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Health Center FAQ's

Where Can I Get My Health Records (MMR's)?

In NYS, as in most other states, MMR’s are required to attend Public Schools. A good place to start your search is your High School. Your pediatrician or present physician may have records of your immunizations.

If you attended another New York State college you should have submitted these records also. If you have ever received services at a public health clinic, your county's Public Health Department may still have record of them.

If you have ever been incarcerated you can request a copy of your records through the last facility at which you were housed.  

Those who have been honorably discharged from the Military within the past 10 years may be eligible for a Service exemption.  A copy of your honorable discharge and a request to the Military requesting your records is required to obtain this exemption.  Please see the student Health Center for assistance. The Military has forwarded us a form which may be filled out by our Veterans to assist them in obtaining their records.  Please see the Student Health Center staff on the Utica Campus.  The Student Affairs office on the Rome Campus, namely, Kathy Kotary or Sarah Tierney, will be glad to assist you.


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What If I Can't Locate My Health Records?

If you cannot locate your records through one of the previous avenues you have two options:

  • Receive the vaccinations again.  Please keep in mind, if you need both vaccinations they must be at least 28 days apart.
  • Get a titer test to show proof of immunity.  You will need a prescription from your doctor for a titer, or blood test, which will show your immunity to a disease.  You must test positive to satisfy NYS requirements.
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What If I Get Sick?

The College Registered Nurse has nursing hours 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm.  However, if you are very sick or it is an emergency, you may come in at any time.  Health Center office hours are from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Physicians hours - Each Monday afternoon, 2 pm - 4 pm, in the Health Center, ACC 104, beginning September 9, 2013.

The Health Center has a listing of local emergency and urgent care centers.  

Accident and Incident Insurance brochures and claim forms may be obtained in the Health Center.

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Do I need to fill out an incident report for this injury?

All injuries or incidents require an incident report within 24 hours of the event.

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Do you give flu shots in the Health Center?


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When is the flu clinic this year?

The Health Center will sponsor a flu clinic in the Fall of 2013.

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Can I come in to the Health Center and have my blood pressure taken?

Yes.  Nurse’s hours are 10 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  Exceptions for any emergencies, of course.

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Can I have a physical other than a sports physical by the doctor?

No, sports physicals only.

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What day and time does the doctor arrive?

The doctor's hours are from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoons.  Please arrive 30 minutes earlier if possible.  However, walk-ins are welcome.  Please sign up in advance for sports physicals by stopping in the Health Center or calling 792-5452.

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Is there a charge to see the doctor?

No, there is no charge.

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Can I see the nurse?

Yes.  Nurse may see students between 10 am and 12 pm and 2 pm and 4:00 daily.

   Exception:  Emergencies will be seen at any time.



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What are popular misconceptions of your department?

1. That we are not busy.  The Health Center staff assists many students and also staff that come through our doors daily, whether health or immunization related.

2. The health issues that are dealt with in the Health Center are sometimes quite serious.

3.  The Health Center takes care of more than just MMR's.

4.  There is much involved in collecting, analyzing, inputting, explaining and dealing with students and parents in regard to immunization issues.

5. We must abide by NYS Public Health Laws and you have to know the laws in order to accept and input records correctly.

6.  People are unaware of the volume of paperwork the Health Center staff deals with during and prior to student registration.

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One thing I wish people knew about the Health Center?

Students and staff are welcome in the Health Center.

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