United States, University of Nebraska Lincoln

New US$44M health centre provides international students specialised support

Nebraska’s $44 million state-of-the-art University Health Center has been extending specialised support services for international students since it opened to serve the campus community at the start of the fall 2018 intake.

“The University Health Centre staff understand that international students face unique challenges when transitioning to a new country and culture. As a result, the centre offers specialised support through the International Student Discussion and Support Group. Students can enquire about their insurance benefits and entitlements and avail of the medical centre’s services,” says Brent Schmoker, international recruitment specialist.

The new 9,940-square metre facility is conveniently located on the east side of the Nebraska City Campus. Facilities include a medical clinic, specialty clinic (dermatology, optometry, orthopaedics), pharmacy and dental clinic, as well as services for counselling and psychology, physical therapy, nutrition, radiology and other laboratory services.

The health centre has private examination rooms for students to consult with one of the 130 medical professionals stationed there. They can easily make an appointment with a medical professional via telephone or online scheduling portal.

With the student insurance plan, many of the services at the University Health Centre are free, and students have access to prescription medication within the pharmacy for a reduced cost.

The university health requirements are covered 100% by the student insurance plan at the University Health Centre. International students are automatically enrolled in the university’s student health insurance plan, and thus have access to these services.

The new building also houses the University of Nebraska Medical Centre College of Nursing.