All ELI students are required to purchase Mercer’s Student Health Insurance. The plan is managed by Core Management Resources and every student is automatically enrolled. The current cost for this plan is $334 each session. As of August 1st, 2018 the cost will increase to $351 each session. Students can visit the Core Management website to find a summary of benefits, gain access to search for in-network doctors and providers, and view/print their insurance ID card. Exceptions to this policy include government-sponsored students, special program groups, and F-2 dependents who already have insurance through their spouses.
Mercer Student Health Clinic
Mercer Student Health Services provides limited health care and treatments for Mercer students. It is FREE for students to visit the clinic (except for lab tests or medications). The nurses will refer you to see a Student Health Services doctor or a Mercer Health System doctor if needed, depending on your situation. Your health insurance card is not needed at the Student Health Services, but if you are referred to a Mercer Health System doctor or to the hospital, you will need your health insurance card. All Mercer students must be enrolled and taking classes to use the on campus Student Health Clinic.
Sheffield Student Center, Office 206
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Closed 1-1:30 daily for Lunch
Call ahead to make an appointments for office visits or go online to schedule an appointment. Always bring your Mercer student ID card and proof of health insurance with you when you go to the clinic.
If you are on a "legal break" then you will not be covered by Mercer insurance.
Immunizations Required for all Mercer Students
2 doses of MMR Vaccine
- If no MMR shot proof is available, the student may have a blood test called an MMR Titer to prove immunity to these diseases.
2. A TB skin test or a T-spot TB blood test or negative chest X-ray if student has proof of previously positive TB test.
Students who have not had the MMR series of shots or a recent TB test may get these vaccines and tests from Mercer Student Health Services for a fee (approximately $75).
For more information about immunization requirements, and for a downloadable immunization form, please visit the Mercer Student Health website.
Mercer Student Counseling Services
Counseling Services (Located in 215 Sheffield) supports students’ personal growth and life development skills. An initial consultation and assessment period is followed by recommendations which may include free, brief psychotherapy on campus, and/or referrals to other resources on and off campus as appropriate.
The counseling center is the designated campus resource offering a level of confidentiality protected by law for reporting sexual assault or similar concerns; it is staffed by several part-time licensed professional counselors who are prepared to assist currently enrolled students with a variety of issues, including:
Abuse / Harassment
Career or Workplace
Grief or Loss
Health Goals / Personal Growth
Mindfulness Based Interventions
Study Skills / Time Management
Off-campus referrals are made by both services when student needs exceed the scope of services provided by SHAC, e.g. annual physicals, psychiatric evaluations, long-term psychotherapy, and management of chronic and/or persistent conditions.