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Health Services


Health Services:
Student Center, Room 313
Health Services
College Nurse: Ruth Hines, RN, CS, MS
Telephone: 617-427-0060, Ext.5030

The Health Services Office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. A registered nurse is on duty to provide emergency and routine treatment for common illness and injuries, i.e., colds, headaches, sprains and lacerations. Students with more complex health problems are referred to other health care facilities for more comprehensive care. Health and wellness education and disease prevention are additional activities of Health Services and may include blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, weight management, health fairs, AIDS awareness, and smoking cessation programs. Services are available on a free, walk-in basis.

Health Insurance
All students enrolled in nine or more credits must participate in a health insurance program. The cost for this health insurance is included in your bill when you begin your classes at RCC and is included for the fall semester of every year. If you have your own insurance and do not wish to be covered through the program provided by the College, you must complete a computer waiver form indicating that you are independently insured. Upon submission and approval of this waiver to the RCC Health Insurer Proivider, the charge for insurance will be removed from your bill. For further information regarding this insurance program, visit the RCC website at rcc.mass.edu or visit Health Services in the Student Center, Bldg,. 4, Room 313.

Immunizations:
Massachusetts General Law requires all full-time students (12 or more credits), and all Health Sciences and International Students to provide proof of immunization against specific diseases. The required immunizations are: Tdap (booster within the past ten years); two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); three doses of Hepatitis B and two doses of varicella (chickenpox). Tuberculosis requirements must be completed by all Health Sciences students and International Students. The Admissions Office will provide students with the Immunization and Medical History Form for completion by the health care provider and the Medical History Record Form for completion by the student.