Student Health

Insurance

This information is for enrolled OUWB Medical Students ONLY. If you are not an OUWB student, please contact Graham Health Center at (248) 370-2341 for health insurance information.

All students are required to have health insurance coverage while enrolled in Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Your participation in the health insurance plan is mandatory, unless you can provide proof of comparable group coverage (through your parents, spouse, etc.). Individuals wishing to decline the available Priority Health plans must submit a Proof of Health Insurance Form. Failure to comply may result in cancellation of your registration.

OUWB offers HMO and PPO Priority Health plans to students.  The basic HMO (Core plan) is free to students. The Buy-Up HMO and PPO plans offer a higher and broader level of coverage at an additional cost to the student. To enroll in any plan an enrollment form must be filled out.

Dental and Vision Coverage
OUWB does not offer dental and vision coverage to students. If you are interested in obtaining an individual dental or vision plan please visit the following websites below:

Dependent Enrollment

Students may elect additional coverage for their spouse and/or dependent(s) for either program at their own cost.

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Open Enrollment

Each year during the annual enrollment period, eligible students enroll, dis-enroll, and add or delete dependents from the plan. It is important that you consider your elections carefully since changes to those elections can generally only be made during a subsequent annual enrollment period. Exceptions will be made if you experience a qualified Life Status Change.

Students who wish to participate in the OUWB insurance plan need to submit an enrollment form. The deadline to submit forms for the 2019-2020 academic year is Friday, August 9, 2019. Please return completed forms to Katherine Stotts in the CMSS located in 216 O’Dowd Hall or via fax at (248) 370-2771 or email (kstotts@oakland.edu).

The 2019-2020 Health Insurance Newsletter along with tools to help you choose your coverage can be found on the OUWB Health Care MedSync page.

The payments for Buy Up plans or dependent coverage are due each semester on August 15 and January 15. Payments can be made through the Oakland University Online MarketPlace.

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Contact Information

This information is for OUWB Medical Students ONLY.

If you are not an OUWB Student, please contact Graham Health Center at (248) 370-2341 for health insurance information.

PlanCompanyPhone Number/Web Site

Medical Coverage/Claims, Questions, ID Cards, and Provider Directions

Priority Health1 (888) 389-6646
www.priorityhealth.com
Long Term Disability   Guardian1 (800) 441-6455
www.glic.com
Payment, Enrollment, and Eligibility
(For OUWB Medical Students only)
OUWB 

Katherine Stotts
kstotts@oakland.edu 
(248) 370-2767

For all other questions regarding the benefits, please contact Lynn Orlowski at Hylant Group.

Direct line: (248) 822-0321
Fax: (248) 498-9817
Lynn.Orlowski@hylant.com

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Long Term Disability Insurance

OUWB provides currently enrolled students with Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance through Guardian.  To learn more about your coverage, please visit the  OUWB Health Care MedSync page.
 

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Graham Health Center & OU Counseling

Graham Health Center

The Graham Health Center is an outpatient clinic geared to the needs of Oakland students, including those enrolled in OUWB. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants see patients on an appointment and walk-in basis. The physicians, who are not on the faculty at OUWB, are on site each week for consultation.

The Graham Health Center provides a complete range of primary health care for the prevention and treatment of illness and injury with a focus on health promotion. The Graham Health Center offers many preventive care services and programs throughout the year including a full range of women’s health services, smoking cessation, HIV/STD screening, cholesterol screening, and alcohol and other substance abuse programs.

The Graham Health Center also offers allergy management, medication, immunizations, and laboratory testing. All health records are kept on site at the health facility and are not a part of the student’s academic record. Individuals outside of the Graham Health Center cannot receive information about a student’s record without the written consent of the student. Medical students are directed to Crittenton Hospital (not a teaching site for OUWB) for emergency care at night and on weekends and holidays. All students must be covered by the Oakland health insurance plan or show proof of comparable insurance coverage.

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Graham Counseling Center

OU Counseling Center - Personal counseling is provided by the professionals at the OU Counseling Center, located in the Graham Health Center. Licensed psychologists who have no teaching role in the medical school provide confidential services. The first six counseling sessions are free and subsequent session are $12. The counseling center provides individual and couples counseling in addition to psychodiagnostic testing for ADHD and learning disabilities.

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Immunizations

List of Immunizations

The following is the list of immunizations required to begin your medical school career as well as specific requirements for the tests and/or boosters that must be documented. Refer to the AAMC Standardized Immunization form for additional information. Please note that you must provide copies of physician and/or health department documentation regarding all titers and immunizations. 

  • Adult tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) – one dose in the past 10 years
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) - 2 doses or proof of immunity
  • Hepatitis B vaccine – 3 doses AND proof of immunity with a quantitative titer
  • Tuberculosis screening with 2 PPD intradermal skin tests. TB Skin Tests (TST) must be at least two weeks apart and the most recent must be within the calendar year of the beginning of your M1 studies. Positive PPD tests must be confirmed with an IGRA blood test.  If positive, please submit a current chest x-ray report (within this calendar year), a previous chest x-ray report and a TB symptom questionnaire.
  • Varicella vaccine – 2 doses or proof of immunity
  • Childhood immunization record documenting completion of:
    • Primary DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) series
    • Polio series
  • Annual influenza vaccine (flu shot) is required. 

If you are a current or future OUWB Medical Student and have questions in regard to specific tests or immunizations, contact Graham Health Center at (248) 370-2341 or via email at health@oakland.edu

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