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?
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 students currently registered and attending classes can be seen and treated by either the physician or nurse in Student Health. Faculty, staff and visitors are eligible for nurse visits for first aid only.  These services are available regardless of race, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, health insurance, ability to pay, veteran status, sexual identity or disability.

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 and immunizations. 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?

To read about appointments click here.

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

To read about allergy shots click here.

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?

To read about emergencies or afterhours care click here.

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.