Medical FAQ

Insurance Requirement

All ESP students must have health insurance valid in Massachusetts so that they may receive medical care in the unlikely event that they need it during an ESP program. This means that your insurance will cover health care costs at Massachusetts facilities in the unlikely event that medical care is necessary during Splash. If you are not sure about whether your insurance is valid in Massachusetts, please contact your provider to find out.

If you have questions about your particular situation, email splash-medical@mit.edu.

How ESP uses the information

Most of the time, we don't.

We don't look at the information you entered unless we need to. (For example, if you get injured at an ESP program, we might look up your file and give a copy to the paramedics.)

We do not read through to learn about students who have allergies and other needs! If you need special accommodations, email splash-medical@mit.edu.

Online Information Collection

We subscribe to a special form processing service to ensure that your data is secure.

If you are philosophically opposed to entering this information on the web, we can send you a paper form if you email splash-medical@mit.edu. Note that a paper form does slow down the registration process and will slow down the checkin process, so please use this option sparingly.

Use of Private Information

The information you submit will be provided to medical professionals in case of an emergency. Select ESP officers will review some information in advance. We respect your privacy.

ESP collects this information via Formstack (https://www.formstack.com). Your encrypted information is stored securely on Formstack servers (see their Privacy Policy and Security Overview). Access is limited to trusted ESP members who abide by our security procedures. If you would prefer to submit your medical information on paper, contact splash-medical@mit.edu (or esp-spark-medical@mit.edu for Spark) and wait for a response before completing registration.

All information you provide will be destroyed within 48 hours of the end of the program.



Last modified on Oct. 23, 2016 at 01:51 p.m.