Q: Will the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) give me an excuse note for missing class because I am sick?
A: No, the SHWC does not provide excuse notes for missing class, tests, or school work.
Q: I waived the Otis College Student Health Insurance. Can I still use the SHWC?
A: Yes! Many of the services are free for all students, but if you waived the Student Health Insurance plan, there will be a cost associated with certain services. For those services, you will be advised on the cost ahead of time and can decide to use a doctor through your insurance rather than the SHWC. Please see costs on the Menu of Services and Fee Schedule page.
Q: What is this $200 Health Center fee that I have to pay as part of tuition?
A: This is what gives you free access to many of the services provided by the SHWC.
Q: What do I do if I'm not feeling well, but the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed?
A: Please visit our After Hours Instructions page here.
Q: Is the center available for use by faculty/staff/parents/Continuing Education students/recent graduates?
A: No. The center is only for currently enrolled and registered students.
Q: I have my own health insurance coverage. How do I make sure I am not charged for the College's Student Health Insurance Plan?
A: You must complete the online waiver before the deadline. Please find details here.
Q: I have my own health insurance coverage. Do I need to submit a copy of my Medical ID Card?
A: No. The questions that you answer while completing the online waiver process fulfill the requirements, so a copy of your Medical ID Card is not needed.
Q: I have the College's Student Health Insurance Plan. How do I print my Medical ID Card?
A: Please find the instructions on the Insurance tab.