Achieving optimum health not only benefits you personally, but also will help you succeed in the classroom and in life. We offer a full range of health care services to help you to make that happen.
2018 Gastroenteritis and Flu
Jan 29th Update:
- If you are actively ill and you live nearby, you may choose to go home.
- Please avoid contact with your roommates and friends.
- If you have any severe gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain or feel very lightheaded, dizzy, have a high fever, stiff neck, are short of breath or your symptoms are worsening or not improving quickly over the weekend or when the Health Center is closed, call University Police at 781-891-2201 (781-891-3131 for emergencies) and they can transport you to the emergency room or local clinic.
See a full list of off-campus clinics and hospitals here.
- We encourage students to not attend class while ill and to keep out of class for 72 hours after they have recovered. Faculty have been notified of this and we encourage students to be in direct contact with their faculty about their particular situation.
- Flu usually lasts for a few days and presents with high fever (over 100.5), headache, dry cough, nasal congestion, body aches and occasionally other symptoms - https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html.
It is not too late to get the flu vaccine – just call our office at 781-891-2222 or go to the nearest pharmacy and get immunized!
How to avoid the flu:
The best way to avoid contracting either of these illnesses is through frequent and thorough HANDWASHING.
- Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. It is the soap combined with the scrubbing action that helps dislodge and remove germs.
- When soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based gel sanitizer. Rub in well until your hands are dry. Use this frequently, especially before eating and after using the bathroom.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when people touch something that is contaminated with germs and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.
- Keep 6 feet away from anyone who is ill.
- Avoid sharing drinks, food, utensils, cups or smoking materials with others.
- Stay home or avoid contact with others until your symptoms resolve.
Hours and Location
We are located in Rhodes Hall across from the Student Center. Students can call 781.891.2222 or stop in to make an appointment.
Our clinical hours, when we see patients, during the academic year are:
We offer professional and confidential health care in a safe and welcoming environment for full-time students of all shapes, sizes, identities and sexual orientations.
To schedule an appointment, call 781.891.2222. Same-day appointments usually are available, however students with urgent issues are seen immediately. If your health concern is private or personal, please let the person scheduling your visit know.
Serious illnesses or emergencies will be seen immediately during business hours. If you have an emergency, contact University Police at 781.891.3131. If you need transport to a local medical facility for a non-emergency medical issue, you can contact University Police at 781.891.2201 for transportation.