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By Carolyn Brinckwirth /
September 18, 2019 /
Posted in: Parent and Family Resources /
Being far away from your student is difficult, especially when they're under the weather or having medical issues. If your student contracts a virus or sustains a minor injury, there are resources at both campuses for them to see a doctor for treatment and prescriptions.
By living in a residence hall, students
are automatically enrolled in DePaul’s health services program with AMITA
Sage Medical Group located at 1150 W Fullerton on the second floor, right by
the Lincoln Park campus. If your student isn’t living on campus this year but
you would like them to be enrolled in the program, you can opt in. AMITA is $60
each quarter, providing easy and affordable access to basic healthcare for your
student to ensure they are being taken care of while they’re away.
To opt into this program, students who commute or live off campus can pay the
fee with a credit card by logging into Campus Connect and navigating to Student
Resources > Student Services > Sage Medical Registration.
If you decide to opt out of the health services fee, students in residence
halls must present a copy of their DePaul ID and proof of medical insurance.
This must be completed no later than two weeks into the quarter, no refunds
will be offered following this deadline.
Students enrolled with this program will be treated for acute illnesses and injuries,
have access to STD testing and more. Prescriptions aren’t covered by the fee
and AMITA cannot refill certain ongoing prescriptions such as antidepressants
and bipolar medications. For more details about AMITA’s services and the
program in general, click
DePaul does not provide a student health insurance plan, instead we encourage
students to explore their healthcare options. We offer many resources for
students to find proper healthcare, this website provides
information on a variety of Affordable Care Act compliant health insurance
plans, as well as enrollment for Medicaid, if you qualify.
DePaul also works with Advocate Health Care’s Transition
Support Program to help students with health insurance enrollment getting
access to doctors and clinics in the Chicagoland area and more. You and your
student can find out more about navigating the health care system by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Advocate Health Care
directly at 773-296-5523.
Sometimes, your student might not be able to make it to the doctor’s office by
the end of the day or they might need immediate care. In these cases, there are
several urgent and immediate care clinics within walking distance of both the
Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. These locations are often open longer than
doctor offices and can send your student away with the prescription they need.
Your student has many options for health services, talk to
them about their options and make sure they know how to reach out for proper
care. If you have any questions regarding AMITA, health insurance or immediate
care locations, please feel free to email our Office of Health Promotion and
Wellness at email@example.com or call their
office at 773-325-7129.