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           A department of the Student Life Division
           Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
           Troy, NY
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Welcome New Students!


Student Health Center Requirements for First-Year, Transfer and New Graduate Students

There are four health center requirements for all new students:

1. Immunizations and Physical Exam - The Immunization Form is a paper form that your physicians office must complete and sign. All students must submit the immunization form. The deadline for completing this form is January 6th. If you are playing a varsity sport you will also need to have your physician fill out the physical exam form and submit this documentation before you will be cleared to participate. Students who are not participating in varsity athletics do not need to have a pre-entrance physical.  *Required immunizations are available at the Student Health Center for a fee. Call 518-276-6287 for an appointment.

2. Online Portal Health Forms
- Complete the four forms* on the Health Portal. Follow this link to register for the Student Health Center Web Portal.  NOTE: If the Portal takes more that 2 minutes to load, the system is likely down, please try again later. You must use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox as your browser. Follow the directions to fill out the forms and submit them electronically. 

*The online portal forms include a pre-entrance Tuberculosis Screening.  For students who need to complete Tuberculosis testing in the United States,
testing is available at the Student Health Center for a fee. Call 518-276-6287 for an appointment.

3. Health Insurance - All full-time students must have health insurance that will provide on-going, routine care in Troy, NY. To meet this requirement, all students are automatically enrolled in the RPI sponsored Health Insurance plan (offered by CDPHP). Students who have an existing insurance plan that provides for routine, on-going care in Troy, NY may waive out of the RPI/CDPHP health insurance plan. Details about spring 2014 waivers for new students will be posted here soon. [There are no mid-year waivers for continuing students] All spring waivers (new students only) must be submitted by February 15th.

4. AlcoholEdu -[new freshmen and transfer students only] This mandatory on-line education course will open on December 9, 2013. Part 1 needs to be completed by January 27, 2014. You will complete Part 2 forty-five days after you submit Part 1. Both Parts 1 and 2 are required. Failure to complete Parts 1 and 2 will result in a hold on your student account. The hold will prevent access to your grades and fall 2014 course registration which could lead to late registration fees. Click here for more details and log-in instructions. [Parents: see our "Parent Resources" page, via the main menu, for information on how you can take the AlcoholEdu course.]

**New Graduate Students:
In addition to requirements 1 - 3 above, you are required to have Dental Insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the RPI/Delta Dental dental insurance plan. If you currently have dental insurance, you may be eligible to waive out of the RPI/Delta Dental plan. Please see this page for more information.

Page Updated: 2013-12-06 13:35:16

Quick Info and Alerts

Emergency/After Hours

RPI's Student Health Center is located in the 518 area code.

On Campus:

Medical Emergency
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Off Campus (cell/phone):

Troy Fire/Rescue

Use of on campus phones for emergency services connects directly with RPI's Department of Public Safety

Useful numbers/hotlines:

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DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. Information found on the web does not replace a visit with a practitioner! If you have any medical questions or concerns, please call 518-276-6287 and make an appointment.