Health & Wellness

We are 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

 

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.

Learn More about our Services

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.
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