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Health Center Partnership with Patient First Medical Center

We are very excited to share that Notre Dame of Maryland University has a new partnership with Patient First Medical Center at Greenspring Station for our student health services.  We will no longer be utilizing Loyola University Maryland’s Student Health Center. Through this new collaboration with Patient First, NDMU is better able to meet the needs of our full-time students.  

Patient First is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, even holidays, allowing health services to be more readily available to our full-time students. Full-time NDMU students will not use their health insurance nor pay any amount out of pocket for services, including lab tests and x-rays. No appointments are necessary. 

Also, recognizing that Patient First is about 8 miles from our institution, the University has partnered with a taxi service and will be covering any metered rates to and from Patient First at Greenspring Station.  There will be no fee associated with full-time students visiting our new student health partner.

Full-time students seeking health services should go to the Student Life information Center (SLIC) Desk in Doyle Hall Lobby and ask that a taxi be contacted to take them to Patient First.  Upon arrival at Patient First, students will need to present their University ID card before they complete the medical center’s online registration form.  

For more information regarding specific services offered at the Lutherville Greenspring Station site, as well as physician schedules, please go to www.patientfirst.com.  If you have any questions regarding processes for transportation or any other questions, please feel free to contact the office of the vice president for student life at vpsl@ndm.edu or 410-532-5308.  

Health Insurance

After much consideration and feedback from our student community, Notre Dame of Maryland University will offer a University-sponsored student health insurance plan for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year. This new plan ensures that students with pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health insurance.  Knowing that you will be able to receive the services you need in the event of a sickness or injury while attending Notre Dame of Maryland University is critically important to your overall academic experience.  Your University is committed to supporting you, our student, in both your academic success and overall wellness.

United Health Care will offer coverage beginning August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. More information regarding coverage, deductibles, and obtaining your insurance cards through United Health Care may be obtained at www.firststudent.com. 

2013-2014 Student Health Insurance Coverage Brochure

Full-Time Undergraduate Women’s College Students

As a new, incoming Spring 2014 full-time Women’s College student, you are required to either enroll or waive the University-sponsored plan through an online process, we encourage you to  begin considering this and take action now.  All full-time undergraduate studies students have until March 1st to make their choice and either enroll or waive the insurance plan through United Health Care’s online system if they do not wish to pay for the University’s student health insurance plan. Those who do not opt-out will be billed for this coverage through the University’s Business Office as part of their student bill.

The purchase of the student injury and sickness insurance coverage provides a one-year non-renewable term of insurance with effective dates of coverage beginning August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. This plan is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the United Health Care Insurance Company. 

The following are the annual rates for coverage:

Full-time Undergraduate Women's College Student $1,329.00
Spouse $2,627.00
Per Child $2,627.00

*Please note dependent coverage is available only when the student is also insured under this plan and must be purchased at the time of their initial enrollment.  Payment for spouse or child coverage is in addition to the fee of your individual student coverage.

Part-Time and Graduate Students (College of Adult Undergraduate Studies (CAUS), Graduate Studies, and School of Pharmacy)

As a part-time or graduate student, your enrollment in the University-sponsored plan is completely voluntary.  Only new, incoming Spring 2014 part-time and graduate students, which includes College of Adult Undergraduate Studies (CAUS), Graduate Studies, and School of Pharmacy, have until March 1st to make their choice to enroll in the insurance plan through United HealthCare’s online system.  Those who do opt-in will be billed for this coverage directly through the insurance provider, not the University.  Part-time and graduate students will not be automatically enrolled or billed; therefore, they do not have to waive the insurance plan, which is different from previous years.

While specific programs might require that students have health insurance coverage, enrollment in the University’s plan is not mandated. Please check with your specific program as to health insurance requirements for the upcoming school year.

The purchase of the student injury and sickness insurance coverage provides a one-year non-renewable term of insurance with effective dates of coverage beginning August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. This plan is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the United HealthCare Insurance Company. 

The following are the annual rates for coverage:

Part-time and Graduate Student $1,885.00
Spouse $4,100.00
Per Child $2,627.00

*Please note dependent coverage is available only when the student is also insured under this plan and must be purchased at the time of their initial enrollment.  Payment for spouse or child coverage is in addition to the fee of your individual student coverage.

Enrollment/Waiver Process

The final due date to enroll or waive the insurance plan is March 1, 2014.

The University-sponsored health insurance’s website at www.firststudent.com is currently active.  Please select “Notre Dame of Maryland University” from the drop down menu, select “enroll/waive” and follow the instructions.  You will need your student University ID number, which can be found on your University bill, in order to create an account on the provider’s webpage as this is a completely online process through www.firststudent.com.  Please see the highlighted location of your student University ID on the sample bill below:

Example of University Bill for Student ID

Waiver Process (ONLY for new, incoming Spring 2014 Full-time Undergraduate Women's College Students):

If you plan to waive the University-sponsored plan, you will need your current health insurance card to provide proof of insurance to the insurance provider.  This is a completely online process through www.firststudent.com; therefore, there is no need to send proof of insurance into the University. When you have completed the waiver, you will receive notification by email that the waiver has been approved or denied. If you do not receive an email notification, please contact NDMU’s office of the vice president for student life for the status of your waiver request.

If you do not complete the online waiver form for the student health insurance prior to March 1st, you will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored plan and billed to your Notre Dame account.  No refunds will be made after March 1st.

If you have any additional questions regarding Notre Dame of Maryland University’s student health insurance plan or the enroll/waive process, please contact First Risk Advisors customer service department at 1-800-505-4160. You may also contact the University’s office of the vice president for student life at 410-532-5308, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., or via email at vpsl@ndm.edu. Please be sure to include your full name, student ID, and contact information (telephone and email) on any correspondence.