Frequently asked questions
The Student Health Center is located on the ground level of Poyda Hall. Our door faces the lake.
During the Fall and Spring semester the Student Health Center is open Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-4:00pm and Friday’s 8:30 am-11:30pm.
Hours are subject to change. When Rider has an emergency closure, Student Health Center also closes. The Health Center is closed on major holidays as well.
Yes, the health center operates by appointments. Same day appointments are typically available. Please call our office at 609-896-5060 to schedule an appointment. Please have your insurance card available at the time of scheduling your appointment.
The health center offers flu shot clinics in the fall semester. Please call the office for more information.
Yes, all current Rider students are eligible to use the health center.
- If it is a medical emergency call public safety at 609-896-7777. Public safety will respond to your location on campus and get you medical attention. If it is not a medical emergency but you are concerned about your symptoms call public safety at 609-896-5029.
- If it is not a medical emergency but cannot wait till normal business hours of the Student Health Center than there is a list of local urgent cares on our website.
- Please note that it is your responsibility to find a ride to urgent cares. Public safety cannot transport students. If you need medical attention and do not have transportation an ambulance is your only option.
- If you are not on campus please call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
Yes, consider your dorm room your home away from home.
No, the health center cannot store medications.
Students are responsible for notifying professors of absences from class due to illness or injury and for making arrangements for completion of academic requirement. Please see the Medical Excuse Note Policy below.
Medical Excuse Notes Policy
- Our main focus at the Student Health Center is to provide students with the necessary tools to maintain their personal health. Most illnesses and injuries seen at the health center are acute and minor and should only require minimal, if at all classes to be missed. Our role is to teach students how to symptomatically manage their symptoms and we encourage them to make their own decision regarding feeling well enough to attend class.
- Students who need to miss class due to illness/injury are encouraged to notify their faculty that they are ill or injured and unable to attend class. Any other instructions provided on the syllabus should also be followed.
- We encourage students to have appropriate conversations with their faculty member to identify how to work around the illness to best support academic achievement and fulfill academic responsibilities.
- If you are going to be out of class for an extended period of time due to an illness or injury please contact the Dean of Students office for assistance.
- If you have any questions about this policy please contact the Student Health Center at 609-896-5060.