Student Health

Student Health Services

Contact Information:

Douglas Wheatley, M.D., Clinic Director, Family Medicine/Student Health, 559-5158
Tere Batt: Student Health Program Coordinator, 559-5158, Fax 559-6501
Patricia Oberlander: Student Health Program Office Associate, 559-5691, Fax 559-6501

Student Health Clinic
For full information, please visit Student Health
Location: Level 3 of the Durham Outpatient Center (Family Medicine/Student Health)
Phone: 559-7200

Appointments: (Photo ID is required)

Student are required to set an appointment prior to visiting Student Health
Monday-Friday 8:00-8:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., and 3:00-3:45 p.m. Appointments, other than those for annual check-ups, can potentially be scheduled for the same day. It is advised to call the office as early as 7:30 am to secure a time.

Emergency Services/After Hours: ($200 deductible) Contact Pat Oberlander at 559-7276 for claim form. After Hours Call Center (559-4000)

Student Health Insurance

In addition to the Student Health Clinic services (Fund B), UNMC requires full-time students to have in-patient/major medical health insurance. The University has contracted Macori, Inc. to provide this coverage. For those students already covered, students should fill out an insurance waiver prior to the beginning of the semester.

The UNMC insurance plan is covered in detail at an insurance talk sponsored by the Graduate Student Association each fall given by Pat Oberlander. She is always happy to answer all your questions and will help you fill out forms if you need them. You can contact her at 559-7276 or at

Detailed information about the Macori plan can be found at Macori website.

A copy of the 2010-2011 Policy is available in pdf format

Currently, several departments on campus pay for the Basic Health Insurance for their students. A list can be found below. Students interested in purchasing the optional major medical coverage should review the benefits in the Policy (listed above), and fill out the form found on the Macori website.

Department/Program (Pays for Student Health Insurance)

    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology – YES
    • Biomedical Research Training Program – YES
    • Cellular & Integrative Physiology – YES
    • Cancer Research – YES
    • Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy – YES
    • Nursing – NO
    • Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area – DEPENDS ON ENROLLED PROGRAM
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences – NO
    • Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience – YES
    • Pathology & Microbiology – YES
    • Toxicology – YES
    • Public Health – NO

Student Dental Insurance

UNMC students may enroll in an optional dental insurance plan. More information regarding the Dental Plan for the 2010-11 academic year may be found at the Macori website.

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