Health Services

Health ServicesFranklin Pierce University Health Services provides a full range of primary care, referrals and educational services tailored to the individual and unique needs of college students. Franklin Pierce Health Services is a member of the American College Health Association, New England College Health Association, and the New Hampshire College Health Association, and is licensed as an educational health facility by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

Health Services is staffed by experienced Health Care Professionals comprised of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Medical Doctors. They offer initial diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries and appropriate follow-up care. University Health Services can also refer students to a variety of specialists. Some care may be offered on-site, while other services are provided by a network of local experts.

The University considers health teaching and preventative medicine to be as important to the student as addressing health problems. Students are encouraged to consult the Health Service staff for counseling and advice on any topic related to general health. Health Services can be reached at (603)899-4130.

Helpful Links

bullet Services Provided
bullet Visiting Health Services
bullet Costs and Eligibilility Insurance 
bullet  Medications
bullet Confidentiality
bullet Health Record Requirement
bullet Release of Medical Information
bullet Important Phone Numbers
bullet Health-related items to bring with you
Health Service Visits

Students are asked to call ext 4130 to set up appointments at Health Services. By calling for an appointment in advance, you can decrease waiting time and allow adequate time with the appropriate health care provider. Walk-in acute care situations and emergencies are given priority attention. Health Service hours are Monday - Friday 8AM- 4:30PM during the academic year. EMT coverage is available after hours. For emergencies call ext. 5555.

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Costs and Eligibility/Insurance

All full time Rindge campus students are covered by FP health services. There are a few procedures for which there is a charge. For a copy of the FP student insurance policy or any questions regarding the student insurance plan, please contact Health Services at 603-899-4130 or healthservices@franklinpierce.edu
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Medications


We provide starter dosage of over-the-counter medications. We have a limited in-house pharmacy for students and we utilize a local pharmacy for prescription medications we do not have on hand. 


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Confidentiality

Franklin Pierce Health Services is legally and ethically obligated to protect students' right to privacy. Your medical records are strictly confidential. No one other than FP Health Services staff has access to your medical records without your prior written permission. This restriction includes your parents, faculty and staff or outside agencies. Certain communicable diseases need to be reported to the Department of Public Health and you will be informed of this action prior to Health Services calling the Department.

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Health Services Provided

Primary Care Services:
A major focus of Health Services is to provide a wide range of primary care services. Our providers are experienced in treating common medical problems seen on college campuses. We are interested in helping you stay healthy and active. 

We hope that all students will utilize our services when needed. The college years are a great opportunity for health education and being an advocate for your own health care is a tool you will use your whole life.

Women's Health:
Gynecological services are available by appointment. Services include assessment and treatment of infectious diseases, annual examinations, Pap Smears, pregnancy testing and birth control. Extensive education on Women's Health issues is always available.

Men's Health:
We counsel, diagnose, and support the specific needs of men. We provide information on contraception, education about testicular and prostate cancer and provide education and screening for STDs.

Laboratory Services:
A wide array of lab services are available at the Health Services. Complex testing will be drawn and sent to an external lab.

Immunizations:
Basic immunizations including Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus and TB screening are mandatory for admission. Other preventative immunizations are available for a fee, including Hepatitis B, Meningitis, and Influenza. All immunizations will incur a fee not covered by student insurance. (Outside insurances not accepted.)

Health Education/Wellness Programs
We offer individual help on a variety of topics such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; sexual health; fitness and nutrition; eating disorders; and stress management. Programs are provided to resident student housing, organizations, and academic classes.

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Health Record Requirement

The State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services licenses Franklin Pierce Health Services. A completed medical file for each student is required to be maintained in Health Services. These files consist of a Health Assessment Form, a physical exam within a year of admission, proof of immunizations (two MMRs, meningitis vaccine, TB screening within one year, or if international students--within 12 weeks of arrival in the U.S. and Tetanus within ten years are required) and a signed consent form for medical treatment. Any student not meeting these requirements will be prevented from registering and attending classes until the information is provided.

Franklin Pierce Health Services is a Health Care facility providing health promotion and comprehensive, skilled and compassionate services to the college student community. Whether it's the flu that won't go away, anxieties about personal issues, or questions about staying healthy, we can help you get the care you need. We are dedicated to you and to maintaining the highest quality of service in a confidential, convenient, and caring professional setting.

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Health-related items to bring with you

1. Antibiotic Cream (i.e. Neosporin, triple antibiotic cream) for cuts, etc.
2. Band-Aids varying shapes & sizes
3. Cold Medicine (antihistamine, decongestant, etc.)
4. Cough Medicine
5. Gatorade (dry mix package)
6. Hydrocortisone cream (Ex. Cortaid) for itch, rash
7. Pepto-Bismol (or other antacid for nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach)
8. Reusable cold/hot pack (can be used in both microwave oven and/or freezer)
9. Scissors
10. Thermometer (small digital readout)
11. Throat Lozenges
12. Tweezers
13. Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Advil etc
14. Heating Pad
15. Extra washcloths – you can always use a clean one!
16. MOST IMPORTANT – An insurance card in their name.
17. If you are on any medications we suggest purchasing a lock box in which to keep them.

These items are all highly recommended to bring at the beginning of the school year and to keep your supply replenished at all times. Health Services encourages each student to advocate for their own health and being prepared with the above list is a great start.

 

 

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KNOW
   
FP Health Services 603-899-4130 fax 603-899-1050
FP Center for Outreach Education 603-899-4133
Emergency Ext. 5555
Campus Security Ext. 4210 or 603-899-4210
Poison Control 800-222-1222
National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information 800-622-HELP (4357)
AIDS Hotline 800-752-2437
Samaritans (Suicide Hotline) 603-924-7000
Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention 603-352-3782
Monadnock Community Hospital 603-924-7191

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Release of Medical Information

Franklin Pierce Health Services maintains medical records of Rindge students for seven years beyond departure. After that medical records are destroyed. To request a copy of medical records, please download the Medical Records Release Form and fill out completely. Release forms are required to have the students signature. You may fax or mail in your request to:

Health Services
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461
Fax 603-899-1050

For questions, please contact Health Services at (603) 899-4130.