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As an international student, why do I need health insurance?
Medical costs in the United States are very high. In order to insure that you will be covered in the event of illness or injury. At Oakland University,it is mandatory that all international students and scholars (F-1 or J-1 Visa holders) must carry health insurance. This is not an optional item. To read about the requirements visit the health insurance web page.  
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Can Graham Health Center fill a prescription from my family doctor?
No, Graham Health Center is not not a state-licensed pharmacy. We are only able to dispense medication ordered by the health care providers for clients after they have been evaluated for the specific medical concern.
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Can I get a TB test at the Graham Health Center?
Yes, Graham Health Center offers TB tests every day, except Thursday, by appointment. The cost is $12. You must be available to come back in 48-72 hours to have it read. TB tests are highly recommended for anyone who has traveled out of the country since their last test.
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Can others have access to a student's counseling file at Graham Health Center?
No. Confidentiality rules are strictly observed and are consistent with statelaw. No notation is made on any university record about voluntary use of OU Counseling services.
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Do I need an appointment at the Graham Health Center?
The goal of the Graham Health Center staff is to be able to see all scheduled and walk-in patients. However, there are times when the number of walk-in patients exceeds their capabilities. Therefore, it is in your best interest to schedule an appointment. The earlier you call in the morning the better we are able to accommodate you.
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Do my counseling records become a part of my student records at Oakland University?
No, counseling records are maintained separately and are treated as medical records. Patient confidentiality is maintained in the Counseling Center.
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Do you have health insurance available to students?
Yes. Health insurance is available to any enrolled Oakland University student. It is offered through Maskin Management. Application packets are available in the lobby of the Graham Health Center.
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Does Graham Health Center take my medical insurance?
Currently Graham Health Center only participates and bills directly for the Student Insurance participants, along with Messa, BCBS, and PPOM. However, there is a possibility, depending on your coverage, that certain services can be billed directly through participating laboratories (i.e.; throat cultures, blood tests, etc.). Your insurance information is reviewed at each visit, at which time we can better advise you of possible available coverage. Please bring your insurance card with you, or a copy of the front and back of your parent's card. We work very hard to keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum but we can not guarentee insurance coverage/payment.
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How can a student obtain a counseling appointment at Graham Health Center?
A student may make a counseling appointment by visiting Graham Health Center in person or calling (248) 370-3465.
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Is there a limit on the number of counseling sessions at Graham Health Center a student is eligible for?
No. Students can obtain as many Graham Health Center counseling sessions as they require.
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What are the Graham Health and Counseling Center hours?
The Graham Health Center hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for making appointments (walk-ins will be accepted if time allows). Prescriptions can be brought it until 4:30 p.m. Medical care is offered from 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. If you have a need for medical care after hours, please use an area urgent care center. Maskin Management Insurance covers 100 percent of Graham services so if it can be taken care of in the office it will be less costly.

The Counseling Center is open 51 weeks a years from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., evening appointments are available. The Counseling Center is closed from Dec. 24 through the New Year's holiday.

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What counseling services are provided at the Graham Health Center?
The Oakland University Counseling Center, in the east wing of the Graham Health Center, offers services to people who want to talk about issues and to problem-solve, make a decision or simply talk through something with the assistance of a counslor. Others may feel depressed or may be experiencing trouble in a relationship or have suffered a major loss. There is no one cause that brings people to a counseling center, except to solve a problem.
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What is the cost for counseling services at Graham Health Center?
The first six sessions are free to currently registered Oakland University students at the OU Counseling Center. After the sixth session, the cost is $12 per session. There is no limit to the number of sessions you can have the the Counseling Center.
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What types of backgrounds do the counselors have?
The Counseling Center is comprised of three licensed psychologists, a licensed professional counselor and a number of interns who are in the final stages of their work toward receiving a doctorate in psychology or a Master's degree in counseling. All interns are supervised regularly by a psychologist.
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What types of contraceptive are available at Graham Health Center?
Graham Health Center provides condoms, oral contraceptive pills, Depo-Provera injections, and the Ortho-Evra Ring at discounted prices.
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Where can I work out on campus?
The Recreation Center is a great place to work out.
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