Health Services is an
ambulatory care setting and NOT primary care (i.e., we will see students for
sick visits and injuries). Students are seen on an appointment
only basis. To schedule an appointment call 401 454-6625. Same day
appointments are usually available. We suggest you program our number into
your cell phone so that you will have it when needed. If we do not answer
the telephone, please leave a message and someone will return your call to schedule an appointment. Health Services provides students clinical care and has information available on health promotion, protection, education and disease prevention. The office also offers referral to area medical facilities.
Student Health Insurance is provided by Gallagher Koster. To learn more about this program please visit www.gallagherkoster.com/RISD. All students enrolled in Gallagher Koster receive their insurance card in the RISD mailbox usually by the 2nd week in September. You may also print out an insurance card any time at the Gallagher Koster site (you must log in at Account Home).
If you have special health needs such as monthly blood tests, allergy shots, or any injuries that limit your mobility, discuss these with the Health Services staff. Services offered through this office are confidential and include:
- laboratory services by Roger Williams Medical Center
- equipment for treatment
- some immunizations
- nutritional information
- STI and HIV counseling and testing
- referrals to specialists in the area
Per Rhode Island State Law, students are required to complete a Health Form and all required immunizations prior to the first day of classes. Download the 2013-14 Health Form for details of all required immunizations. For more information on Rhode Island State Law vaccination requirements, visit http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/rhodeisland.aspx
Hours of operations are by appointment only, except for emergencies:
8:30 am–1:00 pm; 1:30–4:45 pm; 5:30-8:00 pm
9:00 am–12:45 pm; 1:30–4:00 pm
CALL FOR HOURS OF AVAILABILITY
phone: 401 454-6625
fax: 401 454-6628
55 Angell Street
Emergencies: If there is an emergency when Health Services is closed, call Public Safety at 401 454-6666 or x6666. A Public Safety Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) will respond and, if necessary, arrange transportation to an appropriate medical facility.
Policies regarding student health and safety
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