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Christie Rishworth
Interim Director/Nurse Practitioner

Health Services Staff

(401) 456-8055


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Do you feel distressed? Do you wish to speak with someone? Please call the 24/7 Rhode Island College HOPE line: 401-456-HOPE (4673). The HOPE line is in addition to the counseling center and has been established to provide continuous support to our campus community. Please note that if you are in need of immediate support, please dial 911 and proceed to your local emergency room.​​​


Health Services

Health Services Staff

T​he mission of Rhode Island College Health Services is to provide confidential and holistic primary health care to enhance the academic potential of our students.

Each student encounter is an opportunity to educate about prevention and risk reduction to promote life-long healthy choices. Health Services is committed to providing high quality, accessible and cost effective services in a non-judgmental atmosphere that values diversity and respects individuality.

Office Hours

Effective Fall, 2018:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Summer and breaks:
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (401) 456-8055 Fax: (401) 456-8890​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

HEALTH ADVISORY – Please Notify Health Services (456-8055)

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty:

There have been recent reports of gastrointestinal illness (Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea) in the state of RI. RIC Student Health Services has noticed a small number of students both on and off campus who are reporting similar symptoms. In our attempt to prevent further spread of this illness, if you are experiencing symptoms, please call Health Services at 401-456-8055 and speak to a nurse for advice.

The illness is consistent with a viral illness, possibly norovirus. If this is the case, antibiotics are not effective, tests are usually not needed, and supportive treatment with hydration is usually all that is needed.

Here is a list of urgent symptoms. If these occur, please seek medical care as soon as possible. You may seek care at Health Services (during office hours) or with your PCP, or you may visit an Urgent Care or Emergency Room:

• have any symptoms of dehydration (very thirsty, lightheaded, dizzy, or confused);
• have diarrhea or vomiting that lasts longer than a few days;
• are vomiting up blood, have bloody diarrhea, or severe stomach pain;
• have not needed to urinate in the past 8 hours (during the day).

Click HERE for further information

Please note: I​f this is norovirus, the virus can remain on surfaces even after cleaning. Please see Clean-up and Disinfection for Norovirus.

Cold or Flu Symptoms Chart 

Make an appointment for your Flu Vaccine at Health Services (401) 456-8055!

Page last updated: February 05, 2019