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 (508) 565-1307.

Health Advisory: Attention Stonehill Community

Seasonal Flu Rates on the Rise: January 7, 2013

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reported that the rates of influenza and influenza-like illness in the state are on the rise and local emergency departments are reporting many cases of the flu in the past two weeks. The length of the flu season can be unpredictable, but has lasted into the month of March in past years. This year, the predominate strain of virus is H1N1, which is known to cause severe respiratory illness. Thankfully, this year’s vaccine does provide protection against a few flu virus strains, including H1N1.   Please note that it is NOT too late to get your flu vaccine. Students returning to campus from winter break please read the recommendations from Health Services letter.

For more information on the flu visit: Health Services Website at http://www.stonehill.edu/x18171.xml  and/or refer
to the Centers for Disease Control website at http://www/cdc.gov/flu.

Confidential Medical Care

Health Services offers confidential medical care to all full-time Stonehill College students. Being seen in Health Services is much like going to a private physician's office.Our staff includes nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, and a part-time physician. Students are seen and treated for most acute illnesses and injuries. Chronic illnesses may be managed in collaboration with the student’s primary care provider. Our providers are especially in tune with the types of medical issues college students encounter. If a specialty referral is needed, Health Services has relationships with many specialists in the Easton, MA area.

Fees

Student fees cover the cost of visits to Health Services. Students do not have to have the Stonehill College Health Insurance Plan to receive care at Health Services. Insurance is necessary for laboratory tests ordered at Health Services, diagnostic studies, local walk-in clinic visits, ambulance transportation, emergency room visits and specialty medical provider referrals. These costs may be covered by the student’s own insurance carrier. All students need to understand how health insurance works. For additional information on insurance, see the Health Insurance section of our website.

Health Record

Every student who comes to Health Services must have a complete Health Record (pdf). The enrollment process is not complete until this Health Record is on file. The immunization requirements are enforced in accordance with the Massachusetts College Immunization Law.

Confidentiality

All information a student shares in a medical visit and any information contained in a student’s record is considered confidential. This information will be released only with the written consent of the student or as required by law. On occasion, Health Services receives telephone calls from parents about student’s medical care. If the student is over 18 years of age, Health Services is unable to release any medical information to parents without the student’s explicit permission.

There may be times when transfer of medical care to another health care institution or organization is necessary. In order for medical information to be released, a written release must be signed by the requesting student.

Health Services respects and preserves the privacy and confidentiality of all students. Information, whether written, spoken, recorded electronically or printed, will receive the same level of protection.

Location on Campus

The College Health Services is located in the Chapel Building at the south entrance.

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are available by appointment :
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Doctor's Hours

Doctor's Hours are available by appointment.

For more information, contact Health Services:

508.565.1307