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Some of the reasons students typically come in for counseling include:
Services are completely confidential and provided at no cost to the student
Location: Health Services Suite located on the first floor of Curtis Hall and most easily accessed through Door B from the courtyard.
Staff: Paul Ferreira, MSW, LCSW
Phone: (207) 326-2419 or Ext. 419
Hours of operation:
To make an appointment: By phone, Email or stop by the office. Walk-in time is available daily and posted at the Counseling Services office.
Counseling services strives to enhance and promote the quality of life of Maine Maritime Academy students and aid in their retention. These services are facilitated through the provision of professional and timely treatment and referral for emotional, interpersonal and substance abuse related difficulties that may occur during their educational tenure at MMA.
Below please find all the health forms that MUST be completed and returned to us by June 1, 2013.
ONLY MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report is Maine Maritime Academy’s official physical examination and medical information form, regardless of major. Please make copies of the forms for your records before you return the originals to Health Services.
**Failure to successfully submit the required records on time may result in your inability to register at MMA, participate in Orientation, or select certain majors. DO NOT rely on the requirements accepted by your high school or other college.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Health Services Department directly. We are happy to assist you.
Susan C. McDonald, RN
Director of Student Health Services
Required Forms & Notices
Emergency Treatment of a Minor Permission Form (1 page)
Immunization Form (1 page)
Medical Evaluation & Physical Examination Forms (9 pages)
Personal Information Form (2 pages)
Privacy Practices Notice(1 page)
Maine Maritime Academy requires all students to have medical insurance. Insurance through the school is available and mandatory if you are not covered by another plan. Visit the"Update My Insurance Information" link from our Campus Portal->About Me needs to be filled out before matriculation.
Maine Maritime Academy encourages all students to carry the basic health insurance plan offered by the Academy, through Cross Insurance. All matriculating students will be enrolled in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan unless a waiver is completed on the Academy Sea Campus Portal by August 15 each year.
Enrollment in MMA's student medical insurance plan is continued throughout matriculation unless notice of a change is provided by making the change to your insurance information on the campus portal. The student and/or his/her family is responsible to keep MMA informed of any changes throughout enrollment.
The cost of MMA's student medical insurance plan is negotiated each year. Billing is done each year by MMA. Contact MMA's Director of Health Services at (207) 326-2295 to request a brochure outlining the benefits and costs or click HERE.
Applicants for admission to Maine Maritime Academy are required to complete a physical examination for determination of their physical qualifications. Medical forms are sent to the student upon receipt of their application of admission. The examination should be conducted by the applicant's family physician. It is imperative that all items on the form be answered correctly. Submission of fraudulent information and/or documents is a severe misrepresentation and grounds for rejecting your application for admission to Maine Maritime Academy. The physical examination does not have to be completed before an admissions decision is made.
Students enrolling in the U.S. Coast Guard license programs must meet the requirements governing physical condition, citizenship, and prior presentation. License majors include:
These requirements cannot be waived unless special permission is obtained from the appropriate federal office or agency. Except by special condition, applicants desiring a U.S.C.G. license must meet the following physical requirements:
* - A waiver will be required for those students seeking a USCG license whose vision is between 20/200 and 20/800. Questions concerning the waiver process should be directed to MMA's Director of Health Services at (207)326-2295.
Applicants for a license program must be free of any disease or constitutional defect that would compromise shipboard safety while at sea. Contact the director of health Services for clarification of special disorders that may disqualify a student from a license program.
NOTE: Applicants accepted into a USCG license program will be required to complete an exit physical examination on campus during the senior year prior to taking the USCG exam. Should this subsequent examination show physical deficiencies below the standards established for a USCG license, the student may not be allowed to sit for the exam and may be required to change his or her major to a non-license program.
Student Health and Counseling Services enhance the educational process by:
The Health and Counseling Center is located on the main level of Curtis Hall, the student residence.
Complete confidentiality is maintained.