For the past 2 weeks I have, unfortunately, been battling with a nasty cold. Lucky for me, the DU Health and Counseling Center (HCC) has been extremely helpful in getting me back to my normal, healthy self.
As a graduate student, you have four options in regards to health care (you can check them out at the following link: http://www.du.edu/duhealth/general/insurance/graduate-health-options.html). I have chosen “Option 1” which includes the Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) as well as the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). By choosing this option, I have been able to go to the HCC as many times as I have needed to, free of charge. I also have not had to pay out of pocket for any medications or lab testing. Depending on the health care option you choose, the cost to see a medical provider or counselor will be different (it is very inexpensive if you do have HCF or SHIP though).
The HCC is also very convenient–it is located on campus and they offer same day appointments. So if you wake up feeling extremely sick and need to see a doctor, you are able to call or go online and make an appointment for that day. They also offer counseling services, including individual psychiatric services, substance abuse assessments, and group counseling. I would strongly urge you, as prospective and admitted students, to consider signing up for either the HCF, SHIP, or both and to make use of them as much as you can while you are a student here. For more information, visit their webpage at http://www.du.edu/duhealth/index.html.