Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is dedicated to promoting health and well-being from the foundation of Catholic Identity guidelines for University communities. Our work is based upon the principles of Catholic Social Teachings and Catholic Health Care: the care and dignity of the individual, attending the needs of the marginalized and disenfranchised, respect for workers, care of the environment, and the promotion of peace and nonviolence in our world. At St. Thomas University, we have the unique advantage of providing an intimate, family education model, aimed at ‘developing leaders for life’.The Student Health Center staff generally holds a doctoral level certification, in addition to contracted health care services provided by Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc.

Mission Statement

The Student Health Center aims to promote the physical, emotional, behavioral, and mental health of students in a personalized, supportive, and professional manner as they prepare to become leaders for life in our global community.

NEW: 2014-2015 Student Health Insurance –AIS/Aetna

First-time users will need to Register/Login with the AIS/Aetna website: You will set up a username and password.  After you register you will be able to waive the Student Health Insurance.

Waiver Process

Full-Time Undergraduate and Law Students who have other comparable coverage and would like to waive out of this plan must complete the Online Waiver. You may waive coverage only if you are already covered by your parent’s insurance, by an employer’s insurance, other Affordable Care Act Compliant Plan or comparable insurance. There are no exceptions to this deadline. Appeals to refund the Spring/Summer premium will not be accepted, even if you are graduating in December.

Students failing to waive by the Deadline will be automatically enrolled in the Student Insurance Plans for the Academic Year, the premium will be added to your student account, and you will be responsible for any and all fee’s that accrue.

Waiver submissions may be audited by St. Thomas University and/or their contractors or representatives. You may be required to provide, upon request, any coverage documents and/or other records demonstrating that you meet the school’s requirements for waiving the student health insurance plan. By submitting the waiver request, you agree that your current insurance plan may be contacted for confirmation that your coverage is in force for the applicable Academic Year and that it meets the school’s waiver requirements.

International Students are required to purchase the student insurance plan and may not waive coverage. This plan will provide medical coverage anywhere in the U.S. and abroad.

Waiver Option

All full-time undergraduates (except Organizational Leadership and Health Care Management), and  full-time Law students will automatically be enrolled in these plans, unless a completed Waiver Form has been filed online by selecting “Online Waiver” by the specified deadline dates listed below:

Waiver Deadline Dates
Students enrolling in the Fall: 7/1/2014 to 9/4/2014
New students only for Spring: 12/1/2014 to 1/22/2015
A7 – Students enrolling for the Fall: 7/1/2014 to 10/29/2014
A2 – Students enrolling for the Spring: 12/1/2014 to 3/25/2015

Mandatory Supplemental Plan
Students who have an approved waiver and all VA and Graduate Students will be automatically charged an annual health fee of $180. This health fee allows 100% coverage for all medical services provided by the STU Health & Wellness Center. You can log onto the insurance website for a list of covered services:   You will not be billed for this plan if you are covered under the Comprehensive Health Plan.

2014-2015 Student Health Insurance:  St. Thomas University provides insurance through AIS/Aetna.

Student Health Center Staff

Josie Oramas, LMHC
Counseling Services:

Yolanda Mora, RN
Registered Nurse
St. Thomas University

Dr. Claudette Williams
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

St. Thomas Health & Wellness Clinic Hours:

Medical Clinic & Insurance:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am-6:00pm

Counseling Services:
Monday - Friday  10:00am - 6:00pm

Required Health Information for Students
  1. New Students: 
    1. All students residing on campus must have meningitis immunization.
    2. New students must have a completed medical evaluation and immunization record on file.
  2. Returning students are asked to complete a change in health status/disability form.

Switchboard of Miami is your 24/7 link to all medical, psychological and social services in Dade County. This great service is staffed by professional counselors and it is confidential and free- Dial 211 from any landline in Dade County to reach Switchboard of Miami. (In Broward dial 211 from any landline to reach First Call for Help).

ULifeline is a Nation-wide network of Universities linked by the JED Educational Foundation. 24/7 health and wellness services are available for you on an interactive basis.

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While you are online with EWTN, check out daily homilies, which provide valuable spiritual thoughts for the day ( Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday).You can also see shows on inspirational heroes; participate in devotions and Mass through this site.


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Physical and mental health - check out Health A to Z - it is very well researched and interesting with facts, glossaries, symptom checkers and more!

We suggest you link to (the American Psychological Association) for information and news on the field of psychology and mental health. This is state of the art and very reliable information. In the same way- look at Mayo for excellent current medical news and information.