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Health Services

VCOM assures that diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services are available to students through agreements with local primary care health providers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The agreements include primary care health providers to serve students within the campus community and in the communities of our core hospital sites.  Health services are confidential.

Health professionals providing health services to students, through a physician-patient relationship, must recuse him/herself from the academic assessment or promotion of the student receiving those services.  While the faculty at VCOM abide by the rule, students should not engage healthcare providers who are involved in their academic assessment or promotion to assure this does not unknowingly occur.

VCOM OMS 3 and OMS 4 students may participate in rotations with healthcare providers that offer healthcare services to other VCOM students.  In this case, OMS 3 and OMS 4 students may not participate in another student’s healthcare and may not view another student’s health record.  In addition, if any student being treated identifies that an OMS 3 or OMS 4 student is present in the room, he or she should request the student not be involved in their care, informing the student and the physician providing the care.  As the VCOM clinical training sites (physician or student) may not identify the patient as a VCOM student, it is an expectation that students seeking healthcare services in these sites identify themselves as a VCOM student. 

Campus & Core Site Healthcare Providers

Virginia

VCOM assures that diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services are available to students within the campus community and in the communities of our core hospital sites through agreements with local primary care health providers.  Health services are confidential. Students who need healthcare services outside of the office hours of the healthcare providers listed must visit their local emergency room or urgent care office. 

The agreements with the primary care health providers in the campus communities allow students to access healthcare services for only a small co-pay.  The healthcare provider in the Virginia Campus community is:

Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
https://lgphysicians.com/location/3700-south-main

VCOM has also established agreements with primary care health providers in the communities of our core hospital sites to assure that its students have access to healthcare services while on clinical rotations that are away from the campus community.  The list of providers per core site follows:

VCOM-Virginia Physical Health Service Locations at Core Clinical Sites

Name Location
Augusta Health  Augusta Health Urgent Care Stuarts Draft
2570 Stuarts Draft Hwy #100
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
Phone: 540-245-7880
Carilion Giles Community Hospital Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center  Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 

CRCH Community Care Clinic
101 Elm Street
Roanoke, VA 24013
Phone: 540-985-8465       

Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital Dr. John Davis
Clinch Valley Physician Associates
1 Clinic Road
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Phone: 276-964-6771
Catawba Hospital Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
Clinch Valley Medical Center Dr. John Davis
Clinch Valley Physician Associates
1 Clinic Road
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Phone: 276-964-6771
Sovah Health Danville Sovah Family Medicine - Residency Clinic 
109 Bridge Street
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-799-4488
Johnston Memorial Hospital  Primary Care Center
613 Campus Drive, Suite 200
Abington, VA 24210
Phone: 276-628-1186
LewisGale Hospital Alleghany Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery  Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
LewisGale Medical Center Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
Mary Washington Hospital Colonial Internal Medicine Associates
125 Olde Greenwich Drive Suite 300
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: 540-374-5599
Naval Medical Center Riverside Brentwood Family Medicine
10510 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: 757-594-3800
Princeton Community Hospital  Med Express
277 Greasy Ridge Road
Princeton, WV, 24739
Phone: 304-425-7615
Riverside Regional Medical Center  Riverside Brentwood Family Medicine
10510 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: 757-594-3800
Russell County Medical Center Primary Care Center
613 Campus Drive, Suite 200
Abington, VA 24210
Phone: 276-628-1186
Salem VA Medical Center Lewis Gale Family Physicians
3700 South Main Street                     
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-443-3700
Salisbury VA Medical Center Piedmont Family Medicine
1401 West Innes Street, Suite B
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-636-5626
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital  Sentara Halifax Family Medicine
101 Aubrey's Loop
South Boston, VA 24592
Phone:  434-517-3879
Smyth County Community Hospital  Primary Care Center
613 Campus Drive, Suite 200
Abington, VA 24210
Phone: 276-628-1186
Southwestern VA Mental Health Institute Primary Care Center
613 Campus Drive, Suite 200
Abington, VA 24210
Phone: 276-628-1186
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center  Colonial Internal Medicine Associates
125 Olde Greenwich Drive Suite 300
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: 540-374-5599
Womack Army Medical Center Family Medicine Center
1601 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-678-0100   
Wythe County Community Hospital  First Choice Family Care
Wythe Physicians Practices
360 Virginia Ave
Wytheville, VA
Phone: 276-223-1430

Carolinas

VCOM assures that diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services are available to students within the campus community and in the communities of our core hospital sites through agreements with local primary care health providers.  Health services are confidential. Students who need healthcare services outside of the office hours of the healthcare providers listed must visit their local emergency room or urgent care office. 

