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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness at RCC

We know that academic success is only possible when you are healthy, both mentally and physically.  RCC provides all students with access to a variety of health and wellness resources. 

Health Services 

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. 

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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. 

Mental Health Support – My SSP 

MySSP Student Support: RCC has partnered with My SSP to provide students with wellness resources, at no cost. My SSP is here to help, 24/7/365, and connects students with free, confidential emotional health and wellbeing support via the app, telephone, and web. Multilingual support is available. 

To learn more about MySSP, click here. 

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Physical Fitness – Reggie Lewis Center 

Current RCC students enjoy free access to the Reggie Lewis Center, which offers fitness courses to all community members.  The Center is also equipped with cardiovascular and weight training equipment.  

Additional resources are available through Student Health Services and Project Access.  Current students should visit the current students section of the website for detailed information on accessing health and wellness resources.  

 

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