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.
Student Health recommends that you make an appointment to be seen in Student Health. Appointments guarantee a visit that works for your schedule.
You must be currently registered and attending classes to use Student Health services. You can make appointments 24/7 using MyCanisiusHealth, which may be accessed through the student portal, MyCanisius.
You can also call Student Health, during regular business hours, at 716.888.2610 for an appointment. We recommend calling early in the morning if you would like a same day appointment.
Student health services for faculty, staff and visitors are limited to nurse visits for first-aid, blood pressure checks, eye exams and health advice. Please call 716.888.2610 to schedule an appointment before coming to the clinic. Faculty, staff and visitors do not have access to MyCanisiusHealth portal.
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 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. A list of local pharmacies can be found on myCanisiusHealth.
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.
Canisius is located near several outstanding hospitals and medical centers. The Student Health Center primarily refers students, faculty and staff to Sisters of Charity Hospital at 2157 Main Street. Sisters Hospital, located next to the college, is part of the Western New York Catholic Health System. The hospital provides a full range of services to members of the Canisius community, including emergency room care, in-patient treatment, laboratory, x-ray, and specialty clinics.
The Kaleida Health System operates several hospitals and clinics throughout Western New York.
Erie County Medical Center, located at 462 Grider Street is a quick expressway ride from the college. A major trauma center for Western New York, this hospital also provides many specialty services.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, located on Elm and Carlton Street in downtown Buffalo, is a world-renown cancer research and treatment center.