HOW IS THE HEALTH CENTER HANDLING COVID REQUIREMENTS, TESTING, QUARANTINE & ISOLATION?

All students attending in person classes or campus activities are required to have the COVID vaccine series BEFORE AUGUST 8, 2022.

Fully vaccinated (primary series for all students and a booster for residential students) have no campus testing requirements for surveillance. Regardless of vaccination status, any student that feels ill with COVID like symptoms; congestion, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, loss of taste and smell MUST mask, stay home, isolate from others until testing can be completed. We would suggest you have self tests/home tests available should you become symptomatic to test at home. Free home tests are available to order here.

Contact your health care professional, or call the health center if you need testing and or test positive.

All students should continue with COVID precautions that include, frequent handwashing, distancing, staying home when ill, and avoiding large crowds, getting the vaccination series and booster, Covid testing as needed, even with minor symptoms.

Fully Vaccinated Students (COVID primary series and a BOOSTER):

  • Please call the health center to discuss any concern with exposures and or illness.
  • Fully vaccinated students with the primary series and a booster are not required to quarantine after a COVID exposure.
    • Test after the exposure and again on day 5, monitor for symptoms and mask for 10 days.
  • There is no mandated weekly COVID testing for vaccinated students that meet CDC definition of fully vaccinated, 2 weeks after the second vaccine or J/J vaccine.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, students should not attend classes if they are having any COVID-like symptoms:
    • Congestion, stuffy nose, headache, fever, chills, fatigue, loss of taste and or smell.
    • Do a home/self-antigen test.
    • Contact your provider or the health center for evaluation and possibly COVID testing if you are unable to obtain a self-test.
    • Students with COVID-like symptoms can be tested in the health center or given a home test if symptoms are minor and no medical evaluation is needed.
    • Students should contact the health center, and professors, not report to class, work or ANY campus activities if experiencing COVID-like symptoms.

Unvaccinated students:

  • Will have mandated weekly COVID testing.
    • Weekly testing is required, you may upload your own test or obtain a supply of home tests to report weekly.
  • Students with a COVID exposure or contact will be required to quarantine for 5 days.
    • Stay home, separate from others, monitor for symptoms and test on day 5 after exposure.
      • Not attend class, work or campus events.
  • Students should not attend classes if they are having any COVID-like symptoms:
    • Congestion, stuffy nose, headache, fever, chills, fatigue, loss of taste and or smell.
    • Contact your provider or the health center for evaluation and possibly COVID testing.
    • Students with COVID-like symptoms can be tested in the health center or will be given a home test if they do not require a medical evaluation.
    • Students should contact professors, not report to class, work or ANY campus activities if experiencing COVID-like symptoms.

Isolation & quarantine

The health center follows all New York State Department of Health guidance for quarantine and isolation.

Students are required to isolate if they test positive for COVID for 5 days.

STUDENTS THAT ARE UNVACCINATED AND/OR WITHOUT A BOOSTER ARE REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE (stay separate from others) FOR 5 DAYS AFTER A COVID EXPOSURE.

Residential students will re-locate to Mortimer Hall for their isolation or quarantine period.

While in Mortimer Hall, a professional staff member living in the building, students are able to talk or text with that staff as needed. Health Center staff is in contact with students as needed to assist with transition and all medical needs.

Meals are delivered, laundry options are available. Students should speak to the isolation coordinator if they have any requests or needs.


HOW DO I GET MY RECORDS FROM THE HEALTH CENTER SENT TO MY DOCTOR?

Immunization records can be printed from the student portal for your personal use or to share with an employer or your medical provider.

For all visit related medical records complete a consent form in the Health Center or with your doctor’s office. This form should be faxed to (585) 395-2559. Please allow three business days.


WHO DO I TALK TO ABOUT BRINGING MY SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE ANIMAL TO CAMPUS?

