Health Services is available to all students, full or part-time, living on or off campus, who are registered and have been assessed on-campus tuition and fees. Students may use Health Services without being enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan.
NO, simply meet the eligibility requirements above.
Most costs are covered by student fees. Students who have been assessed on-campus student fees are eligible to use Health Services during a semester. There are no additional charges for most services, including physician visits, x-rays, and general lab tests. However, there are charges for medications, immunizations, testing, specialized medical procedures, some durable medical supplies, and missed appointments. Some of these fees may be covered by the NIU Student Health Insurance Plan or the students private insurance. Please contact the Student Health Insurance Office at 815-753-0122 for information about insurance coverage under the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Health Services offers a meningitis vaccine to students at their request.
Yes, Health Services can provide verification of visit. However that does not automatically excuse you from class/work. A professor or employer has the prerogative of excusing you from class or from work obligations.
No, Health Services does not accept prescription cards. The Health Services Pharmacy is a nonprofit pharmacy, and prescription prices are typically lower than at other pharmacies. In many cases, prescriptions cost less than the students' insurance plan co-pay. Also, students are given receipts for all transactions with the pharmacy to submit to their insurance company, if they desire. Beginning Fall 2014 (8/15/14) NIU Student Health Insurance Plan will have prescription drug coverage. Pharmacy will bill the NIU Student Health Insurance Plan for patient prescriptions at an across the board $15.00 copay for all pharmaceuticals we carry. Copays at outside pharmacies will be $25 (generic)/$40 (preferred)/$60 (non-preferred).
There are several options for students when Health Services is closed.
The University offers many services to student with disabilities. To learn more, visit the Disability Resource Center web site.
Yes, NIU has the Student Health Insurance Plan.
815-753-1311 - Medical and General Health Related Subjects
815-753-0122 - Insurance Questions