Frequently Asked Questions
ARE HEALTH FORMS and IMMUNIZATION RECORDS REQUIRED?
Prior to the first day of classes we need you to complete certain Health Certification forms in order to comply with New York State law, protect your health and that of your fellow students, and have a basis for understanding and serving your health needs while you are here.
_____ Please Complete the Health History Form that has been mailed to you. If you have not received this form, you can print it out using the following:
______ Please mail or fax a copy of your Immunization Record . This record MUST include proof of protection against measles, mumps and rubella and a recent PPD within the past 12 months. If the PPD is positive, a chest x-ray done in the USA is required. Please include a copy of the chest x-ray report.
______ Please complete the Meningitis Survey found on "Your Connections". Access to “Your Connections” can be found on the lower right of the Fredonia home page (www.fredonia.edu)
______ If you are an Incoming Athlete, you will need to have a physical examination (SUNY Fredonia Athletic Physical Form (PDF) which can be found on the health center homepage – www.fredonia.edu/healthcenter) completed by your primary care physician. Once completed the form needs to be mailed or faxed to our office prior to participating in the sport.
______ If you are under the age of 18 years upon beginning here at SUNY Fredonia, you will need to complete the Consent for Medical Care for Minors form (Consent for Medical Care for Minors (PDF) which can be found on the health center homepage – www.fredonia.edu/healthcenter) , and mail it to the above address.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing this health history information. If you have any questions while completing these forms, please contact the LoGrasso Hall Health Center at (716) 673-3131.
All materials should be mailed/faxed to the LoGrasso Hall Health Center at:
LoGrasso Hall Health Center
Fredonia, NY 14063
Faxed to : (716) 673-4722
DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
CAN I GET BIRTH CONTROL ON CAMPUS?
ARE ALL VISITS CONFIDENTIAL?
We at LoGrasso Health Center are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. Maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality is a quality standard that is upheld by all of our employees. Our staff is bound by state and federal laws regarding the disclosure of a patient’s personal health information (PHI). For example, this means we will not disclose PHI without your consent to Deans, Professors, other University staff, parents or other parties unless there is a serious danger to you or someone else. In the event of an emergency situation requiring hospitalization where it is impossible to obtain a student's permission, the parent or legal guardian will be notified by the hospital.
Our complete Privacy Statement can be found at: http://www.fredonia.edu/healthcenter/forms_privacy_notice.pdf . If you have any questions about this notice or any complaints/concerns about our privacy practices, please contact: Monica White, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Maytam Hall Sixth Floor, Fredonia, NY 14063, telephone 716-673-3271, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT DO I DO IF I GET SICK WHEN THE HEALTH CENTER IS CLOSED?
Emergency care is always available at Brooks Memorial Hospital. The hospital is located at 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk, approximately 3 miles from the campus. The emergency room is staffed with a physician 24 hours a day.
If there is an emergency when you are off campus, dial 911.
**Services received outside of the Health Center (i.e. area hospitals/emergency rooms, laboratories, specialists) are not covered by the Health Fee, and are billed on a fee for service basis.***
DOES THE HEALTH CENTER GIVE OUT MEDICAL EXCUSES?
The Health Center has adopted a strict policy of not writing. notes for missed classes for routine illnesses. Students are encouraged to visit the health center when they do not have class.This policy is well publicized: It is posted in the health center, is included in all publications and is also on our web site. In the event that a student has a significant illness that necessitates missing three or more days of classes, the medical provider will notify Student Affairs. Student Affairs has access to the student's schedule and will notify all professors of the illness.
It is our belief, that students at the college level are adults and should be held accountable for attending class and fulfilling course requirements. They are encouraged to communicate directly with faculty if they are too ill to attend class. Faculty members are encouraged to take this policy into consideration when setting standards or