Faculty Handbook 2014–15

Student Health Services

Student Health Services
Medical Director: Nancy Reuben, MD
Administrative Director: Adrienne Belluscio, RN, BC
Tel.: (914) 251-6380; for appointments: (914) 251-7925
Office: Campus Center South, Lower Level (entrance from parking level)
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.*
Services provided by nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians
*Please refer to the Student Health Services site for summer session hours.

The Office of Student Health Services provides primary care, diagnosis, treatment, and education. The staff members determine which conditions can be treated and which need referral to an off-campus facility. They also support wellness programs and participate in health workshops and other activities that support physical wellness for the campus community.

In September 2012, Student Health Services announced a change in the method of scheduling appointments to better serve our students. This model is called “open access,” which means that every attempt is made to give an appointment on the same day that a student calls. Student Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm. Student appointment times are 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Wednesdays, when the times are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are appointment times during lunch hours (noon to 2 p.m.). Students are encouraged to call early in the morning (after 8:30 a.m. and preferably before 11 a.m.) to arrange for a same-day appointment. A student will be given the first available appointment that is mutually acceptable to the student and to the Student Health Services staff. In the case of a medical emergency or severe illness, students should call or come to Student Health Services. Appointments are prioritized according to the patient’s condition.

There will be some slots available for students to make appointments for another day ahead of time.

Annual women’s health appointments will continue in blocks on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. These appointments can be scheduled ahead of time or on the same day if space permits.

Appointments for travel medicine are scheduled by an online student submission of pertinent information regarding the travel. Please refer to www.purchase.edu/healthservices, and select “Study Abroad Travel Forms” and then “Making an Appointment…” The Student Health Services staff will respond to these requests.

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