Welcome to Health Services
Many questions concerning the scope and particulars of the Health Services offerings are answered here, but don't hesitate to contact Health Services with your questions about a health matter.
Health Alert: January 24, 2018, Flu Update
It is officially Flu season, and over the past few days Health Services has diagnosed some students with influenza, as well as “ILI,” an influenza-like-illness that tests negative for influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the dominant flu strain this season as a strain that has been linked with more severe illness than in past years and are considering this year’s seasonal flu to be especially severe across the United States. CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is urging citizens to “take every advantage that can you to protect yourself” and to get a flu vaccine if you have not done so already.
It is not too late to get vaccinated, and this can provide significant protection against the flu. The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to provide immunity, so do not wait any longer to get vaccinated! Please call your Primary Care Provider or local pharmacies to check on vaccine availability. At this writing, the following pharmacies have indicated that they have flu shots available: Shaw’s Supermarket and Stop and Shop on Belmont Street in Brockton. However, we recommend you call first to ensure availability.
About Health Services
Health Services is a confidential, appointment-based clinic that is designed to manage acute episodic health problems and exacerbation of chronic problems for full-time Stonehill College students during the academic year.
Our staff includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, a part-time physician, an office manager, and a health educator/wellness coordinator. This team is dedicated to one objective: helping support the health and wellness of students. Students are seen and treated in Health Services for many acute illnesses and injuries.
Students who are evaluated in Health Services and are in need of a higher level of care receive recommendations for accessing this care. Chronic illnesses may be managed in collaboration with the student’s primary care provider. Health Services offers medical care, treatment, information, and advice about many health issues that may develop for students during their college years.