The agreements with the primary care health providers in the campus communities allow students to access healthcare services for only a small co-pay.  The healthcare provider in the Carolinas Campus community is:

ReGenesis Healthcare
460 Langdon St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone: (864) 582-2411
https://www.myrhc.org/

 

VCOM has also established agreements with primary care health providers in the communities of our core hospital sites to assure that its students have access to healthcare services while on clinical rotations that are away from the campus community.  The list of providers per core site follows:

VCOM-Carolinas Physical Health Service Locations at Core Clinical Sites

Name Location
Advent Health Hendersonville Blue Ridge Health
60 Gerber Road #100
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-233-2225
Aiken Regional Medical Center Family Medicine and Geriatrics – Southside
430 Society Hill Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
Phone: 803-648-7774
Blue Ridge Community Health Services

Harris Regional Hospital Urgent Care
176 Walmart Plaza
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-631-9462

Bon Secours St. Francis Health Hospital Bon Secours Primary Care
309 West Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
Phone: 864-297-1575
OR
Millennium Internal Medicine
2 Innovation Drive, Suite 300A
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: 864-365-0123
Charles George VA Medical Center Blue Ridge Health
60 Gerber Road #100
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-233-2225
Grand Strand Regional Center Grand Strand Primary Care- Internal Medicine/Family Medicine
920 Doug White Drive, Suite 250
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 843-236-1950
Haywood Regional Hospital Harris Regional Hospital Urgent Care
176 Walmart Plaza
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-631-9462
Margaret R. Pardee Hospital Blue Ridge Health
60 Gerber Road #100
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-233-2225
Newberry County Memorial Hospital Lovelace Family Medicine
Highway 76
600 North Wheeler Avenue
Prosperity, SC 29127
Phone: 803-364-4852
Orange Park Medical Center River City Primary and Urgent Care
630 Jacksonville Drive
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904-435-0799
Piedmont Medical Center Carolina Medical Consultants
311 Glenwood Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-366-7175
Prisma Health Tuomey Magnolia Family Practice
1229 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-905-2273
Regional Medical Center Gross Family Practice
970 Holly St
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 803-531-2722
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Primary Care
180 Wingo Way, Suite 110
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-606-7048
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Palmetto Proactive Healthcare
3225 B Reidville Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: 864-641-7229
Springs Memorial Hospital Mackey Family Practice
1025 West Meeting Street, Suite 200
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone: 877-837-6507
Wellington Regional Medical Center Wellington Physicians Urgent Care
3319 State Road 7, Suite 102
Wellington, FL 33449
Phone: 561-333-4000
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Doctors Care Seven Oaks
100 Jimmy Love Lane
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803-772-5030

Auburn

VCOM assures that diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services are available to students within the campus community and in the communities of our core hospital sites through agreements with local primary care health providers.  Health services are confidential. Students who need healthcare services outside of the office hours of the healthcare providers listed must visit their local emergency room or urgent care office. 

The agreements with the primary care health providers in the campus communities allow students to access healthcare services for only a small co-pay.  The healthcare provider in the Auburn Campus community is:

Auburn Pediatric and Adult Medicine
2353 Bent Creek Road, Suite 110
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Phone: 334-887-8707  
http://auburndoc.com

VCOM has also established agreements with primary care health providers in the communities of our core hospital sites to assure that its students have access to healthcare services while on clinical rotations that are away from the campus community.  The list of providers per core site follows:

VCOM-Auburn Physical Health Service Locations at Core Clinical Sites

Crestwood Medical Center  American Family Care Whitesburg
8151 Whitesburg Drive South
Huntsville, AL 35802
Phone: 256-617-5704           
East Alabama Medical Center  Auburn Pediatric and Adult Medicine
2353 Bent Creek Road, Suite 110
Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: 334-887-8707 
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center  Quality Urgent Care and Wellness
514 Mary Esther Cutoff
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 850-226-8550
Gadsden Regional Medical Center  Gadsden Family Practice
851 Goodyear Ave
Gadsden, AL 35903
Phone: 256-413-6000
Grandview Medical Center  Dr. Shanon Jernigan, MD
1451 Narrows Parkway
Birmingham, AL 352424
Phone: 205-444-9550
Helen Keller Hospital  Working Fit
1300 S Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, Al 35660
Phone: 256-386-4433                                                      
Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital  Stopwatch Urgent Care
3838 Highway 80 West
Phenix City, AL 36870
Phone: 334-650-7025
Medical Center Enterprise American Family Care Enterprise
606 Boll Weevil Circle
Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: 334-650-6078               
Orange Park Medical Center River City Primary and Urgent Care
630 Jacksonville Drive
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904-435-0799
Piedmont Columbus Regional  Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Family Medicine Center
1800 10th Avenue, Suites A, B, C
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 706-571-1120
Russell Medical Center  Russell Medical Urgent Care
3504 Highway 280
Alexander City, AL 35010
Phone: 256-397-7727
South Georgia Medical Center  SGMC Valdosta Medical Clinic
3207 Country Club Drive
Valdosta, GA 31605
Phone: 229-242-8480
Wellington Regional Medical Center  Wellington Physicians Urgent Care
3319 State Road 7, Suite 102
Wellington, FL 33449
Phone: 561-333-4000

Louisiana

VCOM assures that diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services are available to students within the campus community and in the communities of our core hospital sites through agreements with local primary care health providers.  Health services are confidential. Students who need healthcare services outside of the office hours of the healthcare providers listed must visit their local emergency room or urgent care office. 

