Welcome to the LoGrasso Health Center
Welcome to the Health Matters Newsletter, published by the Health Center and part
of the weekly Campus Report. Its purpose is to share information regarding pertinent
medical issues and health and wellness tips with students, faculty and staff here
at SUNY Fredonia. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you information
about the LoGrasso Health Center.
The LoGrasso Health Center is located in LoGrasso Hall on the back side of campus
just off of Temple Avenue. The health center can be accessed by the main entrance
of the building. There is a handicap entrance on the right side of the building from
the back parking lot.
Clinical Hours during Academic Session
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 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....
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 you live in the dorm and become ill after clinic hours, please notify the RA or
RD on duty. They may be able to offer help. For any emergency on campus or when an
ambulance is needed, the University Police should be called at 673-3333.
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.***
Is there a fee for service?
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
who have paid the mandatory health fee . Students are seen by appointment or on a
Who will I see?
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.
What are the Health Services offered at the LoGrasso Health Center?
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. Services offered are as follows:
Ambulatory CareThe 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.
LaboratoryThere 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.
PharmacyThe 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.
Health EducationThe health center has educational materials including pamphlets on many health-related
topics. Educational programs on wellness and other pertinent health issues are offered
Immunizations The campus health center does administer some vaccinations. Vaccinations for hepatitis
B and influenza are available. Fees are charged for these vaccines and may vary each
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 a small fee 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.
Preventive Health 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
Self-Care Center (see self-care center link)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)
Absence Verification 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 requirements for class attendance. Students frequently become ill with influenza,
strep, fever and various illnesses. It is in the best interest of all concerned that they do not attend class and spread the illness to others. The student is then responsible in
notifying his/her professors that they have such and illness and will not be in class.
Confidentiality The LoGrasso Health Center staff 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.
- Technology and Informed Consent: The LoGrasso Hall Health Center uses computer technology
for the scheduling of patients, data collection, and note-taking. The server in which
our information is kept is through Medicat LLC, which is independent from the general
college system, to store the data which is encrypted and hidden and is HIPPA compliant.
We make every effort possible to protect the confidential information that is entered
into the computer system.
- 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