Welcome to the Health Center
We are here for you.
Welcome to the Health Matters Newsletter, published monthly by the Health Center and part of the weekly Campus Report. Its purpose is to share information regarding pertinent medical issues with students, faculty and staff here at SUNY Fredonia. This article will be dedicated to welcoming you to the LoGrasso Hall Health Center , and explaining our services offered both here in the Health Center and through our Health Center home page.
Many students are unaware that Health Services are available free of charge on campus in LoGrasso Hall. The Student Health Center is open to all SUNY Fredonia students. Those who have paid the mandatory health fee are seen at no charge. Students are seen by appointment or on a walk-in basis.
The staff includes a doctor, nurse practitioners, nurses and a medical technologist. They provide confidential care for your individual needs. Whether your needs are simply talking to someone, or actual care for an illness or injury, the Health Services offered at LoGrasso Hall can be your first step in getting the help that you may need.
In the event that a referral is indicated, we can assist with the arrangements. Obvious emergency situations would be treated at the Brooks Memorial Hospital.
How to Use the Health Services
The Health Center is located at the main entrance to LoGrasso Hall. As you enter, a receptionist will ask that you fill out an information card so your record can be located. A nurse will then evaluate you. Many times, a nurse can assist you with your problem, however, if further evaluation is needed, she will arrange for you to see one of our providers.
Clinical Hours during Academic Session
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Clinical Hours during Summer and mid-semester breaks
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
When the Health Center is closed
Medical care is available at Brooks Memorial Hospital on a fee for service basis. 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.
Health Services offered here at LoGrasso Hall include:
Immunizations and allergy shots
Allergy injections are administered to students on a limited basis. The health center staff will administer allergy injections only if the student has reached a stable, maintenance dosage. For example, the student receives the same dose each week or month. The student must provide their own serum and specific orders from the prescribing allergist. Allergy injections that are on a "build up" phase cannot be given. The health center does charge $35.00 per semester for this service. The health center staff can assist with making arrangements for the students to receive build up allergy injections at a local physician's office if requested.
Contact the Health Center at 673-3131 for any questions or for further information on this policy.
Colds and minor health problems should not prevent class attendance. If you miss a class due to a more serious health problem, and have been evaluated at the Health Center, explain the situation to your professor(s). It is the policy of the Student Health Center to NOT issue an excuse from class or written verification that you were seen here. In the event that the illness requires that you miss one week or more of classes, and you have been appropriately evaluated at the Health Center, then a verification can be issued at the nurse's discretion.
Health Center Home Page
The LoGrasso Hall Health Center home page is designed to provide students, parents, faculty and staff with information concerning services offered as well as information about health related topics. The home page is accessed through the Fredonia.edu home page. We can be found by clicking on the "Administration" tab followed by the "Student Affairs" tab, and then the "Health Center" tab. As the home page is brought up into view, a picture of our staff and our mission statement are located prominently in the middle of the page.
To the left, are tabs that will assist you in navigating to the information that you may need.
To the right is a section labeled "Read Important News" . It is in this section that pertinent information about health alerts will be listed for the SUNY Fredonia campus. This section also includes information about the following:
Finally, in the right lower corner of the Health Center home page is the Health Center Newsletter.
Health Center Hot Topics
"Health Center Hot Topics" is a program designed by the LoGrasso Hall Health Center to promote Health Education to the students here at SUNY Fredonia. The program is intended to work directly with the Resident Hall Directors and Assistants in developing a schedule of small presentations and/or discussions regarding pertinent health related issues to be presented in the dormitories as part of their educational forum. These programs would run biweekly or monthly through the fall/spring semesters. A calendar of events will be kept in the Health Center, published on the Health Center home page, as well as in the Health Matters Newsletter which is linked to the campus report. Organizing place, time and advertisement would be up to the individual RD/RA for the particular dorm in which the program will be held. The following are examples but are not limited to topics that can be discussed.
For anyone who is interested in scheduling one or more of these programs, please contact Debbie Dibble, N.P. at the LoGrasso Hall Health Center either via phone 673-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.