Student Health Services offers a range of services to support the health and well-being of our students. The highest priorities of the staff are to meet the acute health needs of the student population and to provide ongoing health education opportunities as an integral part of the Quinnipiac experience. All questions should be directed to Student Health Services at 203-582-8742.
The Mount Carmel Campus Health and Wellness Center, located on Bobcat Way, is staffed by a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while students are in residence (excluding the summer term). A physician, board certified in both emergency and internal medicine, is available 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
Student Health Services also operates the York Hill Campus Health and Wellness Center, located on the first floor of the Rocky Top Student Center. The center is open eight hours a day to serve students living on the York Hill Campus. A health care provider under the direction of the Student Health Services medical director is available. Allergy injections and gynecological exams are provided on the Mount Carmel Campus only. A third health and wellness center is planned for the North Haven Campus.
Services are available only to students who have completed the Student Health Services requirements:
- online personal health form
- online personal immunization form
- physical examination
The forms are available on MyQ (login required).
The Student Health Services Physical Examination Form must be downloaded and taken to your health care provider for completion. The results of a pre-entrance physical examination that was administered by a licensed advanced practice nurse, a physician assistant, a DO or an MD no more than one year before entrance to Quinnipiac must be mailed to the Student Health Services office. These forms serve as a basis for health counseling and for decisions about physical activities in which students can engage. Students who do not comply are not permitted to register, including preregistration for the second semester. The information provided becomes the basis for the student's confidential medical record within Student Health Services.
- Acute and routine medical care
- Diagnostic procedures
- Referral services to area health providers
- Health profile maintenance
- Allergy injections (by appointment only, Mount Carmel Campus)
- Gynecology services (by appointment only, Mount Carmel Campus)
The following immunizations are required by law:
- Meningitis immunization (required of anyone living in campus-owned housing and within five years of enrollment)
- Two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
- TB screening, per guidelines listed on the form
- Two Varicella (or proof of having chicken pox)
- Vaccination against Hepatitis B is strongly recommended and may be required by certain clinical programs
Individual prescriptions may be taken to local pharmacies to be filled at the usual and customary fee. Student driver rides upon appointment and availability are provided twice each day, Monday through Thursday, and once on Friday.
An allergy clinic is offered to students who are engaged in allergen immunotherapy prior to coming to Quinnipiac. The allergist of a student wishing to participate in this program must review and sign two forms: an allergy instruction form and an allergy treatment form. These forms are available in Student Health Services or may be downloaded from the website and printed for completion by their allergist. If necessary these forms may be mailed or emailed to students who will be participating in the program. In addition, students must make an appointment with the allergy nurse for administration of their extract. Students participating in this program must follow the guidelines set forth by Philip A. Brewer, MD FACEP, University medical director. Learn more
A nominal fee is charged for gynecological examinations and contraceptive supplies. Routine services and supplies are provided without charge. Allergy injections and contraceptive-related gynecological services are provided on the Mount Carmel Campus only. Prescriptions may be taken to local pharmacies to be filled at the usual and customary fee. A student driver is available, weather permitting, Monday through Friday for the following types of student transport:
- two pharmacy runs each day
- certain local medical appointments
Advanced scheduling of student driver appointments is necessary and the student driver is unable to stay with the student during his/her appointment.
Student Health Services also offers flu shot clinics several times per year to students, faculty and staff. Learn more about preventing the flu
All charges for referrals, diagnostic procedures and lab work will be billed directly to the student at his/her home address. Quest Diagnostic Laboratory is the default laboratory where all specimens are sent unless the student advises the health care provider otherwise. Student Health Services does not participate in third-party billing. To process bills for insurance reimbursement, follow the instructions on the bill.
Class excuses are not issued to students. Students who are ill are expected to contact their respective professors to inform them of their illness. Professors may phone Student Health Services to verify this information and will be told the student was or was not seen by a professional staff member. Particulars of student visits are not shared unless a student completes a release of information form. Parents or legal guardians are notified of serious illness and emergencies at the discretion of the professional staff. For additional information, visit the Student Health Services Web page (login required).
Student Health Insurance
Quinnipiac University, along with Gallagher Student Health, has developed a health insurance plan especially for students. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on and off campus and includes special cost-saving features to keep the coverage as affordable as possible.
This is a hard waiver program, which means that all full-time students must maintain major medical insurance. A student might waive health insurance coverage if he or she presents evidence of other health insurance under a plan that provides benefits equal to or greater than the Quinnipiac University Student Health Insurance Plan. Students must document evidence of coverage and make an online waiver decision by the waiver deadline of June 12. For additional information regarding the plan, please visit: www.gallagherstudent.com.