Health Insurance Information
All ICOM students are required to have health insurance coverage throughout all four years of medical school. Before registration and the beginning of each academic year, all students must provide proof of health insurance.
Students may have insurance through a variety of options including insurance through parents, spouses, or health exchanges. To ensure students have access to a comprehensive plan, ICOM is implementing a student health insurance plan for the 2018-2019 school year through United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR). With the implementation of a student health insurance plan all students must enroll in the student sponsored health plan or provide proof of other acceptable health coverage.
The insurance portal will be available here on June 1, 2018 for open enrollment and waivers. Information on the waiver process and insurance plan benefits will be available through the portal. The deadline for submitting a waiver will be July 31, 2018. After this date, students will automatically be enrolled in the UHCSR Student Health Plan.
Dependents are also eligible to be enrolled in the Student Health Plan.
Unity Health Center
Unity Health Center is a primary and urgent care clinic located close to the ICOM campus. They provide comprehensive medical care and address personal health concerns. They can also provide referrals, if needed. Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. They are closed on Sundays. All services are confidential.
Students are responsible for all fees incurred through the utilization of these services and will be billed using customary practices of Unity. It is recommended you contact your insurance provider in order to verify your coverage.
Unity Health Center
745 S. Progress Ave
Meridian, ID 83642
St. Luke's Network of Providers
St. Luke’s Network of Providers has a variety of healthcare professionals in multiple clinics to help students meet their healthcare needs. The network includes primary care and specialists in multiple disciplines of medicine.
To find a clinic or provider, visit https://www.stlukesonline.org/
Emergency or After-Hour Care
For medical emergencies and after hours health care, you are encourage to access appropriate care as warranted by your situation including local urgent care facilities, emergency departments and emergency medical services. For true emergencies, students are asked to call 911.
Behavioral Health Resources
Counseling is encouraged for students experiencing anxiety, academic stress, relationship problems, loneliness, depression, alcohol and/or substance abuse, sexuality conflicts, test anxiety, concerns related to medical school adjustments or for any one who feels she/he needs additional support. Students may self-refer or may be identified by and referred to counseling support services by others, all in a confidential manner.
StudentLinc is a Student Assistance Program available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. StudentLinc provides confidential and professional guidance in personal and school concerns, and is accessible by phone, through a student portal, and through an app. Available resources include:
- Counseling services
- Family Assistance
- Financial Assistance
- Legal Assistance
Idaho State University Counseling Services
ISU Counseling Clinic provides individual, couple and family counseling. Counseling services are generally available Monday through Thursday from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with possible additional appointment availability during Fall and Winter semesters. To schedule an appointment, please call 208-373-1719 and leave a message on the confidential voicemail. Your call will be returned within one business day.
Information on services provided, clinic policies, billing and payment, and clinic forms is available at the ISU Counseling Clinic’s website found at https://www.isu.edu/clinics/counseling-meridian/. Please fill out the forms located on the website and take them with you to your appointment.
If services are needed outside of ISU Counseling Clinic’s hours or before an appointment is available, you are encouraged to utilize the StudentLinc services.
Important Notes Regarding Vaccination Requirements:
- Clinical experiences are part of the basic curriculum to obtain a degree of Osteopathic Medicine and therefore ICOM does not waive immunization or student health requirements for religious or personal preferences.
- Students will not be allowed to participate in any patient care activities, including but not limited to early clinical experiences, health outreach events, international mission trips and clinical rotations, until all immunizations requirements have been met.
- Inability to participate in clinical experiences due to noncompliance with ICOM immunization polices may result in unexcused absences leading to failure of a course, academic probation, promotion board hearing, delay in graduation or even dismissal from the program.
All current students must log all immunization requirements on the standard AAMC immunization form.
After documenting the required immunizations for matriculation, the following immunizations are required of current students each year:
- Tuberculosis Testing
Axiom Fitness has four locations around the Treasure Valley with multiple fitness classes and facilities. A discounted membership rate is available to ICOM students. The special rate includes:
- No enrollment fee
- Pay only first month’s dues to start
- Month to month with no contract
- Access to all 4 valley locations
- $25.95+tax per month
To join Axiom Fitness utilizing the special ICOM rate, please use the link and promo code found on the ICOM Student Intranet.
Boise State University Recreation Center & Intramurals
Boise State University's Recreation Center has a variety of recreation and fitness opportunities for students. ICOM students can utilize the Boise State University Recreation Center at the in-state university students membership rate. More information about the membership rates can be found at https://rec.boisestate.edu/membership/membership-types/
To become a member, submit an online Membership Request with a copy of the current semester schedule and an ICOM photo ID.