Health and Wellness
I. HEALTH SERVICES
NEIT is pleased to partner with the East Greenwich MinuteClinic, located inside CVS Pharmacy, to provide health services for our students. Adjacent to campus and a short 5-minute walk from the main building and residence hall, the MinuteClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants and offers a variety of medical services for NEIT students. The MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends, and no appointment is necessary. For more information, or to view wait times and hold your place in line, go to www.cvs.com/minuteclinic or the CVS Pharmacy app.
The East Greenwich MinuteClinic accepts all major insurance plans, including NEIT’s Student Health Insurance Plan. MinuteClinic has informed us that the co-pay is typically the same as what a student would pay for a primary care visit; however, students should check with their insurance provider to confirm MinuteClinic is in-network. If using cash instead of insurance to pay for services, NEIT students can receive a 15% discount on services when they present an NEIT voucher, found on the password-protected NEIT Student Website (students.neit.edu/login).
All visits and conversations with the MinuteClinic staff are strictly confidential. Parents and NEIT staff do not have access to student medical information unless a student gives consent for MinuteClinic to share such information.
On certain occasions, the MinuteClinic may refer a patient to other medical services in the local area for continued care. Students may also feel comfortable finding providers on their own. The following is a list of local hospitals, medical centers, and clinics. Please note this list is certainly not exhaustive, and NEIT does not necessarily endorse these particular providers over any other.
URGENT CARE/WALK-IN CENTERS:
Lifespan Outpatient Psychiatry and Urgent Care
1454 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Day One – Sexual Assault and Trauma Center with a 24-hour helpline
100 Medway Street
Providence, RI 02906
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, with a 24-hour helpline
422 Post Road, Suite 102
Warwick, RI 02888
Providence Health Center – operated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
111 Point Street
Providence, RI 02903
In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or NEIT Public Safety at 401-234-5555.
II. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
All students are required to meet immunization requirements mandated by the Rhode Island Department of Health.
A completed NEIT Immunization Form, signed by a health care provider, must be returned to the student’s Admissions Officer. Commuter students must submit their forms before the start of classes; resident students must submit their forms prior to moving into the residence hall. Review the key dates information for your particular class start. NEIT Immunization Forms are distributed to the student at the time of enrollment. Additionally, you may click one of the two links below to print your appropriate form:
Student Immunization Form for Health Sciences – for students in Health Science programs, including nursing, surgical technology, respiratory care, medical laboratory technology, physical therapist assistant, occupational assistant, occupational therapy, and medical assisting and administration.
III. HEALTH INSURANCE
RESIDENT AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
To ensure that students get the care they need to stay in class and avoid the potential hardship of medical expenses, all on-campus residential and international students must have adequate health insurance as a condition of starting classes. Students have the option of either maintaining primary coverage through a family employee plan or private insurer; or, unless coverage is waived (declined), being enrolled automatically in the school-sponsored plan.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, our sponsored-student insurance plan is fully compliant with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), resulting in a comprehensive, benefit-rich plan that will greatly benefit NEIT residential students.
This plan features:
No annual policy year maximum
Annual deductibles: $200 In-Network and $400 Out-of-Network
Coverage at 80% In-Network & 60% Out-of-Network
Preventive care services with no deductibles, copays or coinsurance (In-Network Only)
Students will be able to locate providers whether at home, school, or throughout the country through the Cigna network
Retail or mail order prescription drug coverage
Worldwide Travel Assistance including Medical Evacuation, Repatriation
Wellness discounts including Vision and Dental
Affordable pricing for 12 months of comprehensive coverage
The cost of the plan is $2,050 for coverage from September 27, 2020, to September 26, 2021. For all residential and international students entering in the Fall 2020 Term, the full charge will be posted to your student account and is payable with your Fall 2020 term tuition bill. The charge will remain until such time that you complete an online waiver form, demonstrating proof of comparable coverage. Waivers will only be accepted online through https://www.gallagherstudent.com.
If beginning in the fall term, the deadline for waiving the insurance is Sunday, September 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Health plan materials have been posted to the website in order to assist you in making your insurance decision. Please consider your coverage options carefully. While a parent’s employer plan may provide adequate benefits close to home, HMO and PPO restrictions may limit coverage in the local area. The health insurance plan offered to New England Institute of Technology students can cover these gaps and the high cost of deductibles in employer plans.
IV. COUNSELING SERVICES
A behavioral health counselor is located in the Office of Student Support Services on the East Greenwich campus. Counseling services are offered by appointment Monday through Friday. Students are welcome to stop by and set up an appointment in person or call the office at 401-739-5000, x. 3441. Counseling services are free to all NEIT students.
When meeting with the counselor, students can discuss whatever challenges and adjustments they are experiencing in their academic and personal lives, including adjusting to college demands and living away from home. While counseling services are typically meant for those students seeking short-term care, if students need long-term or specific services, the counselor will assist them with finding appropriate resources off campus.