Catalogue 2016 - 2017

Health Services

Health Services is a comprehensive health care facility located in the Center for Sciences and Pharmacy, suite 235.

The department is directed by a full-time certified family nurse practitioner and staffed with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physician, clinical nurse specialist for mental health as well as a medical assistant/office manager. Health care is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

During the academic year when Health Services is not available, students may use the on-call service for after-hour’s consultation with one of the providers. For life threatening emergency Campus Police should be called.

Prior to the start of classes all full-time students are required to have on file with Health Services a medical history and a recent physical examination. A completed immunization record is mandatory including evidence of immunizations against measles, varicella, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis B series and meningitis vaccine. Immunizations may be evidenced by documentation or titer values. Attendance for classes is contingent upon the above requirements and this requirement is required once in the enrollment of the student.

Treatment rendered by Health Services is usually without charge with a few exceptions. Students are responsible for financial obligations incurred for medical services these include laboratory fees, radiology charges, prescription medications and visits to off campus health care providers.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that undergraduates taking 9 credits or greater, or graduate students taking 7 credits or greater must either purchase insurance through the University or complete a waiver form on-line with pertinent information about their private insurer. This process is repeated every year of enrollment.