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The 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. We integrate various aspects of well-being and holistic care as well as provide information and tools that will help guide students to lifelong health practices.

Health and counseling services are available to students.

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 for chronic health conditions while at college.

QUICK LINKS
Hours of Operation
Confidentiality Statement and Patient Rights
Charges
Health Services
Counseling Services
Make An Appointment
Telephone Consult
Cancelling Appointments
After-Hours Emergency
Pharmacy Services
Medical Explanations
Medical Entrance Requirements – Health Forms
Vaccination Requirements
Student Health Insurance
Form Submission Deadlines
TB Requirements
Helpful to Have

The Wellness Center Hours of Operation

The Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Extended hours are available until 5:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday.

Please note that we are closed on the weekends.

Location:
32 Union Street
phone: 603.428.2253 
fax: 603.428.2442
WellnessCenter@nec.edu

If you need care during the hours the Wellness Center is closed, you can seek care at an urgent care center in Concord.

Confidentiality Statement and Patient Rights

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.

New Hampshire Patient Bill of Rights

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xi/151/151-21.htm

New Hampshire Mental Health Bill of Rights

https://www.nh.gov/mhpb/documents/bill_of_rights.pdf

Charges

Counseling and health services are provided to all full time undergraduate students without a fee. Charges may be assessed for laboratory tests, prescriptions and immunizations.

If a student misses their scheduled appointment with the Wellness Center staff, a no show fee may be applied to the student account.

The no-show fee is $25 for health and counseling. The fee for a missed appointment with the psychiatric nurse practitioner is $50.

Health Services

The health services offered at New England College help keep students healthy while on campus. We provide care for acute illnesses and injuries. Physical exams are done by our nurse practitioners and we have the capability to perform laboratory studies. Immunization updates are done if needed for those over the age of 19.

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 including substance abuse treatment programs.

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 for health and counseling.

The Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM with extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 5:30 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call 603.428.2253.

Walk in appointments for acute illnesses (based on provider availability) Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-11:00 AM

Telephone Consult

Our Wellness Center nurses are available to discuss health concerns and provide self-care tips over the phone. If an appointment is needed, the staff is able to schedule this.

Cancelling Appointments

Students are responsible for keeping Wellness Center appointments. 24 hour notice for any cancellation is necessary. A no show fee of $25.00 may be applied to the student account for any missed appointment.  Please note the fee for missed appointments with the psychiatric nurse practitioner is $50.00.

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

Domestic Undergraduate and International Undergraduate Students                                                                                                           

All incoming undergraduate commuter and residential students must submit the following information as required by the NEC Wellness Center and the State of New Hampshire:

  1. Health History Form
  2. Physical Form (to be completed by your healthcare provider) 
  3. Immunization Form (to be completed by your healthcare provider) 
  4. TB Screening Policy
  5. Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment/Testing Form (to be completed by your healthcare provider)

Physical exams must be done within one year of the move in day to the College.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR HEALTH PAPERWORK SUBMITTED TO THE WELLNESS CENTER PRIOR TO THE MOVE IN DAY PER THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.

Click here to see the CDC immunization schedule.

Intercollegiate Student Athletes

All incoming student athletes must submit the following information:

  1. Health History Form
  2. Physical Form (to be completed by your healthcare provider – physical must be done within 6 months prior to the start of practice) 
  3. Immunization Form (to be completed by your healthcare provider – physical must be done within 6 months prior to the start of practice) 
  4. TB Screening Policy
  5. Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment/Testing Form (to be completed by your healthcare provider)
  6. Sickle Cell Disclosure Form
  7. Sickle Cell Waiver

Click here to see the CDC immunization schedule.

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). Proof of immunity by titer is required if the student has had chicken pox. A copy of the laboratory report is required.      
  • Tetanus with pertussis (Tdap) and updated Td if Tdap given more than 10 years ago.

Recommended vaccines:

  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. This vaccine is now approved for females and males up to age 26.
  • Meningitis B vaccine.
  • Hepatitis A vaccine.

Student Health Insurance

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 College offered insurance plan, you MUST have adequate health coverage and opt out online through the Cross Agency. Waiver 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. Students who have state-issued health insurance (ie: Husky Health/Mass Health/Maine Health) we recommend you use the NEC health insurance plan as these insurances are not widely accepted in New Hampshire.

The Wellness Center does not administer the NEC health insurance plan. If you have any questions or concerns about the health insurance or the 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.

Wellness Center Form Submission Deadlines

  • July 15 for fall semester entrance
  • January 2 for spring semester entrance

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

PLEASE NOTE: The Wellness Center does not accept PPD (skin testing) for tuberculosis. Please be sure to submit a TSPOT or Quantiferon Gold test. If you have a positive test, you must have a chest xray performed. NOTE: WE REQUIRE COPIES OF THE TSPOT LABORATORY REPORT AND THE RADIOLOGIST READING OF THE CHEST XRAY TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE WELLNESS CENTER.

Helpful to Have

We encourage you to bring the following “health kit” items with you to NEC that you may find helpful while you are away from home:

  • Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol
  • Bandaids
  • Small digital thermometer
  • Antibacterial ointment (Neosporin or other)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Cough drops
  • Decongestants (such as over the counter Sudafed)
  • Lip balm
  • Ice pack and heating pad
  • Humidifier/cool mist
  • Soup packages
  • Crackers/snacks
  • Drinks (juices, water, broths)

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


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