Types of Appointments

Same-Day Appointments

Same-Day appointments are reserved for urgent medical problems and acute illnesses. You may be asked the nature of your visit to best ensure ample time and quality care. Only ONE problem/concern will be addressed per visit. Follow-up/scheduled appointments are encouraged.

Scheduled appointments are available for non-urgent medical problems.

Physical Exams

Bring any necessary forms or paperwork you need filled out on the day of the visit. If any areas on the form are to be completed by you, including your name and address, be sure to complete those portions prior to the visit. As some forms can be extensive, if this is not done prior to the appointment there is a risk the appointment will need to be rescheduled.

Pre-op Exams

Please schedule within 30 days, but no later than 7 days before your procedure/operation.

Gynecological Exams

For a Pap smear or GYN exam, avoid intercourse, douching, or vaginal creams for 24 – 48 hours prior to your appointment.

Emergency Contraception

A visit with our registered nurse or other medical provider is required to receive emergency contraception. This is a no-charge visit; however, there is a cost for the medication itself.

Birth Control Refills

If you have not seen your provider for 6 – 12 months, or if you have not had an annual well-woman exam, you may be asked to make an appointment prior to receiving birth control refills. Please plan accordingly.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

For STI screenings appointments, do NOT urinate for at least one hour before your appointment.

Please inform the front desk if you are having symptoms, so we can best serve your needs.

Allergy Injections

Prior to allergy injections given here at RIH, the following are required:

  • An approved plan with your personal allergist.
  • Instructional paperwork and refrigerated serum vial(s) from your allergist.
  • A visit with an RIH provider to review the allergy injection policy and procedures guidelines. No allergy injections can be given during this visit.  Ensure you schedule this visit at least 24 hours prior to when you need your next scheduled allergy injection.

Psychiatry – Medication Consultation

RIH has a psychiatric nurse practitioner on-site part-time who can prescribe medications when appropriate.  Our psychiatrist will evaluate your situation and determine if medication is appropriate.

Alternatively, the RIH Referral Coordinators may help you get connected to services in the community, utilizing your insurance provider, when appropriate.

Originating in China about 5,000 years ago, acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world. Outside of China, in other parts of Asia, Europe, and South America acupuncture has been used for about 200 years.

The fundamental principles of acupuncture are to treat the person as an integrated whole in body, mind, and spirit, and to remedy the root cause of illness and disease, not only the symptoms.
Acupuncture has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations and the National Institutes of Health. These bodies have declared acupuncture an effective treatment for the following conditions:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea
  • Depression
  • Digestive (ulcers, nausea, gastritis, IBS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Infections, cold, flu
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Muscle and joint pain (tendonitis, bursitis, sprains)
  • Post-op dental pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Tinnitus (ringing of the ears)
  • Urinary problems
  • And many more.

How much does it cost?
Fees: First visit is $140 and $70 per subsequent treatment visit.  We also offer an “introductory” visit for $35.

Please note: Acupuncture is included in your student health plan. There is a $20 co-pay for each visit. If you do not have the student health plan, check with your health insurance provider concerning coverage of the condition for which you are seeking treatment.

There is a $25 fee charged for missed appointments unless you have canceled at least 24 hours before the scheduled time.

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Massage is a manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for the purpose of stimulating circulation and promoting relaxation. It has been used in many world cultures for more than 4,000 years. Massage allows you a quiet time to focus on yourself and become more connected to your body. Massage is generally used for the reduction of stress and pain. It has been shown to boost the immune system as well. Since most diseases are exacerbated by stress, massage can help you become and stay healthier.

Massage can help with the following:

  • stress reduction
  • anxiety
  • relaxation
  • muscle aches and pains
  • sleep problems
  • depression
  • immune system function
  • sports conditioning

At RIH we offer Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, and pregnancy massage. The therapist may combine several different techniques during the massage depending on what is most beneficial and appropriate for each client.

What can I expect during my massage?

Before your massage, the massage therapist will gather information about you, such as any allergies, recent surgeries, illnesses, or accidents, whether you are pregnant, what medications you are taking, if you have had a massage before, the type of massage, and how long ago it was.

After the initial assessment, you will have a few minutes to yourself in the room to get onto the massage table. The massage therapist will leave the room so you may have privacy. At this point, you may get undressed, taking off only the amount of clothing that you are comfortable with. There will be space provided for your personal items and clothing.

During the session, the massage therapist will check with you about the pressure of the strokes. Feel free to speak up at any time. We want you to be sure you get the most out of your time with us.

How much does it cost?

For a half-hour session: $35

For a one-hour session: $70

Please note: If you have the student health insurance plan, massage therapy is covered. There is a $20 co-pay and a limit on the total amount of sessions.

There is a $25 fee charged for missed appointments unless you have canceled at least 24 hours before the scheduled time.