Health Services

The Health Center is committed to creating an environment that fosters health promotion. By identifying the individual and community issues that affect health, the Health Center will support the academic mission of the College by creating a healthy environment that will enhance student learning and responsibility.

Our Motto: “Keeping Campus Healthy One Life at a Time” serves to remind students of our commitment to assist them in meeting their health care needs while recognizing their individuality and right to privacy. By meeting student’s personal health needs, the Health Center staff will enhance student learning and growth and encourage their personal, academic and career goals. 

The center provides emergency response to any accidents and/or injuries involving any person on the campus. In addition, the Health Service Center provides information on a wide variety of health and wellness topics along with personal health screening exams which include:

  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Glucose Screening
  • Free New York State DMV License Eye Exams
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medications

In case of emergency while on campus dial “3” from any phone on campus or use the Blue Light Emergency Phones located throughout the campus grounds.

 

In addition, student health services wants to keep students informed on how to live a healthy life style through Peer Health Education and Social Media. Click on the links in the blue bar for further information!​

For additional information, please contact the college nurse: 

Center for Wellness
319 West Roe Blvd.
Phone: 631.687.1259
Fax: 631.654.3602
 

Client Rights

CLIENT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

As a client at the St. Joseph’s College Student Health Services, you have the right to: 

  • Understand and use these rights. If for any reason you do not understand, or you need help, the health services staff must provide assistance, including an interpreter. 
  • Receive treatment without discrimination as to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or source of payment. 
  • The right to humane care and treatment. You will be treated with respect, consideration and dignity. 
  • You can expect that your personal convictions and beliefs will be taken into account when you seek help. 
  • Privacy while in the health services and confidentiality of all information and records regarding your care. 
  • No care can be provided to you without your consent. 
  • The right to participate in decisions that are made regarding your health care and treatment, including ethical concerns.
  • Be informed of the name and position of the healthcare provider who will be in charge of your care. 
  • The right to information regarding the scope and availability of services.
  • Refuse treatment and be told what effect this may have on your health.
  • Receive emergency care if you need it. 
  • Review your medical record without charge. Obtain a copy of your medical record for which health services can charge a reasonable fee. You cannot be denied a copy solely because you cannot afford to pay.
  • The right to complain about the quality of care and have a fair review of that complaint without fear of compromise of future service. 

CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES

The student health services staff cares for the well-being of all St. Joseph’s students. We believe that to be effective, the effort must be a partnership with the patient and the healthcare team working together. You will be expected, within the limits of your abilities, to share in the responsibility for your healthcare, which are:

  • Provide accurate and complete information to the best of your ability regarding your medical history including allergies, medications (prescription, over-the-counter, herbal and dietary supplements), past illnesses and hospitalizations.
  • Provide accurate and complete information to the best of your ability regarding your family history. 
  • Follow the treatment plan that is prescribed by your provider. 
  • Keep appointments or contact health services if you need to reschedule or cancel. 
  • Be respectful of all the healthcare providers, staff and other students at health services.