Health & Wellness Center
The Health & Wellness Center at Springfield Technical Community College provides health and support services to members of the college community and is also responsible for making sure students observe all state and college-mandated health requirements.
For more details please see the content of this page and our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For information about COVID-19 including testing, vaccination requirements, and safety protocols, please see our COVID-19 page.
Every student may seek the professional advice of Jonathan Miller, MS PA-C, Director of the Health and Wellness Center and a certified physician assistant. The Health and Wellness Center office is open for patient evaluations year-round. Appointments are encouraged, but some walk-in services are available. The Health and Wellness Center does not currently accept insurance. If you are in need of off-campus health care please review this listing of medical clinics in the Springfield area.
Springfield Technical Community College is committed to supporting student healthcare needs. A Self-Care Room is available to students and employees. It may be used for lactation, wound care, self-administration of medications, meditation and other reflective practices, and nearly any other lawful healthcare need. The Self-Care Room is located within the Health and Wellness Center, Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Room 177. The room is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Room use is limited to 30-minute intervals, is subject to the Student Code of Conduct and all other applicable College policies.
An additional Self-Care Room is available to students and employees in Garvey Hall (B16), Room 262. It may be used for lactation, meditation, and other reflective practices. The room is available on a first-come/first-served basis, use is limited to 30-minute intervals, is subject to the Student Code of Conduct and all other applicable College policies. Scheduling the use of this Self-Care Room can be done through the Human Resources Office in Garvey Hall (B16), Room 257 or at 413-755-4361.
Three things determine the health forms students need to submit: Program-Specific requirements, College-Wide requirements, and State requirements.
Program-Specific requirements are for programs with a fieldwork component, including many of our Allied Health programs. The requirements for each of these programs are listed below.
Students enrolled in the School of Health and Patient Simulation (Nursing, Dental, Medical Imaging, Medical Assisting, Rehabilitation Therapies, etc.), Early Childhood Education, non-credit healthcare programs (CNA, EMT, Phlebotomy), Behavioral Sciences, or the Health Science program.
Each of these programs has a checklist of required forms and health records needed for newly enrolled students and are provided via the PDF links below.
- Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate of Completion
- Applied Psychology
- Certified Nurse Assistant (Workforce Development Center)
- Dental Assistant
- Dental Hygiene
- Early Childhood Education
- Emergency Medical Technician (Workforce Development Center)
- Health Information Technology
- Health Science & HSC Cert. Courses: CNA, EMT, PCT, Phlebotomy, Sterile Prcsg.
- Human Services/Social Work
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers
- Phlebotomy Technician (Workforce Development Center)
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Therapist
- Surgical Technology
For all other students please see the attached document: Non-health - Health Record Requirement
Where can a student get these immunizations if he/she has no proof?
If a student needs to be re-immunized because of age or inability to locate his/her record, there are many locations and clinics to obtain vaccinations, some at a reduced rate. Tuberculosis testing, seasonal flu vaccinations, and physical exams are by appointment only.
Request for Copy of Vaccination Records
You may download the Authorization To Release or Obtain Health Records Form (PDF) and return it to the Health and Wellness Center office in person, by mail, or by fax. Alternatively, you may complete the Authorization To Release or Obtain Health Records eForm (STCC Account login required). Please allow 1 - 2 business days for the request to be processed.
Student Athletes are required to submit vaccination records (form listing requirements attached below).
- immunity to tetanus (vaccination within the last 10 years)
- immunity to pertussis (single dose of pertussis containing vaccine after age 18)
- immunity to measles (two live-vaccine doses or positive titer results)
- immunity to mumps (two live-vaccine doses or positive titer results)
- immunity to rubella (two live-vaccine doses or positive titer results)
- immunity to hepatitis B (three vaccine doses or positive titer results)
- immunity to chickenpox, known as varicella (two vaccine doses, positive titer results, or documented history of disease)
- evidence of a meningitis vaccine (Menveo or Menactra) after 16th birthday for all students between 16-21 years old
All Athletes must complete a one time Athletic Sickle Cell Trait NJCAA Form (PDF)
Athletes must also complete an annual Athletic Preparticipation Form (PDF)
Submitting Health Forms
Health requirements can be submitted online, in person at our office, or by fax.
Vaccination records can be accessed using the Massachusetts Immunization Information System.
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19) / Room 177
STCCNet Portal Health & Wellness Center Page - for uploading health records
Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed