Health and Wellness

Disability Insurance

As part of your required fees, the school provides long term disability insurance through Dearborn National. If a medical condition arises that may cause you to be disabled. Please contact the Office of Student Services to file for the disability under this plan.  Call them at 915-215-4370 or email at elp.studentservices@ttuhsc.edu .

Health Insurance

The PLFSOM does not provide health insurance for its students or their dependents but all students are required to maintain health insurance throughout their four years of medical school. Any medical bills incurred by an uninsured student will be their financial responsibility. TTUHSC El Paso offers medical, dental, and vision health insurance through a third party affiliate, Academic Health Plans, see https://ttuhscep.edu/som/studentaffairs/healthresources.aspx

All of our clinics and hospitals where students receive their clinical training require each student to be covered by health insurance as well. Clinic personnel may ask you for proof of coverage at any time. Students will be denied access to clinical experiences if not covered by health insurance.

Kenworthy Clinic

This clinic is for medical students needing acute or chronic medical care.  Student Health Fees provide access to diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services. The clinic is located at 9849 Kenworthy St. El Paso, TX 79924 call (915) 215-5500 for an appointment. Please see brochure for services covered https://ttuhscep.edu/som/studentaffairs/_documents/Student Health Brochure.pdf. Spouses or other dependents are not covered by student health fees.

The Student Health Fee covers only those services provided and ordered by the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso at Kenworthy office and specific laboratory and radiology services performed at cooperating locations. All other charges incurred are your responsibility.

Counseling

Program of Assistance for Students (PAS) - As a member of TTUHSC El Paso community you are provided with FREE, CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING through the Program of Assistance for Students (PAS). You may self-refer to this program by calling any of the providers on the list) and letting them know you are a TTUHSC El Paso medical student.  Your student services fee provides up to five free visits per academic year and anyone in your household may use these visits. There is also contact information in case of emergencies, see http://ttuhscep.edu/studentservices/PAS.aspx

Exposure Events

(e.g. needle sticks)

Students who have an “exposure event” to human blood or body fluid will report the exposure to their supervisor immediately and receive same day screening and blood testing. The patient who is the source of the exposure will also be tested. Follow up blood tests are done to check for possible disease transmission. Medications may need to be taken in some cases. The students’ health insurance will be billed. If the insurance does not cover these costs Student Affairs will be contacted. You will receive further orientation to the pertinent policy at orientation and periodically thereafter. The policy can be found at: https://ttuhscep.edu/occupationalhealth/_documents/exposure matrix 1-2019.pdf