Where can my student go if he/she is sick?
The University of Bridgeport Student Health Services offers high quality, outpatient ambulatory care for the treatment of acute illness and injuries. Serious medical problems are referred to the local hospital emergency room. Three part-time licensed physicians and two full-time registered nurses staff the Center. Health Services is located at 60 Lafayette Street, Room 119 and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
What if my student has a health emergency?
In the event of an emergency, on campus students should call their Resident Advisor (RA), Resident Director (RD), or campus security at 576-4911. Off campus students should go to their local emergency room.
Hospitals in the Bridgeport area include:
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
2800 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06606
267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610
For urgent, non-emergency care after office hours, students should contact their doctor or an urgent care center.
What type of health insurance is required?
The University of Bridgeport Insurance Policy is mandatory for full-time undergraduates, international students, and all residential students. Students are automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan provided by the University and are billed on their student account. If a domestic student can show proof of comparable private health insurance, the University insurance may be waived by submitting a waiver form by the due date on the waiver form. For more information, call 1-800-385-9266 email Sleeming@risk-strategies.com or fax 401-453-0698. All full-time undergraduate students, all students living in campus housing, all athletes and Health Sciences majors are enrolled in the Injury plan at registration and this may not be waived. For links to the insurance policy and the waiver form, go to the Student Health Insurance page
What are the required immunizations?
Connecticut law requires that all college students born on or after January 1, 1957, to submit documentation of two separate measles vaccinations and one rubella vaccination. The first measles and rubella vaccine must have been given on or after student’s first birthday and after January 1, 1969. The second measles vaccine must have been given after January 1, 1980. Health Services has the measles and rubella vaccines and will be happy to administer them to students. Connecticut law mandates that students who reside on-campus must provide documentation of the meningitis vaccine. If a student is vaccinated at Student Health Services, the cost for meningitis vaccine must be paid by cash or check at the time of the vaccination.
A PPD (test for Tuberculosis) is required of all new students within 6 months of registration to the University. If the student has a history of a positive PPD documentation of a negative chest X- ray and a letter from their physician regarding whether prophylactic therapy was initiated or refused is necessary.
A new law enacted by the State of Connecticut mandates that all college students must be informed of Hepatitis B infection and its devastating consequences. College students are at an increased risk of developing a Hepatitis B infection. All students are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, which is administered in a series of three injections over a six-month period.