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Health Services

Staffed by nurse practitioners and a part-time doctor, health services is your on-campus doctor’s office. We offer medical care, consultation on health-related issues, health promotion programs, and referrals and collaborations with area providers and primary care physicians.

Our Services

Common Colds: Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in about 7-10 days. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold: wash your hands often, avoid close contact with sick people, and don’t touch your face with unwashed hands. There are several things you can do to help relieve your symptoms, learn what you can do.

Injury: For a musculoskeletal injury, we recommend initiating the RICE method as soon as possible after injury. Learn more about the RICE method. 

With any illness or injury, if your symptoms are severe, worsening, or not improving after a week, it is important to schedule an appointment with health services or your primary care provider for further evaluation.

We offer many lab tests in the office without any additional charge to you. However, some tests need to be sent to a third party laboratory, Quest Diagnostics. Your health insurance is typically billed for these tests but in the event that you do not want to use your health insurance, you can discuss paying out of pocket with your provider.

Students with the university's health insurance plan and many other insurance plans can make an appointment at health services to fulfill their immunization requirements if needed.  

We also offer out-of-pocket reduced costs for immunity titers for Hepatitis B, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.


Information About Appointments and Additional Resources

Scheduling an Appointment with Health Services

Appointments are required for health services. Same-day appointments are available to students with an episodic illness or injury. Log in to your health services portal to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider.

Please call our office at 978.542.6413 if you are experiencing an urgent situation or unable to schedule an online appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. If you need health care when our office is closed, please go to one of the clinics or hospitals listed in this attachment.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Please bring your ClipperCard and insurance card to all visits. You can also update your insurance, immunization and health information through our health services portal.

Please visit our billing page for information on charges you may incur during your medical appointment.

Download Salem State's Health and Immunization Form and Authorization for Disclosure Form. Find all other forms in your health services portal.

After Hours and Urgent Care

If you require services after business hours, here is a list of some local urgent care and emergency services

Learning More About Your Health and Well-Being

Check out our list of valuable and credible sources about sexual health, LGBTQ+, nutrition and eating disorders, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, sun safety, the Affordable Care Act and more.

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