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First year students may use this link to see if their health form information has been received.
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Overview of Health Services Table of Contents
On Campus Medical Services: 1-941-309-4000
Effective Fall 2012, Ringling College of Art and Design, in partnership with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, provides on-campus medical services and is equipped to diagnose and treat most common illnesses and conditions. Any services that cannot be provided directly on-site at the Student Health Center can be coordinated within Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s comprehensive network of services.
Student Health Center
2712 Bradenton Road
OPEN: MWF 8 AM - 1 PM and TTh 11 AM - 4 PM
Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care Center
5360 University Parkway
OPEN: 8 AM - 8 PM - 7 Days a Week
The mandatory health charge of $175 per semester helps support the medical and counseling services provided on our campus, and allows students to see a provider for a general medical office visit at the Hospital’s University Parkway Urgent Care Center with no out-of-pocket costs.
For more information about on-campus medical services click here or call Ringling College Medical Services at 941-309-4000.
As SMH is a legally separate entity, students generally need to complete a release of information to allow sharing of protected information with the Counseling Center or other Ringling entities. The release is available here.
Ringling College assumes no liability for the care or treatment of students needing medical attention, and the College requires all degree-seeking students to carry health insurance. All students must either purchase the health insurance available through the College or maintain insurance equal to or greater than that selected by Ringling College.
Students may visit the health center during medical staff open hours to receive a flu shots anytime after October 1st. Faculty and staff may participate in on-campus clinics scheduled in the Hammond Commons and Academic Center during Wellness week for a small fee, or my wish to visit Walgrees, Publix, or other local pharmacies for a flu shot.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Urgent Care and Health Insurances Accepted
The Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care Center is located at 5360 University Parkway, Sarasota, Florida. A range of insurances in addition to the student group plan are accepted: Sarasota Memorial Hospital - Health Insurances Accepted
Mailing Allergy Medication
Student Health Center
Attention: SMH Medical Staff, Medication
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
1. Please have the box clearly marked that it requires refrigeration.
2. Please provide a letter or an order signed by the MD requesting the administration of allergy injections as indicated on the written instructions that are sent with each vial. This can be written on an Rx pad. Any information pertinent to treatment should be sent along with this order.
3. Provide an instruction sheet with your physician's name, address, phone and fax numbers.
4.. Provide clearly written instructions for each vial, including contents, strength, dosage and frequency of each injection, with a schedule to follow for missed injections, local and system reactions.
5. Each vial should be clearly labeled with:
a. Patient's name
b. Name of mix/solution
c. Strength of each vial's solution
d. Expiration date.
Note that RCAD and SMH are not responsible for packages lost or delayed, and students with possible health risks from not receiving their medication should not rely on mail service. Do not mail items which are irreplaceable. Individual is responsible for appropriate insurance and tracking. Please consult your doctor and local, state, federal laws before mailing prescriptions which may be illegal in some circumstances. Never mail controlled substances. Always mail items in their original containers with clear labels.
Peterson Counseling Services: 1-941-893-2855
The Peterson Counseling Center at the Ringling College of Art and Design provides a confidential, safe, supportive atmosphere for students. All services are confidential, voluntary and at no cost to currently enrolled students. Contact us at 941-893-2855 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
New Student Health Information Form
All students are required to complete a health information form upon matriculation. The health form is due July 15, 2013.
Health Information Form (PDF download)
Provided here is the link to IQ Web/Self Service where students can check the status of their Ringling College Health Form:
Student Health Insurance Information and Waiver: 1-855-837-3898
For information about the student insurance, please visit https://www.ringlingstudentinsurance.com or call GM Southwest, Inc. at:
855.837.3898 or 800-477-4415
The 2012-13 Student Health Insurance Plan highlights and waiver form are available on line. (The updated 2013-14 Student Health Insurance Plan will be available before June 1, 2013.)
All incoming students will automatically be enrolled in the GM Southwest insurance unless they elect to waive coverage and the waiver is approved. Students will need to complete an Online Waiver Form at www.ringlingstudentinsurance.com. Once the waiver form is completed and approved, a full credit will be issued if completed by September 1, 2012. Students may enroll for coverage up to 31 calendar days after the start of the Fall or Spring semesters. Exceptions will be made to the established enrollment periods in the event the student suffers a loss of coverage under another plan due to ineligibility.
Links to the complete GM Southwest insurance brochure, a complete list of participating pharmacies within the State of Florida, and forms for submitting claims are available here for your convenience. Please carefully read the instructions for submitting claims and note that insurance claims must be submitted within 90 days of illnesses or injuries. Participating pharmacies in Sarasota include CVS, Publix, Target, and Walgreens.
Students choosing the health insurance plan through the College may now log on at https://www.globalhealthticket.com/Ringling to print their 2012-13 health insurance card. Please copy and paste the URL into your browser to gain access to this site. After logging in with your student ID and date of birth, you will be given the choice to print your customized ID card. Use your student ID number minus the first two 0's to create a 7-digit log-on. Example: If your student ID number is 000-01-1234, you would enter 0011234 (no dashes).
Student Insurance ID and Claims Contact: 1-855-837-3898
Students who have enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan are able to print a personalized Insurance ID card after August 1, 2012 (the insurance effective date).
To print your Insurance ID card visit:
You may need to copy and paste the link into your browser to gain access. Your insurance ID number is your student ID number minus the first two zeros. Example: If your student ID is 000-01-1234, you would enter 0011234 (no dashes).
Questions regarding coverage or claims can be answered by calling GM Southwest or emailing: email@example.com or by calling our Insurance Servicing Agent:
Ms Angie Black
Past letters sent to student and parents