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DU Health Center

Posted in Thank yous with tags , , on August 7, 2009 by jenniferautumn

I have been very impressed with how helpful the DU Health Center has been with my study abroad experience.  While I foolishly began trying to take care of everything medically through my usual doctor’s office, which was going to send me to two different places for travel medicine, one of which never acted on my request for an appointment even after four voicemails, and then have me do the insurance dance to get them to cover anything, it didn’t take long for me to get frustrated.
I had the bright idea to try the DU health center, and short story shorter, I got my prescriptions for about a 1/4 of what I would have had to pay through insurance, got a same day appointment that took care of all my travel medicine and vaccinations, and got health insurance for abroad right away after discovering that my normal insurance isn’t applicable in China.
Today I went in for what was, hopefully, my last trip (while I love them it is an hour drive every time!).   I didn’t even have time to finish filling out the short form they gave me before being ushered into a room, questioned about my trip, and the right away a doctor came in to see me and discuss what immunizations I should have.  It was awesome.
The doctor also asked me about my Invisible Children shirt, and was impressed by how much meaning was behind the two words.  He then told me about Hemingway’s six word novel, professedly his favorite work, that read:
For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.
I have been pondering this novel since I left.  This was a doctor after my own heart.
So thank you, DU health center.  You have made my trip preparation so much easier.

❤ Jenn



Visa Shout Out

Posted in Thank yous with tags , , , on July 29, 2009 by jenniferautumn

I would like to take a minute to extend a public and heartfelt thank you to my Aunt Lisa, without whom I would not be going to China this fall, at least not as easily.  More specifically, she was my all important link in Chicago near the China Embassy who took care of all my visa footwork, battled the agent who somehow decided my program was only half of the length that I said it was, and refused to take repayment.  So thank you Lisa for securing my visa and making the legitimacy of my trip possible.