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Student Health Information

Student Health information

Current and admitted students should note the following information to ensure they meet immunization requirements and are covered by appropriate health insurance. 

Stay healthy and up-to-date with your immunizations and insurance using the information provided. Some majors at D'Youville require additional steps, as defined by their programs and departments. Consult your department to ensure you meet all of the expected requirements.

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Immunization Requirements

New York State requires students meet certain immunization requirements. In addition to those requirements, healthcare majors may have additional requirements. 

New York State Immunization Requirements

All D’Youville 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.  

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  Students who do not submit the required information within 30 days of their first class will have their registration withdrawn.  Withdrawn students cannot attend class, reside in college housing, access campus technology, participate in or attend campus events.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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

D'Youville Student Affairs will communicate with students who are missing health requirements via their official university email.


Immunizations

Immunizations are available through health care providers, travel clinics, urgent care center, and government sponsored health clinics.  You may also schedule with the Erie County Department of Health. D'Youville does not administer any vaccinations.

NOTE: Immunization requirements should be discussed with your physician 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. This information must be submitted to CastleBranch prior to starting your time at D’Youville.  Please contact the Office of Student Affairs with any questions or concerns.

HEALTHCARE MAJORS

Tuberculosis screening and an updated physical is required every year for all healthcare majors. Students in the following programs should verify with their program's clinical coordinator as additional vaccinations may be required:

 

Health Insurance

International Students

D'Youville mandates that all international students must be covered by D'Youville's health insurance. International students are billed directly by the institution for this insurance and enrollment in the insurance is managed through 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 has mandated health insurance for students that fall under certain criteria.  If you have insurance, go to the website link listed below and provide proof of adequate coverage in order to waive. If you do not have insurance coverage, you will be required to enroll and the cost will be added to your tuition bill.  If you do not fall under the criteria but wish to enroll you can go onto the website and select voluntary enrollment.  To enroll or waive, please visit https://www.haylor.com/college/dyouville-college/.

For other insurance options you can go to the State Exchange/Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). 

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Dental Insurance Option

D'Youville 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 D 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. 

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