Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 University Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 University Student Handbook

Student Health Services


Student Health Services

Certified nurse practitioners, physicians, and registered nurses staff Student Health Services (located in Metropolitan Hall). Appointments are required except for urgent circumstances. Widener uses Crozer-Chester Medical System for acute emergency referrals. Emergency hospital services and referral visits must be applied to the student’s or parent’s health insurance plan. The university is not financially responsible for this type of extended care.

Student Health Services Charges

Students are not charged for visits provided by Student Health Services personnel. However, there are charges for medications, immunizations, laboratory tests, equipment, or specific healthcare treatments. These charges can be billed directly to the student’s school account or paid for by check or cash. Student Health Services does not directly bill third-party insurance companies for visits but, upon request, will provide required documentation for students, parents, or guardians to submit charges for reimbursement. All labs drawn at Student Health Services are sent to LabCorp. LabCorp will directly bill insurance if applicable. Therefore, it is pertinent that students know what lab services are covered under their health insurance plans.

For more information, including hours of operation, services offered, and a directory, visit the Student Health Services website.

Student Health Immunizations and IGRA Blood Test Requirements

Please visit: https://sites.widener.edu/studenthealth/incoming-current-students/ to see all requirements for new and incoming students.

International students, please visit: https://sites.widener.edu/studenthealth/international-student-information/ to see all requirements.

Health Insurance Requirement

All students who are required to have insurance are annually pre-billed for the university-sponsored insurance plan. The insurance fee will be credited to the student’s bursar account upon completion of the waiver process. If a student chooses the university-sponsored insurance plan, the enrollment process must be completed, and charges will remain intact. This is a hard waiver process, and if failed to complete, students will be automatically charged and enrolled in the university’s insurance plan.

Please visit: https://sites.widener.edu/studenthealth/student-health-insurance/ to see the health insurance requirements.

International (undergraduate and graduate) students on nonimmigrant visas will automatically be enrolled and covered by the university-sponsored insurance plan. The insurance charge will be applied to their student account. Please note: Some exchange programs have equivalent insurance and may waive the university’s medical insurance.