Wellness Center

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.

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Mission

The Wellness Center aims to enhance the well-being and success of our diverse student body and university community by providing culturally-competent, ethical and research-based best practices. We function as collaborative and inclusive center, integrating health and counseling services, as well as prevention and education for a holistic approach to wellness. We maintain the highest standards of care by prioritizing professional development for staff, providing developmentally appropriate supervision of our trainees and contributing to research as scholars in our disciplines.

Location

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

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Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch) during the academic year.


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NASPA's Culture of Respect Program

Alfred University took part in NASPA’s Culture of Respect’s two-year pilot program on sexual violence prevention efforts on our campus. Culture of respect builds the capacity of educational institutions to end sexual violence through ongoing, expansive organizational change. Having completed the program, we can now proudly and officially call our institution alumni of the program.


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JED Campus

JED Campus is a signature program of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance use and suicide prevention efforts. Alfred University has proudly earned the JED Campus seal.

 


Note for Incoming Students

**All required documents must be received by July 15 or a hold will be placed on your student account.

Required Health Forms

Immunization
New York State requires proof of immunization which must be received by the Wellness Center before students can register for classes. If you require an exemption, please submit your request to the Wellness Center.

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
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. The Wellness Center agrees to send immunization records to you within 30 days of receiving your request.

Important Note
The Wellness Center 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 the Wellness Center.

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 Bachelor's 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, 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 a 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 roles were as a director for diversity, inclusion and social justice, as well as cross-cultural service learning coordination. 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
  • LGBTQ
  • 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
  • LGBTQ

Professional Organization(s):

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

desanto-jennyJenny DeSanto, Medical Office Assistant

Jenny joined the Wellness Center in 2017. She brought with her 20 years of experience working as a patient service representative and financial counselor. She has extensive customer service, scheduling and billing experience in a medical setting to include mental health and substance abuse programs.

Jenny enjoys interacting and connecting with the students she serves. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, attending concerts, kayaking and traveling.


Emma WolfEmma 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 assisting 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.


Pam JonesPamela Jones, NP

Pam has worked in a variety of settings including hospital, Home Care and Education

Credentials

  • BSN Alfred University
  • MSN Community Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist,   University of Rochester
  • FNP St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

Clinical Interests

  • Women’s Health
  • Immunization
  • Community Health
  • Maintaining people at home

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society  Charter Member and Past President
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Certification by AANP

Additional Staff

Dr. Steven Collins, Medical Chief

Emergency Medical Care

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis/emergency and are a student residing on or near campus, please contact Public Safety at 607-871-2108 or your Resident Director. 

Additional options for after-hours assistance include the Allegany Mental Health Association 24 hour crisis line at 1-888-448-3367 and the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text HOME to 741741 for the crisis text line.

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

For non-emergency but more urgent matters, visit:

Hornell
UR Medical Urgent Care
7309 Seneca Rd N Suite 103
Hornell, NY 14843
607-385-3800
Hours:  10AM - 8PM

Insurance

All registered undergraduate students and graduate students (matriculating and non-matriculating) attending Alfred University are expected to carry health insurance. Alfred University does not offer health insurance at this time. For assistance in finding a plan that will meet your needs, please contact us.

All International students are required to enroll in the plan unless they provide proof of adequate coverage prior to their arrival on campus.

Services

The Wellness Center offers a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and administrative support staff who provide a wide range of services. If you require long term or complex care, you'll be referred to appropriate providers or agencies as warranted.

Excuses for Illness

The Wellness Center does offer documentation of illness to interested students. Wellness Center staff only provides verification of appointments actually attended at the Wellness Center, not proof of illness without Wellness Center treatment. You may use this documentation 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 office at 607-871-2631. The form may also be mailed or hand delivered; the Wellness Center must receive this form before your appointment is scheduled.

Appointments (607-871-2400) are required for the lab specimens to be obtained at the Wellness Center. This service is available Monday through Thursday, AM-PM. 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 the Wellness Center 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. You still 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
If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis/emergency and are a student residing on or near campus, please contact Public Safety at 607-871-2108 or your Resident Director. 

Additional options for after-hours assistance include the Allegany Mental Health Association 24 hour crisis line at 1-888-448-3367 and the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text HOME to 741741 for the crisis text line.

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 your learning, the Wellness Center offers short-term treatment to assist you in addressing your 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
  • Outreach - Educational programs and workshops for residence halls, classes, clubs and organizations on a variety of topics are requested each year.
  • 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 and/or, if on campus, submit a Beacon Alert.

Behavior Assessment
Alfred University has 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 are encouraged 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 for you.

Confidentiality
The staff of the Wellness Center is personally, professionally and ethically committed to upholding and protecting the privacy of our students. Limits to confidentiality include if you are a danger to yourself, a danger to others, you report that a child or a vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected, or if subpoenaed by the court.

Learn more about the Wellness Center's Peer Education services. 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. We are the only office on campus that is bound by confidentiality. However, you have choices about who you disclose information to and what services you want to access. The staff at the Wellness Center can help you with these decisions and support you throughout the process.

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Del Rey Honeycutt

Interim Dean of Students Director
The Wellness Center