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About Health Services

This website has been designed to provide Fitchburg State students with quick and easy-to-find answers to their health care questions. If this is the first time you are responsible for your health care we will assist you in understanding how to access the health care system.

Our clinic is located in Russell Tower, adjacent to the stairs leading to Holmes Dining Hall. We can be reached at (978) 665-3643 or (978) 665-3216 to schedule an appointment. Our fax is (978)-665-3641.

Mission Statement:

The physical health and well being of all students is essential for academic success. Our professional staff is committed to offering you quality, confidential medical care. We will coordinate ongoing care with your primary care provider if needed. We also believe you are responsible for your own health and we encourage all students to learn the skills to care for themselves.

Confidentiality:

Fitchburg State Student Health Services is legally and ethically obligated to protect patients' right to privacy. Your medical records are strictly confidential. All Fitchburg State Health Services staff is required to sign a statement of adherence to our confidentiality policies. No one other than Fitchburg State Health Services staff has access to your medical records without your prior written permission. This restriction includes your parents, faculty and staff or outside agencies. In life-threatening emergencies only pertinent information will be released to appropriate parties.

If a student is younger than 18 years of age, any care that is sought or provided related to reproductive health is also a confidential matter and will not be disclosed to a parent unless Student Health Services has prior written permission from the student. In the event that a student reports abuse or there is suspected abuse the providers at Health Services are mandated to report the abuse to the Massachusetts Department of Social Service.

If you wish to have your records released to yourself or another facility you must sign the Authorization for Release of Medical Records form that is available on the Health Requirements link.