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Summer Updates

Required Health Forms:

Every freshman or transfer student must submit a completed Health Report Form to Health Services by July 1, 2017.  The enrollment process is not complete until your Health Report Form is on file, as immunization requirements are strictly enforced in accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health College Immunization Requirements.  Failure to submit a completed Health Report Form will result in a delay in class registration.  All required health forms can be accessed on the Forms page.

Health Insurance Information for Academic Year 2017-18:

As you prepare for the 2017-18 academic year, we encourage you to review your current health insurance coverage plan.  It is important that students have access to comprehensive medical care while enrolled at Roger Williams University.  All students are required to have adequate health insurance coverage.  The University has partnered with University Health Plans to offer a comprehensive student health insurance plan for students that have no coverage or students who opt to voluntarily enroll.  The plan has been customized to meet the needs of University students with an emphasis on wellness.  The annual premium for coverage August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018 is $2,332.  For detailed information about the University-sponsored plan please visit www.universityhealthplans.com/rwu

Summer Hours:    

Limited clinical services will be available during the summer from July through August 18, 2017.  Students may be seen by appointment or walk-in basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, excluding July 13, 18, & 20, 2017.  

Administrative services will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding July 4 and August 14, 2017.  Health Services will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Basic Health Care Supplies to Bring to School:

It is recommended that students bring basic health care supplies when they come to school to be able to self treat minor medical illnesses or problems.  We suggest bringing the following items:

  • First aid kit containing band-aids, adhesive bandages, blister bandages, antiseptic wipes, antibacterial ointment, hydrocortisone cream, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, decongestants, throat lozenges, and cold and flu medications. 
  • Digital thermometer
  • Chemical cold pack to keep in freezer to reduce swelling
  • Chemical warm pack to heat in microwave for muscle aches
  • Allergy medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Multivitamins
  • Insect repellent
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Prescription medications and refill information

It is also recommended that students have a copy of their health insurance/prescription card and names and phone numbers of home primary care and specialty providers.