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 read carefully as some forms can be completed online, and others will need to be printed out and either mailed to (SUNY Fredonia, LoGrasso Health Center, Fredonia, NY 14063 ) or faxed to (716-673-4722).
Forms needing to be completed are:
1) Online Health History Form
In order to begin submitting the information electronically for the Health History Form, you will need your E-services username and password. This user name and password can be set up through "Your Connections". Once you have your E-services username and password, please click on the following link to begin entry of your information into the online Health History Form.
Once you have successfully entered the portal, select “Forms” from the menu bar on the left and follow the instructions. The only form that needs to be completed prior to attending classes is the Health History Form. The remaining forms which are listed online are used for when students visit the health center.
While working in this online system, please complete the Health Insurance information Entry (Found as a separate tab on the left column) as well. You are not required to have Health Insurance, but it is recommended.
2) 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.
3) If you are an Incoming Athlete, you will need to have a physical examination ( SUNY Fredonia Athletic Physical Form (PDF) ) 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.
4) 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) ) , and mail it to the above address.
DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
DO I NEED A PHYSICAL BEFORE STARTING COLLEGE?
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 email@example.com.
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