Main Logo for Providence College
Student Health Center

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides comprehensive and confidential physical and mental health services for all full-time undergraduate students.  The Student Health Center also provides relevant health and wellness programming including screenings on nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco, stress, and general wellness.

All visits to the health center are free. There is a charge for any testing or referrals off campus, as well as prescriptions dispensed by the providers.

Please note: The Student Health Center providers do NOT write absence notes or give excuses for illnesses or visits.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & ADVISORIES 

10/10/19 – HEALTH ADVISORY: E-Cigarettes & Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of serious lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping. As of today, there are two confirmed cases in Rhode Island with 21 reported deaths in the United States, including a death reported Monday in Massachusetts.  While this investigation is ongoing, the CDC recommends that you refrain from using e-cigarettes or vaping products, particularly those containing THC.  For more information, please consider the following resources:

If you are somebody who vapes, you can discuss resources for quitting with a Student Health Center provider (https://health-center.providence.edu/), a Personal Counseling Center provider (https://personal-counseling.providence.edu/) or your primary care physician.  Additionally, please consider these resources for assistance in reducing your dependence on vaping:

 

9/27/19 – FLU SHOT CLINICS 

Health Services will host three student flu shot clinics this semester.  The dates and times for the clinics are:

  • Monday, 10/21/19, 10:00am-1:00pm – ’64 Hall
  • Tuesday, 10/29/19, 11:30am-2:30pm – ’64 Hall
  • Tuesday, 11/5/19, 5:00pm-8:00pm – ’64 Hall

Cost: Students must bring their insurance card with them to the event. No Charge for accepted insurances (BC/BS RI or Federal BC/BS, Medicare Part B, United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts or Tufts/Carelink, Wellfleet Students).  Different insurance or no insurance – $25.00 (cash/check/credit card/debit card).

While walk-ins will be accepted, we strongly recommend students register online prior to attending.  Students should print registration and bring to clinic with insurance card (or a photo of card).

  To register:

  • Log-on to www.thewellcomp.com
  • Scroll down to: Register Now
  • Click: Flu
  • Click: College/University
  • Enter Login ID: provcoll

 

9/3/19 – Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

The following letter was sent by the VP for Student Affairs to all students, faculty, staff and parents on September 3, 2019.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has confirmed the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in West Warwick, Rhode Island, the first such case in the State since 2010.  This summer there is a higher-than-average risk for mosquito-borne diseases in New England and there have been additional cases in our surrounding states.

EEE is a very serious disease spread by mosquito bites and while rare, can cause fever, stiff neck, headache, convulsions, and even death.  There is no specific treatment for EEE.

The Deputy Director of RIDOH strongly recommends that people protect themselves, by using insect repellent, minimizing outdoor exposure from dusk through dawn, and wearing long sleeves and pants.  RIDOH states that insect repellents should be EPA-approved with one of the following active ingredients: DEET (20-30% strength); picaridin, IR3535; and oil of lemon eucalyptus or paramenthane. Always read the label and follow all directions and precautions.

At Providence College, we are monitoring catch basins, removing standing water, inspecting the campus regularly, and monitoring test results provided by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

As anxiety provoking as this message may be, we believe it important to keep you informed so you can take necessary precautions.

For more information, please go to:

http://www.health.ri.gov/mosquitohttp://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/#

ANNOUNCEMENTS & ADVISORIES (18/19 Academic Year)

1/24/19 – CDC Flu & Antiviral Drug Treatment Updates

1/7/19 – FLU SHOT REMINDER – Prior to returning from winter break…

With the number of influenza cases rising nationwide, Health Services is encouraging all students who have not already received a flu shot to get one (for their protection and that of others) before returning to campus on 1/14/19.

11/28/18 – FLU SHOTS – It’s not too late!

If you missed the 3 flu shot clinics hosted on campus, please be sure to get your flu shot soon!  Vaccines are available at local pharmacies.  Please call Health Services (401-865-2422) if you need more information.

9/5/18 – FLU SHOT CLINICS 

Health Services will host three student flu shot clinics this semester.  The dates and times for the clinics are:

  • Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018: 10:00am-1:00pm- ‘64 Hall
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2018: 10:00am-1:00pm- ‘64 Hall
  • Wednesday, November 14th, 2018: 5:00pm-8:00pm- ’64 Hall

While walk-ins will be accepted, we strongly recommend students register online prior to attending.  To register:

  • Log-on to www.thewellcomp.com
  • Click: Register Now
  • Click: Flu
  • Click: College/University
  • Login: provcoll
  • Print your registration and bring it with you to the clinic

Students must bring their insurance card with them to the event.  There is no charge to those insured by: BCBS (Rhode Island or Federal only), Medicare Part B, United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts or Tufts/Carelink, Consolidated.  The cost for all others is $25.00 (cash, check or credit card).

Please contact Health Services at 401.865.2422 with any questions.