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
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:
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 center.
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
A 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 for:
- 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
- Clinical Hours. 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
- Staff. This section displays pictures of our staff members, and where they received 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 patient.
- 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.
- Immunization Requirements. 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
- Health Insurance. 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
- 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.