University of Southern Indiana

Deaconess Office Visit Plan (OVP)

Student Fees cover services at USI’s University Health Center. The fee is added to your USI tuition bill each semester and/summer session and is listed as Deaconess Office Visit Plan. The plan is automatically included for those living on campus. Those living off campus can opt-in for $70 per year.

Services covered at no cost include:

  • Unlimited office visits
  • One physical per academic year
  • In office point of care tests including flu, strep, mono, urinalysis and pregnancy.
  • One annual flu shot
  • Unlimited Telehealth visits
The OVP does not take the place of medical insurance. However, it can be used by students who do have insurance to help save from co-pays or deductibles.

Enrolling or Withdrawing from the OVP

Office Visit Plan (OVP)All students living in University housing are required by University policy to be enrolled in the OVP. If you live in University housing the OVP fee is automatically charged to your account for every semester that you are consecutively enrolled at USI. Students who move out of University housing may request to drop the OVP. See the paragraph below regarding deadline dates.

Students living off campus may submit an online form. The OVP fee of $70 will then be charged to your account for every semester that you are consecutively enrolled at USI.

To be eligible for a credit, cancellation, or refund of the current semester’s health services fee, drop requests must be received in the University Health Center by the dates listed below. The student must not have used the services of the University Health Center within the first four weeks of the current semester. Drop requests received after these dates will take effect the following semester. Students cannot drop the plan as long as they live in University housing.

  • Friday, September 18, 2020, for the fall 2020 semester
  • Friday, February 5, 2021, for the spring 2021 semester
  • Friday, May 1, 2021 for Summer Session 1
  • Friday, July 2, 2021 for Summer Session 2

Students who have withdrawn from the OVP may request to be reinstated by contacting the University Health Center office at 812-465-1250.


Telehealth Visits

Telehealth Visits are office visits with a doctor or nurse practitioner that are performed virtually over zoom or Facetime. Telehealth visits allow students to get medical advice, refills, or be screened for COVID-19 all from the comfort of their own room. Not only does this service add the convenience of seeing a healthcare provider at home, but also keeps healthy students away from the UHC and possible COVID patients away from the UHC too.

Schedule a telehealth visit online and choose video visit as the type of visit.

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