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Medical Services


Primary Care           

Student Health Services is a campus resource and service center for all students at Fordham University. Our goal is to keep you well, help you get the care you need when you're not, and to empower you to make informed decisions about your health. In addition, you'll learn how to:
  • deal with an illness or injury
  • to recognize when you need to seek help for a health problem
  • how to become an effective health care consumer so that you can make informed decisions
  • where to get information to assist you in making informed health care decisions
Student Health Services provides direct care, individual health counseling, and health teaching. Small group workshops on common health interests of the students occur throughout the year. All registered students can receive health care services.

Medical records are strictly confidential and are not part of the academic records. Medical records are used exclusively by Student Health Services to provide personalized care. Any information on these records or concerning a visit to Student Health Services, will not be released without written permission from the individual treated. Immunization records are an exception and are not confidential since your immunization status must be made available to state inspectors and select University offices in order to comply with New York State law.


Physical Examinations
For pre-employment, internships, volunteer programs and study abroad.
By appointment only. For non-school related physicals please be aware that a fee of $75 will be charged.


Women's Health care: Women's Health Care services are available for all female students at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses five days per week by appointment. Services include routine gynecological examinations, pap smears, sexual transmitted infections testing, and pregnancy testing. Treatment and related counseling are confidential and always offered in a non-judgmental manner.

Neither contraceptives nor birth control are distributed or prescribed on premises as a standard practice. Student Health Services staff do make limited exceptions in writing appropriate prescriptions for the treatment of an existing medical condition accompanied by supporting documentation. There is a nominal charge for GYN exams, and associated laboratory fees are the responsibility of the student. Discounted rates are available if students do not have private insurance (please contact the office for a fee schedule).

For students enrolled in Fordham's Optional Sickness Insurance Plan administered by Collegiated Insurance Resources, please see the section on "Contraceptive Services Expense Benefit", pages 19-20, for information on coverage and deductibles (note: covered services are subject to applicable co-payments of $100 under the Prescription Drug Benefit Plan portion of the program). For general insurance questions on this coverage, please feel free to contact the broker at (800) 322-9901.

As an institiution in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition, Fordham University follows church teachings on reproductive issues. Additional Information on our mission can be obtained within the FAQ section of the Student Health Services website (Policy on Sexual Issues) and the link to the Ethical & Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, also located within the FAQ section on the Student Health Services website.


Allergy Clinic

By Appointment

Allergy injections can be administered under the supervision of a Nurse Practitioner or physician as indicated by the referring allergist. They should bring their serums to the Health Center for refrigeration, accompanied by specific information requested by the allergist. No serum will be administered without the above information. We have an allergy form that must be completed by the allergist before we can administer injections.


Laboratory Tests & X-Rays

The majority of lab tests are performed by an outside Laboratory. Students requiring X-Rays are sent to an outside Radiology office or a local emergency room. In-house labs are also performed with nominal fees. It is the student's responsibility to provide health insurance documentation for these diagnostic tests.

Immunizations
By Appointment

New York State Law 2165 requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 to demonstrate proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella. Students must submit documentation from their physicians or former school health officials stating that they have had the diseases or the necessary vaccinations. Measles, mumps and rubella immunizations for Fordham Students are available at both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center Health Centers for a minimal charge. Most travel immunizations are also available for a minimal charge.


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