Student Health Information

Health Insurance

The college recommends that all students seek health and accident insurance if they are not adequately covered by a family or work insurance plan. International students who were admitted on an F-1 visa are required to show proof of insurance (that meets SCC standards for use in the United States) prior to registration. While the college does not endorse one insurance plan over another, the college will provide information about student insurance plans through the Enrollment Services Department.

Health insurance is required for anyone competing in intercollegiate athletics or club sports.If students traveling on college-sponsored trips have medical insurance, they must provide the club advisor with a copy of the insurance card, in case of emergency.


Communicable Diseases

Immunization Against Communicable Diseases

It is strongly recommended that all entering freshmen and transfer students be immunized for measles and rubella before they register for classes at SCC. Certain immunizations are required for admission to selected health programs. Details are available from the office for nursing and allied health programs, LU/SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, #1 Academy Place, Suite 102, Dardenne Prairie, Mo. Call 636-922-8280 for details about specific programs.

Meningococcal Disease & Vaccine Information (PDF)

Communicable Diseases and Blood-Borne Pathogens

It is the policy of the college to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for dealing with communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens.  To provide a safe environment for students, faculty and staff, students with chronic communicable diseases may attend college when, through reasonable accommodation, the risk of transmission of the disease and/or the risk of further injury to the student is sufficiently remote in such setting so as to be outweighed by the detrimental effects resulting from the student's exclusion from the college. View SCC Board policy 400/409-Communicable Diseases.

Substance-Free Environment for Students

The college is a drug-free institution and operates within the guidelines set forth in the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. The college prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use or distribution of drugs on campus, college sites, client sites or at any college-sponsored event.

The possession, use or distribution of alcoholic beverages on campus, college sites, client sites, instructional activities and at college-sponsored events is prohibited unless specifically approved by the president. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on all college property and in all college vehicles. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal.