New Students

 

FYI for Incoming Students

 

  • Health Services is located in Mary Taylor House at 12 Merrill Street, across from the Merrill Place residence hall.
  • Incoming students are required to have certain immunizations and a physical within the past year.  Please login to your Medicat patient portal for detailed information and instructions. Please note that your username and login are the same as your MyPlymouth account.
  • We offer treatment for illness and injuries, reproductive health care; sexually transmitted infection testing; continuation of care for post injuries/surgeries, sports clearances, and provide continuation of care for numerous chronic conditions. We also work closely with the Plymouth State University Counseling Center on behavioral health care referrals and phycho-pharmacy medication.
  • If you would like Health Services to provide care for an existing condition, please call to be certain we have the means to provide necessary care. You should bring a four-week supply of your current medication, and schedule an appointment when you arrive on campus. We will need notes from your current medical provider regarding the condition. You may bring them to the appointment or have them faxed to Health Services at 603-535-3291. Please allow for up to four weeks for the transfer of records.
  • Health Service visits are free for full-time students as part of the health fee paid in tuition. There are additional charges for some supplies and in-clinic testing. We will ask for insurance information for tests sent to the lab at Speare Memorial Hospital.
  • PSU does not require student health insurance; however, we strongly suggest you check with your current insurance carrier to see whether or not you are covered in this area for hospitalization, testing, or urgent care visits. The local hospital is Speare Memorial Hospital. We use their lab for all testing. There is also an urgent care facility MedCheck Urgent Care, located less than two miles from campus offering off-hours care.
  • PSU does not offer an individual student health insurance plan for purchase. Students should remain on their current family health service plan or seek coverage in the open market.
  • Health Services is open for appointments Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 am until 3:00 p.m. We close weekends, spring, summer and winter breaks, and for lunch from 12-1 p.m. daily. Our staff consists of contracted medical staff from Speare Memorial Hospital and includes; medical doctors, physician assistants, APRNs, a registered nurse, a medical assistant, and a receptionist.
  • We urge students to call ahead for an appointment that fits their course schedule. Appointments will have priority; but we will accept walk-ins if there are openings. Health Services does not issue excuse notes for class absences. Patients are responsible for notifying their professors of absences.
  • If you have a complicated medical condition that requires continued care, please research providers in this area or contact Health Services at 603-535-2350. If you have questions or need additional information, please leave a message at 603-535-2350 and we will get back to you shortly.