The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

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at Cave Hill, Barbados

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Health & Wellness

The Student Health Clinic

The Student Health Clinic (SHC) serves registered students. The Clinic is located next to the Guild of Students.

Doctors, Nurses and a support team provide clinical services during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
 
In case of emergencies outside of Clinic hours, students should go directly to the Accident & Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital or any other emergency provider of their choice. However, please note that payments will be expected at the point of care. The CariCare Medical Assistance Plan may be used for reimbursement in this eventuality.

The Clinic offers you the ultimate in primary health care and helps you to maintain your health.

  • If you have a chronic illness that needs to be managed regularly, the Student Health Clinic can work with your primary physician to provide a back-up service.
  • It is important, however, that you maintain your visits with your doctor as we do not seek to change your relationship with him/her.
  • Schedule an initial appointment with the clinic team to discuss your treatment and subsequent care.
  • If we cannot treat you at the SHC, there are many resources on and off Campus that can help.

 

Disability Services


Students with disabilities may apply for accommodations that support their learning and well-being while at UWI Cave Hill. The UWI Cave Hill Student Disability Policy adopted in February 2014 promotes equal access to all academic and non-academic programmes offered by the Campus, as well as accessibility to the various resources, services and amenities on Campus” for academically qualified students with disabilities. To read the UWI Cave Hill Student Disability Policy click here.
 
Students may disclose their disability and seek accommodation at any time during their tenure at the University. UWI Cave Hill will not discriminate against a student with a disability; therefore, disclosure of a disability on the admissions application will in no way affect a student’s matriculation. 
 
Students seeking accommodations are responsible for initiating the process and are encouraged to do so as early as possible, ideally during the application period or at the start of a programme of study. All students who apply for accommodations must have their disabilities verified by a certified professional. Some accommodations include assistive software and learning devices, testing and examinations under special conditions, and transportation around Campus. To download the Application for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities click here.

Please contact the Office of Student Services at 417-4165 or timothy.arthur@cavehill.uwi.edu.

 

Health Insurance

The CariCare Medical Assistance Plan is available to registered students who need to visit a doctor outside of the Campus. Students will be reimbursed up to 80% of the cost of treatment plus medication after the deductible has been applied.
  • The insurance does not cover dental, vision or gynaecological/obstetric concerns.

For more details on the insurance plan, visit the Health Insurance page »

Health Clinic Staff

Our team of professionals includes:

  • a panel of doctors to serve you on and off Campus,
  • nurses who are well qualified to meet your various health needs
  • a psychological counsellor to assist with emotional, personal, academic and social concerns.

 

 

Click here to view FAQs »

Visit the Student Health Clinic Website for more details about the Health Clinic and services offered to registered students. 


 

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