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March, 2019 We continue to see cases of the flu on campus.  Here is some important information for you:

  • Our walk-in hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 12:00pm.  Afternoon hours are by appointment.
  • Most of our students are young and healthy and will recover with no complications.  Seek medical treatment early if you have other health issues to consider.
  • After hours or on the weekend, check with your insurance company for assistance with covered urgent care centers.  There are several urgent care centers located in the area. Do not go to the emergency room unless you are experiencing severe symptoms.  Most cases of the flu do not require ER treatment.  The ER is more expensive and the lines will be long this time of year.
  • Symptoms of the flu include high fever, cough and body aches.  Symptoms can be treated with fever reducers such as Advil or Tylenol, plenty of fluids and rest.
  • Stay out of communal living areas if you are ill.  It is your responsibility to contact your professors if you are too ill to attend class.
  • Flu shots are still available for FREE for all PBA students!  Most of the cases of the flu we have seen were in students who did not receive a flu vaccine.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us during regular office hours if you have any questions or concerns.  We can be reached at 561-803-2576

New Students must be registered for classes in order to Waive or Enroll in the school's insurance. The deadline to waive is January 15th. 
 
 
An insurance waiver request is required each school year prior to September 15th or January 15th for new Spring Students. Read below for more details.
 
You must be registered for classes before you can waive. Students must waive with current proof of health insurance each school year.  Please contact the Coordinator at the Health and Wellness Clinic if you have any questions.
 
Welcome!  As a ministry to the Palm Beach Atlantic University community, our mission is to promote physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being.  Our desire is to provide all health services and programs from a Christ-centered perspective, enabling each person to fulfill academic, personal and spiritual goals.  Health and Wellness provides a variety of both free and low cost medical services. We also offer a wide range of health programming to the university community including educational programs, regular blood drives in cooperation with area community blood centers, and annual flu shot outreaches.
 
If you would like more information on our Counseling Services, please visit their website at Counseling Center.
 
We look forward to serving you!

 

REQUIRED FORMS

Go to your Student Portal and follow instructions on submitting all health form requirements. You will be able to access the portal using your myPBA Credentials. 

Due Date: As soon as possible after deposit is paid to the University and no later than August 1st. The deadline for students entering PBA in the spring semester is December 1st or upon acceptance.

Questions: Contact the Health and Wellness Office at 561-803-2576 or email health_wellness@pba.edu.


STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

All Full-time Day Undergraduate, International and Pharmacy students are required to have health insurance. These students are automatically enrolled and billed for the school-sponsored insurance. The charge is only removed once you submit a waiver request with proof of insurance and it has been approved. You will need a copy of your insurance card and coverage information during the waive process. You will receive an email stating that you have been approved or denied. The school-sponsored health insurance coverage is from August 16, 2018 to August 15, 2019.

Instructions: Visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com to waive the school-sponsored insurance plan.

Due Date: The last day to waive the school-sponsored insurance plan is September 15th. The charge for the school-sponsored insurance plan will remain on your student billing statement until you waive the coverage. The deadline for new students entering PBA in the spring semester is January 15th.

Questions: Complete details about the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan are available at www.aetnastudenthealth.com or you may contact our insurance representative at 1-888-296-5190 for more information. Email health_wellness@pba.edu about the process to waive or enroll.

 
REQUIRED FORMS
 
No additional forms are needed; however, we do recommend that you submit any updated records (i.e. physicals and immunizations from other medical facilities). If your health information (i.e. allergies, surgeries, etc.) or contact information has changed, please complete a new Health Information Form.
 
INSURANCE REQUIREMENT
 
All Full-time Day Undergraduate, International, and Pharmacy students are required to have health insurance so they are automatically enrolled and billed for the school-sponsored insurance. The charge is only removed once you waive (decline) the school insurance coverage. You will be asked for your insurance information during the waiver process. You will receive an email stating that you have been approved or declined. Please keep a copy of this email for your records. The school-sponsored health insurance coverage is from August 16, 2018 to August 15, 2019.
 
Instructions: Visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com to waive the school-sponsored insurance plan. This only needs to be done prior to the Fall Semester each school year.
 
Due Date: The last day to waive the school-sponsored insurance plan is September 15th. The charge for the school-sponsored insurance plan will remain on your student billing statement until you waive the coverage.
 
Questions: Complete details about the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan are available at www.aetnastudenthealth.com or you may contact our insurance representative at 1-888-296-5190 for more information. Email health_wellness@pba.edu about the process to waive or enroll.
Office/Administrative Hours   
          
Monday - Friday  8:00am to 4:45pm
Office may be closed 12:30pm-1:30pm for lunch
 
Medical Care Hours
 
Walk-ins: Monday - Friday  7:30am to 11:30am
Walk in hours are for: minor illnesses such as cough, sore throat, fever, UTI, stomach upset, rashes, fever, injuries, and also for sports/employment physicals, immunizations, prescription refills
 
Staff may need to cut off walk-in visits if capacity is reached prior to 11:30am.
 
Appointments: Monday - Friday 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Please schedule an appointment for: GYN exams, annual physicals, long-term or complicated illnesses or symptoms, mental health issues, lab work
 
 
Medical care hours may vary when classes are not in session or for scheduled meetings and campus events.  
 
Physical Address:     
Oceanview Hall (next to the Campus Bookstore)                                     
1000 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401                           
       
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708
 
Phone:  (561) 803-2576
Fax:      (561) 803-2499
 
 
 
STAFF
The Health and Wellness Center medical staff includes a full-time Nurse Practitioner and RN.
 
Jeremy Bonta, M.S., LMHC - Director
 
Melissa Eha, DNP, ARNP-C - Nurse Practitioner
 
Sharon Virkler, RN-BC - Registered Nurse
Caroline Lockmiller - Coordinator
Caroline_Lockmiller@pba.edu