Why URI Health Services are Popular in 2021?

The University of Rhode Island is a public research university situated in Kingston, Rhode Island, United States. URI Health Services is a health care program dedicated especially to the University of Rhode Island students. To excel as a student, one has to be physically and mentally sound. URI Health Services provides a wide range of health care services for the students’ physical and mental well-being. They cater to doctors, nurses, counselors, and clinicians to help the students with their ailments.

Popular URI Health Services:

At URI Health, students get the following healthcare programs –

Medical Care

URI Health offers students a wide range of medical care programs for their physical wellbeing. These programs range from immunizations, pharmacy services to the sexual health of the students.

Immunizations

According to the Rhode Island state law, a student coming to study at the University of Rhode Island should provide proof of immunity for the following –

  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Mumps
  • Rubeola (Measles)
  • Tdap
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td)
  • Hepatitis B Series
  • Meningitis (MCV4)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

However, some programs/majors might require additional immunization. For more details, kindly contact the academic department or the Dean’s Office.

At URI Health Services, you get vaccines for –

  • Flu
  • Gardasil (HPV)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Menactra (Meningitis)
  • Meningitis B (Bexsero and Trumenba)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tdap/Td (Tetanus)
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella

Students also get free flu vaccine shots during the flu season and Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) at the URI.

Pharmacy Services

Students paying the Health Services Fee are all eligible for pharmacy services offered by the URI Health Services. Their pharmacy offers allergy medicine for $3, Mucinex for $7, and multivitamins for $3 without an appointment or prescription. Moreover, students can avail of prescription delivery services from the local pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, and Green Line Apothecary. However, they are currently accepting only URI student’s health insurance plans for reimbursement.

Lab and X-ray Services

URI  offers routine laboratory and x-ray services to the students. The lab and x-ray fees can be billed to your insurance. However, the URI Student Health Insurance Plan provides coverage for these services.

Lab Services

  • Blood Glucose
  • Blood Counts
  • Mono Tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Rapid Tests for strep and flu
  • HIV Screening

X-ray Services

  • Ultrasound
  • R.I.

Women’s Health

URI Counselling center boasts several healthcare programs, especially for women. They offer gynecological exams, pap smears, lab tests, and consultations for various women’s health problems. If you require a birth control pill, you can call at 401-874-2246. Moreover, if you are 18 or above, you can buy emergency contraceptive pills from the URI Health Services Pharmacy at $30. They also offer counseling sessions if you get pregnant and whether or not you want to keep the baby.

LGBTQ Health

URI Counseling Services offers health care programs to all students irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Their services include –

  • LGBTQA+ preventive care
  • STI prevention counseling with no judgment
  • Free condoms and confidential HIV testing
  • Prescriptions for HIV PEP and PrEP
  • Confidential testing for STDs
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Cervical and anal Pap tests
  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Referrals for gender-affirming surgery and much more

Sexual Health

URI gives importance to sexual health, as well. You must get tested for STIs provided you are sexually active. STIs are of two types – bacterial, chlamydia and gonorrhea, and viral, such as Herpes and HIV. Viral STIs are more dangerous and difficult to control than bacterial ones. If you need STI or HIV testing, you can call at 401-874-2246 to make an appointment.

Insurance

URI Health Services offers health insurance for the students. The basic services are covered by the Health Services Fee, while there is a separate insurance plan for sickness and injury. They allow cash, check, VISA/MasterCard/Discover, and RAM Card for their services. Also, they have introduced a dental plan from Fall 2020.

Health Services Fee

The Health Service Fee is compulsory for all full-time students of the University of Rhode Islands. This fee covers the following basic services:

  • Office visits with URI Health Services providers
  • Medications like ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough syrup, cough drops, etc. are free of cost or at a lower price
  • Health promotion and prevention programs
  • Free Flu Clinics and Health Fairs
  • 24/7 URI EMS Ambulance

Injury/Sickness Insurance

Any full-time student attending the University of Rhode Island requires health insurance coverage. The university provides coverage through the United Healthcare Student Resources as per the following rates:

Coverage

Fall 2020 (9/1/20 – 8/31/21)

Spring 2021 (1/1/21 – 8/31/21)

Student $2,635 $1,759
Spouse $2,635 $1,759
One Child $2,635 $1,759
Two or more children $2,635 $1,759

Mental Health and Wellness

URI works effortlessly for the mental wellbeing of the students attending the University of Rhode Islands.

