Student Health Center FAQ's

Who works at the Student Health Center?

The Center is under the medical direction of a team of local physicians.  The Center is staffed by a nurse practitioner who works in collaboration with the school nurse and the student support services staff.

What are nurse practitioners?

Nurse practitioners provide medical care.  They are registered nurses and have advanced education and training in specialties such as pediatrics and family medicine.  They are licensed by theCommonwealth of Massachusetts and can prescribe medications.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by stopping by the Student Health Center, Room #1214.  When school is not is session (after school hours or during vacations) you can contact your primary care provider.

Will the services of the Center cost anything?

No student will be denied health services because he or she cannot pay for them.   If you have private insurance or Mass Health, the Health Center will do the necessary billing for the services you receive. If you have no insurance, we can offer you assistance to access one of the coverage plans provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Will my reason for using the Student Health Center be kept private?

All information is kept confidential except when the student is a danger to herself or himself or to others.  The Center staff and school nurse will not tell anyone why you came to the Health Center.

Do I need permission to use the Center?

If you are under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must sign the attached consent form before you can be seen at the Student Health Center.  However, if you do not have a signed consent form, your school nurse is available as always to access medical problems.