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Access important health services and pre-arrival requirements

Accessing Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Services  

When you need health, counseling or wellness services, call or stop by to see us. Before you start, all new full-time students have mandatory requirements and training that must be completed.

All new students must complete these mandatory requirements:

Step 1: Medical Records

All new full-time students must submit required health information, including documentation of required immunizations. Medical information submitted is confidential. You will not be able to move into housing or begin classes until you have submitted the required information. You may also be charged a $50 nonrefundable fee for non-compliance.

To review zoom video on how to use the health portal, go here.

Take these steps, in order, by July 1 (for Fall enrollment) or Jan. 15 (for Spring enrollment):

  1. Go to the Health Portal and log on with your Bentley shortname (everything in your email to the left of the @ symbol) and your password.
  1. Click on “Forms” and complete the online Health History and online Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Questionnaire.

  • A “yes” answer to any question will direct you to the TB/Tuberculosis Medical Provider form on the portal.  This form needs to be completed by your medical provider and submitted (see Step 4 below).  

  • Forms generated by your provider that fulfill the requirements (as outlined in the Bentley forms) are also acceptable. You can click on the “Upload” tab to find, download and copy the form.

  1. Click on “Immunizations” and manually enter vaccine dates by month first, then day, then year, from your signed and dated immunization/vaccine records. 

  1. Click on “Upload” to upload these documents to the portal. We do not accept faxed or mailed documents. 

  • Official, signed and dated immunization record.  This can be the Bentley University Immunization Record form, or the signed and dated official forms from your health care provider OR school.

  • TB/Tuberculosis Medical Provider form (if applicable; see Step 2 above) or provider’s form that meets the requirements and follows the steps, in order, as listed on Bentley's form. 

  • Physical Examination form (recommended, not required)  

  • Meningitis Waiver form, if you are waiving the vaccine 

  • Consent To Treat form, if under 18 years old

After you have completed steps 1—4, allow a few days for it to be verified by the registered nurse. We’ll contact you at your Bentley email address if any forms are missing or incomplete.

If you are missing vaccines, you can check what you are missing a few days after submitting your record by clicking on the “Immunizations Tab” and then the “What else is missing?” tab.

If you are missing the TB Risk Questionnaire or Health History, check by clicking on the “Forms” tab. A red, highlighted asterisk will be visible next to the title of these documents until they are completed.

Immunization Requirements

Step 2: Mandatory Prevention Courses

All incoming students must complete online prevention courses. These are designed to empower you to make well-informed decisions at Bentley and beyond.

Course information will be emailed to you and posted on this site about a month before your first semester begins. If you don’t complete the training, you will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs for conduct action. Residential students may also be unable to move into on-campus housing.

Undergraduate students, including transfer, exchange and commuter students must take:

  1. AlcoholEdu for College
  2. Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

Graduate students must take:

  1. Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates

If you completed AlcoholEdu at another school, you may request to have the course requirement waived. We do not provide waivers for the Sexual Assault Prevention Course. Request a waiver or email Jessica Greher Traue.

Parents and guardians can learn more about these courses and how to support students on Everfi’s Parent Resources Guide. We partner with Everfi to provide AlcoholEdu and sexual assault prevention courses.

Step 3: Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All full-time students are required by law to show proof of health insurance every academic year. You may enroll in a Student Health Insurance Plan offered through Bentley or provide proof of insurance.

Waive insurance if you have insurance coverage

Enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan

Domestic undergraduate students must waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan before Aug. 1 or Jan. 2, depending on their start date. Graduate students must waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan before the first day of classes.

Rhodes Hall 

Stop in or call (781) 891-2222 to schedule an appointment. During the academic year, we are open:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m

Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Summer Hours (administrative only)

May 30 through August 9th 8 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

 

If you need assistance outside our regular business hours, contact an emergency resource or find off-campus care.

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Callahan Building, Second Floor — (781) 891-2274

We are open Monday through Friday during the academic year, and Monday through Thursday during the summer. Our services are by appointment, so please call ahead or stop in to complete the required paperwork.

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Callahan Building, Second Floor — (781) 891-2600

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year. Health coaching and program consultations are by appointment only, so call ahead or stop by to schedule a visit.

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24-Hr Emergency Information

Call (781) 891-3131 if you’re experiencing a medical or emotional emergency.