepted.
Deadline for Submission
All required documentation must be submitted to UHS no later than two weeks following the first day of class. Failure to do so will result in a hold on the student’s record and a non-refundable $150 fine. Residential students may also be subject to removal from University Housing if their documentation is not complete by the deadline.