Undergraduate Bulletin

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Student Health Service

New York State Public Health Law requires that every student demonstrate proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. This law requires the University to prohibit students' future attendance if they fail to acquire or submit certification of the necessary immunizations. Compliance is mandatory; students who fail to provide proof of immunization will be prevented from registering for courses.

NYS Public Health Law §2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus. Stony Brook University requires that all students complete and return an acknowledgement form. The information and acknowledgement form can be downloaded at http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/shs/forms.shtml.

The comprehensive infirmary fee entitles students to health services at the campus Student Health Center.

The medical clinic at the health service is staffed by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. To make the best possible use of your time and the staff's, appointments are required for most visits. Students can call or visit the Student Health Service to set up an appointment. In most cases appointments can be made on a same-day basis. There is a gynecology clinic (Women's Center), dermatology clinic, social worker, health educator, massage therapist, and a registered dietician. Pharmacy and laboratory services are available.

The Student Health Service, located in the Student Health Center building, provides health care to all registered students. The health service is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The hours during intersession and in the summer are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When the Student Health Service is closed, students are referred to the Emergency Department of the University Hospital on a fee-for-service basis.

For more information about the Student Health Service, please call (631) 632-6740 or visit http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/shs/.

Stony Brook now has a required health insurance plan for all full-time, matriculated, domestic students. This plan pays for most medically necessary bills, such as doctor visits, mental health counseling, prescriptions, emergency room, lab testing, diagnostic testing, surgery, hospitalization, etc. The plan covers our students anywhere in the world, every day, no matter whether on campus or on semester breaks. For more information regarding insurance, please go to http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/shs/insurance/index.html or contact the Insurance Office within the Student Health Service at (631) 632-6331.