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.
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.
32 Union Street
If you need care during the hours the Wellness Center is closed, you can seek care at an urgent care center in Concord.
For after-hours emergencies, please call Campus Safety at 603.428.2323 or 911.
- Emergency care is available at Concord Hospital
- Urgent Care is also available in Concord at Horseshoe Pond and Convenient MD http://convenientmd.com/locations/concord-nh-urgent-care-03301/
- Riverbend Emergency Mental Health Services: 603.226.0817
- Riverbend Mobile Crisis: 1.844.7.HELP4U (1.844.743.5748)
- Read about the VA Veterans Crisis Line and Veterans Chat: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Walk in appointments for acute illnesses (based on provider availability) Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Domestic Undergraduate and International Undergraduate Students
We are currently preparing to implement the Medicat Electronic Health Record. Please check your NEC email periodically for a link to your Medicat account. This will contain instructions and the paperwork needed for the Wellness Center.
All incoming full-time undergraduate commuter and residential students must submit health information as required by the NEC Wellness Center and the State of New Hampshire.
PLEASE NOTE: You must have your health paperwork submitted to the Wellness Center prior to move in day per the state of New Hampshire.
Intercollegiate Student Athletes
All incoming student athletes must submit the following information to the Athletics Department.
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 is acceptable.
- Hepatitis B (series of three shots) or laboratory results of Hepatitis B titer for proof of immunity
- Meningitis (initial dose and booster if initial dose given prior to age 16)
- Meningitis B (series of two shots)
- Varicella (series of two shots). Proof of immunity by titer or healthcare provider documentation of disease 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.
- Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. This vaccine is now approved for females and males up to age 26.
- Hepatitis A vaccine.
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.
- July 15 for fall semester entrance
- January 2 for spring semester entrance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Cross Agency at 1.800.999.7345 or at email@example.com.
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
New Hampshire Mental Health Bill of Rights
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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