Counseling Center

URI is equipped with licensed mental health professionals. They provide counseling, referrals, outreach programs, and online self-assessments to help students manage their mental health issues.

Psychological Consultation Center

The Psychological Consultation Center provides mental health services for URI students and the greater Rhode Island community. It is also a training institute for doctoral-level graduate students in Clinical Psychology.

The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic provides counseling for relationship and family disputes. They work at enhancing relationships by providing solutions to the problems.

Wellness Resource Center

The Wellness Resource Center of the URI Health Services provides you with a space of a relaxing atmosphere. In this place, you can escape from the daily stresses of your life.

Well-being Coaching

They offer well-being coaching for the students of the University of Rhode Island. The well-being coach will identify your strengths and help to achieve your goal using your full potential.

Health Education

URI Health Services offer health education to promote a healthy lifestyle among the URI community. Through health education, students learn to make healthy choices resulting in better physical and mental being.

CPR and First Aid

This company imparts instructions to the students on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid for people of all ages. This program includes Basic Life Support components, the importance of AED, multi-rescuer CPR, and much more.

Nutrition

URI offers a nutrition-counseling program for the URI community. They provide customized nutrition plans for every individual according to their needs or deficiencies. The main concerns of this program are –

  • Energy
  • General Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Weight Management
  • Sports Performance
  • Eating Disorders

Smoking Cessation

Smoking cigarettes and vaping puts you at the risk of developing cancer and other lung diseases. Health services conduct various classes to help students quit smoking. Moreover, they offer free individual and group counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, a personalized quit plan, etc.

URI Health Services is constantly helping the URI community to keep themselves physically and mentally fit. Through their programs, students get the benefit of using affordable health care services. For more information about URI Health Services programs, kindly visit their website.

Frequently  Ask Questions:

  1. Where is URI Health Services located?

URI Health Services is located in Kingston, Rhode Island –

Potter Building
6 Butterfield Road
Kingston, RI 02881

  1. What to do if I need a pregnancy test?

If you require a pregnancy test or appointment, you can call URI Health Services at phone: 401-874-2246. Besides conducting your pregnancy test, they will also provide free counseling on whether you want to keep the baby.

3. How to get registered from URI Services Patient Portal?

If you want to be registered for the Patient Portal, you should “Sign Up” from the Not Registered button. You should provide your user name and (here you will be asked to use “100” number), your University ID number (“100” number), and Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy); at last, you need t hit the Submit button. 

Moreover, if you have already registered for the patient portal, you need to enter Name and Password to log in. If you forget your password, then click the “Forgot Password” button.

Remember: You have to use your University email address (my.uri.edu). Sometimes you may need to check the spam folder if you do not get the email in your inbox.  

For further information regarding email address and password, you can click here

For New Students: Follow the step-by-step instructions to complete all Health Services requirements.

REMINDER: You should submit a school health insurance waiver to have the health insurance cost extracted from your bill, hoping you have comparable coverage.

4. What are the URI health services hours?

Academic Year Hours (September – May):
Weekdays (M – F)
Office Hours 8 am – 8 pm
Appointments 9 am – 7:30 pm
Pharmacy 8 am – 8 pm
Lab 8 am – 7:30 pm
X-Ray M–Th 9 am – 5:30 pm
Fri 9 am – 4:30 pm

 

Weekends/Holidays
Urgent Care Only 10 am – 4 pm
Physician Services 12 – 4 pm
Pharmacy and Lab 12:30 – 4 pm
Nursing, Medical Records 10 am – 4 pm
Summer Break Hours:

You can get the clinical services that are available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Their service became close on weekends and holidays. Moreover, you can call 401.874.2246 for support or an appointment.

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