The agreements with the primary care health providers in the campus communities allow students to access healthcare services for only a small co-pay.  The provider in the Louisiana Campus community is:

Affinity Walk-In Clinic
2408 Broadmoor Blvd Suite B, Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 318-897-0525
Call Ahead: 318-807-4717
24/7 walk-in appointments

Affinity ULM Health Clinic
1140 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-342-1651

24-hour Nurse Help Line: 318-807-6281

Health, Disability, and Liability Insurance

Health Insurance

Health insurance is a mandatory requirement for all VCOM students.  VCOM provides health insurance for its medical students and all VCOM students are automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan.  Medical students who do not wish to participate in VCOM’s health insurance program must seek and be approved for a waiver from participation.  Students who wish to obtain a waiver must present proof of health insurance at registration and every six months thereafter, including immediately prior to third year clinical rotations.  Medical insurance must be carried through all four years for continued enrollment.  Students who fail to do so are subject to suspension. 

The student health plan is a Preferred Provider Organization plan (PPO) through United Healthcare Student Resources. In addition to the major medical benefit, the plan provides full coverage for wellness care including annual routine physicals, well child care and immunizations. Once your annual deductible has been met, you will also meet your out of pocket maximum, then your plan will pay 100% of Covered Medical Expenses.

Contact RCM&D, Inc.
Tim Cummons
Phone: 800-346-4075 ext 1452
Email: tcummons@rcmd.com

Cost to the Student/Premium for the Policy

There is no additional cost to the student for this health plan.  In most cases, if the student chooses, he/she may hold another insurance plan and the two policies can work together.  However, it is not required to have another policy.  Important: Students on Medicaid cannot hold more than one policy.  It is imperative that you get information at orientation and take the appropriate steps if you are on Medicaid to avoid losing your benefits.

Dependent Eligibility

All VCOM students are automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan. If you have eligible dependents you must register them online. You will be able to register your spouse or children on or after the first day of class.

Obtaining Your ID Card/Filing and Reviewing Claims

  • Your ID card with instructions to set up your account will be emailed to you when you are enrolled in the plan.
  • You can download your ID card to your smart-phone or you can order a plastic card to be mailed to you by going to the United Healthcare student website www.firststudent.com  
  • “Select School” search bar
  • Choose "Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine” from the list
  • Select "Need an ID card" and follow the on-screen instructions

As soon as you have completed setting up your account, you will be able to search for providers, review your claims in detail, and have immediate access to your benefit summary and printable ID card.

Choosing Not to Participate Due to Medicaid Coverage

If you are on Medicaid, you must complete the "Choice Not to Participate Due to Medicaid" Coverage" form within two weeks of the enrollment period of July 1 (continuing students) or Orientation (new students). Failure to do so could result in you being ineligible and loss Medicaid coverage.

Decline insurance due to Medicaid (PDF)

Choosing Not to Participate Due to Other Reasons

VCOM's health insurance plan is intended to provide all VCOM students with a strong benefit and assure coverage of all students. In most cases, if a student has another health insurance plan that plan can work with the VCOM plan to provide an additional level of coverage. However, if a student chooses not to enroll he/she should understand all conditions on the attached form and return the signed form to the financial aid director on your campus within two weeks of the enrollment period of July 1 (continuing students) or Orientation (new students.)

Decline insurance due to personal preference (PDF)

Liability Insurance

Students currently enrolled as full-time students in good academic standing at VCOM and who are expected to graduate with the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine are covered by VCOM's liability insurance coverage on approved curriculum such as clinical rotations and required educational activities that are a part of the VCOM curriculum and as long as they are following the policies set forth by the institution.  Students should not participate in patient care without supervision and should not perform procedures without direct observation.  The coverage for students extends only to clinical situations where the care is performed as a part of the VCOM clinical program and when under the supervision of faculty.

Disability Insurance

As a VCOM student, the College provides the benefit of long-term disability insurance coverage for all current VCOM medical students. You are now covered for long term disability under a program called Med-Plus Advantage (MPA) underwritten by Standard Life Insurance Company. There is no cost to you for this valuable coverage; VCOM pays the premium. The plan is offered by the AMA Insurance Agency and covers more than 60,000 medical students nationwide. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • $1,500 per month benefit
  • $225,000 student loan repayment in the event of a total disability
  • 90 day waiting period before benefits are payable
  • Benefits payable to your Social Security Normal Retirement Age (SSNRA)

To file an MPA disability claim, you can obtain a claim form by going to MPA Claim Form. Should you require assistance, please call the toll-free number on the claim form or you can contact Lisa Whaley at lisa.whaley@standard.com or 971-321-6946.

You will not receive a printed MPA disability certificate of insurance. You can obtain and print your certificate by accessing the MPA website at: www.medplusadvantage.com and enter the VCOM ID number: 645441.