The Health Office at each campus is staffed daily by a Registered Nurse. Students may seek first aid for on-campus sickness, injury, consultation, and/or referrals. Information on accident and health insurance policies is also available. The Health Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. For evening hours, students should check with their campus Health Office.
All students must complete the Confidential Student Health Form, including immunization information as required.
Immunization information is due at time of registration. Students will not be able to register for classes until this is submitted directly to their campus health office.
Those students who submit a partial record of immunization before registration, who have a confirmed appointment within one month to complete the New York State Public Health Law requirements, shall be granted a 30-day grace period in order to comply.
New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires that each student taking six or more credit hours (regardless of birth date) read information about meningococcal meningitis and provide the college with a signed and dated response on the appropriate section of the Confidential Student Health Form. The meningococcal meningitis immunization is highly recommended but optional. A student may respond by either providing proof of the date the vaccination was received within the past 5 years, or by signing a refusal/waiver of vaccination.
New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that each student born after 1956 and taking six or more credit hours provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Proof consists of two live doses of measles vaccine or MMR, one live dose of mumps vaccine or MMR and one live dose of rubella vaccine or MMR. A vaccination date is not acceptable if given before one year of age. Alternatively, students may provide proof of immunity by submitting laboratory results of blood testing showing that they have antibodies to measles, mumps and rubella.
Specific questions about college procedures regarding students who are deemed as non-compliant can be directed to the Dean of Students or please see the college Policies Section in the college catalog for New York State law on immunizations.
All on-campus accidents/injuries are reportable to your instructor/supervisor, campus safety, and/or the college nurse. Minor first-aid for accidents is available in the Health Services office. Further evaluation or treatment may be advised. For serious accidents 9-1-1 (EMS) will be summoned for transport to a local hospital emergency department.
Campus safety, the college nurse, or your instructor/supervisor will complete the appropriate accident reporting forms. The injured individual may also be asked to complete an accident form.
All full-time students enrolled for twelve (12) or more credit hours will have mandatory accident insurance that provides specified coverage for accidental injury. The insurance excludes motor vehicle accidents. Part-time students are encouraged to enroll in this minimal-cost program.
Accident insurance claim forms for covered individuals are available in the Health Services office at each campus, or by visiting the insurance program website at http://www.niagaranational.com/.