Fall 2020 Student Flu Vaccine Information

This year, the Massachusetts Department of Health is requiring college and university students to receive a flu vaccine. State health officials have indicated that the decision was made as part of a larger plan to help lower the impact of influenza during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since Flu symptoms are very similar to those of COVID-19, requiring the flu vaccine may save lives and also preserve health care resources.

The on campus flu clinics have ended but you can still receive your flu vaccine at a local pharmacy, Target or your doctor's office. Please be sure to upload your flu vaccine documentation by Nov. 15th.

 

If you receive your flu vaccine off campus, you must submit documentation to Health Services using this FORM so that we can register your compliance with this state mandated vaccine. 

In order to verify compliance for the entire student community, Health Services will need to receive verification of your flu vaccine by November 15.

If you received your flu vaccine at one of the on campus flu clinics this fall conducted by CVS, then documentation has already been provided to Health Services and you do not need to fill out the above form.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Health Services at 508-565-1307. 

 

COVID-19 Updates

Stonehill College has taken a number of precautionary measures to prevent the spread and impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The College continues to closely monitor the disease as it evolves and is following guidelines issued by federal and state experts.

Health Services Changes During COVID-19

Given the current shift to remote learning and working, Health Services is not available to provide in-person clinical services at this time.  

For Urgent And Emergent Medical Situations: 

  • If off-campus and experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1 
  • If on-campus and experiencing an emergency, call 508-565-5555 

For Non-Urgent/Non-Emergent Medical Concerns: 

  • If off campus, please call your Primary Care Provider to access the appropriate medical services.   
  • If you are currently approved to be on campus and need assistance with locating appropriate local medical services, please call our office at 508-565-1307 during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30) to speak with one of our staff. For information on options for health resources through your health insurance plan, visit here.

For more information about COVID-19 Health Resources visit here.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should avoid public places if you cannot stay six feet away from other people. You should be home as much as possible. Think about how you can decrease close contacts and crowded environments while COVID-19 is spreading through our communities. For more information please visit the COVID-19 FAQ page.

If you need to go to the grocery store, have just one person from your family go. Know what it is you are planning on buying. Keep a distance of 6 feet as recommended by the MA Department of Health and Again and try to avoid being close to others. It is now recommended to wear a face mask when going out in public places. More information on how to make a face mask can be found here. Go to the store early in the morning or off-hours to avoid crowds. If you are in an area with home delivery, ask that your groceries be left at the door, rather than face-to-face interaction.

The idea is to decrease person-to-person interactions and gatherings of people while increasing the distance between people, so please refrain from doing so at this time. 

And always, practice good hygiene. 

Health Services is a confidential, appointment-based medical office 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.

For non-urgent medical needs, please contact your healthcare provider or refer to After Hours Care information on this page. In the event of a medical emergency, contact campus police at 508-565-5555 if on-campus or 911 if off-campus.

The Office of Health Services offers confidential medical care to all full-time Stonehill students. Its staff includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants and a part-time physician.