The Student Health Center
is committed to providing accessible, high quality health care service to Fordham University students. This service is provided in a caring, respectful environment to insure student satisfaction, promote each student’s ability to recognize and seek appropriate care and treatment for health problems, and increase each student’s knowledge and practice of behavior that promotes health and decreases disease.
Health Services are by appointment. Walk-ins are welcomed and will be triaged for severity of illness and given the next available appointment; students should call (212) 636-7160 to make an appointment or stop in the Health Service office. When the Lincoln Center Health Services are not operating, Ram Van passes to the Rose Hill office can be obtained at the Office of Residential Life, McMahon 108 (212) 636-7100.
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. Student must submit documentation of a vaccination record, or titers demonstrating immunity from their physicians or former school health officials. Those needing a measles, mumps, or rubella (MMR) vaccination can receive it for a charge of $70.00 at the Health Center. New York State Law also recommends meningitis vaccination if not received in the past 10 years. If you refuse the meningitis vaccination the law requires you to sign and return a waiver. The immunization form and wavier can be found at the Student Health Services web page follow the link to the on-line forms section. Please complete the form by July 16th and fax to (718-817-3218) or mail it. Include your contact information so if there is a problem we can be in touch with you.
Please note that the Physical Examination portion of the Immunization & Health Form is highly recommended for incoming undergraduate freshman only, especially if you have a medical or emotional condition or are on prescribed medications. If you have insurance, please attach a copy of your insurance card front and back to the health form.
The meningitis vaccine is available for $120.00 at the Health Center.
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. In the event of an emergency, students are transported to a local emergency room (usually St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, one block from campus) and are responsible for any cost incurred.