Health Services for Students

Counseling

As a member of TTUHSC El Paso community students are provided with free and confidential counseling through the Program of Assistance for Students (PAS). Students may self-refer to this program by calling any of the providers listed on the website below and letting them know they are a TTUHSC El Paso student. Students can also call 1-800-327-0328 or 806-743-1327, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. to request a list of providers in our community to access confidential counseling. The PAS numbers also serve as a crisis hotline. The community mental health providers are not associated with TTUHSC El Paso; therefore students’ visits are confidential.

For more information visit the following website: elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/studentservices/pas.aspx

Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation

Students must report immediately to the GSBS any accident or incident. The GSBS will assist the student complete accident reports or any other forms or procedures. Students will be referred to seek medical attention at the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Family Medicine at Hague located at 125 W. Hague Road, Suite 340, El Paso, TX 79902.

elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/som/studentaffairs/_documents/Student%20Health%20Brochure.pdf

 

Students involved in an off-campus clinical site may need to complete additional forms as required by that facility. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance (WCI) program does not cover students unless they are also TTUHSC employees.

For more information regarding response procedures please review the Non-Employee Incident/Injury Response Flow Diagram

elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/opp/_documents/75/op7514a.pdf

Required Immunization

In order to protect the health of our TTUHSC El Paso community all entering students are required to provide proof of the following, regardless of whether they have had any history of the disease. All requirements must be submitted prior to new student orientation.

  • Two immunizations for varicella (chicken pox) or a titer proving immunity
  • Two immunizations for varicella (chicken pox) or a titer proving immunity
  • Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella or a titer proving immunity
  • A two-step tuberculosis skin test administered within the last 12 months
  • The hepatitis B series
  • A tetanus/diphtheria (Td) vaccine
  • A Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine; for adults, a one-time dose starting in 2005
  • A meningococcal vaccine (MCV); for adults 22 and younger, administered within the last five years

Immunization requirements are based on regulations, guidelines and recommendations available as of November, 2013 from the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). See attached CDC Healthcare Worker Vaccination Recommendations (2013). HSCEP OP 75.11., Attachment A-Health Surveillance Program for Students.

Immunization requirements and titers must be submitted to the Office of Occupational Health electronically by uploading documents to the to the OmniMD portal. Immunization requirements must be completed within 30 days after new student orientation.

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Family Medicine at Hague

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso at Hague provides health services to students who are currently enrolled and have paid the Student Health Fee as part of their tuition and fees. To receive health services, students must present a student ID at the time of the appointment. Spouses or other dependents are not covered by student health fees.

The Student Health Fee does not cover prescriptions; students are responsible for medication costs. However, there are many discounted pharmacy services available for students without outside health insurance.

The Student Health Fee covers only services provided by TTP El Paso at Hague and specific laboratory and radiology services performed at cooperating locations. All other charges incurred are the student’s responsibility.

This is a private clinic so TTUHSC El Paso students are not rotating here. Student health information is private and protected by HIPAA the same as all patients. Students may be seen by other specialists at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso clinics that are covered under the students’ insurance.

For more information regarding student services covered please refer to the following brochure:

elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/som/studentaffairs/_documents/Student%20Health%20Brochure.pdf

Health Insurance

The GSBS does not provide health insurance for its students or their dependents. GSBS students are required to maintain health insurance for each semester enrolled. Students should be prepared to provide proof of coverage at the time of registration. Any medical bills incurred by an uninsured student will be their financial responsibility.

Students are free to purchase health insurance from any health insurance provider. TTUHSC El

Paso Student Services offers Health Insurance through Academic Health Plans.

More information can be found at: elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/som/studentaffairs/healthresources.aspx or ttuhscep.myahpcare.com/