Health & Wellness

The Wellness Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to caring and promoting wellness as a foundation for health, personal growth, and success at Alfred University.

Location

The Wellness Center is located at 19 Park Street in Alfred, on the corner just past Herrick Library and the Saxon Inn.

Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Counseling Services is closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch). The Wellness Center is open for care when AU is in session.

Confidentiality

The staff of the Wellness Center is personally, professionally, and legally committed to upholding and protecting the privacy of its clients. No one is told that a student has been here unless:

  • It is a matter of saving a human life
  • Students specifically give us permission
  • We have been ordered by a court
  • Required by law

Contact

Wellness Center Health Services
Alfred University
19 Park Street
Alfred, NY 14802

Ph: 607-871-2400
Fx: 607-871-2631

Del Rey M. HoneycuttDel Rey Honeycutt, Wellness Center Director

Del Rey has been in the mental/behavioral health field for approximately 15 years and has worked in a variety of settings. Her time in the field has afforded her opportunities to experience numerous roles, to include that of a clinical director in both the community and university settings. She has experience with a wide range of clinical presentations and populations, but found her passion lies with the adolescent and young adult populations, exploring and processing with them as they navigate through the various life transitions.

Del Rey obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology and English from the University of Arizona and her graduate degree from a CACREP accredited program in Community Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She is currently working on her dissertation to finalize her doctoral studies in Health Psychology. She utilizes a holistic approach to her work with clients, considering the mind/body connection, and incorporates facets of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, positive psychology, and solution-focused techniques. She values working in a health and counseling integrated setting and enjoys learning from her colleagues in other disciplines.

Professional Credentials:

  • PhD candidate in Health Psychology, Walden University
  • MS in Community Counseling, University of Phoenix
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (New York)
  • Licensed Professional counselor (Virginia)

Clinical Interests:

  • Health Promotion
  • Mind/Body Connection
  • Stress Management

Professional Organization(s):

  • Member, American College Health Association
  • Membership Chair, American College Counseling Association

Amanda L. KhodorkovskayaAmanda Khodorkovskaya, Health & Wellness Coordinator

Amanda obtained her Bachelors in Anthropology from SUNY New Paltz. She started a diversified vegetable market garden, alongside her husband, where they operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Amanda is also a founding member of the Alfred Farmers Market. Her farm hosts many volunteer and learning opportunities for students and the local community.

Amanda's passion is on whole-body wellness and community building. When she's not busy providing Wellness Education on campus, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, and tending her garden.


orourke-kimberlyKimberly O'Rourke, Office Manager

Kim has been employed at Alfred University since 1990. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Support Staff of the Year award for 2003-2004. Kim enjoys meeting new students and collaborating with other Student Affairs Offices to provide programming.

Kim loves to horseback ride, being outdoors, and spending time with her two daughters.


Elena YeeElena Yee, Counselor

Elena Yee is a Mental Health Counselor who obtained her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP accredited program at Rhode Island College. She also has an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College (IL) and her undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology from UMass Lowell. She interned for two years at Bryant University's Counseling Center and has worked in higher education in student affairs for fourteen years.

Elena's former role has been a director for diversity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as cross-cultural service learning. She is interested in the healing of trauma through EMDR and IFS, effectively assessing for suicidality, increasing diverse representation in college counseling centers, and advocating for the needs of those most vulnerable on campus and in our society. Elena enjoys reading fiction, discovering great coffee shops, and watching international soccer.


Susan E. HendeeSusan Hendee, Assistant Director

Professional Credentials:

  • Licensed Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health
  • Board Certification in Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Association
  • Member of the Hospital Medicine Team, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • MS, Nursing, Nazareth College of Rochester
  • BS, Nursing, Nazareth College of Rochester
  • Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau
  • CPR Certified
  • ACLS Certified

Clinical Interests:

  • Primary care
  • LGBTQ
  • Patient Education
  • Preventive Care

Professional Organization(s):

  • Member, American College Health Association
  • Member, American Nursing Association

Martha CurtinMartha Curtin, RN, MS

Professional Credentials:
  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • AS, Nursing, Alfred State College
  • CPR certified
  • Infection Control
  • MS Human Genetics, Howard University
  • Experience in Pediatric, Prenatal and Cancer Genetic Counseling

