University Health Services
Ms. Kathleen Malara, RN, MSN, C-FNP, Executive Director University Health Services
O’Hare Hall, Lower Level
Fax (718) 817-3218
Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The services of the University Health Services are available to all students of the University. There is no charge for visits at the Health Center. However, if laboratory tests are needed, the student assumes the responsibility to pay the charges and will be billed directly by the lab. Medications are dispensed at a nominal fee. The Health Center is directed by a certified nurse practitioner and staffed by a part-time physician, nurse practitioners, a licensed practical nurse and a nutritionist. Visits to the Health Services are by appointment only and can be made by calling (718) 817-
4160. Walk-ins are welcomed and will be triaged for severity of illness and given the next available appointment.
In order to comply with the New York State Law, students must have a complete immunization record on file. Required immunizations are 2 Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Those needing a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination can receive it in the Health Services for a fee of $70.00. New York State also recommends a meningitis vaccination if not received in the past 10 years. If this vaccine is refused, law requires students to read the risk and benefits of not receiving the vaccine and sign a waiver, this waiver can be found on the immunization form section 2 part B. The meningitis vaccine is available for $120.00 for a student who wants to get the vaccine.
Fordham University Emergency Medical Service
F.U.E.M.S. is a volunteer organization comprised of students who are trained in first aid. Members are either First Responders or Certified EMT’s. F.U.E.M.S. provides transportation of injured persons to area hospitals 24 hours a day, seven days a week when school is in session.
Student Health Insurance
All registered students, full and part-time graduate and undergraduate are automatically enrolled in a basic medical insurance policy covering accidents, while they are enrolled at the university. The maximum benefit per accident is $2,500.00. All students will receive a letter from the VP for student affairs during the summer outlining the process for insurance along with updated rates.
Please refer to the University Health Services web site look for the tab labeled insurance click for information www.fordham.edu/health
If you need further information you can contact the Collegiate Insurance Resources at 800-322-9901. In the University Health Services contact the Health Insurance Compliance Administrator at 718-817-4164.
Updated August 2013