We’re honored to be your partner in staying healthy. And always remember that our medical care services are just part of the many resources you have as a student. When you combine them with RISD’s counseling and wellness services, you’re on the right path to a lifetime of good health.
Whether you’re new to RISD or returning for study, here’s some “health homework” for you to complete. Follow the six steps below to ace your good health at RISD.
If you’re staying on your parent’s plan, check with their insurance to make sure you are covered (non-emergency and emergency care) while you’re at college. Remember, all students are automatically enrolled in the RISD Student Health Insurance Plan unless you can verify another source of insurance (such as your parent’s health plan). If you decide not to accept the RISD plan, you must go online and waive the plan by August 8, 2021.
Complete your health forms online or by downloading the forms here:
No one wants to think about emergencies, but if you’re over 18, you’re considered an adult. Neither RISD nor any medical provider will release information to your parents without a signed HIPPA release form. (But be aware, if your health insurance is billed, your insurance provider may send an explanation of benefits (EOB) to your parents.) You might also want to consider a medical power of attorney (designating a decision maker if you become incapacitated) and general durable power of attorney (giving your parents authority to make financial/legal decisions).
Rhode Island state law requires that all full-time students, graduate and undergraduate, provide documentation of:
If you have a physical or learning disability, it’s up to you to inform RISD and request accommodations. Keep in mind it takes up to four weeks to make arrangements, so make sure you contact Disability Support Services before classes begin. The RISD Health Center will help you address any medical needs.
The Health Services Center does not provide excuse notes when you are ill. If you are too ill to attend a class, be aware that it is your responsibility as an adult to notify your professors — before the start of class — when you are too ill to attend.
Our services are available to students both on-campus and off-campus. We will do our best to provide care by phone or Zoom when possible.All students must speak with a nurse before coming in. Please call during business hours to speak to a nurse.
Daily walk-in clinic
Unavailable until further notice.