Student Health Services (SHS) has changed many of its procedures to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We know a person can be a carrier of the virus, not show any symptoms and unknowingly transmit the disease to others. Therefore, we are taking proactive steps.
If you become ill or develop a medical concern, SHS is open Monday through Friday. To gain access to the office, an appointment is necessary. Do not walk-in. Please call us at 607-778-5181 for assessment. Based on this encounter you may be advised one of the following:
- Self-care measures
- Referred to UHS Virtual Walk-in for an online appointment with a physician
- Offered an in-person appointment
- Directed to an Emergency Department if your symptoms warrant a referral
If an in-person appointment is scheduled, please come to the waiting area and check-in – Science Building, Room 108. Wear your face covering to the appointment and be on time.
You may not bring a friend with you to an appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, you will fill out intake paperwork including a COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
You will be escorted to our medical facilities by our Physician Assistant.
As you enter the office, it is recommended that you cleanse your hands with alcohol based hand sanitizer located at the main desk.
When you have completed your appointment, received discharge instructions and needed supplies, you should again use the alcohol hand sanitizer as you exit Student Health Services.
CDC – Recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections including:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Maintain 6 foot spacing when around people even if they appear healthy.
- Wear a mask when in public.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Avoid large crowds and gatherings.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
- Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Use your elbow if a tissue is unavailable.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. (SHS has initiated enhanced cleaning protocols focused on frequently touched surfaces in our medical facilities and waiting areas).
The above precautions are for the safety and well-being for our community. We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely wish the best health for everyone!
SUNY Broome Student Health Services provides currently registered SUNY Broome students with primary care of acute illness and injury. Our services include medical treatment, educational programs and referral services. All medical care at Student Health Services is confidential.
Not sure what to submit or how to submit your immunization records? Visit the Immunization Requirements page for more information!
Fall Semester 2020 Office Hours:
- Monday – 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
- Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm*
Students will be seen on an appointment only basis at this time. To begin a pre-appointment screening:
- Call us at +1 (607) 778-5181
Fall 2020 Medical Provider Hours
- Monday – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm*
- Friday – NO MEDICAL PROVIDER ON CAMPUS
*Please Note: Medical provider office hours may vary from regular office hours. SHS is closed on weekends and holidays. There is no medical provider on campus during Mid-Semester Break, Spring Break, Holiday Curtailment, Summer and Winter Semesters.
No Charge For Office Visits
Students pay a mandatory health fee as part of their tuition. This fee covers many of the services at Student Health Services. All services (including prescriptions) provided outside Health Services are the student’s financial responsibility.
Services offered include:
- Limited treatment for illnesses and injuries
- Limited emergency care
- Blood pressure screening
- Pregnancy tests
- UTI tests
- Contraceptive information
- Healthy lifestyle information
- Flu vaccines
Health Education Programs are also offered on an as-needed basis and will be announced to the campus through campus newsletters and postings.
The Student Health Services office is located in the (old) Science Building, Room 108. Please call or email if you have questions about our services or your health.
Phone: +1 (607) 778-5181
We make every effort to be available to assist students during our regular office hours. In the event that the office is closed and immediate assistance is needed, please contact the Office of Public Safety at +1 (607) 778-5083. In an emergency, please call 911 (9-911 from a campus phone). If the medical provider is not on campus or the office is closed, there are several walk-in clinics in the vicinity of SUNY Broome. View more information on nearby walk-in clinics.
The UHS Virtual Walk-In is a convenient alternative to an in-office visit for patients who are in overall good health, without any complicating factors, but who are experiencing a variety of common, minor conditions. All you need is a camera-enabled computer, tablet or smart phone and you can connect face-to-face with a medical provider to discuss minor conditions or medical issues from the comfort of your home. Visit the UHS Virtual Walk-In page for more information!
Qualified & Professional Staff
A Physician Assistant is on staff to assist with your healthcare needs and concerns. Students are seen by appointment after a pre-screening process – please see our weekly hours listed above. Please contact us at +1 (607) 778-5181 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a Student Health Services representative.
SUNY Broome continues to make every effort to ensure the safety of our campus community. We will continue to work with the Broome County Health Department as our lead local agency, while the Centers for Disease Control is an excellent website for up to the minute Coronavirus information.
Additional information about public health guidelines related to the virus can be found online:
- SUNY Coronavirus Information and Updates
- World Health Organization (WHO) information about Coronavirus
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Situation Summary
- Broome County Health Department
Our local health care agencies have developed a screening questionnaire based on CDC guidelines to help you determine the appropriate level of care for you. By visiting the UHS Virtual Walk-In and completing the screening process, you will receive a recommendation and Coronavirus education/information free of charge. If the screening recommends that you seek further medical evaluation, you can continue to a Virtual Walk-In medical visit.