Emergency Services

Emergency Medical Services
Confidential Sexual Assault Line

If you are in need of emergency medical treatment due to sudden sickness or injury, please call:

Confidential crisis support is available for any student dealing with sexual assault.

401-863-4111
401-863-6000

Medical Care

Medical Appointments
24/7 Nursing Advice

Patients are seen by appointment, so call ahead to schedule. You can reach our office by calling the number below. Appointments on the weekend are limited.

You can receive nursing advice by calling the number below:

401-863-3953
401-863-1330

Health & Wellness Flu Clinic: Dec 1-2

Health & Wellness will be holding additional student flu vaccine clinics. They will be located in the multipurpose room of the new Health and Wellness Center at 450 Brook St, and will run from 10 AM to 2 PM. The clinics are open to all Brown students. Registration is required and closes at 12 PM the day before each clinic. We are unable to accept walk-ins at this time.

To register, visit http://twc.thewellcomp.com/flu. Choose COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY and enter the Login ID from the options below. 

Login ID                   Date

  • brown121                   December 1
  • brown122                   December 2

Questions? E-mail [email protected] or call 401-863-1330. 

Health Services Commitment to Care: Winter 2021

Congratulations on reaching the last stretch of the Fall 2021 semester! To ensure you continue to receive proper care leading up to and throughout the winter holidays, we recommend you take note of upcoming care schedules and options. If you are a student who is currently engaged in treatment with a Health Services provider, please work with your provider to make a plan to wind down treatment for the semester. For immediate needs, students can contact Brown EMS 24/7 by calling 401-863-4111. 

Brown has also partnered with HealthiestYou, a robust teleclinical service which offers students remote consultation with clinicians and mental health providers licensed throughout the country. Students can access telehealth and telemental health care via the HealthiestYou app 24/7 from any location by downloading the HealthiestYou app and creating an account today! Please reach out to HealthiestYou at 866.703.1259 for assistance with setting up an account.

Regarding Prescription Refills

We recommend that students with an active prescription request any necessary refills prior to the beginning of Thanksgiving and winter holidays. 

Students can contact the Brown University pharmacy between 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST at 401-863-3476 to refill or transfer their prescriptions before winter holiday. The Brown University pharmacy will close on Wednesday, November 24 at 5:00 PM and reopen on Monday, November 29 at 8:30 AM. Please plan accordingly. During that time, students in need of refills will need to get a new prescription filed with their local pharmacy.

If you are travelling and require a refill during the winter holiday, you should first contact your local pharmacy and notify them of your current prescription and intent to transfer; they will then reach out to your Providence pharmacy to complete the transfer. Be aware medication refills may take up to 3 days to be completed. Your pharmacy may be able to give you several pills to hold you over if you have a recent prescription that is awaiting refill.

Brown University Health & Wellness Center: Multipurpose Room Use Policy

Following its dedication, the Center is now fully in use and we have received a number of student, staff and department inquiries regarding availability of the communal spaces, including the glass-walled multipurpose room. The multipurpose room is intended for Health & Wellness department sponsored or co-sponsored events only and it is unable to be booked. If you are interested in determining an event space, we recommend you reach out to University Scheduling. Those curious about the space are welcome to visit the new building which houses both the Brown University Health & Wellness Center and residence hall Sternlicht Commons.

Launching the HealthiestYou App - 9/21/21:

Health & Wellness is excited to announce remote telehealth and telemental health services available to Brown students, particularly those who are outside of the state of Rhode Island. In an effort to ensure we are offering you the highest quality and most quickly accessible care,  Brown has partnered with HealthiestYou, a robust teleclinical service which offers students remote consultation with clinicians and mental health providers licensed throughout the country. Students can access telehealth and telemental health care via the HealthiestYou app 24/7 from any location, especially while living, studying, or traveling outside of Rhode Island both nationally and internationally.

