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Health and Counseling Information for Students

Our staff of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, counselors, nurses, medical laboratory technologists and administrative staff provide quality individualized care to students enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Student Health division of the Student Health and Counseling Center is concerned with your health and wellness. As one of our patients, you have rights and responsibilities.

Student Rights

  • You have the right to be treated with respect, consideration and dignity.
  • You have the right to be provided appropriate privacy.
  • Your disclosures and records will be treated confidentially, and you will be given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release, except when release is required by law.
  • You will be provided, to the degree known, complete information concerning your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to you, the information will be provided to a person you designate, or a legally authorized person.
  • You will be given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving your health care, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical reasons.
  • Information is available to you and our staff concerning:
    • Your rights, including those specified above;
    • Our conduct, responsibilities and participation;
    • Our Center’s services and provisions for after-hours and emergency care;
    • Our fees for service and payment policies;
    • Your right to refuse to participate in research;
    • The credentials of our Center’s health care professionals;
    • Your right to change providers, if another qualified provider is available;
    • Your right to file a grievance or express suggestions.

Student Responsibilities

You have the responsibility to provide complete and accurate information to the best of your ability about your health, medications, including over-the-counter products and dietary supplements, and any allergies or sensitivities.

You have the responsibility to follow your treatment plan as prescribed by your provider and to participate in your care.

You are financially responsible for any charges not covered by your insurance.

You have the responsibility to be respectful of all the health care professionals and staff, as well as other patients.

Requirements for Attendance

The State of New York and SUNY Plattsburgh require that all students enrolled in six or more credits must:

  • Be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR);
  • Forward a completed Medical History, Immunization Record, and Physical Examination Report to the Center within thirty days from the first day of classes; and
  • Enroll in the College Health Insurance Plan [link to Student Accounts site] or be covered by comparable and adequate insurance through another source. Failure to comply may result in dis-enrollment from the college.

Note: Students will need a physical from their physician in order to complete the Medical History, Immunization Record , and Physical Examination Report .

If a student is covered by a comparable and adequate insurance company, the student has the opportunity to decline the College Health Insurance Plan on their bill. Visit cost and aid for instructions on waiving the charge.

Students who are covered by managed care plans outside of Plattsburgh are recommended to investigate the out-of-network benefits of their plan. If these out-of-network benefits significantly restrict the use of health care services in the Plattsburgh area, then we recommend that the student purchase the College Health Insurance Plan in addition to their managed care plan.

Other Important Information

  • What to do when we’re closed

    After hours and on weekends, call University Police at 518-564-2022, dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

    Urgent Health Care

    ER at CVPH
    75 Beekman Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    Plattsburgh Health Center
    675 State Route 3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    Plattsburgh Health Group
    1942 Military Turnpike
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    5 Star Urgent Care
    474 NY-3
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901


    ER at CVPH
    75 Beekman Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Advance Directives

Advance Directives: Making Your Wishes Known and Honored (PDF)

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