The Office of University Health Service maintains regular hours while the University is in session for the fall and spring semesters. A Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse are available while Health Service is open, and a physician is available at specified hours during the week. Appropriate referrals are made as necessary to community physicians and hospitals. The Office of University Health Service does not provide clinic hours during the summer months. In times of escalating health care costs it is essential for students to have health insurance coverage.