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Health Center FAQ

Are physicals a requirement for incoming students?

No, physicals are not a requirement (Health-care students and athletes – see your coordinator for specific program health requirements).

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Are there exemptions to the health requirements?

Yes, MVCC recognizes medical and religious exemptions as defined by New York State Public Health Law 2165. Please contact the Health Center with questions on how to obtain a medical or religious exemption.

Those who have been honorably discharged from the Military within the past 10 years may be eligible for a temporary 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 Health Center for assistance with applying for this exemption.

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

All injuries or incidents require an incident report within 24 hours of the event. Incident reports can be done in the Health Center during office hours or in the Public Safety Office if the Health Center is closed.

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Does the College offer Health Insurance?

Although the College does not offer Health Insurance to students (with the exception of international students), we can connect you with an Affordable Health Care Navigator who can guide you in this matter. Please contact the Health Center for more information.

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What are the College's health requirements?

a) MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): All students born on or after January 1, 1957*, that are registered for 6 or more credit hours on campus, must provide proof of 2 immunizations or immunity to MMR.

*Any student born before January 1, 1957, is required to submit proof of age and sign the Meningitis Response on the MVCC Health Information form. 

b) Meningitis: The meningitis vaccination is not mandatory, but recommended. In order to meet this requirement you can submit proof of receiving the vaccine within the past 5 years OR sign the waiver on the MVCC Health Information form.

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What are the Health Center's hours and where is it located?

The Health Center office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm and is located in Alumni College Center, room 104.

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What day and time is the Doctor available?

Please visit https://www.mvcc.edu/health-center/hours for the most up-to-date Doctor hours. Appointments can be made, but walk-ins are also welcome.

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What if I am taking online-only classes? Do I still have to comply with the health requirements?

No, if you are an online-only student and will not be on campus, you do not have to comply with the health requirements

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What if I am unable to obtain a copy of my immunization records?

If you cannot locate your records through one of the previous avenues, please contact the Health Center at 315-792-5452 for assistance.

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What services does the Health Center provide?

• College Nurse available every day during office hours
• Weekly physician visits – approximately 2 hours each week
• Limited prescription medications stocked (only available for students that do not have health insurance prescription coverage)
• Free Pre-Participation Exams/Sports Physicals (only available during Doctor’s hours)
• Free Flu shots
• Basic First Aid and supplies (ice packs, Band-Aids, first aid ointment, etc.)
• Pregnancy tests
• Urinalysis, rapid flu, and rapid strep testing during the Doctor’s hours
• Blood Pressure Monitoring
• Personal Supplies (condoms, pads, tampons)
• Over-the-counter medications, including Benadryl, Advil, Tylenol, and Pepto-Bismol
• Health Assessments and Referrals (to Urgent Care, Physician, etc.)

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Where can I obtain a copy of my immunization records?

Records may be obtained from your healthcare provider, high school health office, a previously attended college institution, or military records.

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