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Services and Referrals

Are you feeling sick? Have you been injured? Whether you need immediate hands-on care or caring medical advice, RISD’s Health Services Center connects you to the services you need.

The Health Services Center is centrally located on the Quad, next to the Met. Appointments can be made in person, by phone (401-454-6625) or schedule an appointment online.

Our experienced nurse practitioners are trained to diagnose and treat conditions. They also have advanced clinical training in such areas as women’s health and adult primary care.

Services are offered at no cost to all RISD full-time students but additional charges may be incurred for related medical procedures and medicines.

How We Help

Basic Health Care

First aid for minor cuts, burns, stings, or injuries, plus non-emergency care for severe colds, flu, allergies, fever, sore throat, cough, ear/eye pain, headaches, and stomach or urinary problems.

Gynecologic Care

Pap smears, pregnancy tests, contraception counseling and prescriptions, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections testing and treatment.

Wellness Care

Physical exam, lab work, blood draws, medication administration (injections), screenings for high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes support; weight and nutrition counseling, and substance abuse counseling. Learn more about RISD's immunization requirements and recommendations.

LGBTQ Health

Inclusive and supportive services and resources for LGBTQ-specific health concerns, including sexual health.

Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing

Rapid HIV testing, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection (STIs).

Medical Referrals

Do you need specialty care, or have a chronic or complex health problem? We can link you with medical specialists in the Providence community for one-time or continuing care while at RISD — from chiropractors and dermatologists to cardiologists and orthopedic surgeons. If you need to be seen by a doctor or need tests that we do not offer (such as x-rays), we will arrange for you to be seen by East Side Urgent Care, part of Ocean State Healthcare.

Hours & Appointments

Our hours are:
Monday: 8–8 pm
Tuesday: 8–5 pm
Wednesday: 8–8 pm
Thursday: 8–5 pm
Friday: 8–5 pm
Closed on weekends

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.


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We can help you and your family review your health insurance options to select the best plan for you and stay on top of required immunizations.

Access health forms, records, communicate with practitioners securely and more.

Keep us informed in the event of a hospitalization, so we can support you during and after your hospital stay.

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