Office of the Dean
O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Student Health

Insurance


All students are required to have health insurance coverage while enrolled in the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.  To that end, all students are provided with a Core HMO health plan insured through Priority Health.  Your participation in the health insurance plan is mandatory, unless you can provide proof of comparable group coverage (through your parents, spouse, etc.).  Individuals requesting a waiver must submit the proof of health insurance form.  Failure to comply may result in cancellation of your registration.

In addition to the Core Health Plan, students are offered the option to purchase a higher level HMO plan (Buy Up Plan).  For those choosing to purchase the buy-up plan, payments for additional coverage can be made through the Oakland University Online MarketPlace.  Below are tools to help you choose your coverage carefully to meet your needs and minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.

The payments for each semester are due on August 15 and January 15.  You only need to make a payment if you are adding on dependents or choosing to upgrade to the Buy-Up plan.

Spouse and Dependent Enrollment

Students may elect additional coverage for their spouse and/or dependent(s) for either program at their own cost.  Payments for additional coverage can be made through the Oakland University Online MarketPlace.

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.

All students are required to submit a completed proof of health insurance form at the end of each annual enrollment period.  Students participating in the OUWB insurance plan will also need to submit an enrollment form.   The deadline to submit forms for the 2016-2017 academic year is Friday, August 5, 2016.  Completed forms should be returned to Stephanie Jurva in 216 O'Dowd Hall.


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 School of Medicine

Katherine Stotts
kstotts@oakland.edu 
248-370-2767
Individual Dental Plan

If you are interested in obtaining an individual dental plan, please visit the Delta Dental website at www.deltadentalmi.com and click on the icon to "Learn More About Individual Coverage."
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

Additional Information


Summary of Benefits - Core Plan
 (provided)

Summary of Benefits - Buy Up Plan (optional at additional cost)

Medical Insurance Costs and Highlights

Benefit Plan Comparison Worksheet

Glossary of Frequently Used Terms 

2015-2016 Insurance Newsletter

Priority Health Virtual Visits


Long Term Disability
OUWB provides currently enrolled students with Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance through Guardian.  To learn more about your coverage, please download and review the documents provided below.

OUWB LTD Summary

Disability Certificate Booklet

 

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 the School of Medicine. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants see patients on an appointment and walk-in basis. The physicians, who are not on the faculty at the School of Medicine, 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 the School of Medicine) 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.

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.


Immunizations


Proof of and/or obtaining specific immunizations is required prior to the start of classes and any patient contact. Download the OUWB required immunization record form.


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
  • Flu Shot will be administered during the fall of the M1 year

If you are a current or future OUWB Medical Student and have questions in regard to specific tests or immunizations you can contact Graham Health Center at 248-370-2341. If you have general questions you can contact Jason Cale at (248) 370-3231 or jmcale@oakland.edu.