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
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
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
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:
The health center staff is
available to assist students with any illness, injury, or health
concern. If a student is ill or simply has a question regarding a
health matter, they should seek advice and treatment at the health
There is a small laboratory located
within the health center. A CBC (complete blood count), throat culture
and urinalysis can be done in the college lab. Testing for
mononucleosis is also available.
The on-site pharmacy stocks several
common over the counter medications. A limited number of prescription
medications, such as penicillin, are also available. These may be
dispensed by the medical providers if needed. Prescriptions for other
medications may be written at the discretion of the medical provider.
The health center has
educational materials including pamphlets on many health-related
topics. Educational programs on wellness and other pertinent health
issues are offered on campus. There are also links found on the Health
Center Website for common health related issues. The Health Matters
Newsletter is published on a monthly basis both on the Health Center
Website as well as in the campus report. This newsletter often contains
health information regarding pertinent issues on health related topics.
Immunizations and allergy shots
The campus health
center does administer some vaccinations. Vaccinations for hepatitis
B, meningitis and influenza are available. Fees are charged for these
vaccines and may vary each year.
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.
Physicals for sports,
volunteer and international travel are performed through the health
center at no additional cost to the student. Sports physicals are
performed for all athletic teams competing for SUNY Fredonia. The
student must have an initial complete physical from his/her primary care
physician or pediatrician on file in the Health Center.
self-care area is located in the lobby of the health center. A
student may fill out a simple card and take a self-car packet without
waiting to see a nurse or a provider. Self-care packets are available
- Common Cold Pack (Multi-symptom, Coradin Forte, and cough drops)
- Wound Care Pack (Bandaids and Bacitracin Ointment)
- Ibuprofen Pain Relief Pack (Ibuprofen)
- Acetaminophen Pain Relief Pack (Generic for Tylenol)
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.
With the exception of emergency
situations in which a student is unable to assume responsibility, all
medical information is confidential in accordance with The State
University of New York at Fredonia Notice of Privacy Practices. The
LoGrasso Hall Health Center will not share information concerning the
health of a student without the student's explicit and informed written
authorization. Notification of parents, College faculty , and
administrators is considered the student's responsibility.
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
Gives the schedule in which the Health Center is open and those hours
in which our satellite laboratory is open as well. It is important to
know that if the Health Center is not open, and you are having an
emergency that the best place for you to go would be the Brooks Memorial
Hospital Emergency Room. Services received outside of the Health Center
are not covered by the Health Fee, and are billed on a fee for service
Staff. This section displays pictures of our staff members, and where they recieved their
Patient Rights and Responsibilities.
This section describes your rights as a patient including
confidentiality as well as the responsibility you hold as being a
Health Center Services. Gives a description of the free services in which we provide here at the Health
Center covered through your Health Fee.
Community and Campus Services.
This section provides information for health services available through
the community and campus such as the Chautauqua County Health
Department and BCIC.
Self Care Center. Provides information and suggested treatments for common illnesses seen here at
the Health Center.
This section is important when competing the required health history
form. It provides descriptions of those immunizations required in order
to attend school here at SUNY Fredonia.
Although SUNY Fredonia does not require students to carry health
insurance, it is recommended. If you are no longer able to get health
insurance through a parent, then this tab will direct you to a company
who provides health insurance to students for a nominal cost.
Students traveling abroad.
This section provides information and links for those requiring
immunizations for travel abroad. This information can also be obtained
through the Chautauqua County Health Department.
Forms. This section has "printable" versions of the health history form and requests for
transfer of medical records.
- Frequently asked Questions
Health Matters Newsletter. This section houses previously displayed newsletters.
Health Information Links. This section offers several links that provide an abundance of information on health
related issues for college students.
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.