The Health and Wellness Center, conveniently located in Oriskany Hall, Suite B, provides evaluation, treatment and prevention of health-related problems for full-time, part-time, undergraduate and graduate students. The Health and Wellness Center is staffed by a part-time physician, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a health educator and support personnel. It is open daily Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday until 5 pm.
The Health and Wellness Center and Counseling Center are supported through a mandatory health fee each semester. This fee provides each student comprehensive, confidential health-related services by appointment or walk-in basis at the Health and Wellness Center. This fee should not to be confused with the mandatory medical insurance fee that covers off-campus health care services. Some services provided by the mandatory health fee include:
- Sick/Injury Care – medical evaluation, treatment & follow-up medical care
- Vaccinations – MMR, Influenza, etc.
- Women’s and Men’s Health – GYN examinations, birth control, STD testing, etc.
- Blood work/laboratory work – throat cultures, HIV, etc.
- Medications – prescription & over the counter
- Medical Equipment/Supplies/Other – crutches, band-aids, cough drops, etc.
- Referrals – to private practitioners, community agencies, etc.
- Free, confidential HIV testing & counseling
- Alcohol/substance abuse screening & counseling
- Current health-related educational literature/resources
- Appropriate health guidance with necessary referral
- Prevention focused programs
- Peer education programs
- Smoking cessation assistance & counseling
- Registered Dietitian Services
Student Health Requirements for Attending SUNYIT:
All students are REQUIRED to provide the following health documents to the Health and Wellness Center before August 15 for fall admission and January 15 for spring. Student athletes and nursing students have more stringent health requirements. Please refer to those respective departments for details.
Immunizations – Mandatory for all students registered for six (6) or more credits. Non-compliant students will be de-registered pursuant to the directives of the law.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – NYS Health Law § 2165 requires all students taking on campus classes to provide documentation of immunity to MMR. Persons born prior to 1/1/57 are exempt.
- Measles: Two dates of immunization given after 1967 AND on/or no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday
- Mumps: One date of immunization given on/or no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday
- Rubella: One date of immunization given on/or no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday
- Titers: Date AND positive results of the measles titer, and/or mumps titer and/or rubella titer
Meningococcal Meningitis – NYS Health Law § 2167 requires all on or off campus students provide the following documentation:
- One date of the meningococcal immunization given within the past 10 Years
- Completion of the Meningococcal Information Response Form indicating acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of the meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student (or student’s parent/guardian if under 18 years old). The Meningococcal Information Response Form is enclosed in the admission packet.
Health History and Physical Examination within the last two (2) years – Mandatory for all students registered for twelve (12) or more credits. The student may only receive clinical services at the Health & Wellness Center after the health history and physical examination have been submitted. Full-time students will not be permitted to register for another term until this health requirement has been met. Students taking less than 12 credits may use the clinical services if a physical examination within 2 years is on file.
Medical Insurance – Mandatory for all students registered for twelve (12) or more credits and all nursing students regardless of credits hours. SUNYIT provides a basic, economical medical insurance plan for students who need coverage or wish to purchase additional coverage.
- Domestic Student Medical Insurance Policy – EACH semester all domestic students taking twelve (12) or more credits and all nursing students registered for 4 or more credits are automatically billed and enrolled for a medical insurance policy as designated by SUNYIT. If a student has other medical insurance coverage, i.e. under a parent or employer, and the student does not wish to purchase the SUNYIT designated medical insurance, a waiver must be completed prior to attendance once each academic year. Automatic billing and enrollment will occur, if a waiver is not completed. A PIN number is required to complete the waiver, which new students receive at their initial registration. The medical insurance waiver is online: http://healthwaiver.sunyit.edu.
- International Student Medical Insurance Policy – The State University of New York requires that all international students entering the country for study or research, or any US student studying abroad in a SUNY sponsored program purchase a SUNY medical insurance policy. Medical insurance information is mailed upon admission and students are automatically billed.
For questions or more information, please contact the Health and Wellness Center, phone 315-792-7172, fax 315-792-7371.
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
SUNYIT’s Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), chaired by director of the Health & Wellness Center, provides guidance to the Health & Wellness Center and Counseling Center concerning health-related services for students. Committee members include students, faculty & staff.
Anyone interested in membership in the Student Health Advisory Committee should contact the Health and Wellness Center (Oriskany Hall, Suite B, x 7172).