Student Health Services
Engineering a Healthy Campus Community
Helping students maintain healthy lifestyles is our goal at WPI Student Health Services (SHS). From diagnosing illnesses and designing effective treatments to physical therapy and mental online health screening to wellness support and counseling, we work to create a healthy and thriving campus community. Our goal is preventative care and long term well being.
NEW: Secure Online Health Information
In an effort to reduce paper usage as well as increase efficiencies within the health records system, we now have an online portal for students to use to upload pertinent documents and track health information.
Recent Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
An outbreak of Ebola virus has affected areas of West Africa over the past several months. The affected regions include Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and, to a limited extent, Lagos in Nigeria.
The likelihood of being infected with Ebola virus is very small, unless:
- A person has traveled to an outbreak area AND has had direct contact with blood or body secretions from an Ebola infected person or animal
- A person had direct contact with objects that were wet with the blood or body fluids of someone with Ebola virus
WPI Health and Wellness Services is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to identify (and, if necessary, respond to) students, faculty, or staff who may have traveled to areas and are now returning to the area. The first step is to identify individuals who may be at risk due to their travel/work history.
If you have reason to believe you have been exposed and have traveled to or lived in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia or Lagos in Nigeria within the past 21 days, please contact WPI Health and Wellness Services at 508-831-5520.
You will be asked a series of questions that will help us:
- Identify any risk factors for infection
- Provide instructions for monitoring, if indicated, based upon risk factors
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call WPI Health and Wellness Services at 508-831-5520.
Additional Ebola Information
- Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website for Ebola information, including their section on Advice for Colleges, Universities and Students about Ebola in West Africa
- Get the Facts about Ebola on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website
- Additional resources can be found on the Amercan College Health Association website
This website is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care, only a supplement to it. If you believe you have a medical problem, please call or visit Student Health Services. A proper medical diagnosis can only be made in person - please do not send us your medical questions via e-mail.