Brown Health Services offers comprehensive health care to students; it is a wellness center as well as a place for students to come when they are ill.
A staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses provide daytime medical care by appointment. Registered nurses are on duty and a physician is on call 24/7 during the school year to provide urgent care. Students should call (401) 863-3953 first for advice on what to do if they are ill or have medical questions. In an emergency, call (410) 863-4111 right away.
Health Services records are confidential and are not released (e.g., to parents or faculty) without written authorization from the student. There are a few exceptions: when release of specific information without a student’s expressed consent is necessary in emergencies or is required by law.
All incoming students have to meet several health requirements before arriving on campus. If you are an incoming student, make sure to complete your online Health History form and other documents required by Rhode Island state law and University policies.