Transitioning Care for Incoming and Returning Students
There are important steps that you as a student can take to facilitate college success. It is important if you have an existing health condition to integrate your treatment into your educational goals. If you are on medication, receiving care from a medical or psychiatric provider, or have a current IEP services are available at Notre Dame. Coordinating your Care should begin before you arrive on campus. The following guidelines can help with the transition to college or reintegration after taking time away. You can also contact the Care and Wellness Consultants if you have questions.
General Things you Should Know
- The name of your condition.
- The challenges or symptoms you experience (For example: chronic fatigue, anxiety, difficulty focusing)
- How these experiences affect your life.
- What tools or skills have you learned to assist with your symptoms. What has been helpful and what hasn't.
- Know your treatment hx. and what medications you are presently on or have been on in the past.
- Know your current course of treatment.
- Names and contact information of your treatment providers.
- Sign releases of information to the departments on campus that will be assisting with your care.
- A copy of your insurance card.
Information Necessary if you are on Medication
- Name of your medication(s)
- Dosage of the medication
- Times that you are to take your medication
- Be able to describe any side effects or problems you may have had with your medication.
- Have your medication hx. on paper and why medications may have been changed.
- What pharmacy is covered by your insurance policy.
- Will your refills be handled locally or by your home providers.
Integrating Treatment and Education
In order to get off to the right start in college, if you had an IEP or 504 plan in high school you will need to registrar with Accessibility Services to transfer your accommodations. Sometimes when students arrive at college and establish their independence they sometimes hesitate to involve previous services. It is better to be registered and be prepared should the accommodations be necessary. You can contact Sara Bea Center for Student Accessibility Services or by phone 574-631-7157. To fax your information the fax number is 574-631-2133.