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Health Services

URGENT CARE:

Student Health Services focuses on providing holistic oriented health care. This would include initial diagnosis and treatment of injuries and/or illnesses, and appropriate follow-up for most short-term illnesses. Our providers are experienced in treating common medical problems seen on college campuses and are advocates of a wellness approach to health care, which empowers patients to become partners in managing their health needs, through education and knowledge.


SPECIALTY CARE:

On-site specialty care includes immunization services, an allergy clinic, and women’s health services.


IMMUNIZATIONS:

Link to Immunization

Preventative immunizations services are available including measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, Meningococcal vaccine, tetanus and tuberculosis screening on a reasonable priced fee for service basis. To attend a college in New York, every student born after January 1, 1957, who is taking 6 or more credit hours, must show proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (German Measles).

Acceptable forms of proof:

  • An official school, state, country or national immunization record verifying 2 MMRs.  
  • A blood test showing immunity to those diseases, with a titer clearly stated.
  • A written history, health care provider signed with documentation of 2 MMRs.
  • A written history, health care provider signed documenting having had the disease.

In the event that you are not immune, or have not been immunized according the New York State requirements, you must be vaccinated so that you can attend classes and receive your grades. New York State also requires that you receive information concerning meningococcal meningitis disease and the available vaccine. The University is required to document that you have received this information and have either had the vaccine or decline the vaccine.


WOMEN'S HEALTH:

Gynecological care is available by appointment. Services include assessment and treatment of infectious illnesses, and annual examinations. These services are available to eligible students at a nominal cost;, other fees include laboratory testing, prescription contraceptives and pregnancy testing.


LABORATORY TESTING:

Most laboratory testing is referred out. The cost of such testing is the responsibility of the student.  

Please be aware of our practice regarding lab results:

  • If you have a follow up appointment with your provider the labs will be reviewed at the scheduled appointment
  • If there is a result that cannot wait until the next visit, we will notify you
  • Please be aware that due to HIPPA federal regulations some lab results cannot be discussed over the phone
  • If you would like the results from the Health and Wellness Center, you can pick the labs up at our office or we will fax them to your provider.  Results cannot be mailed.
  • You may call for results within  48-72 hours  of your labs being obtained,  between 9AM – 10AM at (516) 463-6745.

DISPENSARY SERVICES:

Pharmaceutical services are available and include over the counter medications as well as an appropriate range of prescription drugs.


REFERRALS:

Hofstra University's Student Health Services staff can and will make appropriate referrals to a specialist (e.g. orthopedist, dermatologist, neurologist, etc.) using an extensive well-established network of community providers, including local hospitals.

Resources

Forms
Helpful Links
Meningitis FAQ
Ebola Fact Sheet
Insurance Info

**Student Health Services is offering all students the opportunity to be tested for HIV. Please give us a call @ 516-463-6745 and come in and have a health care provider explain all the options for testing that is available to you.**


sharps

Student Health Services will provide a sharps container to any student who needs one for the disposal of their Screening and Prevention devices (i.e. syringes, finger stick apparatus, lancets etc). We will be happy to properly dispose of your used sharps that have been placed in a hard plastic container.