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 Health Care, Counseling and Health Promotion
           A department of the Student Life Division
           Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
           Troy, NY
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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 physician's office must complete and sign. All students must submit the immunization form.  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.  If you will be receiving immunizations from the Health Center when you arrive on campus, please send the partially completed Immunizaiton form now.  Click for information on our tuberculosis screening and immunization clinics.

2. Online Health Portal Forms - Complete the four forms* on the online Health Portal (Patient Information-Medical History; Notice of Privacy Practices; Tuberculosis Screening; Health Insurance Waiver-Enrollment). Follow this link to register for the Student Health Center Web Portal.  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 Health 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. 

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 full-time students must either enroll in the RPI sponsored Health Insurance plan (offered by CDPHP) or waive out of the RPI/CDPHP plan by providing proof of an existing insurance plan that provides for routine, ongoing care in Troy, NY. The enrollment or waiver is completed via the Online Health Portal (one of the four mandatory forms described in #2 above). Health Insurance waiver/enrollment must be submitted by September 15th for first-time students enrolling in the Fall semester. 

**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.

 **INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Travel insurance does not work the same as United States health insurance plans. Travel insurance will not meet the requirements to waive the RPI/CDPHP plan. Do not purchase a Travel Insurance Plan. You will need to enroll in the RPI/CDPHP plan by affirming enrollment on the health portal. You will only be allowed to waive if you have a traditional, US-based health insurance plan.

 4. On-line education programs: AlcoholEdu and Haven -[new freshmen and transfer students only; this requirement does not apply to Graduate or Exchange students] This requirement consists of two mandatory on-line education courses, each course has two parts.

You are expected to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven.

There are two courses; each course has two parts.

To fulfill these Rensselaer requirements:

  • Always sign in at:
  • Use you Rensselaer RCS ID and Password
  • Register on the Everfi site using your RIN#
  • Select your age group
  • Select “First Year Student” for both courses (AlcoholEdu and Haven)
  • Review and agree to the “terms of service”
  • Once in the Everfi system you should see both course on your dashboard
  • Complete Part 1 of both courses by August 28th
  • Thirty (30) days after you complete each course you will receive an email invitation to complete Part 2 of each course which must be completed by September 30th

Page Updated: 2016-08-11 08:48:21

Quick Info and Alerts

Emergency/After Hours

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

On Campus:

Medical Emergency
RPI Public Safety (DPS)

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:

RPI DPS Non Emergency
24 Hour Nurse
Sexual Assault 24-hour
Suicide Prevention

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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.