Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center is the on campus medical and counseling office serving the students of St. John Fisher College. The Center is located on the first floor of the Wegmans School of Nursing Building, Suite 107. Office hours during the academic year are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Health and Wellness Center provides compassionate, high-quality medical, counseling services, and wellness education to students. In promoting wellness we also serve as a mental health and medical resource for the campus community. We are an integrated center and we work as a collaborative team to provide excellent care to the students we serve.
Services available the Center include visits for illness, STI testing and education, blood work and laboratory services, annual health updates, PPD placements and reads, flu vaccine clinics, counseling, and psychiatric evaluations. Over 3,000 student health visits take place each year.
Additionally, we offer prescription delivery from the Fairport Wegmans Pharmacy. Prescriptions are delivered to the Health and Wellness Center for pick up from our Center for student convenience.
Medical and counseling appointments are highly encouraged, with walk-in appointments available depending on immediacy of the need. To schedule an appointment students can call our appointment line at (585) 385-8280 or walk-in. Students should bring their St. John Fisher College ID card and health insurance card to each appointment. If your insurance changes, please be sure to notify the office of this change.
All visits at the Health and Wellness Center are confidential.
In some cases, we may need to refer students out for more immediate medical or mental health care. We attempt to be mindful about the costs associated with these situations but we cannot risk health and safety. If a student needs evaluation at an emergency room, we will work with the College and student to make this happen as safely and efficiently as possible.
For an on-campus emergency, students should contact the Office of Safety and Security at (585) 385-8111. For off-campus emergencies, students should call 911.
The Health and Wellness Center does not provide medical excuses for classes missed due to illness or an appointment.
However, if there is a diagnosed medical condition that precludes the student from attending class for significant period of time, we can assist in working with the College/faculty/staff in regards to notification or to address time missed.
When they will be absent, students are responsible for promptly notifying instructors to make necessary arrangements – before they miss the class is best!
The Medical Excuse Policy can be found by going to our Health and Wellness FAQ page. https://www.sjfc.edu/student-life/health-and-wellness-center/faqs/
Fees for Services
St. John Fisher College encourages all students to maintain adequate health insurance coverage at all times. Health insurance information is available for New York State residents at nystateofhealth.ny.gov. If you need assistance with additional health insurance information please contact our office (585) 385-8280.
The Health and Wellness Center will bill your insurance carrier directly for any medical services provided and we accept all insurances. The Center does not bill students for these services; we only bill the insurance carriers.
Fees for any lab tests are billed by the laboratory company. Students who need treatment or services beyond what we can provide are referred to outside specialists or hospitals. Your insurance plan may cover all, part, or none of these costs. Students and/or their parents are responsible for all costs incurred outside the Health and Wellness Center.
Because all students pay a comprehensive fee that supports the basic operation of the HWC as a part of their regular college charges, we do not charge or collect co-payments at the time of service. For any student with a lapse in their health insurance coverage a $25 fee will be applied to their student account for each medical visit. Students with a financial hardship can request this fee be waived; waivers are granted on a case by case basis.
Counseling visits are not billed to an insurance provider and are provided free of charge to current St. John Fisher College students.
Mandatory Health Requirements
New York State requires post-secondary students enrolled in 6 or more credits, to provide the following immunizations:
- Two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations or Titers with serological proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement).
- Meningitis vaccination within 5 years of the first day of classes (required for residential students).
If you are a commuter student you can decline the meningitis vaccine as a requirement of your enrollment to the college. To locate find information on the meningitis vaccine please visit our patient portal at the address listed below.
Our immunization entry and verification process is now online and can be accessed by visiting our patient portal: go.sjfc.edu/patientportal. Please visit the immunization tab on the patient portal to upload and enter the dates for your MMR and Meningitis vaccines. Once you have entered your dates and uploaded the record, the Health and Wellness staff will review and verify the document. If you have any other health documents please continue to use the patient portal.
It is also recommended that students complete the Health History Form also located on the patient portal. We will request that you complete this form prior to your visit at our center.
If a student fails to submit the required proof of immunization within 30 days after the start of classes, the student will be withdrawn form classes until proof of the immunity is submitted. A fee of $300 will be assessed for reinstatement in the class.