Some of the conditions that can be treated in the Health Center include (but not limited to):
- Sore throat
- Cold and flu
- Seasonal allergies
- Abdominal pain
- Urinary Tract Infections
For our female students we offer appointments for the following:
- Birth Control
- Routine breast and pelvic exams
- Pap test
- STI and HIV testing
- Acute GYN complaints
For all of our students requesting testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) talk with your provider to determine which tests are most appropriate for you. Many test can be performed through a urine sample and other testing will require bloodwork. Talk with your provider if you have any questions or concerns related to confidentiality.
The health center works with local health clinics to provide free, confidential HIV testing on campus during the fall and spring semesters. Contact the health center for dates/times. Appointments are necessary. The testing is done with a small drop of blood and results are given at the appointment.
The health center has the ability to test through bloodwork which would go through your personal health insurance as well.
Students who need physicals for study abroad, academic or work purposes may request physicals at the Student Health Center. Please bring any forms that are needed with you to the health center and complete your portion ahead of time. Study abroad physicals should be scheduled 4-6 weeks prior to travel. This allows time to update required and recommended vaccines and to make referrals to specialists if necessary.
Study Abroad Resources
- www.cdc.gov/travel: The Center for Disease Control is an excellent resource for health related travel information. Recommended and required vaccinations can be reviewed along with any current health/safety alert(s) about the country to which you will be traveling.
- www.passporthealthusa.com: With an office in Lawrenceville and other locations in NJ, this clinic offers travel vaccines and consultations when traveling to countries with high risk of infectious diseases. Located at: 132 Franklin Corner Road, Lawrenceville NJ 08648. Phone- (732)-345-0029
- www.idcare.com: Also specializing in travel medicine with several locations in NJ. Hillsboro would be the closest location to Rider University. Located at: 105 Raider Boulevard, Suite 101, Hillsborough NJ 08844. Phone- ( 908)-281-0221
Upon your return
Some countries have a high rate of tuberculosis (TB) transmission. Since there is no vaccination or prophylaxis for TB a post travel screening is recommended. At your pre travel health assessment you will be told if the country that you are traveling to has a high rate of TB. If this is the case you will be instructed to return to the Student Health Center, or your own provider, 12 weeks after your return for a Mantoux/PPD test. This skin test will determine if you have been exposed to TB. If this is the case, you will be offered treatment to prevent conversion to active TB.
The student health center does stock the NJ mandated vaccines to attend institutions of higher education. This includes the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Hepatitis B and Meningitis ACY. Please discuss with the health center staff costs/insurance requirements.
In addition to the NJ mandated vaccine we also provide the annual Flu shot. Please discuss with the health center staff costs/insurance requirements. Flu vaccine clinics are typically held in the fall.
TB testing can be done any day except Thursdays. Students must return to the health center in 48-72 hours for reading.
Our providers on occasion will order bloodwork for our students and this can be completed at the health center.