Faculty/Staff Seasonal Flu Clinics Begin October 12

University Human Resources will offer seasonal flu clinics starting October 12 on College Hill and in the Jewelry District. The flu vaccine will protect against four of this season's most common virus strains. To receive a flu shot, Brown IDs are required. Bring your medical insurance card along with a completed consent form. Consent forms will also be available at each location.

Click here to view the flu clinic schedule

Consent Form

  • Employees and family members covered by Brown's health plans can receive the vaccine in their primary physican's offices or,
  • If you are covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI and receive a shot at a pharmacy or other walk-in store setting, you must pay upfront and file a claim directly with Blue Cross later to be reimbursed. United Healthcare members should present their health insurance (not OptumRx) card and have the pharmacy file a claim. If you have questions, please call Blue Cross or United Healthcare at the number on your card.
  • You can also contact the Wellness Company at 401-490-0942 to preregister for a flu shot. They are given on Wednesdays and Saturdays at their 317 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI location.

National Retirement Security Week Starts October 16!

As part of National Retirement Security Week, TIAA is offering live financial webinars to help you better plan and manage your finances.  These interactive sessions are designed to give you practical information on personal finance and long-term investing. There's no better time than right now to take advantage of these valuable insights that can help you in every aspect of your financial life.

If this is your first visit, register to access the live webinars at:

Webinars are located in the "Live Webinar Lounge." Click on the webinar(s) you want to attend to sign up.

Telemedicine: What's All the Buzz About?

UnitedHealthcare Members 
In 2016 you may consult a doctor virtually through UnitedHealthcare.  If you are a member of UHC's comprehensive plan, the virtual visit is free!  For CDHP members, the deductible applies. Please see the summary and FAQs below.

Virtual Visits Summary

Virtual Visits FAQs

BCBS Members
BCBS Members have access 24/7/365 to board-certified physicians through the phone or video consults via Teladoc. BCBS members on Brown's medical plan have no co-pays for Teledoc visits. Learn more at or click here to view their FAQs.

Are You an Empowered Consumer of Health Care?

Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely campaign provides tools and resources to help you talk about your care options with your doctor(s) to ensure you receive care that’s right for you.   Founded by the ABIM Foundation and supported by 60 different medical societies, Choosing Wisely offers topical articles and videos to help you make the most of your conversations with your doctor and to empower you to become an informed consumer of your health care. Brown University is now in its second year of supporting Choosing Wisely, which is being embraced by physicians and medical plans for it's ability to educate and positively influence patients. 

Click here to access the Brown Choosing Wisely Microsite.

Or learn more about how this tool is gaining state-wide and national attention:
Ask the Doctor: Making Informed Decisions
5 Ways to Relieve Back Pain

New Guide to Your Blue Cross Blue Shield Benefits!

Click here for a guide to using your BCBS benefits in 2016, including information on the My Health Toolkit and Teledoc virtual visits.