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    So if you get sick do they have doctors on sight that will prescribe antibiotics? Can you still be on your parents insurance? How does that work? Thanks!

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    I never did the college program there, but I did got to college while I was still under my parents' health insurance. Most insurance companies will insure dependants through 21 OR 23-4 if you are still in school. At U of Florida, we did have an infirmary that I got stuff such as flu shots and antibiotics from. There was no charge for seing the "doctors" (usually nurse practitioners which is perfectly ok with me) and then the pharmacy there took my ins. The couple of times I felt worse than a cold, I did go see a local doctor on our plan. So, if they do have a staff/program clinic, I'd say that should be good for most ills and would either be low cost/free/ or take your insur. If not, there are lots & lots of options in the Orlando area. You would just need to find out who takes your parents insur.
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    The doctors on property are specifically for work related injuries or illnesses and guest injuries or illness.

    If you have a personal illness or injury then you are still covered by your parents insurance and need to work with them on a Doctor or hospital in the Orlando area to receive treatment.

    They are building a clinic but that will also be specifically for those covered under a Disney healthcare plan. As a CP you are not eligible to be part of that plan. So you still need to find an Orlando area practitioner. Most insurance will help pay for those 24 hour emergency clinics, where you can see a doctor and get prescriptions.

    I hope that helps anwer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echoscot View Post
    The doctors on property are specifically for work related injuries or illnesses and guest injuries or illness.

    If you have a personal illness or injury then you are still covered by your parents insurance and need to work with them on a Doctor or hospital in the Orlando area to receive treatment.

    They are building a clinic but that will also be specifically for those covered under a Disney healthcare plan. As a CP you are not eligible to be part of that plan. So you still need to find an Orlando area practitioner. Most insurance will help pay for those 24 hour emergency clinics, where you can see a doctor and get prescriptions.

    I hope that helps anwer your question.
    If you do the college program look carefully at your parents insurance plan.
    Most require you remain a full time student as was the case with my son.
    He took a Disney U course and two from a university up here that were designed for the CP, not to burdensome.

    Oddly, mailed home to us when he was CP'ing was his health care benefits package since he worked full time. We never tried to use them as it would have just confused our insurance company in the future. He did get ill down there and the clinic sent a private shuttle bus to the campus to pick him up and returned him. They took our health insurance. He did not have his card with him (duh) and they just called me for the info. He hit the clinic well however others talked about long waits, first come first served in most cases.

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    Everyone's insurance is different. I had to be a FT student to be on my parent's. As for doctors, there is a walk-in clinic nearby (I can't remember if it's Chatham or Vista).
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