Health Services

The Office of College Health Services is staffed by a Registered Nurse in collaboration with a medical doctor. Generally, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any change of hours is posted at the office, located in Room 1240 Knight Campus.

For emergencies on campus dial extension x2000 from any CCRI phone or 401-825-2000 on a mobile device. For non-emergencies, Campus Police can be reached at their respective campus: Lincoln, 401-333-7035; Warwick, 401-825-2109; Providence, 401-455-6064 or Newport, 401-851-1650.

Student Health Services' primary function is to ensure all immunization requirements, mandated by the State of Rhode Island Department of Health are met, documented, and maintained.

Rhode Island law requires any student entering college full time (12 credits or more), any student studying on a visa, or any full- or part-time student in a health-related field of study to have the following immunizations or blood proof of immunity:

  • One Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • Two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Three-shot series of hepatitis B vaccine
  • Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or a statement signed by your health care provider stating that you have a history of chickenpox disease
  • Meningococcal vaccine (strongly recommended for students under the age of 22)

In the event students know they received vaccines but cannot obtain their vaccination records from either previous schools or physicians, they can obtain titers (lab tests for immunity). Students who wish to obtain the titers can contact the CCRI nurse at the Knight Campus in Warwick for a discounted lab slip at 401-825-2103.

The Student Health Office is at the Warwick campus Room 1240. Services include: first aid treatment, blood pressure checks, color blindness testing, and health education. The nurse also works in conjunction with the Wellness Committee to organize the Wellness Fair and other wellness initiatives.

Requirements for Health Sciences Students

Students and faculty in Health Sciences programs are required to obtain health insurance. Health insurance is not provided by the College or clinical agencies.

Students needing health insurance should contact HealthSourceRI or 1-855-840-4774.

See the Health Sciences program page for more requirements for students in Health Sciences programs. The Health Services nurse can assist you with information about how to obtain necessary documentation: nurse@ccri.edu or 401-825-2103. Students can fax the Health Services office at 401-825-1077.