Step 1. Download and print the Pre-entrance Immunization Form, and have your family physician complete and sign the form. Submit this form by June 17, 2016.
Step 2. Register and complete the required Pre-Entrance Medical Forms at the Student Health Center Portal by June 17, 2016. This portal will be available mid-May, 2016. Once it becomes available, you will be able to create a portal account approximately 1-2 weeks after you have paid your deposit.
At the Student Health Center Portal, you must register and create an account. You will be e-mailed a password to use to log in.
When you’ve received your password, login to your account at the Student Health Center Portal and complete all of the forms in the “pending forms” section.
If you are playing a varsity sport: Have your physician fill out the Physical Exam Form. You must submit this documentation before you will be cleared to participate.
Step 3. Health Insurance Waiver (if applicable)
Student Health Center and Health Insurance Fees
All Rensselaer students pay a health center fee that provides access to on-campus medical, counseling, and health education services. The Health Center does not charge insurance plans for health care services.
In addition, to ensure access to off-campus health care services, an annual health insurance fee is billed to all students. Our annual health insurance coverage has been carefully designed to reflect the needs of today’s active students. If you have equivalent coverage, our health insurance fee may be waived, but you will be required to pay the health center fee.
Health Insurance Waivers are completed on the Student Health Center Web Portal. This is one of the four mandatory forms you will complete on the portal. Waivers will be accepted until September 15. For more details see the Student Health Center website:http://studenthealth.rpi.edu/healthport.php.
Step 4. On-line Alcohol Education programs
All new first-year and transfer students are required to complete an on-line alcohol education program. The course will open in late July. More details will be provided in July at Student Orientation and on the Student Health Center website: http://studenthealth.rpi.edu/healthport.php
The Student Health Center
With the transition to college comes the opportunity and the challenge of managing your own health. Rensselaer has a comprehensive AAAHC-certified, physician-directed Student Health Center providing ambulatory health care for all enrolled students. Located right on campus, and within blocks of a 180-bed community hospital, the Student Health Center offers:
- Daily appointments for confidential medical, psychological, allergy, gynecological, and other services.
- Specialist referrals, hospital referrals, and pharmacy delivery services.
- A specially designed health insurance plan.
- Health education and wellness programs.
Rensselaer’s Student Health Center is one of 260 health centers nationwide that is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a national organization. Accreditation affirms that our health center is committed to providing high-quality care by measuring up to AAAHC’s high standards.