T-Ducks in a Row #145 – 2020 Richland Flu Shot Clinics

WHAT?  There are three flu shot clinics scheduled for Dallas College-Richland Campus this fall.

WHO?  These flu shot and vaccine appointments are available to employees and students.  Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent.

WHEN?  The clinics are scheduled on the following dates and at the following times:

  • Monday, September 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

HOW?  Flu shots and the other available vaccines will be offered by appointment only.  You must register at https://www.passageware.com/ClinicSignUp/DCR.  Below is detailed information about how to make an appointment, types of vaccines available, proof of identification required, and insurance and payment methods.

Passport Health/Staying Healthy Medical Services will be providing on site flu vaccinations for Dallas College Richland:

To sign up for an appointment, please go to:
https://www.passageware.com/ClinicSignUp/DCR/

We are able to accept the following PPO type insurance plans:

  • Aetna*
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield*–DCCCD employee plans that start with JEA are accepted
  • Cigna*
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare Part B (Flu shots only-please provide a copy of any supplement plans also)

We do not accept HMO plans other than BCBS Primary, Primary+ and Scott & White.

*We are unable to accept Aetna & Blue Cross Gold, Silver & Bronze plans and Cigna Local Plus. Please see the consent forms for other known exceptions of plans that do not cover vaccines at 100%.

A paper copy of your current insurance card and driver’s license are required. Please bring your paper copies with you when you receive your vaccines.  Electronic cards cannot be accepted.

We will have the following vaccines available:

Vaccine Cost With Insurance Cost Without Accepted Insurance
Quadrivalent Flu Shot No charge $28.00
Hepatitis A No charge $90.00
Hepatitis B No charge $80.00
HPV (Gardasil) Up to Age 45 No charge $240.00
Meningitis No charge $130.00
MMR No charge $100.00
Pneumonia (Pneumovax23) ages 50-64 if using insurance No charge $120.00
Pneumonia (Prevnar 13) ages 50-64 if using insurance No charge $210.00
Tetanus Diphtheria with Pertussis No charge $70.00
Shingles (Shingrix) ages 50-64 if using insurance No charge $190.00
B12 Shot $20.00 $20.00

If paying for any vaccines and/or B12, we accept cash or check made out to Staying Healthy Medical Services.

After you sign up online, you will see a confirmation page. There will be a link for you to print out the consent form for vaccinations. You only need to print out one consent form for vaccinations. B12 will require a separate form. If you have questions about any particular vaccination, please see our nurse on the day of the clinic.

The new Shingles vaccine (Shingrix) will be available for employees (age 50-64 only if using insurance).  Please note that this vaccine is known to cause more frequent local reactions than other routine immunizations and cannot be given to anyone younger than 50 years old.

Individuals age 65 and over can only receive the flu shot, no other vaccines, if using insurance. Age appropriate vaccines can be administered to those 65 and over that are paying out of pocket for the vaccine.

If you received routine vaccinations from Staying Healthy Medical Services, other than flu, in previous years and need a copy of your records, please email us at info@stayinghealthymedical.com. In the email you will need to include your name and birth-date. Depending on the carrier, insurance claims may be filed as Community Health and Immunization Services or Staying Healthy Medical Services.

WHERE?  These flu shot clinics will be held in Yegua, room Y105.  You will need to enter through the east entrance to Yegua and exit through the west entrance.  Welcome Assistants will staff the entrance, and everyone entering Yegua will be required to wear a mask and provide an Appian app pass for admittance.

WHO ELSE?  Passport Health/Staying Healthy Medical Services is the vendor who will be administering the vaccinations.

Caroline White, BSN, RNC

Sr Nurse Manager

RLC – Health Center