The Stony Brook University Student Health Service is open Monday through Friday (unless there is a holiday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with expanded Tuesday hours of 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you are not sure if you need to be seen by a provider, contact the Triage Nurse at the Student Health Service who will be available during these hours. To speak to the Triage Nurse call the appointment line at (631) 632-6740.

When the Student Health Service is closed and you believe you need medical attention, you can go to one of the local walk-in clinics that are posted on the Student Health Service website.

Will the Stony Brook University Student Health Service keep students overnight if they are ill?

No, the Student Health Service is not an overnight infirmary.  We only have two beds in our facility for day time use only.

What if I am too ill to get to the Student Health Service or to my physician?

The CDC recommends that students exhibiting flu-like symptoms should limit their contact with others as much as possible. As such, travel by private car or taxi would be preferable to public transportation. Try to find a friend or family member who can transport you. If you cannot find someone to take you, contact the Triage Nurse at the Student Health Service at (631) 632-6740, who can advise you on what you should do.

What if the Stony Brook University Student Health Service doesn’t have any appointments available?

That might be a real possibility.  Please ask to see the Triage RN on duty.  That person can assist you with other resources and provide the next available appointment for you.

What about the vaccine?

We have ordered the seasonal flu vaccine which will be available as it arrives.  We will have notifications on our website, and on Blackboard about available dates and location(s). You will need to consider two vaccines this semester:

  • One:  Seasonal Flu Vaccine (The Seasonal Flu Vaccine now covers H1N1)

Does the Stony Brook University Student Health Service have real doctors?

Yes we do.  We have board certified physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. All practitioners are licensed for practice in New York State.

What are the recommendations for the amount of time persons with Flu-Like Illness should be away from others?

CDC recommends that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100° F [37.8°C]), or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. This is a change from the previous recommendation that ill persons stay home for seven days after illness onset or until 24 hours after the resolution of symptoms, whichever was longer. The new recommendation applies to campus, schools, businesses, mass gatherings, and other community settings where the majority of people are not at increased risk for influenza complications.

This guidance does not apply to health care settings where the exclusion period should be continued for seven days from symptom onset or until the resolution of symptoms, whichever is longer.

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