Health and Wellness

Wellness Center

Haas Commons – Building 73

The Wellness Center provides comprehensive health care under the direction of a registered nurse to ensure all students’ health concerns are met. Many services are offered including confirmation of required immunization status for incoming students, treatment of immediate health care issues, referrals to medical care providers in the community when necessary, first aid/CPR classes, dietary counseling, and wellness education. We offer physician services Monday – Friday, massage therapy every Wednesday afternoon and Chiropractic care three Tuesdays a month. Routine immunizations are offered at the Wellness Center. Flu shots are available in mid-October.

Check the University calendar and read the monthly Wellness newsletters that are sent via email for updates.

Chapel Services

Fred and Fay Haas Interfaith Chapel – Building 46

The University recognizes that students may feel challenged by the many questions, experiences, and world views encountered during their college experience. We also recognize that because students are faced with a consuming social life and the subtle influence of peers, it is important to encourage and promote spiritual development. Special opportunities for deepening faith, such as meetings and programs sponsored by student religious clubs and pastoral counseling are offered during the regular academic year.

The Fred and Fay Haas Memorial Interfaith Chapel is the center where students, faculty, and staff can go to for their spiritual needs - be it meditation, quiet time and reflection, or for activities offered by religious clubs and churches. It is also a place where special events are scheduled during the academic year.

Counseling Services

The college experience is often complex, offering students tremendous intellectual and personal opportunities, as well as difficult challenges and demands. Many students seek personal counseling as a means to learn, grow, and enhance their personal and professional skills. College students are faced with many transitions such as moving away from home and ending and beginning relationships.

Individual counseling provides an opportunity for students to meet with a counselor to discuss and explore important aspects of their college experience. Counseling sessions may include adjustment to college life, relationship problems, stress, and/or more serious personal concerns. Personal mental health counseling is available without cost to students. Content and records of sessions are confidential.

The Counseling Services office is located in the Wellness Center in Haas Chapel, Building 46.

Health Insurance

All students must have health insurance and provide proof of coverage on an annual basis, and insurance coverage must be continuous throughout enrollment at Embry-Riddle. The University recommends that students and/or their parents who are currently insured contact their plan administrator to ascertain benefits and limitations while enrolled.

All students will be automatically enrolled in the University’s student health insurance plan with the premium assessed to their student account. Students with comparable private insurance may waive out of this plan and have the charge removed from their account. Prior to completing the waiver request, we encourage students and/or their parents to review the University’s basic student plan and major medical options at www.uhcsr.com. Failure to waive the insurance by the semester deadline will result in the non-refundable insurance fee remaining on your student account.

Embry-Riddle is not responsible for insurance waivers that are submitted after the deadlines. The waiver can be completed by logging into the ERNIE portal. Ernie>Campus Solutions>Main Menu>Self Servie>Student Center>Complete Health Insurance Info.

International students with an F1 or J1 visa must demonstrate proof of coverage that meets the State Department’s requirements for international students. The International Student Representative will review each International Student's policy and place the waiver code on their account if the policy meets the requirements.

Sexual Misconduct Resource Team (SMRT)

Chaired by the Director of the Women's and Diversity Center, SMRT is a group comprised of faculty, staff and students who work together to provide campus awareness about resources available to victims of sexual misconduct.

Embry-Riddle SMRT was established to provide information, education, prevention strategies, response, and resources to students involved with sexual misconduct. It is our hope that through education and raising awareness, ignorance around and incidents of sexual misconduct can be eliminated or drastically reduced. SMRT works in conjunction with local community advocacy and support organizations to provide resources and assistance to victims of sexual misconduct.

For additional information and/or resources contact the Dean of Students Office or the Student Handbook.