Health Services

On-Campus Health Education, Care, & Referrals

 
Franklin 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 on the Rindge campus. Franklin Pierce Health Services is a member of the American College Health Association and the New England College Health Association. Health Services 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 a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner. Health Services offers initial diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries and appropriate follow-up care. Health Services will also refer students to a variety of specialists when needed. Some care may be offered on-site, while other services are provided by local experts. Health Services will also coordinate care with the student's medical provider when necessary and/or required. 

The University considers teaching health 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, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Center is located in the lower level of Granite Hall, sharing the entrance with Outreach Education and Counseling.

  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Check out the questions frequently asked by parents and students.   

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What to Bring to Campus

These items are all highly recommended to bring at the beginning of the semester. Keep your supply replenished at all times. Health Services encourages each student to advocate for their own health. Being prepared with these items is a great start!

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Services Provided on Campus

Health Services provides many services to students on the Rindge Campus. From educational programs to laboratory services, students have many resources available to them.  

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Release of Medical Information

Franklin Pierce Health Services maintains medical records of Rindge students for five 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 student's 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

Health Services 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 Services hours are Monday - Friday 8AM- 4:30PM during the academic year. EMT coverage is available after hours. For emergencies call ext. 5555.

Health Insurance Eligibility

Franklin Pierce University does not provide health insurance coverage to students. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all individuals are mandated to have a certain level of Health Care Insurance. As a result, students are required to provide Health Services with their insurance information prior to enrolling in course work. International students who do not qualify for insurance under the ACA may find resources within the section titled "International Insurance."

International Students

Students who are without health insurance coverage in the U.S. need to purchase health insurance for the duration of their attendance at Franklin Pierce University. For more information on International Student Protection insurance, view Student Health Insurance for International Students in the U.S.

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.

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 through a Medical Records Release Form. 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. 

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 2 years of admission, proof of immunizations (two MMRs, meningitis vaccine, TB screening within one year for U.S. students. For international students, these immunizations are required within 12 weeks of arrival in the U.S., and a tetanus vaccine within 10 years is required) and a signed consent form for medical treatment. Until compliant, students who do not meet these requirements will have a "hold" placed on their registration for the following semester.

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.

Important Phone Numbers

Department Phone Number
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
Chesire Medical Center (603) 354-5400

 

 

CONTACT
Health Services(603) 899-4130

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.