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Health Services

Hours

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for symptomatic COVID-19 testing by appointment only.
  • No walk-in appointments will be available until further notice. Telemedicine will remain the primary method of care, as appropriate. Staff will evaluate the need for in-person appointments.
  • Closed during the summer and holiday breaks.

Health Services is open for appointments to all full-time undergraduate students. There is no additional cost to be seen at Health Services, as this is included in your student service fee. Services are provided by a team of nurse practitioners, support staff and a physician. Fifth-year graduate students who want to utilize Health Services should call the Business Office at (401) 341-2900 for more information.

Off-campus services such as laboratory testing, prescriptions, radiology and specialist care will be billed to your health insurance. Before you arrive on campus:

  • Call your insurance company to find out what off-campus services are covered in the state of Rhode Island.
  • If you are on medication, you should continue to have your current prescriber or primary care provider renew your prescriptions and check in with them during school breaks.
  • Clinicians can prescribe medications to students when they are seen at Health Services and medications can be picked up at a local pharmacy of their choice.

Health Services works with Newport Hospital to assist students during non-office hours. In emergency situations, students should go to the Newport Hospital emergency room or call 911 or the University's emergency line at (401) 341-2325.

Health Services is a confidential resource on campus, meaning that once you turn 18, staff are not allowed to discuss your health information with your family or other providers. If you have a medical emergency, the appropriate people will be notified. You may also choose to sign a release of information that allows Health Services to communicate with your family or other medical providers.

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