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.

An Important Message from Health Services Regarding the Flu

Our Health Services office reports that as of December 9th, 2014, there are confirmed cases of influenza on campus. Due to the highly contagious nature of the influenza virus, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people with Influenza or “Influenza-Like Illness” remain at home at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees), or signs of fever/chills, independent of the use of fever-reducing medications. In keeping with this recommendation, Stonehill College Health Services is instructing students that are diagnosed in our office to go to their family home to recover, or to stay in their residence hall room and avoid contact with other people. If you have been diagnosed at another facility, Health Services asks that you contact us, so that we can give you individualized recommendations, and so that we may keep track of the number of influenza cases on campus.

For more information about the Flu please click here.

If you have been diagnosed with the flu, please click here for discharge instructions.

 

How to make an appointment at Health Services

To make an appointment at Health Services call the appointment line at 508-565-1307 during business hours (8:30am-4:30pm, Monday - Friday). Please do not call or email individual clinicians or staff members to make an appointment. Email is not considered a secure form of communication and should not be used to make appointments. If this is a medical emergency please call Campus Police at 508-565-5555 or the local police by dialing 911. 

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