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Wellness Center

Our friendly team at the Wellness Center believes quality care, education and outreach build healthy communities. We’re all about promoting individual wellness and independence and believe that each student has different social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical necessities. By integrating various aspects of well-being and holistic care, we help keep our student’s health and wellness in good shape.
While our team is not a replacement for a student’s primary care provider (PCP), we can work directly with PCPs and specialists in order to provide the best care possible while at college. Health and counseling services are available to students as are health assessments of acute and chronic health problems, well woman exams, laboratory studies, physical exams and immunization updates. We provide information and tools that help guide students to lifelong health practices.

The Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Union Street in Henniker
603.428.2253

WellnessCenter@nec.edu

Fax: 603.428.2442

Guaranteed Confidentiality

We are personally, professionally and ethically committed to a student’s right to privacy and we take this very seriously. What is discussed in the Wellness Center remains confidential and cannot be disclosed without your prior written consent. Should you desire a parent or other person to receive your personal, protected healthcare information, please be sure to include that person on the Medical Release Form paperwork.

Charges

Counseling is provided to students without a fee and most services at the Wellness Center are provided at no cost. Charges may be assessed for physicals, laboratory tests, and immunizations, as well as missed appointments.

Health Services

The health services offered at New England College help keep students healthy while on campus. We provide care for acute and chronic illnesses and our nurse practitioners are able to write prescriptions should one be needed. If a health concern needs further evaluation by a specialist, referrals are facilitated by our staff to outside providers. Our staff provides educational outreach and programming for our students on a regular basis, which helps keep the student informed of health risks and ways to stay healthy.

Counseling Services

The counseling services offered at New England College are designed to help students function more effectively in a college environment. This includes providing counseling and therapy for students who may be experiencing situational or ongoing psychological difficulties. We also provide educational outreach and programming to meet the developmental needs of our students. The counseling staff is committed to creating and maintaining an open and accepting environment in which our students feel welcome, safe and valued. While we primarily provide short term therapy, we are able to provide outside referrals for longer term therapy.

Counseling services are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner available two Fridays a month. Some of the helpful counseling services we provide include: resolving personal problems, assistance with stress and time management challenges, performance anxiety, eating disorders, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, family, peer or roommate concerns, anxiety and depression, grief, anger, sleep difficulties, academic stress, alcohol or other substance abuse problems.

Make An Appointment

Appointments are recommended but students can be seen on a walk-in basis if a provider is available. If a provider is not available, an appointment will be scheduled for a later time. The Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call 603-428-2253.

Telephone Consult

Our Wellness Center nurses are available to discuss health concerns and provide self-care tips over the phone.

Cancelling Appointments

Students are responsible for keeping Wellness Center appointments. 24 hour notice for any cancellations is necessary, and missed appointments are charged to your account.

After-Hours Emergency

For after-hours emergencies, please call Campus Safety at 603-428-2323 or 911.

Pharmacy Services

Prescriptions can be filled at the local pharmacy, conveniently located in Henniker.
Henniker Pharmacy: 603-428-3456
The school bookstore carries over the counter (OTC) products including pain relievers (Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Excedrin), allergy medications (Zyrtec and Claritin),and cough and cold medications (Dayquil, Nyquil, Alka Seltzer, and cough drops). Pepto-Bismol and Airborne are also available.

Medical Explanations

Students that miss classes or exams due to illness are responsible for notifying their instructors. The Wellness Center does not provide notes or medical explanations which is a policy supported by the Academic Standards and Advising Committee.

Medical Entrance Requirements

Undergraduate Students

All incoming undergraduate students must submit the following information:

  1. Emegency Contact Form
  2. Health History Form
  3. Physical and Immunization Form
  4. TB Screening & Assessment Form
  5. Patients Bill of Rights
  6. Medical Release Form

Intercollegiate Student Athletes

All incoming student athletes must submit the following information:

  1. Emegency Contact Form
  2. Health History Form
  3. Physical and Immunization Form
  4. TB Screening & Assessment Form
  5. Patients Bill of Rights
  6. Medical Release Form
  7. Sickle Cell Disclosure Form
  8. Sickle Cell Waiver

International & Graduate Students

All incoming international and graduate students must submit the following information:

  1. Emegency Contact Form
  2. Health History Form
  3. Physical and Immunization Form
  4. TB Screening & Assessment Form
  5. Patients Bill of Rights
  6. Medical Release Form

All full-time students of New England College are required to carry health insurance. All full-time students are enrolled automatically in the NEC health insurance coverage offered through the Cross Agency.

If you choose to waive the NEC college offered insurance plan, you MUST have adequate health coverage and opt out online through the Cross Agency on or before September 2, 2014 for the Fall Semester.  Waiver Form

For students living off campus, the Health History and Immunization Forms need to be submitted. Although not required, we also encourage students to also submit our Physical Exam Form.

International students are required to have NEC health insurance and are not permitted to opt out or waive the plan, nor the fee.

If you plan to participate in Club Sports at NEC, it is highly recommended that you carry NEC’s insurance in addition to any insurance you may already carry.

If you have any questions or concerns about the health insurance waiver process, please contact Student Financial Services at 603.428.2226 or by email at sfs@nec.edu or through the Cross Agency at 1-800-999-7345 or at lfarrington@crossagency.com

Form Submission Deadlines

  • July 15 for September entrance
  • January 2 for January entrance

Vaccination Requirements

All undergraduate and international students are required to have proof of vaccination/immunity to the following:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). Documentation by your health care provider listing two MMR vaccines or laboratory results of MMR blood titers is acceptable.
  • Hepatitis B (series of three shots)
  • Meningitis (initial dose and booster if initial dose given prior to age 16)
  • Varicella (series of two shots or documented history of Chicken Pox)
  • Tetanus with pertussis (Tdap).
  • Although not required, we encourage you to have the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. This vaccine is now approved for females and males up to age 26.

TB Requirements

Students from countries that are considered “Tuberculosis Endemic” are required to have a TB test. Endemic areas of the world are considered any of the following not listed below:

  • North American Region: U.S.A., Canada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Virgin Islands.
  • European Region: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
  • Western Pacific Region: American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand

If you have questions, please contact the Wellness Center 603.428.2253.