INJURY AND ILLNESS PROCEDURE
In the event a student athlete is injured or becomes ill, the student athlete must first contact the Athletic Training Department.
- Upon completion of an athletic training staff examination, an athletic training staff member may refer the student athlete to the team physician or the Student Health Center. The student athlete MUST present to the physician a completed medical referral form (Appendix F) signed by an athletic training room representative. Failure to present a completed medical referral form before services are rendered will result in the athlete being held financially responsible for all charges.
Medical referral forms are only administered for athletic related injury and/or illness.
All non athletic related injury and/or illness will be the responsibility of the student athlete. (See INSURANCE COVERAGE for explanation of benefits)
- In the event a student athlete sustains a non athletic illness and must be referred to a physician specialist outside the confines of the Student Health Center, the student athlete will be held responsible for all medical payments. (i.e. X ray, laboratory services, surgery, etc.)
- Head Coaches, assistant coaches, graduate assistant coaches, managers, or any other UNLV personnel shall not be permitted to schedule appointments for any student athlete without first consulting the Director of Athletic Training. Any referrals without following proper procedures will result in the student athlete being held responsible for payments. In the event of an athletic related emergency, or the athletic training staff is unavailable, any UNLV personnel should provide the student athlete access to a medical facility of choice.
- The student athlete will be responsible for payment of any fees resulting from missed appointments, including dental, eye exams, physical therapy, or any other medical problem.