Student Health Services
Pharmaceutical services are available and include over-the-counter medications, as well as an appropriate range of prescription drugs.
- Influenza Vaccination
- Meningitis Vaccination
- Hofstra University Immunization Policy [PDF] MMR
- Flu Walk in Clinic [PDF]
Preventative immunization services, including measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), tetanus, and tuberculosis screenings, are available on a reasonably 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 (signed by a health care provider) with documentation of 2 MMRs.
- A written history (signed by a health care provider) 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 declined the vaccine.
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 9-10 a.m. at 516-463-6745.
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.
On-site specialty care includes immunization services, an allergy clinic, and women’s health services.
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.
Gynecological care is available by appointment. Services include assessment and treatment of infectious diseases and annual examinations. These services are available to eligible students at a nominal cost; other fees include laboratory testing, prescription contraceptives, and pregnancy testing.