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Health Center

The D'Youville College Health Center is staffed by a full-time physician assistant and offers free visits to members of the DYC community. 

The mission of the health center is to offer optimal care to the DYC community. The center provides information, health counseling, emergency treatment, tuberculosis screening, immunizations, health insurance information, and printed materials. Visits are free.

The College also offers a women's health clinic to provide gynecological exams. The exam is free, although insurance is required for lab fees.

Immunization Services Offered by the Health Center

Services provided by the health center for a fee are immunizations for tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (TDap) boosters, and PPD's.

A flu shot clinic is also held each year.

Make an Appointment at the Health Center

Sick visits should be scheduled by appointment.

Please call 716-829-8777 to make an appointment or sign up for an appointment at the health center. If seeing the physician assistant is not feasible, the following locations can be used for emergency medical visits:

Immediate Care
2497 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 874-2273

The hours of operation and a map can be found online at wnyimmediatecare.com.

Contact Us

HEALTH CENTER
Nicole Conroe, Director

Location:
505 Prospect Avenue Marguerite Hall (Room 105)

Hours:  Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
A full-time physician assistant is on staff at these times.

Phone: 716-829-8777 
Email: 
healthcenter@dyc.edu


New Students

A pre-entrance physical examination is not required, but is recommended. All students must meet New York State immunization requirementsThe Health and Immunization Report must be completed by your physician and submitted to the health center prior to registration. Download the Student Health Form (PDF).

The following immunizations are required. Healthcare majors may have additional requirements. 

New York State Immunization Requirements

All D’Youville College students, registered for 6 or more credits, are required by New York State to submit proof of vaccination for measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal disease.  These requirements include students enrolled in online programs; certificate programs or a “modified online format.”

All incoming students are required by New York State to comply with Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167.  These laws apply to all students including undergraduates, graduates, commuters, and residents, US citizens, international, cross registered and graduate students in online programs.

D’Youville strictly enforces compliance with these laws.  Students who do not submit the required information within 30 days of their first class will have their registration withdrawn.  Withdrawn students cannot attend class, reside in college housing, access college technology, participate in or attend campus events.

New York State Public Health Law 2165 for Measles, Mumps and Rubella 

PHL 2165 requires all students born after 1956 to submit proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella.  Acceptable proof of immunity is described below.

  • Measles

    Acceptable proof of immunity to measles (Rubeola) is one of the following:

    • Two doses of live Measles Vaccination. The first dose administered on or after the first birthday.  The second dose administered at least 28 days after the first dose.  Records must be specific enough to demonstrate the vaccination was given on or after the first birthday.
    • Serologic Proof of Immunity. This is a blood test that demonstrates the presence of protective antibodies.  A physician interpretation of the laboratory result must be submitted along with a copy of the actual blood test result.
    • Military Waiver. Students, who have served in the armed forces and received honorable discharge within 10 years of attendance of D’Youville, can submit a copy of their DD-214 honorable discharge waiver.  Veterans using this option are granted a waiver until they obtain proof of measles immunity.
  • Mumps

    Acceptable proof of immunity to mumps is one of the following:

    • One dose of live Mumps Vaccine. The first dose administered on or after the first birthday.  The second dose administered at least 28 days after the first dose.  Records must be specific enough to demonstrate the vaccination was given on or after the first birthday.
    • Serologic Proof of Immunity. This is a blood test that demonstrates the presence of protective antibodies.  A physician interpretation of the laboratory result must be submitted along with a copy of the actual blood test result.
    • Military Waiver. Students, who have served in the armed forces and received honorable discharge within 10 years of attendance of D’Youville, can submit a copy of their DD-214 honorable discharge waiver.  Veterans using this option are granted a waiver until they obtain proof of mumps immunity.
  • Rubella

    Acceptable proof of immunity to rubella is one of the following:

    • One dose of live Rubella Vaccine. The first dose administered on or after the first birthday.  The second dose administered at least 28 days after the first dose.  Records must be specific enough to demonstrate the vaccination was given on or after the first birthday.
    • Serologic Proof of Immunity. This is a blood test that demonstrates the presence of protective antibodies.  A physician interpretation of the laboratory result must be submitted along with a copy of the actual blood test result.
    • Military Waiver. Students, who have served in the armed forces and received honorable discharge within 10 years of attendance of D’Youville, can submit a copy of their DD-214 honorable discharge waiver.  Veterans using this option are granted a waiver until they obtain proof of rubella immunity.

New York State Public Health Law 2167 for Meningococcal Disease

All students registered for 6 or more credits, regardless of date of birth, are required to submit proof of vaccination against meningococcal disease within the past 5 years.  Proof of vaccination means one dose Meningococcal ACWY (Menactra/Menveo) not more than 5 years before enrollment and preferable on or after 16 years of age and/or a completed series of two or three doses of Meningococcal B.  All proof of vaccinations must be signed by a healthcare provider or an official immunization record provided by a provider.

Students who do not wish to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease must be educated about the risk of meningococcal disease and sign a statement declining vaccinations.


Vaccination Exemptions for Medical or Religious Reasons

Medical Exemptions

Medical exemptions can be requested by having a licensed physician complete a medical exemption statement. 

Religious Exemptions

Religious exemptions can be demonstrated by submitting a written and signed statement from the student, or in the event, the student is a minor, from their parents or guardians, that they hold sincere and genuine religious beliefs, which prohibit immunization of the students.  This statement must be detailed enough to prove to D’Youville that the beliefs are religious, not philosophical, and sincerely and genuinely held and submitted to the  Health Center prior to class attendance. 


Notification of Non Compliance

The Health Center communicated with students who are missing health requirements via:

  • D’Youville email accounts
  • Portal alerts
  • Registration health holds

Immunizations

Immunizations are available through health care providers, travel clinics, urgent care center, and government sponsored health clinics

Immunizations are Offered at the Following Clinics

The Health Center offers the following vaccinations for a fee:

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
  • Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) – Tuberculosis Test

Please contact the Health Center for the fees associated with each of these vaccinations

NOTE: Immunization requirements should be discussed with your physician during your college physical to ensure that you meet all the requirements. Often, your records can be obtained from your doctor, former school health office, or public health clinic. It is vital that this information be submitted to the health center at the college prior to registration.


International Students

While most college health center services are free, the cost of healthcare in the United States can be expensive. For this reason, D'Youville College mandates that all international students must be covered by the College's health insurance. International students are billed directly by the College for this insurance and enrollment in the insurance is managed through the health center and Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc.

Learn more about health insurance, including the annual cost for D'Youville students on the international accepted students section of this website.


Medical Insurance

D'Youville College strongly recommends that all students have medical insurance. Students in healthcare majors are required to hold medical insurance. Contact us at 716-829-8777 if you have any questions

Healthcare insurance can be obtained through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). 

Apply through the Affordable Care Act

Dental Insurance Option

D'Youville College has developed a relationship with Haylor Freyer & Coon, Inc. that provides a dental plan option through their partnership with insurance provider Guardian.

The dental insurance option is available to any member of the DYC community. To enroll yourself or your family members, click the button below and provide your information. There are 3 plans to select from and you can pay online with your credit card. Dental insurance is a voluntary option for those interested. 

Apply For Dental Insurance


Healthcare Majors

Tuberculosis screening is required every year for all healthcare majors.

Additional Vaccinations Include:

For Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Chiropractic, Dietetics, Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy students:

The following are required prior to clinicals:

  • Hepatitis B vaccination series or positive titers
  • Varicella vaccinations or positive titers

Each program varies in their requirements. Please verify with your department of school's clinical coordinators.

Forms and Documents