Health & Counseling
The Counseling Center offers several ways to help relieve students' stress, including Dog Days, a pre-finals tradition during which faculty and staff bring in pets to share a little love.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center employs two full-time nurse practitioners and one part-time physician. Ofﬁce visits and medical records in the Student Health Center are always conﬁdential and are protected by professional standards.
Full-time day students can take advantage of Health Center services, as can any student living in campus housing or any clinical student who has a completed Student Health Record on ﬁle. Students who don’t fall under this umbrella will be referred to local medical centers for treatment.
Student Health Records
The Student Health Record gives our staff permission to assess and treat you for illnesses, injuries, emergencies, and medical consultations. Your Student Health Record must be completed and on ﬁle on or before your summer registration date. Our staff can assist you. UIndy requires records of all full-time students, students living in campus housing, and clinical students.
The Student Health Center is a fee-for-service office. This means that while the office visits are free for students, nominal fees are charged for routine immunizations, medications, testing and treatments. The health center does not accept insurance, but students will receive a receipt that can be turned in to their insurance company for reimbursement. Payment is expected at the time of service, so students need to come in prepared to pay. The health center accepts cash, debit/credit cards and checks.
Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in January 2014, the insurance vendor at UIndy will no longer offer voluntary student insurance. However, from August 2013 through December 2013, voluntary student health insurance is being offered at American College Student Association (ACSA). Starting in January 2014, it is the student's responsibility to investigate insurance options through their parents' insurance plan or the ACA's marketplace/exchanges.
Sometimes stress can overwhelm you, and your continued mental health could be jeopardized. The Counseling Center for Growth and Development at UIndy is focused on your mental well-being. The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling, workshops, consultation and referral services to local mental health agencies. You can stop by the counseling center to learn more, or to schedule appointments. You can also call 317-788-3437. Appointments typically last under an hour and are scheduled once a week. If you're unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please inform the counseling center at least 24 hours before the appointment.
The counseling center adheres to a strict policy of conﬁdentiality, following the ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association. Information is withheld from anyone outside the Health Services staff without informed consent of the client. Exceptions are made to conﬁdentiality guidelines in the case of speciﬁc, life-threatening emergencies.
In the event of a crisis that cannot wait until your scheduled appointment, the counseling center staff will do its utmost to assist you in any way possible. The staff works closely with local psychiatrists and hospitals. If a counselor is not available, please call the suicide/crisis unit of St. Vincent Hospital Stress Center at 317-388-4800 or the Adult and Child Mental Health Center at 317-882-5122.