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Health Center

Exterior of the 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.​

Announcements & Advisories

Health Advisory - Influenza

January 26, 2017

In the past few days, a number of influenza cases have been confirmed on the Providence College campus.  In order to reduce the spread, students are reminded to:​

  • Be vigilant about handwashing
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine – it’s not too late! 

Influenza (Flu) Symptoms:
The influenza illness can include any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100 degrees or above) or feeling feverish/chills
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)

Students who are experiencing influenza-like symptoms should remain in their rooms, check their temperature, and contact the Student Health Center at 401.865.2422.  A staff member of Health Services will assist students in following the appropriate influenza protocol.  After hours and on weekends, students should call campus EMS at 401.865.2391 for assistance.

For those with Influenza: 
If diagnosed with influenza, students will be given a “Flu Bag” that will contain: masks, disposable thermometers, OTC medications to be used as needed to help with symptoms, and information about the flu with self-care measures.  

If diagnosed with influenza, students should:

  • Make arrangements to go home or self-isolate in their room until free of fever for 24 hours
  • Call health services daily (401-865-2422) and report fever and health status
  • Get extra rest, good nutrition, and lots of fluids (water, juice, PowerAde and Gatorade are best)
  • Notify RA for getting extra help in the residence halls
  • Email professors to let them know you will be out of class
  • Find a friend/roommate/RA/health services staff to utilize your ID card to purchase meals/food on your behalf in the dining halls
  • Inform their roommates if they have chronic health conditions such as respiratory issues, diabetes or immunosuppression, to call Health Services at 401.865.2422.

For students who choose to go home, please notify the Student Health Center at 401-865-2422 when you return to campus.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and RI DOH recommend that people with influenza-like illness remain at home/out of the classroom until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100), or signs of a fever, without the use of fever reducing medications.  If you have a pre-existing health condition, such as chronic respiratory issues, diabetes, or immunosuppression, call the Student Health Center immediately.

The CDC has published additional information online about the flu and anitviral drug treatment.

Emergency Warning:
If you develop a high fever, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea, confusion or flu-like symptoms improve but then return with high fever and worse cough, call and report these symptoms to health services at 401.865.2422 or dial campus emergency at 401.865.2222.​


Health Center Announcement - Flu Shots

October 18, 2016

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

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016: 10:00am-1:00pm- ‘64 Hall​
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016: 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 - College/University
  • Login: provcollstu​

Students must bring their insurance card with them to the event.  There is no charge to those insured by: BCBS, Medicare Part B, UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts or Tufts/Carelink.  The cost for all others is $25.00.

Please contact Health Services at 401.865.2422 with any questions.​


Health Center Announcement - Zika Virus

February 16, 2016

As Providence College Spring Break approaches, the Providence College Office of Emergency Management and the Student Health Center are advising that travelers be aware of the recent Zika virus outbreak in Caribbean and Latin American countries, including Mexico, common areas for spring break trips.   ​

  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have advised that travel to certain Caribbean and Latin American countries should be taken with caution.
  • The CDC is advising that women who are or may be pregnant refrain from travel to these areas if possible.
  • Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito found in affected regions. It is possible that Zika virus could be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy.
  • Spread of the virus through blood transfusion and sexual contact have been reported.

Below are links to information to assist in decision making on whether or not to travel to these areas:

Health Advisory - Influenza

January 26, 2016​

In the past few days, a number of influenza cases have been confirmed on the Providence College campus.  In order to reduce the spread, students are reminded to:​

  • Be vigilant about handwashing
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine – it’s not too late! 

Influenza (Flu) Symptoms:
The influenza illness can include any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4 or above) or feeling feverish/chills
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)

Students who are experiencing influenza-like symptoms should remain in their rooms, check their temperature, and contact the Student Health Center at 401.865.2422.  A staff member of Health Services will assist students in following the appropriate influenza protocol.  After hours and on weekends, students should call campus EMS at 401.865.2888 for assistance.

For those with Influenza: 
If diagnosed with influenza, students will be given a “Flu Bag” that will contain: masks, disposable thermometers, OTC medications to be used as needed to help with symptoms, and information about the flu with self-care measures.  

If diagnosed with influenza, students should:

  • Make arrangements to go home or self-isolate in their room until fever free
  • Call health services daily and report fever and health status
  • Get extra rest, good nutrition, and lots of fluids (water, juice, PowerAde and Gatorade are best)
  • Notify RA for getting extra help in the residence halls
  • Email professors to let them know you will be out of class
  • Find a friend/roommate/RA/health services staff to utilize your ID card to purchase meals/food on your behalf in the dining halls
  • Inform their roommates if they have chronic health conditions such as respiratory issues, diabetes or immunosuppression, to call Health Services at 401.865.2422.

For students who choose to go home, please notify the Student Health Center at 401-865-2422 when you return to campus.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and RI DOH recommend that people with influenza-like illness remain at home/out of the classroom until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100), or signs of a fever, without the use of fever reducing medications.  If you have a pre-existing health condition, such as chronic respiratory issues, diabetes, or immunosuppression, call the Student Health Center immediately.

Emergency Warning:
If you develop a high fever, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea, confusion or flu-like symptoms improve but then return with high fever and worse cough, call and report these symptoms to health services at 401.865.2422 or dial campus emergency at 401.865.2222.​


Health Center Announcement - Flu Shots

October 19, 2015

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

  • Monday, October 26, 2015: 10:00am-1:00pm- ‘64 Hall
  • Thursday, November 5, 2015: 5:00pm-8:00pm- Health Services/Bedford Hall

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

Students should print and complete this consent form and bring it with them to the clinic along with their insurance card.  There is no charge to those insured by: BCBS, Medicare Part B, UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts or Tufts/Carelink.  The cost for all others is $25.00.

Please contact Health Services at 401.865.2422 with any questions.​​

Contact Us​

Student Health Center
Lower Bedford Hall
Phone: 401.865​.2422
Fax: 401.865.​2809​
Security/EMTs: 401.8​65.2222​

Office Hours: By appointment only during the academic year: Monday - Friday​: 8:30am - 4:30pm 
T
he Health Center is closed during Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Easter Break, Spring Break, and the summer.​ 

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