Services and Requirements
Current students registered for classes at Rhode Island College are eligible to utilize health services, whether you are full or part-time, residential or commuter, undergraduate or graduate.
For those that recently graduated, you can continue to use health services until January 15 for December graduates and August 15 for May graduates.
Additionally, those that are participating in an athletic program at Rhode Island College are eligible to complete the required medical clearance with Health Services.
- COVID-19 symptomatic testing
- Physical Exams
- Management of acute illnesses and injuries
- Women’s Health – GYN exams, pap smears, birth control and pregnancy tests
- LGBTQ+ supportive care
- Lab services including on-site blood test, throat cultures, urine tests, STD testing and screenings for all genders
- Mental health referrals and collaborating with the Counseling Center
- Tobacco/Nicotine products cessation services
- Substance Use/Abuse apppointments and referrals
- Tuberculosis screening tests / Quantiferon testing
- Referral and coordination for specific medical resources
- Orthopedic consultations
- ECG/Cardiac Services
Health Services is part of the state-supplied vaccine program. Offers free vaccines to most students.
Rhode Island state law requires that all full-time students, graduate and undergraduate, provide documentation of:
- One Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) vaccine
- Two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines
- Three Hepatitis B vaccines
- Two Varicella vaccinations or proof of chicken pox disease
- Meningitis vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccine
Tuberculosis (TB) screenings are required for all full-time students.
Medical examinations (physicals) are required for the following students: athletes, nursing majors and residential students.
Upload and access immunizations through your Patient Portal.
Public Health Advisory: Rhode Island Overdose Action Area Response
Central Falls, Pawtucket, and East Providence released on May 26, 2021.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is issuing a public health advisory due to increased drug overdose activity in Central Falls, Pawtucket, and East Providence.
From Sunday, May 9th, 2021 - Saturday, May 15th, 2021, RIDOH received 11 reports of suspected opioid overdoses from hospital emergency departments (EDs). Increased opioid overdose activity in this region is considered more than nine opioid overdoses within a seven-day period.
Three out of four fatal overdoses in 2020 involved illicit fentanyl. Fentanyl is a potent, lethal substance, that is commonly found in counterfeit pills. Pills are pressed to look identical to prescription medications, particularly counterfeit oxycodone pills (sometimes called "Perks 30s," "Perks," "Vikes," or "Oxys"), benzodiazepines (sedating drugs), and Adderall (a stimulant). Fake pills containing fentanyl are even more lethal when crushed or snorted.
Fentanyl may also be found in cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other substances. Even a very small amount of fentanyl can result in an overdose.
For More Information visit RIDOH.