Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a copy of my records?
To receive a copy of your medical records you must sign a Release of Information form and present a picture ID. Records will be available for pick up within 3-5 business days.

What if I need to see the doctor & I don't have an appointment?
Walk-ins (students without appointments) are seen on a "first come, first serve basis". Students are evaluated by the nurse and based upon the severity of illness, as determined by the nurse, are either seen immediately by a provider, given an appointment for a later time or referred to a specialist or hospital. Students with scheduled appointments have priority over walk-ins, unless there is a life-threatening emergency.

Can I get my prescriptions filled at the Health Center?
Prescriptions are filled for all full-time undergraduate, part-time and graduate students enrolled in the student health insurance plan, at no cost to students, in the University Health Center when the medication written is in the Health Center's formulary. If the prescription is not available in the Health Center's formulary, a prescription will be written for the student to have filled at an outside pharmacy using the WellDyneRx prescription benefit. For details, review the student health insurance benefit plan at www.morganstatestudentinsurance.com.

Will the Health Center refer me to a specialist if needed?
Students who are covered under student health insurance are first evaluated in the University Health Center. The University Health Center serves as the primary care provider for all student enrolled in the student insurance plan. Thus, the University Health Center, after evaluation/examination will determine the student's need for a specialist. If it is determined that the student requires a specialist, a referral with appointment, date and time will be generated and given to the student. Referrals are made to specialists within the CareFirst Blue Blue Shield network of providers. Students are required to notify the University Health Center, of any further appointments with the specialist. A consultation note will be required before any other visits are authorized by the University Health Center.

Can I come to the Health Center to get tested for STD's?
The Health Center will only do STD testing if a student presents with symptoms of a given STD. If Student is asymptomatic and wishes STD testing they are then referred to the Baltimore City Health Department where STD testing is provided free of charge. Brochures with this information are available at the health center or at the Baltimore City Health Department.

Can I get tested for HIV?
HIV/AIDS testing is available free and anonymous in the Wellness Center. Please call (443) 885-4149 for an appointment and further information.