Clinical Interests:

  • Health Promotion
  • 3 years of Medical Surgical Experience
  • GLBTQ
  • Genetics

Professional Organization(s):

  • American College Health, member
  • American Nursing Association, member

Bridgit K. BuonoBridget Buono, RN

Professional Credentials:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • AS, Nursing, Alfred State College
  • CPR certified
  • Infection Control

Clinical Interests:

  • Health Promotion
  • 24 years of Surgical Experience
  • GLBTQ

Professional Organization(s):

  • American College Health, member
  • American Nursing Association, member
  • Alumni Association HHS

desanto-jennyJenny DeSanto, Medical Office Assistant

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Emma Wolf, Counselor

Emma is an Alfred University alumna; receiving her MS in Mental Health Counseling from the CACREP accredited program at AU. She also has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Keuka College. Emma is a Nationally Certified Counselor under the NBCC and licensure eligible in NY state.

Emma’s previous role was in community behavioral health as a senior counselor at Loyola Recovery Foundation’s Inpatient Chemical Dependency Unit. There Emma specialized in clientele dealing with substance use disorders or co-occurring mental health disorders. She includes primarily cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution-focused techniques in her therapeutic process with clients.   She has interest in the use of active art-making and the creative process to improve mental health concerns as well as create emotional growth. Emma has avid interest in traveling, trying new foods and staying active.


Marcel Lanahan, Counselor

Marcel Lanahan, MA, LMHC, BCC is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York as well as a board certified life coach. He works part time at the Wellness Center while pursuing his doctorate in school psychology at Alfred University. In addition to his years practicing as a counselor in community agencies, he has provided psychotherapy and life coaching services to college students who are brave enough to seek help with inner struggles and to be held accountable for pursuing their dreams.

In his clinical approach, Marcel gives effective tools for stabilizing mood, changing unwanted emotional habits or states of mind, and minimizing drama in personal relationships. He has lived and worked in both urban and rural settings and served diverse populations. Currently, Marcel lives in the village with his wife and three little boys, spending much of his free time playing with duplo legos, giving stroller rides to local parks, or sipping hot chocolate at the local coffeehouse.


Pam JonesPamela Jones, NP

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Additional Staff

Dr. Steven Collins, Medical Chief
Dr. Robert Whelpley, Consulting Psychiatrist

Emergency Medical Care

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency please call 911 or go to an area Emergency Department. Ambulance transports are provided at no cost from the Alfred Community to Hornell or Wellsville.

Hornell
St. James Mercy Hospital
Emergency Department
411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY
607-324-8000

Wellsville
Jones Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department
191 North Main Street
Wellsville, NY
585-593-1100

Currently there are no After Hours/Urgent Care facilities in this area. If you need medical attention after hours/weekends, please go to one of the above emergency departments.

Insurance

All registered undergraduate students and graduate students (matriculating and non-matriculating) attending Alfred University are expected to carry health insurance. Students will need to show proof of insurance coverage prior to their arrival on campus by completing the online waiver form.

All (F-1) International students and all intercollegiate student athletes are required to enroll in the plan unless they provide proof of adequate coverage prior to their arrival on campus.

Services

The Wellness Center Health Services offers a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and administrative support staff who provide a wide range of services. Students needing long term or complex care are referred to appropriate providers or agencies as warranted.

Excuses for Illness

The Health Services Office does offer documentation of illness to interested students. HS staff only provides verification of appointments actually attended at HS, not proof of illness without HS treatment. This documentation can be used by students when discussing class or work absences. It is the decision of faculty and employers on how to deal with missed class time and any necessary arrangements for making up missed work.

Lab Tests

With a request from your health care provider, Health Services may obtain your lab specimens (ex. blood, urine) and process them through St. James Mercy Health's laboratory.

Your health care provider must complete the following form: Lab Work Obtained at Health Services External Provider Form. This required form ensures that your lab results will be communicated directly to your health care provider. The form can be faxed to the Wellness Center Health Services office at 607-871-2631. The form may also be mailed or hand delivered; Health Services must receive this form before your appointment is scheduled.

