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Policies

Eligibility
USF students who are currently registered for classes at the Tampa campus and St. Petersburg campus are eligible to receive services at SHS. Students registered at the Sarasota and Polytechnic campuses are eligible if they voluntarily pay the Health Fee (please call 813-974-2331). You will need to present your current, valid USF student ID card when you come in to the clinic. If you are taking a semester off (e.g. enrolled for Fall 2013 but not taking classes Summer 2013), you can access services at SHS during the off-semester if you pay a Health Fee. USF graduates who can show proof they will be continuing in a USF program within 2 semesters following graduation may also pay a health fee to access services between enrollment.

USF employees are also eligible to receive healthcare services at the Student Health clinic. Visit the Faculty & Staff page for more details.

No Show Fee
If you have an appointment that you cannot keep, please call SHS at least 2 hours before your appointment time to cancel or reschedule. If you fail to cancel and do not show up for your scheduled time, you will be charged a $10 No Show fee.

Late / Tardy
When you are late, it causes other scheduled appointments to be delayed, which isn't fair to other patients. Therefore, if you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will be rescheduled. We recommend that you aim to arrive 10 to 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment to ensure you have plenty of time to find parking, check in, complete any necessary paperwork and relax for a moment before seeing your provider.

Medical Excuses
Students may experience medical conditions, psychological conditions, illnesses or injuries that require them to be away from the classroom or workplace, or that affect their ability to perform optimally in class or on exams.

Per USF policy, all students must comply with the provisions of the University catalogs. Attendance is the responsibility of the student and instructors have the discretion to approve or disapprove any absence. Although SHS may verify that you received care and offer a statement in support of consideration of an excused absence, only the instructor may excuse an absence. More information my be found by clicking here.

Visitors
Unless you are a patient or a friend or family member escorting a patient, you will need to sign in to our Visitor Log at the front desk before entering any clinical areas.

Immunization Compliance
The University of South Florida requires the following immunizations of all students:

MMR: All students born on or after January 1, 1957 must show proof of TWO vaccinations for Measles and Rubella

MENINGITIS: All students living in university-owned housing are required to be vaccinated for meningitis. Those not living on-campus must show proof of vaccination or sign a declination.

HEPATITIS B: All students must show proof of vaccination or sign a declination.

Turn in your proof of immunization and the signed USF Medical History form to Student Health Services. Not complying will result in a registration hold. Visit the Immunization Compliance page for more details.