At the Saint Joseph’s College Health & Wellness Center, we’re committed to answering your questions and helping you get the care you need.
The Health and Wellness Center is located on the first floor of O’Connor Hall. When you enter campus, it is the first building on the right. In this new space, we have added 3 new exam rooms, a triage room, two quiet rooms, and a new lab.
We will still be offering all the same comprehensive services such as physical examinations, blood work, prescription refills, and any other needs you may have.
This year we will require that you set up an appointment in advance of coming to the Health Center. Walk-ins are no longer available. It is as easy as a few clicks from your cell phone or laptop to register for an appointment. We have time slots available every 15 minutes. In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we will be screening everyone who enters the Health and Wellness Center, and requiring you to wear a mask, if you are not feeling well.
*You can set up your appointment here: https://sjc-health.titaniumhwc.com/
As always, if there is an emergency, and you need to be seen right away, please call our office at 207-893-6634. We will be open Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. For after hour emergencies, please contact Campus Safety at 207-893-7911.
Another feature we are offering this year is our new Telehealth platform upon request. With Telehealth, you can stay in the comfort of your room and have an office visit online with one of our Health Center staff.
Maine State law requires written documentation on all students' immunization history. Requirements are listed below and must be completed prior to coming to the college campus. In order to provide quality medical care while you are on campus, we require knowledge of your previous medical history and a current (within the past one year) pre-entrance physical exam by your physician. If you are chronically ill or take medication regularly, or if you are coming to Saint Joseph’s with an unhealed injury or problem, please ask your physician to send a complete report, including a treatment plan. If you are on regular medication, it is recommended that you bring a prescription for that medication with you to school so that it may be filled at a local pharmacy, if necessary. Most medications can be refilled by the Health and Wellness Center staff with appropriate follow-up appointments.
COVID Vaccine Message for New Students 2023
Fall 2023 incoming students will not be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, though given vaccine's role in preventing serious illness, the College strongly encourages everyone in our community to be fully vaccinated.
The College’s Pandemic Response Team will make determinations on future vaccine and other COVID-19 protocols based on a variety of factors, including new recommendations from public health authorities.
Student Health Insurance Program
In accordance with federal law and the College policy, all students must be enrolled in a form of health insurance. To this end, students are automatically enrolled in the Saint Joseph’s College Student Health Insurance Program for which a separate fee is charged, viewable on each student’s billing statement through Student Accounts.
All registered full-time students are required to complete the enrollment/waiver process annually. Students have the opportunity to request to waive the automatic Saint Joseph’s College Student Health Insurance Program, provided the student or family can provide proof of comprehensive private medical insurance coverage that pays for more than just emergency care in Maine. (Medicaid coverage from a state other than Maine or New Hampshire does not meet this requirement). Included are FAQ's that may be helpful. https://www.crossagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/SJC-FAQ-23-24.pdf
Go to https://www.studentinsurance.com/Client/1526 and review the information to Enroll or Waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to complete the process is August 1, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Students and families often have questions about the health services offered on campus. Below you will find some of the most commonly asked questions, along with answers. If you still have questions, please Contact the Health & Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (207) 893-6634.
Meet the Staff
Sheri Piers, ANP-C
Sheri is a board certified adult nurse practitioner who serves as the health and wellness director at SJC. Sheri is in the office to see students Monday through Friday. She is also involved in many educational and health promotion activities on campus.
Associate Director of Health and Wellness
Susan McNeil, RN
Our registered nurses are in the office daily to triage students, assist with general medical care, set up appointments for students to see our providers and assist students with most all of their medical needs.
Doreen Webber, Adm. Assistant
Doreen is in the office daily to help students with insurance questions and schedule appointments. She is also responsible for tracking all immunizations and medical forms which are required by state law.
Location: O’Connor Hall