Center for Health & Wellness
Center for Health & Wellness Home: keene.edu/chw/
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What does my student need to do to be seen by someone at the Center for Health and Wellness?
The Center for Health and Wellness are an appointment based clinic and appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 to 11:45 and from 1:00 - 4:30 by calling 358-2450. The clinic is closed between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. Students are seen by appointment. Students who walk in without an appointment will be triaged by a registered nurse and scheduled into the next available slot. Students with an identified emergency will be seen immediately. If there is an emergency, please call 911.
What type of services can I expect my student to receive from the Center for Health and Wellness?
Through our staff of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, health educators, and a part-time physician we provide acute medical care for all Keene State College students. Services provided include: illness evaluation, first aid, laboratory services, birth control education and supplies, dietary/nutrition consultation, annual gynecological examinations, STD testing, mental health referral, referral to on-campus resources (counseling, academic support, student activities), pregnancy testing, counseling, referrals to specialists in the community if necessary and health education on all health-related topics.
What information does my student need to submit?
The Center for Health and Wellness requires all students to submit a complete the following health forms: Comprehensive Student Health, Immunization, Tuberculosis Screening, and a physical form.
These forms are due on July 1st for fall admittance and January 15th for spring admittance.
Any student who fails to meet this requirement will have a hold placed on their student account which will prevent them from registering for their classes. The health forms can be downloaded at www.keene.edu/chw/forms.cfm. Any additional records that may be helpful concerning existing medical and/or psychological conditions are critical. With the permission of the student, we are willing to work collaboratively with their primary-care physician.
What does the care offered through the Center for Health and Wellness cost?
The cost of the student’s visit is covered by their Student Health Fee. However, in the event that their medical concern requires laboratory testing, on site prescriptions or an outside referral, those costs are the student’s responsibility.
The Center does not bill personal health insurance. These costs can be paid at the time of service through credit/debit cards or echeck. If the charges are not paid they will be placed on the student's account in the Bursar's Office.
Students always have the right to refuse treatment that would incur these costs. Although health insurance is not required, it is highly recommended so that the student will be covered for services beyond the scope of our department.
What if my student gets sick or injured on the weekend or at night?
Is my student’s health information kept confidential?
Complete confidentiality is maintained at the Center for Health and Wellness. We do not disclose any health-related information to anyone, including parents, without the student’s written permission. We encourage students to include parents in any referrals outside of our department, and we are available to discuss student’s care with parents however we must have the student written permission first.
How does my student access local medical services?
Students who need non-emergency services from the local clinic or hospital can get there using the City Express (free to KSC students) or by taxi.