Welcome to the Rollins family! This letter will outline the general health care services available to your student at Rollins to keep them healthy while they are away from home. Rollins has a comprehensive health and wellness program which offers well care, prevention, and the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and/or injury.
The transition from living at home to living on one’s own can be difficult. The change comes along with a lot of stress, but when an illness or medical problem complicates that transition to college life, the stress can almost feel overpowering. When your son or daughter calls home with symptoms of an illness (and they will!), please remember that our staff is here to help make the transition easier. Our physician and nurse practitioners are specialists in taking care of young adults and will encourage students to make healthy choices and learn self-care strategies. Our staff also works with the Rollins Counseling and Psychological Services staff to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.
Rollins Health Services’ (RHS) staff takes confidentiality very seriously and it is mandated by law that no medical information be released to parents of non-minor children without a written request signed by the student. However, in the case of a medical emergency where there is an issue of life or death, I would contact you immediately.
It is our sincere hope that your son or daughter finds our services accessible and of high quality. If they do encounter any problems, I encourage you to contact me and let me know where we can improve. If you are in town and would like to take a tour, feel free to stop in and we’ll be glad to show you our facility. If your son or daughter has a medical condition, please have them make an appointment to see one of our staff members as soon as possible so that we can be aware of their condition prior to any problems that may arise. You and your student may also want to check the Rollins Health Services website at www.rollins.edu/health which has further information about our services and links to reputable health related websites. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions, comments, and/or concerns.
Rollins Health Services