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Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115
HEALTH SERVICES AND REGULATIONS
Health Services, Room 003, Watson Hall
Harvard Vanguard Student Health Services, which is located on the ground floor of Watson Hall (Room 003), is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from September to May and during the summer weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (appointments available 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.) Please call 617-989-4070 for an appointment during operating hours. All students wishing to use HVSHS will need to register before an appointment can be made. Please call 1-800-249-1767 to register. Be sure to identify yourself as a Wentworth student. Wentworth students also have access to medical care at Harvard Vanguard’s Kenmore practice (133 Brookline Avenue) when HVSHS is not open. This would include:
Weekday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Weekday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please call HVSHS at 617-989-4070 to schedule an appointment.
In the case of a life-threatening emergency, students should immediately contact Wentworth Office of Public Safety at 617-989-4400. Medical advice via phone is also available during times when neither HVSHS nor the Harvard Vanguard Kenmore practice are open. This can be accessed by dialing the main HVSHS telephone number 617-989-4070.
Students may be seen at HVSHS either through the walk-in clinic or by appointment. Students who want physical exams or have chronic illnesses should call the recep- tionist to make an appointment. There is no charge for most visits to health care providers at the HVSHS clinic although there may be a charge for immunizations or some laboratory tests. The primary clinician at HVSHS is a Nurse Practitioner with extensive student health experience. In addition, a medical doctor sees patients at HVSHS every Thursday morning.
HVSHS respects student confidentiality under the HIPPA laws. No health information is released to parents or college staff without the student’s written authorization unless required by law or unless it is a life-threatening situation. If you have questions about privacy and confidentiality please contact HVSHS at 617-989-4070.
Massachusetts law requires that all full-time college students present evidence that they are immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, Hepatitis B, and tetanus (a tetanus booster within 10 years). In addition, students living on campus are also required to have received a meningitis vaccine or sign a waiver refusing meningitis immunization (refer to health form information in paragraph below). New students are strongly encouraged to have a physical examination.
A seven-page health form that covers both the immunization record and meningitis information is sent to all incoming first-year students in the spring. The health form requires signature by a health care provider. All students participating in varsity and club athletics must have a recent (within the year) physical examination; this can either be done by their own medical provider or by HVSHS. A student who attended a high school in Massachusetts or a previous college may locate a record of his/her immunizations there. This must be signed by the school nurse or health care provider. The military services may have a record of immunizations for students who are veterans. Proof of immunity is required if records are not available.
If you have a question about immunizations or any other health questions, please contact HVSHS at 617-989-4070 or check our web pages on www.wit.edu/ prospective/services/health.html.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all students registered for 9 or more credits (including students enrolled in a Co-op Work Semester) have health insurance coverage. Accordingly, all students who meet this criterion will be charged the annual premium for Wentworth’s student health insurance plan. If a student is already covered by an alternate plan that offers comparable coverage and would like to waive the school’s insurance plan, the student MUST complete the Health Insurance Waiver. Waivers may be completed online at www.srstudentcenter.com/Wentworth. Once the waiver is completed, the charge will be removed from the student’s bill.
For more detailed information regarding health insurance fees, please refer to page 314 of this catalogue.
Questions about how to waive or enroll in the plan should be directed to the Student Service Center at 617-989-4020 or 1-800-977-4698. Information about insurance plan benefits is available at www.uhcsr.com/Wentworth.
The laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prohibit the possession or use of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years of age.
In accordance with Massachusetts law, students who are twenty-one years of age or older are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages in their Edwards/Rodgers Residence Hall room or in approved residential areas and at officially authorized campus functions. Students who, in the opinion of a member of the Wentworth staff, violate these policies will be referred for disciplinary action. Sanctions may include restitution for damages, suspension or removal from Wentworth housing, and/or suspension or expulsion from Wentworth Institute of Technology, or other punishments. Students should refer to the General Alcohol Policy or the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Office, ext. 4197, in Beatty Hall for further information.
DRUGS AND NARCOTICS
State law of Massachusetts neither permits nor condones the possession, use, or sale of illegal drugs and narcotics. Wentworth supports and enforces these laws without exception. Violators will be handled by the Dean of Students.