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Summer Clinic Hours:

Due to minimal staffing from mid June to mid August, Health Services will have limited clinic hours.  Beginning June 26th, clinic hours will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am AND 1:00-3:00 pm.  Please call Health Services to schedule an appointment (401)254-3156.  You must be enrolled in summer classes or a work study student to utilize Health Services during the summer months.

Welcome New and Transferring Students:

Welcome to RWU!!  In Health Services, we are committed to meeting your health care needs and partnering with you in promoting your physical and psychological well-being.  Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete and submit health forms and proof of immunizations.  Health forms are due to Health services before July 1st.  Health Forms are located https://www.rwu.edu/sites/default/files/rwuhealthform.pdf.  Please visit Health Services website to learn more about what Health Services has to offer you.

As you prepare for college, we urge you to consider your health insurance coverage a top priority.  All full-time undergraduate students (residential and commuter), all Master of Architecture students, all School of Law students (JD & MSL), an all international students must have comprehensive health insurance.  The University offers a very competitive, comprehensive, and affordable student health insurance plan.  Alternatively, students can use their parent's insurance plan, or state insurance exchange, but it is essential that you verify that coverage extends to Rhode Island based providers.  Emergency only coverage does not meet the RWU waiver requirements. 

Students are required to actively confirm enrollment or waive coverage by August 15th.  Students who do not complete an enrollment or waiver form will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the University-sponsored student health insurance plan.  Click http://www.rwu.edu/go/insurance for more information and to complete enrollment or waiver forms. 

We look forward to seeing you at new student orientation in June and we hope you enjoy your summer!!

Protect Yourself From the Sun:

Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma.  You can have fun in the sun and decrease your risk of skin cancer.

Here's how to protect yourself from the sun:

  • Seek shade between 10 am and 2 pm, when the sun's rays are strongest
  • Wear protective clothing such as a long sleeved shirt, wide brimmed hat, and sunglasses
  • Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen with SPF 30+ to all exposed skin, and reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating
  • Use extra caution near water, as it reflects the damaging rays of the sun

To learn more about skin cancer and find a FREE skin cancer screening, visit https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer.