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.

Student Health Center Staff

Josie Oramas, EdD, LMHC, Counselor
M - F, 10:00am-6:00pm

Yolanda Mora, RN, Registered Nurse
Jessie Trice Community Health Centers, Inc.
M - F, 8:00am-5:00pm

Dr. Claudette Williams, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Jessie Trice Community Health Centers, Inc.
T & Th, 9:00am-5:00pm

Required Health Information and Forms (see Health Forms on the left)
  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.
    3. The forms should be taken or sent to the Student Health Center

2014-2015 Student Health Insurance Plan

St. Thomas University provides insurance through AIS/Aetna.
Visit or
email: or
call 1-888-776-9920 for answers to questions regarding:

  • Waiver application
  • Optional enrollment form
  • Plan coverage and benefits
  • Print your ID insurance card
  • Find a doctor or hospital
  • Find a pharmacy
  • Discounts and resources
  • Travel Assistance Program 

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 fees 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 Student Health 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.

Community Resources

Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. Acute and emergency medical care provided by licensed professionals in a caring community environment. 305-474-6855 (Miami Gardens center).

Switchboard of Miami. First Call for Help for crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and supportive services. (available 24/7 in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. HELPlines for: Veterans Crisis, LGBTQ, and Alcoholic Anonymous. 305-358-4357

ULifeline. The National Suicide Prevention Life Line, also serving the Veterans’ Crisis Line (available in Spanish) for anyone suffering from severe emotional distress or a suicidal crisis. Service provided 24/7 by mental health professionals. 1-800-273-8255.

WebMD.The latest news on health conditions, prescription medications, first aid topics, health games (e.g., stress reducing strategies), living healthy tips, and centers for related conditions.

American Psychological Association. Learn about different psychological topics and conditions including: addictions, ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress, sexual abuse, and violence. Learn how and where to get help, find psychology experts, articles, books, and more.