The Health Services office provides students with urgent care for common minor illnesses and injuries. For serious or prolonged illnesses or injuries, students are referred to a local hospital or private physician.
To avoid potentially expensive health care bills for off-campus medical care, students should have health insurance that provides them coverage while they are attending college. All Manhattan College students are automatically enrolled in a mandatory student accidence insurance plan, but the College does not provide students with health insurance coverage. See more information about health insurance options students can purchase.
Although an appointment is not necessary, students who want to see one of the Health Services staff should call ahead.
Available assistance at Health Services includes:
- Diagnosis and treatment of minor or acute illnesses
- First aid for minor injuries
- A rest area for students who become ill and need a place to rest
- Physical examinations
- Blood pressure checkup
- Vision screening (for driver’s license renewal)
- Flu vaccine (nominal fee)
- Allergy injections (registration required)
- Diagnostic testing: lab screenings, cultures and blood work (nominal fee to a laboratory)
- Referrals to local medical specialists
- Individual health and wellness counseling/referrals: alcohol and other drug, weight reduction, HIV testing, smoking cessation, etc
- Educational programs