Student Health Services
Assumption University offers an array of health services which are included in tuition and fees.
Licensed, certified Nurse Practitioners assess and treat health problems of full-time students. Services offered by Student Health Services (SHS) are covered by tuition and fees. You do not need to purchase the school health insurance plan in order to receive care.
Routine visits to SHS are free for full-time students. Additional costs for certain services may apply, and are charged to the student’s health insurance. Services that are generally charged to your insurance include:
- Pharmacy prescriptions
- Lab services
- X-ray and radiology services
Clinic visits at SHS are by appointment, and most appointments can be arranged within one business day. Appointments can be made by calling the office at 508-767-7329.
Annual physical exams and immunizations are not available through SHS. Students obtain those services through their Primary Care Provider outside of school.
All clinical services are strictly confidential.
Please see below for more information about:
- Off-Site Health Services
- Emergency Services and Off-Campus Care
- Important Information and Forms for Accepted Students
- Health Services Staff
Health Services Resources
Local, offsite urgent/ emergency care locations and pharmacies.
Student Health Services does make referrals to community health care providers/specialists and other resources. These may be billed to your insurance provider. Students can also visit local urgent care clinics and emergency departments when Student Health Services is closed.
Any emergency occurring on the Campus should be referred immediately to Public Safety at 508-767-7777. Public Safety is the emergency services coordinator on campus. All Officers are trained as First Responders. Transportation to a local hospital will be arranged or an ambulance will be directed to campus. Call 911 for all off-campus emergencies.
There are a number of pharmacies, urgent care facilities, and emergency rooms located near campus; this list is provided as an informational resource for students.
No-Cost Cab Service for Immediate Medical Needs
Students who need to access immediate medical services (that are not emergencies) such as urgent care facilities and do not have any means of transportation may be eligible for free cab rides. There is no cost to you for this transportation.
During business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), you may call Student Health Services (508-767-7329) and request an appointment for the immediate medical need. A health care provider will assess the situation and if it is determined that you will need to access off-campus resources and do not need to be transported by ambulance, they will make arrangements for a round-trip cab service at no charge.
After business hours (4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.), students should call Public Safety (508-767-7225) and request a cab for an urgent medical need. An officer will respond to assess the situation, and if it is determined that you do not need to be transported by ambulance, they will make arrangements for a round-trip cab service at no charge.
Cabs will transport students to local urgent and emergency care facilities in the Worcester area.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Assumption University! We look forward to welcoming you to campus as an official Hound!
Assumption University requires that all new, full-time undergraduate and graduate students, international students (full or part-time) and all Health Science students (full or part-time) to submit completed health information including proof of immunizations to the Student Wellness Portal.
For the general health and safety of the campus community, students who fail to submit required documentation by the deadline (July 15th for fall semester enrollment and January 15th for spring semester enrollment) will be prohibited from attending classes, living on campus, and/or practicing/playing a collegiate sport. For information on how to upload your health information to the Student Wellness Portal, please see the following:
- Undergraduate Health Entrance Requirements Guide
- Undergraduate Health Entrance Requirements Letter
- Graduate Health Requirements Guide
- Massachusetts Immunization Guidelines
Questions? Please do not hesitate to call us at 508-767-7329.
Assumption University strives to make the transition to College as easy as possible for new students. The following frequently asked questions may provide the answers to your questions. If you still have questions, please contact the Wellness Center at 508-767-7329.
How do I submit my required health information?
Undergraduate and graduate students have different requirements for submitting health information. All required health information must be submitted by using the Student Wellness Portal. You will be able to access the Patient Wellness Portal from the front page of your Assumption University Student Portal. Once you can access your Assumption University student portal, you will be able to access the Student Wellness Portal and upload your information.
When is the required health information due?
Undergraduate and graduate student health information should be submitted online via the Student Wellness Portal by July 15th (fall enrollment) or January 15th (spring enrollment). If you haven't submitted your information by the deadline, a hold will be placed on your account, preventing you from registering for classes, moving onto campus and/ or practicing/ playing a collegiate sport.
My doctor/I faxed my immunization/health records to Assumption University. How do I know if they have been received?
We cannot accept faxes of your records, please submit all of your information online to the Student Wellness Portal. You should, however, obtain a printout or a signed copy of your immunizations from your medical provider’s office to upload to the portal.
