Health Center

Health Center

Student Health Center FAQs

When is the Student Health Center open?
Who is eligible for services?
How much does it cost for a visit to Student Health?
Are doctors on campus?
Do I need an appointment?
How do I get a copy of my immunization records or other health records from Student Health?
I need allergy shots, can the nurse at the College give me my shot?
What do I do for summer health care?
Does the Student Health Center offer Counseling Services?
The Student Health Center is closed, what should I do?
Can I get my prescriptions filled in the Student Health Center?
If I am sick and miss class, will Student Health write me a medical note?
Does Student Health notify my parents and faculty if I am sick?
I do not have health insurance, can I be treated in Student Health?

Who is eligible for services?

All registered Canisius students are eligible for nurses and physician services in the Student Health Center regardless of race, religion, national origin, marital status, health insurance status, veterans status, sex, age, ability to pay, sexual identity or disability. Faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors can be seen by the nurse for first aid.

How much does it cost for a visit to Student Health?

All sick and injury visits are free of charge. Student Health does charge a fee for physical examinations, immunizations and TB blood test. Please contact the office for fee schedules.

Students are responsible for payment at time of services.

Are doctors on campus?

Yes, there is a doctor in Student Health during all clinic hours.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, students should make an appointment to be seen in the Student Health Center.  Students are encouraged to call early in the morning of the day they wish to be seen or to make an appointment using myCanisiusHealth, the student on line scheduler. Student Health makes every attempt to schedule a same day appointment but cannot guarantee an appointment time that does not conflict with class or work schedules.  Students are responsible to arrange for missing class or work before their Health Center appointment.

I need allergy shots. Can the nurse at the college give me my shot?

Several allergists in the Western New York area have agreed to provide allergy injections for Canisius College students. Each allergist has specific procedures, clinic hours for the injections and billing practices. It is the student's responsibility to contact the physician's office and inquire about these practices. A list of allergists can be found below.

Transportation to and from the allergist appointments will be the responsibility of the student. All of the allergists listed below are either a subway ride or bus ride from the college. If the student is in need of cab service, Liberty Cab at can assist. Call (716) 877-7111 for details.

Billing for the injections must be discussed with the allergist's office directly since billing is based on the student's insurance, and is also specific to each office. Some allergist's will require a consultation before the first injection. Billing is also based on administration procedures and serum production. The Student Health Center does not have any information on rates and billing practices. Please check your carrier to determine how reimbursement will be handled and if you need to obtain an out of plan referral for services rendered by another physician. The allergists in Western New York will require these referrals and insurance clearance prior to injection.

All of the allergists listed below treat students regardless of age, including those under the age of 18 years. Your parents may have to sign an authorization for treatment prior to the injections.

Allergists

 

Dr. Helms
85 High Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 630-1130
(short subway ride from Canisius)

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Allergy Clinic
100 High Street, (3rd floor, D building) 
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 859-2524 (subway ride from Canisius)

 

What do I do for summer health care?

If you are sick or injured during the summer, contact Public Safety at extension 711 or 2330.  Public Safety can transport you to the emergency room at Sisters Hospital. If you are sick, but your condition is not an emergency, the Student Health Center clerical staff can refer you to a local clinic or physician. View a listing of clinics and primary care providers in Western New York who offer urgent care services and medical care.

Does the Student Health Center offer Counseling Services?

The Student Health Center does not provide ongoing counseling services for emotional or mental health issues. The Counseling Center, located in the Bosch Hall Rm.105,  has counselors available to assist students with emotional or mental health issues.  Appointments can be made by calling (716) 888-2620. The Counseling Center can also refer students to local mental health providers if needed. For more information on the Counseling Center visit their website.

The Student Health Center is closed, what should I do?

In the event of a medical emergency (injury or illness) anywhere on campus, contact Public Safety at extension 711. If necessary, the individual will be sent to the emergency department at Sisters Hospital or to a local hospital of the individual's choice. If the illness or injury is not an emergency, view a list of urgent care clinics.

Can I get my prescriptions filled in the Student Health Center?

The Student Health Center does not fill prescriptions. Prior to your arrival on campus attempt to obtain enough of your prescription medication to last until your next visit home. If this is not possible, there are many local pharmacies available in the Buffalo area. Your health insurance plan, however, may place limitations on where you are able to have your prescriptions filled. Please check that before arriving on campus. Following is a list of local pharmacies.

Rite Aid Pharmacy
1410 Delaware Avenue
(near Delevan)
(716) 885-9944

Tops Pharmacy
Elmwood Ave. near Hinman
(716) 515-2190 

Target Pharmacy
2626 Delaware Avenue
(716) 447-0297

Walgreens Pharmacy
3488 Main Street (at Kenmore Ave.)
(716) 834-7011
(800) 925-4733

Wegmans Pharmacy
601 Amherst Street
(716) 877-1477

 

If I am sick and miss class, will Student Health write me a medical note?

To read the Student Health Center medical note policy click here.

Does Student Health notify my parents and faculty if I am sick?

No, Student Health does not notify parents, guardians, faculty, or coaches if you are sick or injured. You must sign an Authorization to Disclose Health Information designating what health information you want to share and to whom Student Health can release that information.

To read about how Student Health Center protects your privacy click here.

I do not have health insurance, can I be treated in Student Health?

Yes, all students are welcome in the Student Health Center. Canisius College however strongly recommends that all students have health insurance.  

Click here to read about health insurance available through the school.