Presence Sage Medical Group ("Presence") is a community health care provider with an office conveniently located directly adjacent to DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus on Fullerton Ave.
Students who live in the residence halls are automatically enrolled in the program and charged a $60 quarterly fee. Students living in the residence halls can opt out of the program, and students who do not live in the residence halls can opt into the program. See below for details.
Note: Health Services is not health insurance. See below and the Health Insurance web page at the left for more information.
Students who pay the quarterly $60 health services fee are treated as current patients at Presence, and office visits for minor illnesses and injuries and basic lab work are covered by the fee.
Students who do not pay the health services fee will be treated as new patients at Presence. During busy times, Presence might not be able to accommodate new patients, but will instead provide a referral to another provider in the area.
Presence Sage Medical Group
1150 W. Fullerton Ave., Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
|8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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A physician will be available after hours through the answering service for emergency triage by phone at (773) 549-7757. To make an appointment, please call (773) 549-7757.
Acute Versus Chronic Treatment
The health services fee is designed to cover acute illnesses and injuries. For students with chronic illnesses, Presence can treat an acute episode; however, long-term monitoring and treatment is not covered by the fee.
The health services fee does cover STD testing when a student is experiencing symptoms. Students' sexual health is an important component of their development, and Presence is an appropriate support and referral source for students. For more information about STD testing in your area, please visit It's Your (Sex) Life.
Prescriptions provided to students are NOT covered by the fee. Pharmacies adjacent to campus accept a variety of prescriptions drug cards as well as cash payments.
Presence cannot refill prescriptions for the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Other ongoing prescriptions, such as Accutane, antidepressants and bipolar medications, cannot be refilled by physicians at Presence.
Parents and Guardians
Presence welcomes parents and guardians to call with general concerns or questions. While specific questions regarding diagnosis or treatment may not be shared without the consent of the patient, the staff will make every effort to assist parents and guardians because they understand how difficult it can be to be far away from a sick student.
TYPICAL SERVICES COVERED UNDER THE HEALTH SERVICES FEE
TYPICAL SERVICES NOT COVERED
- Upper Respiratory Infections
- Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
- Ear Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Minor Strains and Sprains
- Minor Lacerations (sometimes excludes the face)
- Minor Skin Conditions
- Minor Eye Conditions
- Menstrual Dysfunction
- Reproductive Counseling
- Breast Exam and Instruction in Self-Exam
- Testicular Exam and Instruction in Self-Exam
- Acute Treatment of STDs, excluding cost of prescriptions
- Mental Health Screening
- Access to after-hours medical consultation via telephone
SERVICES AT DISCOUNTED FEES
- Emergency Room Services
- Medication & Prescriptions
- Ambulance Fees
- Services Requiring Referral to a Specialist
- Care of Ongoing Illness Beyond the Covered Conditions Described
- Services Outside of Regular Office Hours Beyond Telephone Consultations
- Routine Physical Exams
- Depo-Provera Injections
- HIV Testing
- Routine Gynecological Exams Including Pap Smears
- Treatment of Benign Lesions, including Warts
Service offerings may be changed without notice. Call (773) 549-7757 for up-to-date service listings or visit sagemedicalgroup.com. Fees may vary based on insurance plans.
How do I Pay the Health Services Fee/Dates of Coverage
Students who live in a residence hall (except the University Center) automatically pay the health services fee as part of their on campus housing. Students who commute or live off campus can pay the health services fee with a credit card by logging into Campus Connect. Go to: Main Menu - Self Service - Student Resources - Sage Medical Registration. If you need to pay the fee by cash or check you must visit DePaul Central.
Dates of Coverage:
Fall quarter: September 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Winter quarter: January 2, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Spring quarter: March 24, 2019 - June 8, 2019
Summer (optional): June 9, 2019 - August 31, 2019
How do I discontinue coverage?
Before choosing to opt out of the health services fee, consider the student's access to local health care and insurance coverage. Presence can provide easy and affordable access to basic health care.
To discontinue the health services fee, residence hall students must present a copy of their DePaul ID card and proof of medical insurance (copy of an insurance card or a letter from the insurance company by two weeks into a quarter, with no refunds after that deadline). On the copy, PRINT: student name, residence hall with room number and DePaul ID number. Present documents in person or send to the Dean of Students Office, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Suite 307, Chicago, IL 60614, by the following deadlines:
Fall quarter: Friday, September 28, 2018, to be dropped for fall, winter and spring quarters
Winter quarter Friday, January 25, 2019, to be dropped for winter and spring quarters
Spring quarter: Friday, April 19, 2019, to be dropped for spring quarter
Once a student has submitted a copy of an insurance card at the beginning of the year, there is no need to present it every quarter. This is a yearly process. The bill will initially show a charge for "medcare" each quarter, but the account will be credited following the first two weeks of each quarter.