Policy: Student Health Service (2.12)

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Part 1. Establishment: The College shall provide a student health service program to promote personal and academic success through concern for students physical and emotional well-being.

Part 2. Fees: The Student Health Service shall be funded by a mandatory dedicated fee assessed to students at the time of tuition and fee payment.  The fee shall be identified separately on the student fee statement.  In addition, there may be a cost recovery fee for certain services, supplies or lab charges.

Part 3. Services:

The Student Health Service offers on-campus emergency first aid and medical care to students currently enrolled at Rochester Community and Technical College.   Other services include, but are not limited to, evaluation of minor illness or injury, physical exams for academic or athletic programs, community medical provider referrals, mental health screening, mantoux (TB) skin tests, strep throat tests, urine testing for infection, blood pressure checks, pregnancy tests, birth control information, sexually transmitted infection education and testing, general health counseling/education, smoking cessation information, non-prescription medications, immunization information, and rest facilities. Mental health therapy services with a licensed provider are available.


Services are available to all currently enrolled RCTC and WSU-R students ages 18 and older. Minor students must have signed, parental consent to receive services, except as allowed by state law.

Part 4. Confidentiality: All information contained in a student’s health record is considered confidential.  No information shall be released from a student record without the student’s written consent. Mental health therapy records are maintained by the contracted provider and kept confidential and separate from Student Health Services records.

Part 5. Professional Staff:

A registered nurse is available daily during the academic year.  Mid-level medical provider services and mental health therapy services are contracted for with community providers and are available by appointment during the academic year.

Date of Implementation: Summer, 2001
Date of Adoption: March 27, 2001
Updated: December 28, 2021