Health Services supports the mission of the college. It provides a climate of learning and living by helping students remove health barriers that interfere with their academic, personal and social education.

Health Service Information

What are the hours of the clinic?

The clinic is open Monday – Friday with specific hours posted each semester.  There are no clinic hours during the Winter and Summer breaks.

Do I need to make an appointment to see the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner?

The Health Service offers a walk-in clinic Monday – Friday.  You do not need to make an appointment to see the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner as students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Doctor or Nurse Practitioner leaves promptly at the end of the clinic hours, so it is important to plan ahead and arrive early to see them.

Who is eligible to use the Health Service?

All students registered for six or more credits, who have paid a health service fee, are eligible to use Health Services.

Students who are not enrolled in the College insurance remain eligible to use Health Services.

What services are provided to eligible students?

  • Evaluation and treatment for illness
  • First aid for non-life threatening injuries
  • Diagnostic testing – throat cultures, urinalysis and mono testing
  • Phlebotomy services
  • Assistance with visits to specialists
  • Personal health education
The Health Service does not provide allergy injections.

Will I have to pay for anything if I come to use the Health Service?

There is no additional charge for services provided in the Health Service, but you assume financial responsibility for all outside medical services such as visits to specialists, prescription drugs, ambulance transportation, emergency room visits and laboratory work sent off campus.

What should I do if I am not feeling well and the Health Service is closed?

If you are on-campus, in need of medical attention and the Health Service is closed or you are not able to make it there, you should contact your RA, Residence Life Professional Staff, or Security by calling 518-454-5187.

  • You will be assisted in getting medical attention at either an urgent care center or the ER
  • Taxi vouchers are available, or if necessary, an ambulance will be called

If you are off-campus and you need immediate medical attention, call 911 or visit one of the local urgent care centers.

What Urgent Care or Emergency Rooms are available in the immediate Albany area?