Meet the Staff

Ellen Reynolds-2016CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance to the University of Rhode Island!  You are now a Rhody Ram!  The Dr. Pauline B. Wood Health Services, conveniently located in the Potter Building adjacent to the resident halls complex, is a comprehensive ambulatory health center that is nationally recognized through accreditation by The Joint Commission.

On behalf of the staff, we welcome you and want to be of service for your healthcare needs.  In order that we may better serve your health needs, we will maintain an individual health record for you.  It is of vital importance to the quality of your care that you provide us with as accurate a health history as possible.

Services provided by URI Health Services include:  ambulatory medical services; office visits; specialty clinics; allergy; immunization and travel services; psychiatric services; pharmacy; x-ray and laboratory services on site.  Our Health Education Department provides health education and promotion programs along with nutritional services and counseling.

All full-time and international students must have health insurance.  A health insurance charge has been added to your bill.  If you have comparable health insurance coverage, you may waive the health insurance charge.

We desire to be your most sought-after health care provider, and we are committed to providing a user-friendly, compassionate, inclusive, caring and confidential environment.

We are excited to have you join the URI community.  We have an electronic health record to better meet your health and wellness needs.  The system facilitates self- check-in, a patient portal, and other steps to getting you the care you need.

On behalf of our staff, I want to extend our best wishes for a healthy, pleasurable and rewarding educational experience at the University of Rhode Island.

If you have any questions or concerns or are interested in a tour of our facility, please contact Health Services at (401)874-2246 or

Sincerely yours,

Ellen M. Reynolds, MS                                                                                 Director, Health Services 

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