Student Health Information
All enrolled students at NCNM are required to carry comprehensive medical health insurance coverage. For the 2012-13 school year, NCNM has brokered a student health insurance option with Aetna Student Health. The annual cost is $1,490, payable in three payments – fall, winter and spring quarters – and coverage lasts from September 17, 2012 through September 15, 2013.
For plan specifics, including in and out of network coverage, pre–deductible benefits, mental health coverage and preventative services, please visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com school name: NCNM.
Using Your Student Health Insurance
Waiving Student Health Insurance
Students wishing to waive the student health insurance must do so online. All waiver requests must be submitted no later than the Friday of the second week of fall term. After this time, students are unable to waive out of the student health insurance for the academic year. Once a student waives the student health insurance, the opportunity to enroll at a later time is only permissible due to an unanticipated drop in personal coverage.
More information is available through the Office of Student Life or by visiting www.aetnastudenthealth.com – school name: NCNM
NCNM Clinic Benefit Plan (CBP)
NCNM offers a student clinic benefit plan designed to maximize benefits and flexibility for our students.
The NCNM Clinic Benefit Plan includes the following benefits per quarter:
1) The charge for the Clinic Benefit Plan is $200 per term. All students, not just those on the student health insurance, will be assessed this charge, although students may opt out of the CBP. Opt–out forms will be available in the Business Office and Student Life. Students may add dependents to the plan for an additional cost per dependent. All opt–out forms are due by the end of week two of any given term to the Business Office.
2) Students may opt out in any quarter. Students choosing to opt out of the CBP will stay removed from the plan for the entire school year unless they specifically opt back in.
Additional Health Services and Information
NCNM offers free in–house counseling to students. Services include individual, couple, group therapy and community referrals to support students in their academic success and overall wellness.
Appointments can be arranged directly through the counseling center appointment line: 503.552.1780
All incoming NCNM students, as well as those returning from leaves of absence abroad, are required to participate in TB surveillance before matriculation, and annually thereafter if working in high risk environments. The required method of TB blood test, Quantiferon gold, can be obtained at various labs, and for a reduced rate at the NCNM Clinic lab. Please contact the Office of Student Life for forms and information.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Optional Hepatitis B vaccine is offered to all students at no cost to the student. Hepatitis B vaccines are offered by the Travel & Immunization Clinic of Portland. Vouchers may be obtained by contacting the Facilities & Safety department at NCNM.