INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETES - PATIENT SERVICES
The I-CAPS program is designed to assist varsity athletes in scheduling appointments for referrals to specialty physicians. When a University Health Services provider deems that an athletic-related injury requires specialty services, referrals are made to outside consultants or testing facilities. For scheduling assistance, student-athletes should call (609) 258-7044 or visit Caldwell Fieldhouse.
Patients who waive out of the Student Health Plan (SHP) should check their health insurance to make sure that sports-related injuries are a covered benefit. Athletes using private insurance will not be referred off campus until they call their insurance company for approval.
ATHLETIC ACTIVITY FUND (AAF)
NCAA varsity athletes may be eligible for partial reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses associated with injuries occurring during play or practice through the AAF, a special always-secondary fund. For more information about AAF eligibility, review the publication Important Information for NCAA-Qualified Intercollegiate Athletes and Club/Intramural Sports or call the SHP Office. Students must submit an AAF Reimbursement Request Form in order to be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses.
Students with athletics-related injuries or illnesses sustained during the academic year that require outside services during breaks or the summer must complete the Outside Referral Form in order to submit payment for these services to the AAF. These services must be approved by the director of Athletic Medicine or the head athletic trainer.