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Student Health Insurance, Immunization & Medical Resources

Health and wellness are important for academic success during college.  Students and parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the following information, policies and resources:

Health Insurance & Health Insurance Policy

Roosevelt University is pleased to partner with Academic Health Plans (AHP) providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois as our student health insurance provider for the 2014-15 academic year. Participation in the student health insurance plan is:

  • Required for all students living in university housing at the Chicago Campus, all College of Pharmacy students and currently enrolled F1 and J1 visa International students

The annual student health insurance fee is charged to fall semester students and the spring/summer student health insurance fee is charged to new spring semester students. Students have two options:

1) enroll in the Roosevelt student plan or

2) waive the insurance because they have equivalent coverage. 

The charge will appear on your student account until you waive before the advertised deadline.  Students must successfully complete the online waiver application to be successfully waived from this requirement.  If you do not complete the waiver or you are not approved by the deadline of SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, you will be automatically enrolled in the plan and will be responsible for payment for the plan. 

College of Pharmacy students must complete the waiver no later than JULY 25, 2014. 

The online waiver for 2014-15 is available at

  • Click the blue "waiver" link at the top of the page.
  • Select the appropriate waiver for your student type (residential student living on campus, College of Pharmacy student, or international student)
  • Log on using your Roosevelt student ID number and password (your date of birth in a MMDDYYYY format).
  • Fully complete the waiver (attaching a PDF of your insurance card is optional).  You will be notified via email that your waiver request has been received.
  • AHP will verify your insurance and notify you via email within 10 business days if your waiver has been approved.  If you are qualified for a waiver, the charge will be removed from your student account within 7-10 business days.
  • Optional (voluntary) for currently enrolled, full-and part-time, degree seeking, commuting domestic students.

     Students who enroll voluntarily pay for their insurance directly to the insurance provider.

Enrollment and waiver periods end a few weeks after the start of each term.  Note: College of Pharmacy students have a different deadline; please refer to the insurance plan website for information.  For more details about the 2014-15 academic year plan benefits available to enrolled Roosevelt students, visit

  • Optional dental insurance is also available to degree seeking students.


Roosevelt University students may enroll in an optional dental insurance plan that has been tailored to fit their needs.  This plan, offered through Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., provides preventive and basic coverage and access to a nationwide Participating Provider Organization (PPO) with more than 303,000 access points nationwide.

Roosevelt University recognizes that good dental health is important to overall health and is pleased to offer students and their dependents the option to enroll in this dental insurance plan. 

Dental insurance brochures are available in Auditorium Room 204 or Schaumburg Room 125.  If you have questions about dental insurance or you need assistance with your Roosevelt dental plan, please contact Student Success at 312-341-3525 or visit Auditorium Room 204.

To enroll in the dental plan, visit and complete the fillable PDF enrollment form.  After completing the form, please allow 7 to 14 days for Ameritas' enrollment systems to update and mail your ID card.  Please note, before the system is updated, you may not appear as an insured member of the plan. 


Medical Facilities & Pharmacies

Roosevelt University does not have a student health center on either campus.  However, Michigan Avenue Immediate Care (MAIC) is a health facility located near the Chicago Campus at 180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1605.  MAIC offers walk-in treatment for immediate medical concerns but not life threatening emergencies.  MAIC also has diagnostic services such as x-rays and laboratory tests, and offers medical examinations (including appropriate immunizations and prophylactic medications) for those students who might be pursuing overseas travel.  The staff includes full time physicians and medical assistants.  Appointments are not needed.

Students are responsible for making payment arrangements directly with MAIC.  MAIC accepts most major medical plans including Roosevelt’s student health insurance program as well as cash, Visa and MasterCard. Please note that MAIC is an independent entity that is not affiliated with Roosevelt University.  Always remember: for life threatening emergencies, immediately call 911. 

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1605
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax 312-201-1202
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
No appointments needed

Roosevelt students have utilized services from the following providers near the Chicago and Schaumburg Campuses.  Please note that this information is provided as a convenience and cannot be considered an endorsement of service:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007–3397

Students living at the residence halls at the Chicago Campus should follow these steps:

  1. Many health insurance plans provide “nurse on-call” or web-based medical services.  Students and parents are encouraged to become familiar with resources provided by their insurance carrier that can provide assistance during an illness.
  2. Report any serious illness or accidents to a Resident Assistant (RA) or professional staff member in the building.
  3. If you need to go a hospital and you are not so ill as to warrant an ambulance or you do not have a friend to drive you, the RA on duty will call a cab for you. For insurance reasons, residence hall staff is not permitted to drive students to the hospital, but may accompany you in a cab or ambulance upon your request.
  4. Follow up with your RA as soon as you are feeling better.

Students who have a medical or psychological condition that may require assistance while living on campus should notify their RA and/or the Counseling Center (for psychological conditions only). While confidentiality remains tantamount, it is important that the residence hall staff is aware of personal needs and ways they can assist if a concern or crisis arises.

There are several pharmacies near the Chicago Campus including Walgreens and CVS. A 24-hour pharmacy is located at the Jewel-Osco grocery store at 1222 S. Wabash (the corner of S. Wabash and Roosevelt Rd., eight blocks south of the university). The pharmacy phone number is 312-663-4646 and fax number is 312-663-6696. Please note that this information is subject to change. It is provided as a convenience and cannot be considered an endorsement of service.  


The mission of the Counseling Center is to promote the well being of the University community by supporting the development of students’ interpersonal, emotional and academic life skills.  Counseling Center staff provide a variety of services to help students understand their problems and themselves, achieve satisfying relationships, improve their academic performance, and make effective and satisfying career and life choices.  For more information, visit the Counseling Center website.

Immunization Policy & Form

Students are required, by Illinois law, to have an immunization record on file if they were born on or after January 1, 1957, and are planning to enroll in six or more credit hours at any time during their attendance at Roosevelt University. This record must contain proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and diphtheria/tetanus. A second measles immunization with live attenuated virus vaccine is to have been given at least 28 days after the first measles immunization. You must provide these immunization records only once during your enrollment at Roosevelt.  Students who do not have immunization records to verify these vaccinations should immediately contact their physician to obtain a copy of their records or have the appropriate immunizations administered.

Download the immunization form and instructions.

The completed immunization record should be returned to:

Roosevelt University
Admission Processing Center
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL  60173

It is recommended that you make a copy of the record before submitting it.  Documents submitted to the university cannot be returned to the student.  If you have immunization questions, please call the Office of Student Affairs in Auditorium Room 204 or call 312-341-3525.