The app allows students to identify providers, find low-cost prescriptions, compare care prices, and can connect with their insurance. When going abroad, it is easiest for a student to use the app if they have established a pre-existing relationship with a HealthiestYou provider. This service is intended to supplement existing local resources to provide students with easily accessible and dependable care, regardless of location of study. The app will be available to all enrolled Brown students throughout the year, spanning the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Care provided by HealthiestYou providers is unlimited and there is no additional cost to students. 

We encourage students to take advantage of this offering when outside of Rhode Island by downloading the HealthiestYou app and creating their accounts today! Please reach out to HealthiestYou at 866.703.1259 for assistance with setting up an account.

Update on Addressing Students Needs 9/16/21:

 

As you know, the campus’ COVID status is being closely monitored and our ability to maintain an in person environment requires the efforts of the Brown Health Services team. As such, we are currently prioritizing the clinical needs of our community. This includes redirecting resources to efforts like managing student isolation, testing, and implementing critical health measures. 

We are aware that students have a need for routine care and health procedures, and we are dedicated to addressing these requests as quickly as possible. However, our staff temporarily may not have the capacity to handle non-immediate needs within a same-day period due to our heightened engagement in COVID response. This will be temporary but we are working to see that all student needs are met. We ask for your patience when requesting appointments and your trust that you will receive substantial and thoughtful care from our team.

To assist in our COVID response efforts, we encourage your continued observance of the University’s most recent health measures, including: 

  • Strict mask compliance for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, within an indoor setting;
  • Masking at outdoor events for all unvaccinated individuals, and masking for vaccinated individuals as required
  • Adhering to testing cadence and locations designated by your student and symptom status in the Verily system;
  • Limiting student gatherings to groups of 5 to avoid transmission in high risk settings among increased contacts, and; 
  • Taking advantage of vaccination offerings at Brown and within the Providence area.  

We thank you for your participation in safeguarding the campus community and will continue to provide you with high quality care in a timely manner. Thank you for your understanding.

Instructions for Uploading COVID-19 Vaccination Information

We recommend you access the patient portal via desktop as it will allow for an easier upload than mobile. To upload your card, open a browser window to https://patientportal.brown.edu and follow these instructions:

  • Enter your Brown username and password
  • Click on the Immunizations tab along the top and then choose "Enter Dates" 
  • Scroll towards the bottom to the "Other" section where you will find three COVID options - choose the appropriate option.
  • Click on the calendar icon to enter your dates
  • Click Submit which can be found over to the right (blue button) 
  • At the message, click on the X to close
  • Select Upload at the top of the screen
  • In the pulldown menu, choose "Immunization Records Other" 
  • Choose select file and browse to the location where you saved it (you will have to take a photo or scan the card and save it to your desktop first)
  • Click the blue Upload button

Required COVID Testing Documentation for Travel: Students departing campus may require COVID testing travel documentation prior to travel. To avoid delays and disappointment, we recommend all students confirm the required testing and documentation needed by checking with their airline and country of destination well in advance of travel. Most international destinations require proof of a recent negative COVID test prior to permitting individuals on board the flight, and again by customs controls upon arrival at the destination. Check if the airline and location require the results in a paper or digital format. 

To obtain a copy of your latest Verily test, please visit portal.ri.gov/results and enter your name, date of birth, date of test, and complete the captcha to access, download, and print your report. Only students have access to their full report, and Health Services will not be able to access or share a copy of the test report.

If you are required to show a negative test verified by a provider, please call Brown Health Services during open hours at 401.863.3953 to schedule a nursing appointment and bring a printed copy of your recent negative test result to be stamped. If you are unable to print a copy of your test result, please email your test result to [email protected] prior to your scheduled appointment. 

Further questions may also be directed to [email protected] 

Health Services is now located at the new Health & Wellness Center at 450 Brook St. Health Services providers are available for telehealth and in-person appointments during the hours listed below. The laboratory and pharmacy are also open during the hours listed below. Walk-ins are discouraged. Please call first to set up an appointment or to have your prescription filled.

  • MON
  • TUES
  • WED
  • THURS
  • FRI
  • SAT
  • SUN
  • 9:00 am
    -
    4:00 pm
  • 8:30 am
    -
    7:00 pm

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