The National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) and SUNY Delhi require that all student-athletes complete a series of health requirements to be eligible for practice and competition. These are REQUIRED to be completed BEFORE the first day of tryouts or practices.
All student-athletes must have a current physical on file in Health Services and that physical must have been conducted within the calendar year. The physical expires 1 year after it was conducted. If that date falls before or during a student-athletes playing season, the student-athlete will become ineligible after that date.
To avoid issues with a physical expiring mid-season, the ideal time for student-athletes to have their physical is between May 15 and August 15.
What about returning student-athletes?
Student-athletes are required to update their physical each year.
What will be accepted as documentation of a physical?
Any one of the following:
- The student-athletes name and date of birth
- That the physican conducted a physical examination and the date the physical was conducted
- That the student-athlete was found to be physically fit to participate in athletics without restrictions
- The physicians signature and the date
Where do I get the Health History or physical form?
A Health History form is sent to all incoming freshman. If you did not recieve this form or you are a returning student and need Part C of the physical form to update your physical you may download a copy.
Where do I send my health form and/or physical?
Student-athletes should forward all health information to Health Services by mail or fax well in advance of the first day of practices. Health information should not be mailed, faxed or delivered to coaching staff.
Counseling and Health Services
Foreman Hall, 454 Delhi Drive
Delhi, NY 13753
Fax (607) 746-4141
Can a student-athlete get a physical on campus?
Optimally, student-athletes get a physical from their own physician. A physician who knows their long-term health history is in the best position to determine whether they are healthy enough to compete in collegiate athletics. However, students may schedule an appointment with Health Services on campus to conduct their physical. There is a fee for this service.
Are student-athletes required to have health insurance?
Student-athletes must be insured
Proof of insurance, including a copy of their insurance card must be provided to the athletic department prior to the first day of practices. A Statement of Insurance Form will be mailed to all prospective athletes in June. If you did not recieve this form or need another copy you may download one from the athletics website. This is in addition to the waiver that must be completed to remove the college insurance from the students bill. More information about the college insurance is available from the Health Center. The college health policy does not cover injuries sustained while participating in athletics.
As of August 2014, the Department of Athletics will carry and accident policy for student-athletes. Student-athletes will be charged to participate in this policy. Should a student-athlete participate on more than one athletic team during the academic year, they will only be billed once. This is a mandatory fee. In the event of an injury, the student-athletes primary insurance is billed first. This accident policy will cover any unpaid portion of medical bills, including deductibles, for any injury sustained while participating in college athletics at SUNY Delhi up to $1,000,000. All claims against the athletic accident policy must be handled through the athletic training staff.
I do not have health insurance of my own or through my parents. What can I do?
You can purchase the college health insurance plan if you are not covered by other health insurance. In fact, you are automatically billed for this insurance unless you prove that you have other health insurance coverage. As a student-athlete you should be aware that the college health insurance does not cover interscholastic sports injuries. As of the 2014 fall semester, the athletic department carries an athletic accident policy that covers student athletes up to $1,000,000.
My son/daughter sustained an injury while participating in athletics at SUNY Delhi. How do I submit claims for the associated medical bills?
The student-athlete must report any injuries as soon as possible to the athletic training staff. The student-athlete should utilize their primary insurance for any medical care they receive. The medical facility will bill the primary insurance carrier and then bill the insured for the amount that the insurance did not cover. These bills should be submitted in a timely fashion to the athletic training staff at SUNY Delhi. A claim form, with copies of the bills will be submitted by the athletic training staff on your behalf.
If the student-athlete has not reported the related injury to the athletic training staff, the claim may not be submitted.