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.
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.
For more detailed information about sexual health services on campus please visit the sexual health resource page.
Birth control and reproductive medications are available on-site at reduced rates for students who choose not to use their insurance. We recommend visiting bedsider.org/methods to review current birth control options before your visit.
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 – except during summer 2019 where we will be closed on Fridays from July 1–August 16.
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.