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The Wellness Center

Wellness Forms FAQ’s

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.

Hours of Operation

The Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Extended hours are available until 5:30 p.m. 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.

 

We are using the Medicat Electronic Health Record for all NEC full time undergraduate students. 

Health forms are due by July 15 for Fall entrance and January 2 for Spring entrance

Prior to entering your health information, we highly recommend that you view the step by step Medicat Health Portal tutorial video. Copy and paste the link below into your browser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftXDg7f29EQ

Please use the following link to access the Medicat Patient Portal: https://nec.medicatconnect.com/

If you are a new Portal user, you must register first so please click the Registration button.  Your username and password for Medicat will be the same as your NEC username and password (if your name is John Smith, your username for Medicat would be JSmith_UG and your password is the same as your NEC email password).

Please note you must use your NEC username and password to access the health portal.  Your home email and password will not work.

If you are already a registered user, you may login using your NEC username and password. Once logged in you will have access to online services such as:

  • Secure communication with the Wellness Center
  • Immunization records
  • Complete or update your health history form, TB Risk and informed consent.
  • Upload all required forms: Immunization record, Informed Consent for under 18 years of age

Instructions for completing Wellness Center health information 

FORMS (complete online)

  • Health History Form: This form is for new incoming students only.  Please answer all questions – you will have 60 minutes to complete the form.
  • Informed Consent: Please read the form and sign electronically. 
  • If you are under the age of 18, print the informed consent (available to download).  You must sign, a parent/guardian must sign and a witness over the age of 18 must also sign the form.
  • TB Risk Assessment: Please answer all questions.  If you are directed to contact the Wellness Center, please call 603-428-2253.  Be sure to read each question carefully.  **NOTE: the BCG vaccine is not given in the United States.
  • Immunization Record: Your health care provider can give you a copy of your immunization record.  The immunization record MUST be an official copy from your provider’s office!                      
  • Enter your immunization dates into the immunization section on the portal.  Once completed, be sure to upload your immunization record into the portal. Only scanned copies of the immunization record are accepted.  We do not accept pictures taken with cell phones.  You can download a free PDF scanning app on your phone such as Genius Scan or CamScanner.
  • Insurance Information:Please enter your insurance information.  You may upload a copy of the front and back of your insurance card.

** DO NOT UPLOAD MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS IN THE SAME FILE. The informed consent and immunization record must be entered into its own section.  We will ask you to redo the upload if this happens.

ATHLETES ONLY: Please submit all required athletics paperwork to the following link:

https://newenglandcollege.rankonesport.com/New/NewInstructionsPage.aspx

Please note: Per the NCAA, your physical exam must be done within 6 months of the first day of your team’s practice! The athletic health information is in addition to the Wellness Center health requirements.

 

After-Hours Emergency

For after-hours emergencies, please call Campus Safety at 603.428.2323 or 911.

Services

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 welcomed, 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 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner available two days 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.

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.

Pharmacy Services

Prescriptions can be filled at the local pharmacy, conveniently located in Henniker.
Henniker Pharmacy: 603.428.3456

Appointments

Make An Appointment

Appointments are recommended for health and counseling.

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

Cancelling Appointments

Students are responsible for keeping Wellness Center appointments. 24-hour notice for any cancellation is necessary. A no show fee of $25 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.

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.

Requirements

Medical Entrance Requirements

Complete Wellness Forms

Wellness Forms FAQ’s

Full Time Domestic Undergraduate and International Undergraduate Students

All incoming full-time undergraduate commuter, and residential, students must submit health information prior to July 15 as required by the New England College Wellness Center and the State of New Hampshire.

Intercollegiate Student Athletes

All incoming student athletes must also submit the following information to the Athletics Department.

All athletes are asked to complete either the Sickle Cell Test Form, or Waiver. All athletes must have a sports physical examination (PE) within six (6) months from date of first sports practice.

If athletes have any questions please contact the Head Athletic Trainer, Heather Jones at hjones@nec.edu or 603.428.2260.

Student Health Portal

Do not mail any paperwork. The Wellness Center is now using the convenient Medicat Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. All required health information will be submitted electronically through the Medicat Portal at https://nec.medicatconnect.com

The username and password used for your New England College Webmail account will allow you access to the Student Health Portal. If you are a new Portal user, you should receive login credentials approximately two (2) business days after you submitted your application deposit.

Once logged in, you will have access to online services such as:

  • Secure communication with the New England College Wellness Center
  • Immunization records
  • Complete/update your Health History Form, TB Risk Assessment and Informed Consent
  • Upload your immunization record. If indicated, will need to upload any TB testing that is done.  If you are under the age of 18, you will also need to sign and upload the Informed Consent as outlined in the portal instructions.   
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 for proof of immunity.
  • Hepatitis B (series of three shots) or laboratory results of Hepatitis B titer for proof of immunity
  • Meningitis ACWY – Menactra or Menveo (must have one dose after age 16)
  • Meningitis B – Bexsero or Trumenba (series of two shots)
  • Tetanus with pertussis (Tdap) given at age 11-12

Recommended Vaccines

  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. This vaccine is now approved for females and males up to age 26.
  • Hepatitis A vaccine.
  • Varicella (series of two shots)
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 accepts PPD (skin testing) for tuberculosis, but a TSPOT or Quantiferon Gold test is preferred. If you have a positive test, you must have a chest x-ray performed. NOTE: WE REQUIRE COPIES OF THE PPD or TSPOT LABORATORY REPORT AND THE RADIOLOGIST READING OF THE CHEST X-RAY TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE WELLNESS CENTER.

Wellness Center Form Submission Deadlines
  • July 15 for fall semester entrance
  • January 2 for spring semester entrance
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.

Disclosure

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

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.


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