Appointments: Services at the Student Health Center are available to all registered students. Students are encouraged to make appointments, which can usually be scheduled within 24 hours of calling. If a student prefers to be seen without an appointment, an urgent care clinic is available most afternoons. Waiting times for walk-in services vary and are difficult to estimate.
Providers: Services at the health center are provided by a physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioners and registered professional nurses.
Health histories and immunizations: New York State Department of Health requires the college to monitor the vaccine status of all registered students. Therefore, it is mandatory to provide a copy of immunization records to the Health Center within 30 days of the start of your first semester in attendance at SUNY Oneonta. This includes measles, mumps and rubella, and meningitis information. Students who fail to provide these records will be stopped from registering for classes and status as a registered student at SUNY Oneonta may be affected. It is also strongly recommended that, prior to receiving services at the Health Center, students submit a completed health history that includes a recent physical.
Services and fees: Student Health Center services are covered under the comprehensive fee and include the following for no additional charges: assessment and treatment for medical illnesses, minor injuries, nebulizer treatment, cryo-surgery, comprehensive male and female reproductive health, preparation for overseas travel, follow-up and counseling for chronic illnesses and healthy life-style assessment, referrals to specialty care, limited on-site laboratory testing, limited prescriptions and over the counter medications, annual influenza injections and health education programming.
The following services are available for an additional nominal fee: several types of contraception, sexually transmitted disease testing, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever, and Meningitis vaccinations. If a student needs comprehensive laboratory or x-ray services, the hospital that provides the services will bill the student or parents directly. Specialty medical care and emergency services are available in the community and at local hospitals.
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