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Frequently Asked Health Services Questions

Student Health Services: Where, What, When, How?

Where: The Health Center, located on the first floor of the Wax Academic Center.

What: The Health Services Clinic is a walk-in based clinic provided free of charge to Endicott students. Appointments are available.

When:
Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Health services staff consists of both a full time nurse practitioner and R.N. who are here to help you maintain your health so that you can continue your education.

How:
Services are provided on-site to enable the student to cope with acute episodic health problems as well as the flare-up of chronic health problems. The staff provides you with care, treatment, information and advice about any health problems that develop. This service is always confidential

Health Center FAQs

1. What are the Health Service Requirements?

10. What immunizations do I need?

2. What services are available from the Student Health Services?

11. Do I need health insurance?
3. Is there a fee for visits to Student Health Services? 12. Do I have to have school health insurance to be seen at the Student Health Services?

4. What do I do if I am sick? 13. Who do I ask if I have a question about school health insurance?

5. What are the Health Service Hours? 14. Where do I get information regarding foreign travel immunization requirements?

6. What if the nurse refers me to see a physician or specialist?

15. What if I need allergy shots?
7. What is I get sick after 5:30pm or on weekends?

16. What if I have a disability?
8. Do I need a note to return for missed classes?

17. What if I need to get a copy of my medical records?

9. What do I do about meals if I'm to ill to go to the dining hall? 18. What should I do if I am being treated for a serious illness?


1. What are the Health Service Requirements
All students, as part of the condition of admission, are required to have on file:

- a complete, up-to-date medical history and physical exam form
- proof of up-to-date immunizations

2. What services are available from the Student Health Services?

Health and wellness education; first aid; referrals to appropriate physicians; referrals to counseling center; some laboratory services; help with solutions to chronic and acute health problems as they arise; height and weight.

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3. Is there a fee for visits to Student Health Services?

No, there is no fee.

4. What do I do if I am sick?

If you are not feeling well call the Health Center for an appointment. If you are not feeling well enough to walk, call ahead and Campus Safety will assist you to the Health Center. If it is an emergency call campus safety directly at 978-232-2222.

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5. What are the Health Service Hours?

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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6. What if the nurse refers me to see a physician or specialist?

If you are referred to a physician or specialist we have lists of physicians, specialists and laboratories in the area and can assist you with making the appointment.

7. What if I get sick after 5:00pm or on weekends?

If you become acutely ill or injure yourself seriously, report to your residential life director or assistant director. If they cannot be contacted, call Campus Safety at 2222. If you believe that you require immediate medical attention, Campus Safety will call an ambulance to transport you to Beverly Hospital for treatment by emergency room physicians.

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8. Do I need a note to return for missed classes?

This is up to individual faculty members. At your request we can provide a note stating the date and time you were at the clinic. Any other information concerning your visit is confidential and is not given in the note.

9. What do I do about meals if I'm too ill to go to the dining hall?

We will provide you with an authorization to remove food from the dining hall.

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10. What immunizations do I need?

You will need a completed immunization record to be seen in the Health Center and you will not be able to register for classes without having completed the required immunizations, as outlined in the Health Form. This form can be viewed by clicking on Immunization & Health Form.

11. Do I need health insurance?

By Massachusetts's law, all college students must provide proof of health insurance coverage. All Endicott College students are eligible to apply for college health insurance if not covered by a comparable coverage with another insurance plan. A waiver form, obtained from the Bursar's office, must be filled out and filed if not purchasing college health insurance.

All international students must enroll in the college health insurance plan.

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12. Do I have to have school health insurance to be seen at the Student Health Services?

No, a student at anytime can consult with our Health Professions in the Health Center.

13. Who do I ask if I have a question about school health insurance?

Endicott College is pleased to partner with Gallagher Koster Insurance as our student health insurance manager. For more information, please visit the Endicott Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan web page. For questions regarding insurance please contact the business office at (978) 232-2038.

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14. Where do I get information regarding foreign travel immunization requirements?

The Health Center or the Travel Clinic.

15. What if I need allergy shots?

The Health Center does not provide or administer allergy shots. The Health Center can provide you with a local allergist name and number to be seen at their location if needed.

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16. What if I have a disability?

Contact the Dean of Academic Resources, Kathleen Barnes, at (978) 232-2292 or the Director of Residence Life, Erica Hedrick, at (978) 232-2130. For more information, please visit the Disability Services web page.

17. What if I need to get a copy of my medical records?

You may obtain a copy of your medical record at anytime by submitting a signed request.

18. What should I do if I am being treated for a serious illness?

Contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs (978-232-2206). If you are unsure whether your situation falls into this category, call the Health Center, off-campus or cell phone at (978) 232-2104 or on campus dial 2104 and they will advise you. Students receiving insulin and students receiving intravenous therapy are expected to let the Student Affairs Office know that they will be residing on campus.

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