Student Health Services
Ms. Kathleen Malara, RN, MSN, C-FNP, CTTS, 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: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The services of the Student Health Center 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 Center 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. In addition, students have the option of obtaining various supplemental health insurance plans, covering illness and accident that may exceed the above limit. Information regarding supplemental health insurance plans can be accessed via the Fordham University’s web site: www.fordham.edu/Student_affairs/student_services/health_center and follow the link to Collegiate Insurance Resources, 172 Bechtel Road, Collegeville, PA 19426. Toll-free number 800-322-9901.
Updated on August 2012