The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities recognizes the importance of “Service Animals” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as the broader category of “Assistance Animals” under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), that provide physical and/or emotional support to individuals with disabilities.

 

Service Animal Policy


WHO CAN USE THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER?

The Student Health Center is open to all registered SUNY Brockport students.


HOW DO I GET SEEN IN THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER?

Students can be seen by self scheduling or calling 585-395-2414 to schedule with our receptionist, Monday-Friday. Emergencies/urgent needs will be evaluated as needed.


DO STUDENTS WORK IN THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER?

The Student Health Center is a clinical site for students in undergraduate nursing and athletic training programs. We also serve as clinical preceptors for graduate nurse practitioner students. Your consent is required to allow a student to participate in or observe your care.

All students doing clinical practice or working in Hazen have received training specific to health standards, including confidentiality, policies and procedures. They work directly under the supervision and guidance of the professionally licensed clinical staff.


WHAT SUPPLIES SHOULD I BRING TO COLLEGE?

For many students, college is the first time they will be living without their parents or guardians. For information on how best to be prepared for minor illnesses/injuries while away at college, check out our Healthy College List.


WHAT ABOUT A PRE-ENTRANCE PHYSICAL?

Any student planning to participate in NCAA Athletics is required to have a pre-entrance physical within 6 months of entering SUNY Brockport.

For all other students, a pre-entrance physical is not required, but is highly recommended. This along with your medical history is important so that we can provide the best possible health care for you.

More information

NOTE: Pre-entrance physicals CANNOT be done at SUNY Brockport Student Health Center. If you don’t have a primary care physician, we can refer you to one locally. Remember, it can take several weeks to get an appointment, so plan ahead.


DO I NEED A PHYSICAL EVERY YEAR?

No! However, many students will need a physical for employment, travel or ROTC. These can be done at the Student Health Center at no extra charge.

NCAA athletes are required to have a pre-entrance physical within 6 months of entering SUNY Brockport, then complete an online health assessment form each year they continue their sport. The initial pre-entrance physical is good for 5 years.


WHERE CAN I GET ALLERGY SHOTS?

The preferred option is to continue with your allergist or current doctor. If you are a distance from home and that option is not feasible for you, you need to consult with your current allergist for a referral to a provider in the Brockport area. You can also check with your insurance company to identify Allergy Care providers that will accept your insurance.


WHAT DO I DO IF THE HEALTH CENTER IS CLOSED AND I HAVE A MEDICAL QUESTION OR CONCERN?

When the Student Health and Counseling Centers are closed, we have contracted with a nurse advice line, FONEMED to answer medical questions and concerns. Registered nurses with FONEMED are available to talk with students to help them determine whether they should:

  • seek immediate medical or psychological evaluation at a local Emergency Department
  • schedule an appointment with Health or Counseling Services on campus
  • utilize self-care strategies.

FONEMED is intended for medical advice only. Please note that they are NOT located on-campus and do not have access to your personal medical record. Therefore, they cannot tell you your immunization compliance, call in prescriptions or provide your lab or x-ray results.

After regular office hours, Brockport students can contact FONEMED by calling the Student Health Center at (585) 395-2414 and follow the instructions to connect with FONEMED.

A summary of each call will be faxed to the Student Health Center to ensure proper follow up care.


WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced academic and clinical experience, which enables them to:

  • Diagnose and manage most common and chronic illnesses, either independently or as part of a health care team.
  • Take medical histories and perform physical examinations.
  • Prescribe medications, order laboratory/diagnostic tests.
  • Work in collaboration with a physician.

NP practice focuses on:

  • Health maintenance.
  • Disease prevention.
  • Counseling and patient education.

With a strong emphasis on primary care, nurse practitioners are employed with a wide variety of specialties. Most are educated through programs that grant a master’s degree. An intensive preceptorship under the direct supervision of a physician or an experienced nurse practitioner, as well as expanded education in physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology and social theory are key components to most NP programs.