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Student Health Service COVID-19 Update
Student Health Service (SHS) maintains many procedures to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and it's variants.
If you become ill or develop a medical concern the Health Center is open Monday through Friday and Saturday afternoon. An appointment can be made by calling 845-257-3400. A Triage nurse will call you back. Based on this encounter you may be advised one of the following:
- Self-care measures
- Offered an in-person appointment
- Offered a telemedicine appointment with a physician
- Directed to an Emergency Department in the unlikely case your symptoms warrant this referral
A triage nurse is available Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday (non-holiday weekends) 12-3:45pm; (summer M-F 8am- 12pm and 1pm-4pm).
**DUE TO STAFFING ISSUES, SATURDAY SERVICE WILL BE SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY FOR FALL 2021**
If an in-person appointment is scheduled, wear your face covering to the appointment and be on time.
At this time, you may not bring a friend with you to an appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, enter the first two sets of doors, call 845-257-3400 and HealthCenter staff will meet you at the door.
When you enter, you will be led directly to an exam room.
As you enter the office, please cleanse your hands with alcohol based hand sanitizer at the Purell hand station. “PUMP IN”.
As you leave your appointment, please use the alcohol hand sanitizer. “Pump out”.
CDC – Recommends 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 when indicated. Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks indoors at all time
- 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, sneeze into a tissue, use your elbow if a tissue is unavailable, then dispose of the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
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!
To provide quality medical care in a compassionate environment.
To interact with students in a manner that will teach them how to interact with the healthcare system in the future.
To begin a dialogue with students on how to make healthy choices in life with regard to diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation, interpersonal relationships, tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use, and receiving immunizations.
PHONE: 845-257-3400 FAX: 845-257-3415
MAIL: Student Health Service, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561
Use IMMUNIZATIONS link to review NYS Required Immunizations and New Paltz Tuberculosis Screening Policy
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Phone calls are welcome, doors are opened for scheduled appointments.
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Voicemail receives calls, and staff are finishing the care of those who contacted Student Health Service prior to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Non-holiday weekends
12pm to 3:45pm: Phone calls are welcome, doors are opened for scheduled appointments.
INTER-SESSION AND SUMMER HOURS
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Phone calls welcome and doors are opened for scheduled appointments.
NON-EMERGENCIES AFTER HOURS & WEEKENDS
CALL: 845-257-3400, a number to Fonemed a 24 hour nurse advice line will be provided.
EMERGENCIES (This will allow students to receive immediate medical attention)
On-campus students: contact University Police 845-257-2222 or 911
Off-campus students: call 911
Student Health Service is located in the round building across Southside Loop from Gage Hall. The Health Center houses both Student Health Service and the Psychological Counseling Center, which are separate services.
ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES
In order to be eligible to use Student Health Service (SHS), students must be registered for classes. Every student needs health insurance. This is not used for the services provided by SHS. Those services are paid for by the Student Health Fee. Insurance is needed for prescription medication, lab tests obtained outside SHS, lab tests obtained at SHS and sent to an outside lab, radiologic tests, specialty physicians, emergency room visits, and hospital stays.
Submission of the Health Report (HR) helps SHS staff obtain important background medical information about the student. It is therefore recommended that the student submit a HR 30 days prior to starting college, but it is not a requirement for use of the health center. The Health Report can be downloaded on this website under "Forms."
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Student Health Service provides non-emergency primary medical care. We care for students who have health problems while college is in session. SHS provides care with an emphasis on preventative health care.
For routine matters such as scheduling appointments for non-urgent, non- emergency reasons, students need to call during our regular business hours.
If a student has an urgent medical problem that they feel cannot wait for our regular office hours, and they are not sure how to proceed, SHS provides a nurse advice service. Call 845-257-3400 to contact a nurse who will discuss a student's urgent medical questions and help them identify their options for care.
Some students, because of the nature of their problems, require comprehensive health care which cannot be provided at SHS. Following initial evaluation at SHS, those students will need to secure off campus healthcare services while attending college. Students who require specialty physician care will be assisted by the Student Health Service staff in accessing this care in conjunction with their primary care medical provider (if they have one) and their insurance plan.
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM OFF-CAMPUS MEDICAL FACILITIES
NON EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION
The Health Center does not provide transportation to off-campus medical facilities. When a student is referred by SHS to an off-campus medical facility, he or she may use vouchers from SHS for taxi service to get to the recommended medical treatment facility. The student must reimburse the Campus Auxiliary Services for the voucher within 30 days. After hours, when this transportation is authorized, vouchers may be obtained from the University Police Department.
SHS will when indicated activate their emergency 911 system to transport a student to a local emergency room.