General Information About Health Services
Health Services offers confidential medical care to all full-time Stonehill College students. Our staff includes nurse practitioners, mid level providers 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. Being seen in Health Services is much like going to a private physician's office. If a specialty referral is needed, Health Services has relationships with many specialists in the Easton, MA area.
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.
Every student who comes to Health Services must submit a completed Health Report. The enrollment process is not complete until this document is on file. The immunization requirements are enforced in accordance with the Massachusetts College Immunization Law.
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.