Appointments (607-871-2400) are required for the lab specimens to be obtained at Health Services. This service is available Monday through Thursday, 9am-2pm. There is a venipuncture fee for blood draws, which can be billed to your AU student account. Fees for the actual laboratory tests are billed through St. James Mercy Health.

Some laboratory tests require specific handling and must be done in a laboratory setting. For those needs, you may contact St. James Mercy Health Laboratory at 607-324-8080 or Jones Memorial Hospital Laboratory at 585-593-4072 for more information.

Fees

There are no charges for office visits to Health Services with the exception of Psychiatric Consultation visits. Nominal charges are made for lab tests, injections, special treatments and medications. Students who require specialists or emergency care are referred to the general hospitals in neighboring Hornell or Wellsville. Students maintain the right to choose a health care provider or place of hospitalization and must assume all financial obligations for off-campus medical/surgical care.

Emergencies and after hours
Students are provided with emergency numbers to reach staff when the Center is closed.

Services
The college years can be extremely stressful for many students especially in the contemporary climate of competition and pressure. When that stress becomes unmanageable and interferes with learning the Wellness Center offers a short-term treatment facility to assist students in addressing their problems.

  • Personal counseling - Nationally certified counselors work with individual students who may be experiencing a wide range of crises, developmental concerns, personal problems, and relationship conflicts. These services are completely confidential in accordance with standards set by the American Counseling Association.
  • Group counseling - Each year the Center offers a variety of therapeutic group sessions on such issues as the non-traditional student, eating disorders, relationships, etc.
  • Outreach - Educational programs and workshops for residence halls, classes, clubs and organizations on a variety of topics are requested each year. Programs on stress management, eating disorders, and acquaintance rape are examples of programs that have been offered.
  • Consultation - Staff is available to consult with faculty, staff, parents, or students who may be concerned about a student. Assistance in crisis management and guidelines for referral are available. Persons who are concerned about a student are urged to contact the Wellness Center for consultation.

Behavior Assessment
Alfred University has put together a team of professionals who will assess a student's behavior that may be of concern to others. If you are concerned about a student's behavior, you may wish to alert our Behavior Assessment Team.

Fees
Counseling services are available at no additional charge beyond tuition and fees to all Alfred University students during the academic year. If counseling services are desired during the summer a referral can be made.

Confidentiality
The staff of the Wellness Center is personally, professionally, and legally committed to upholding and protecting the privacy of its clients. No one is told that a student has been there unless it is a matter of saving a human life, or students specifically give us permission, or we have been ordered by a court, or required by law (as with child abuse).

Information for Current Students

Contact
Alfred University
Wellness Center
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Ph: 607-871-2300
Emergency Line (Public Safety): 607-871-2108
Fx: 607-871-2341

Learn more about our Wellness Center's Peer Education. You will find information on the Peer Education Program, which includes both Wellness Reps and Sexual Assault Prevention Peer Educators.

If you or a friend experiences sexual assault or any form of sexual misconduct, we encourage you to tell someone about it and seek help. You have choices about where you disclose information and what services you want to access. The staff at Alfred University Counseling Services can help you with these decisions and support you throughout the process.

Required Health Forms

Immunization
New York State Compliant Immunization information must be received by the Health Services before students can register for classes.

Immunization Health Records
To obtain a copy of your immunization record, please download the Health Services Records release form. Mail the completed release form to:

Wellness Center Health Services
Alfred University
Attention: Immunization Records
19 Park Street
Alfred, NY 14802

Your immunization record will be mailed to you at the address indicated on the release form. Health Services agrees to send immunization records to you within 30 days of receiving your request.

Important Note
Health Services will mail your Immunization records directly to you. Since you may need to send your immunization records to other institutions, be sure to keep a copy in a safe place. Federal HIPAA laws prevent us from faxing them or forwarding immunization records. It is your responsibility to forward these records to other schools, employers, etc.

Copies of health records are destroyed after 10 years of absence from Alfred University. If you are requesting copies of health records other than Immunization Records, please contact Health Services regarding that process.

Contact:
Wellness Center Health Services
Alfred University
19 Park Street
Alfred, NY 14802

Ph: 607-871-2400
Fx: 607-871-2631