Student Health Services
Mount Carmel Campus
Located in the Health and Wellness Center on Bobcat Way, Student Health Services is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The health center is staffed by a licensed provider during all open times. Licensed providers include a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant. The highest priority of the staff is meeting the emergent health needs of the student population and providing ongoing health education opportunities as an integral part of the college experience. All questions should be directed to Student Health Services at 203-582-8742.
Services are available only to students who have completed the Student Health Services requirements, which include an online personal health form, consent and signature page, tuberculosis screening/testing form and a copy of required immunizations. These can be found within the Patient Portal. Students who do not comply are not permitted to register for classes or receive their university housing assignments. The information provided becomes the basis for the student’s confidential medical record within Student Health Services.
All charges for referrals, diagnostic procedures and lab work will be billed directly to the student at his/her home address. Quest Diagnostic Laboratory is the default laboratory, where all specimens are sent unless the student advises the health care provider otherwise. Student Health Services does not participate in third-party billing. To process bills for insurance reimbursement follow the instructions on the bill.
The following immunizations are required by law:
- Meningitis immunization (required of anyone living in university-owned housing and within five years of enrollment)
- Two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) or positive titer, as indicated by lab report
- TB screening, per guidelines listed on the form
- Two Varicella (or proof of having the disease) or positive titer, as indicated by lab report
- Vaccination against Hepatitis B is strongly recommended and may be required by certain clinical programs.
Quinnipiac University has developed a health insurance plan especially for students. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on and off campus and includes special cost-saving features to keep the coverage as affordable as possible.
This is a hard waiver program, which means that all students MUST maintain major medical insurance. A student may waive health insurance coverage if he or she presents evidence of other health insurance under a plan that provides benefits equal to or greater than the Quinnipiac University Student Health Insurance Plan. Students must document evidence of coverage and make an online waiver decision by the waiver deadline of June 12. Visit the Gallagher site at gallagherstudent.com for additional information regarding the plan.
A nominal fee is charged for gynecological exams. Routine services and supplies are provided without charge. Prescriptions may be taken to local pharmacies to be filled at the usual and customary fee. Students have the option to purchase some medications through Student Health Services.
An allergy clinic is offered to students who are engaged in allergen immunotherapy prior to coming to Quinnipiac. The allergist of a student wishing to participate in this program must review and sign two forms: an allergy instruction form and an allergy treatment form. These forms are available in Student Health Services or may be downloaded from the website and printed for completion by their allergist. If necessary these forms may be mailed or emailed to students who will be participating in the program. In addition, students must make an appointment with the allergy nurse for administration of their extract. Allergy injections are provided at the York Hill Campus on Tuesdays.
Class excuses are not issued to students. Students who are ill are expected to contact their respective professors to inform them of their illness. Professors may phone Student Health Services to verify this information and will be told the student was or was not seen by a professional staff member. Particulars of student visits are not shared unless a student completes a release of information form. Parents or legal guardians are notified of serious illness and emergencies at the discretion of the professional staff. For additional information, visit the Student Health Services website on the Student Life tab at the top of the page.
Students under the age of 18 must obtain written parental consent prior to obtaining treatment at Student Health Services. The only exceptions are when immediate medical attention is necessary or the student seeks:
- testing for HIV;
- an examination or treatment of a venereal disease;
- mental health treatment;
- an abortion, or
- alcohol or drug rehabilitation.
York Hill Campus
Student Health Services also has a location on the York Hill Campus, on the ground floor of the Rocky Top Student Center, opposite the “H” entrance of the Crescent Residence Hall. A health care provider, under the direction of the Student Health Services medical director, is available Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Again, services are available only to those students who have submitted the required information as outlined above.
Allergy injections are provided at the York Hill Campus on Tuesdays.