Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center is located in the Wegmans School of Nursing building and is open during the academic year Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Health and Wellness Center provides medical and counseling services. Medical services are intended to supplement the services received from your primary care physician/provider and include health care for common, uncomplicated medical illnesses, health education, and health maintenance. Students can also arrange to have their prescriptions delivered to the Health and Wellness Center to pick up. In addition, chiropractic health care is offered at the Health and Wellness Center by New York Chiropractic College.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk in appointments may also be available. Visits to the Health and Wellness Center are confidential. Please call the office at (585) 385-8280. The center is unable to make appointments through email. Don’t forget your St. John Fisher College ID card and health insurance card!
If there is an on campus emergency, students should contact Security at (585) 385-8111. If it is an off-campus emergency students should call 911.
The Health & Wellness Center does not provide medical excuses for classes missed due to temporary illnesses. Students who will be absent from classes for three days or more due to extenuating circumstances such as illness or family emergency should contact the Office of Academic Affairs (585) 385-8034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an official notification to be sent to the student’s instructors. The student should follow up with his/her instructors as soon as possible.
Student Health Insurance
All students who pay the College’s comprehensive fee are eligible to use the services of the Health and Wellness Center. The comprehensive fee covers insurance co-pays for all medical visits. Your health insurance company will be billed for all medical office visits.
If you have health insurance, you will need to bring your Fisher ID card and health insurance card for each visit to the Health and Wellness Center. Doing so will ensure that we have the correct information to bill your insurance company for our fees.
All students without health insurance coverage will be charged $25 for each medical visit to the Health and Wellness Center. The College will bill students for such medical health care visits. If any students are unable to pay the $25 office visit fee, they may declare medical hardship status. Medical hardship status is granted on a case-by-case basis.
*For 2015-16, there will be no charge for counseling services provided by our licensed mental health counselors or for chiropractic services provided by the NY Chiropractic College.
Mandatory Health Requirements
New York State Public Health law requires post-secondary students taking six or more credit hours enrolled in colleges within New York State to provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella and to complete and sign a Meningitis Response form indicating whether they have had the meningitis vaccine or have made a decision not to have it. Students born prior to January 1, 1957, still need to complete and sign the Meningitis Response form but are exempt from the measles, mumps, and rubella requirements except for students enrolled in programs requiring clinical rotations in a healthcare facility (e.g., nursing, pharmacy, and mental health students). If a student fails to submit the required proof of immunizations within 30 days after the start of classes, he or she will be withdrawn from classes until proof of immunity is submitted. A fee of $300 will be assessed for reinstatement to classes. In addition to measles, mumps, and rubella immunizations, the American College Health Association strongly RECOMMENDS that students entering college be vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis B, and meningitis.