West Nile Virus
The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services announced the first human case in the state this season of West Nile virus. The virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, was detected in an adult from Chesterfield New Hampshire. Because of this, the human risk level for Keene has been raised to “moderate.” The most effective way to avoid West Nile virus disease is to prevent mosquito bites.
Affordable Care Act
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, all individuals in the United States will be required to carry health insurance as of January 1, 2014. If you are currently uninsured, it is your responsibility to address this issue to ensure your compliance with federal regulations. Keene State College does not offer a student health plan but below is a link that will direct you to an appropriate resource that will help determine your options.
you will be able to enter your personal demographic information and it will supply you with the options available to you.
Flu Vaccine Clinics
The Center for Health and Wellness will be offering three flu vaccine clinics in October. The cost of the flu vaccine is $12.00 and it will be charged to your student account. The 1st clinic will be a part of a comprehensive health fair which will offer you the opportunity to have your blood pressure checked, find out what your cholesterol and blood sugar levels are and determine your BMI. This health fair, Healthy KSC, is part of the Healthy Monadnock 2020 "Know Your Numbers" campaign. It will take place on:
The remaining two flu vaccine clincs will be:
In the event that you cannot make any of the above dates and would like to receive a vaccination, please call the health center at (603) 358-2450 and schedule an appointment.