Franklin Pierce University Health Services provides a full range of primary care, referrals and educational services tailored to the individual and unique needs of college students. Franklin Pierce Health Services is a member of the American College Health Association, New England College Health Association, and the New Hampshire College Health Association, and is licensed as an educational health facility by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Health Services is staffed by experienced Health Care Professionals comprised of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Medical Doctors. They offer initial diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries and appropriate follow-up care. University Health Services can also refer students to a variety of specialists. Some care may be offered on-site, while other services are provided by a network of local experts.
The University considers health teaching and preventative medicine to be as important to the student as addressing health problems. Students are encouraged to consult the Health Service staff for counseling and advice on any topic related to general health. Health Services can be reached at (603)899-4130.
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Students are asked to call ext 4130 to set up appointments at Health Services. By calling for an appointment in advance, you can decrease waiting time and allow adequate time with the appropriate health care provider. Walk-in acute care situations and emergencies are given priority attention. Health Service hours are Monday - Friday 8AM- 4:30PM during the academic year. EMT coverage is available after hours. For emergencies call ext. 5555.
As of August 15, 2014 Franklin Pierce University will no longer provide health insurance coverage to undergraduate students. Rindge undergraduate students will remain covered on their student health insurance policy through the end of the current policy on August 14, 2014. If a student has a claim over the summer period they may down load a claim form at: www./franklinpierce.edu/studentlife/stservices/health-services.htm
With changes that have been mandated by the federal government, Affordable Health Care Act, the cost is prohibitive to colleges and universities to provide insurance for students to cover all conditions that individual and group insurances currently cover.
All students enrolled in the University will continue to provide information regarding health insurance coverage when completing the health forms for admission. Students who are without health insurance or are underinsured with large deductibles may access coverage through Student Healthcare Solutions sponsored by the University. Information and application for the plan may be downloaded at: www./franklinpierce.edu/studentlife/stservices/health-services.htm, on or after June 2, 2014.
Franklin Pierce Health Services is legally and ethically obligated to protect students' right to privacy. Your medical records are strictly confidential. No one other than FP Health Services staff has access to your medical records without your prior written permission. This restriction includes your parents, faculty and staff or outside agencies. Certain communicable diseases need to be reported to the Department of Public Health and you will be informed of this action prior to Health Services calling the Department.
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We hope that all students will utilize our services when needed. The college years are a great opportunity for health education and being an advocate for your own health care is a tool you will use your whole life.
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The State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services licenses Franklin Pierce Health Services. A completed medical file for each student is required to be maintained in Health Services. These files consist of a Health Assessment Form, a physical exam within a year of admission, proof of immunizations (two MMRs, meningitis vaccine, TB screening within one year, or if international students--within 12 weeks of arrival in the U.S. and Tetanus within ten years are required) and a signed consent form for medical treatment. Any student not meeting these requirements will be prevented from registering and attending classes until the information is provided.
Franklin Pierce Health Services is a Health Care facility providing health promotion and comprehensive, skilled and compassionate services to the college student community. Whether it's the flu that won't go away, anxieties about personal issues, or questions about staying healthy, we can help you get the care you need. We are dedicated to you and to maintaining the highest quality of service in a confidential, convenient, and caring professional setting.
1. Antibiotic Cream (i.e. Neosporin, triple antibiotic cream) for cuts, etc.
These items are all highly recommended to bring at the beginning of the school year and to keep your supply replenished at all times. Health Services encourages each student to advocate for their own health and being prepared with the above list is a great start.
Franklin Pierce Health Services maintains medical records of Rindge students for seven years beyond departure. After that medical records are destroyed. To request a copy of medical records, please download the Medical Records Release Form and fill out completely. Release forms are required to have the students signature. You may fax or mail in your request to:
For questions, please contact Health Services at (603) 899-4130.