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.
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:
Influenza (Flu) Symptoms:The influenza illness can include any or all of the following symptoms:
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:
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.
October 18, 2016
Health Services will host two student flu shot clinics this semester. The dates and times for the clinics are:
While walk-ins will be accepted, we strongly recommend students register online prior to attending. To register:
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.
Student Health CenterLower Bedford HallPhone: 401.865.2422Fax: 401.865.2809Security/EMTs: 401.865.2222
By appointment only during the academic year: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm The Health Center is closed during Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Easter Break, Spring Break, and the summer.
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