Why are immunizations required?
Massachusetts public health regulations and college policy require that any full-time undergraduate or graduate student (enrolled in 9 or more credits in a semester), full or part-time international students, and full or part-time health science students must provide proof of immunization compliance before the start of classes. In the event of a communicable disease outbreak, students who are not adequately immunized or are without laboratory evidence of immunity must be excluded from school. This policy includes all students with medical or religious exemptions.
What will happen if I don’t submit my immunizations?
Failure to comply with Massachusetts immunization requirements will result in a hold on your Assumption University course registration and will prevent you from moving onto campus, attending classes or practicing for a collegiate sport.
What are the required immunizations?
Students must receive the following immunizations before coming to campus:
- Hepatitis B – 3 doses OR Hepatitis Immune Serology (titer) with lab documentation
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses MMR OR MMR Immune Serology (titer) with lab documentation
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses of Varicella OR history of disease OR birthdate before 1980 or Varicella Immune Serology (titer) with lab documentation
- Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria and Pertussis) – 1 dose of Tdap within the past 10 years
- Meningococcal Meningitis (required for any student living on campus) – 1 dose of MenACWY given at age 16 or older, OR signed waiver
What if I don’t have all of my immunizations?
If you cannot locate your records and know you have had immunizations in the past, a titer (blood test) can show your immunity to:
- Measles, Mumps, or Rubella
- Hepatitis B
Contact your health care provider for further information about blood titer tests. You will need to upload a copy of the lab reports showing immunity to the Student Wellness Portal.
Is anyone exempt?
Massachusetts law does allow students to seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Medical exemption requests must be accompanied by documentation from a health care provider stating that the immunization is medically contraindicated. Religious exemption requests must be accompanied by a signed statement that immunizations are contrary to the student’s sincere religious beliefs. Copies of paperwork documenting religious affiliation and history from previous schools are also acceptable. Students may be exempt from the meningitis vaccination requirement, depending on whether they live on or off-campus. If the meningitis vaccination is waived, the state meningitis waiver form must be completed and uploaded to the portal.
Who must be tested for tuberculosis?
Some students are more likely to be exposed to or have active Tuberculosis (TB). This is determined by the answers you give to the questions in the TB Risk Questionnaire found on the Student Wellness Portal. If you have a higher risk (indicated by your answer to questions on the form) you need to be tested.
Who will get to see my Immunization Record?
The only staff who will have access to your immunization records are the staff in Student Health Services and those who need to handle or see it in the context of a public health concern on campus.
Do I have to enroll in the University's Student Health Insurance Plan?
According to the state of Massachusetts, all full-time undergraduate and graduate students are required to carry health insurance. You can be covered under your parent/guardian/spouse’s plan or your own plan. Undergraduate students do not need to purchase the student health insurance plan from the University in order to receive care at Student Health Services.
All full-time graduate and undergraduate students are automatically charged for the Assumption University Student Health Insurance Plan. If you determine that you have adequate health insurance after reading the Health Insurance Plan brochure you receive from the Finance Office/Student Accounts, you may waive the charge by completing the online waiver. State law requires that you provide information about the plan under which you are covered, including the Policy Number in order for the insurance charge to be waived prior to registration.
If you have any insurance questions, please contact the Finance Office at (508) 767-7412.
If I provide my health insurance information on the Patient Wellness Portal, does that automatically waive the Student Health Insurance Plan?
Not at all. The Student Health Insurance Plan is automatically added to your student bill unless you sign a waiver. If you determine that you have adequate health insurance after reading the Health Insurance Plan brochure you receive from the Finance Office/Student Accounts, you may waive the charge by completing the waiver ONLINE. State law requires that you provide us with information about the plan under which you are covered, including the Policy Number in order for us to waive the insurance charge prior to registration.
If you have any insurance questions, please contact the Finance Office at 508-767-7412.
How do I enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan?
The Student Health Insurance Plan is handled through the Finance Office. Please contact them with any questions regarding the student health insurance plan.
Lisa Boucher, MS, APRN, ANP-BC
Director of Student Health Services
David Dinh, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Susan Marcoulier, MS, APRN, AGNP-BC
Nancy Berube, MD
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