Health Center FAQ's
- Where Can I Get My Health Records (MMR's)?
- What If I Can't Locate My Health Records?
- What If I Get Sick?
- Do I need to fill out an incident report for this injury?
- Do you give flu shots in the Health Center?
- When is the flu clinic this year?
- Can I come in to the Health Center and have my blood pressure taken?
- Can I have a physical other than a sports physical by the doctor?
- What day and time does the doctor arrive?
- Is there a charge to see the doctor?
- Can I see the nurse?
- What are popular misconceptions of your department?
- One thing I wish people knew about the Health Center?
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. A form letter is available in the Health Center for you to customize to mail to the Military.
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.
The College Registered Nurse has nursing yours 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 hours are from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Additionally, every Tuesday during the Fall and Spring Semesters, a physician is available to address the medical needs beyoud the scope of the RN. This service is free of charge. However, prescribed medication costs are the responsibility of the student.
Sign up for the Doctor starts at 3:00 pm. If you are sick after hours or need to see a Doctor on days other than Tuesday, the Health Center has a listing of local emergency and urgent care centers. Our Health Center Insurance Representative can answer any questions on the Mandatory Insurance Policies.
All injuries or incidents require an incident report within 24 hours of the event.
The Health Center will sponsor a flu clinic in the Fall of 2013.
Yes. Nurse’s hours are 10 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Exceptions for any emergencies, of course.
No, sports physicals only.
He arrives Tuesdays usually between 3:30 pm and 3:45 pm.
No, there is no charge.
Yes. Nurse may see students between 10 am and 12 noon, and 2 pm through 4 pm daily.
1. That we are not busy; they don’t know how many students come through our doors daily and the responsibility we have as it relates to student retention, whether it is health related or immunization related.
2. The health issues that are dealt with in the Health Center are sometimes quite serious.
3. That we only take care of MMR’s.
4. They don’t realize what is involved in collecting, analyzing, inputting, explaining and dealing with students and parents in regard to immunization issues.
5. Don’t realize that 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 we deal with during and prior to student registration.
We would like people to know that inputting MMR’s takes Knowledge of NYS Public Health Laws. Any assistance we need is related to helping us organize and file accurately. In the future it may be help with scanning.