Dear Incoming Student,
We look forward to welcoming you to the NEC student community and helping to ensure your musical and academic success. Your physical and emotional health is of the utmost importance and we can provide you with the tools you need to stay healthy. We invite students with existing medical problems to contact us upon arrival at school to ensure effective and comprehensive management of problems before they arise.
NEC’s Health and Counseling Service offers a full range of health services on site, by healthcare providers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Services include:
- Routine physical examinations and screening tests;
- Education that focuses on risk reduction and health promoting behaviors;
- Urgent visits for treatment of illness and injury;
- Routine visits for the management and treatment of chronic disease or ongoing health problems;
- Patient Advocacy, which includes expedited referral and coordination of care with specialists and health care institutions, and ongoing assessment of satisfaction with that care.
- Psychiatry and counseling services provided by a team made up of psychologists, social workers, counseling interns, and a psychiatrist.
Please carefully review and complete the Student Health Report. You must return the completed health report to us by January 5. The confidential information that you provide will allow us to assist you with your health care needs. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires documentation of certain immunizations, or proof of immunity, to certain illness (see page 3 of the health report) for all full-time students enrolled in Massachusetts, regardless of age or degree status. These immunizations help to insure a healthy campus. Documentations of your immunization status (on official letterhead) can be obtained from your health care provider, high school, previous undergraduate program, or through military service, and attached to the health report.
Incomplete or missing health reports will result in a $150 fine, a delay in registration, and a fee for immunizations administered at the Health Center. We have implemented a new vaccine management system that requires students to enter the vaccine information found on their health report into a computer based portal. We will be emailing you information about how and where to enter the vaccine information, once you have confirmed your decision to attend NEC. Please make a copy of your completed health report so before sending to us so you can reference the dates of your immunizations when entering the information. The accuracy of your electronic submission will be verified through our review of your completed health report.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts also requires that all students carry health insurance that covers hospitalization, surgical expenses, emergency care, and specialty care while enrolled as a student in Massachusetts. You will be receiving more information about Student Health Insurance options from the business office in July.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We can be reached at 617-585-1284 (press zero to leave a message). Best wishes for a healthy spring and summer—we’ll see you in September!
Health and Counseling Services Staff