What does Student
Health Services provide?
Treatment for symptoms of the flu, colds, allergies, GI
upset, minor abrasions and burns. Health counseling is also
available, along with a wide variety of educational pamphlets that
provide basic information on various health topics. The locations
of local pharmacies and health care facilities can be obtained from
A physician is available to see all St. John’s University
students (Office hours on the Queens Campus ONLY) exclusively
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during the semester.
Do you need an
Students who wish to see the physician or dietician must schedule
an appointment by calling Student Health
Services at (718) 990-6360 (Queens) or (718) 390-4447 (Staten
Island) or coming directly to the office, located in DaSilva
Hall (Queens) or the Campus Center (Staten Island)
No appointment is necessary to receive treatment from the nurses
in the Health Center. Students are seen on a first come, first
served basis, except in the case of an emergency.
Is there a charge?
There is no charge for any care received in Student Health
Services. However, if a student goes to or is sent to an urgent
care center, a hospital emergency room or other health provider or
facility the student is responsible to pay the fee to that agency
and/or use his/her health insurance coverage.
What happens in
an emergency on-campus?
In the case of an on-campus emergency where you cannot come to the
Health Center, or when the office is not open, contact the
Office of Public Safety, ext. 6281 (Queens) or ext. 4487 (Staten
Island). They will be able to assist and contact an ambulance as
Who can be
treated in the Health Center?
Students, faculty, staff, administrators and visitors can all be
treated in the Health Center. However, they must be 18 years of age
or older. Any individual has the right to refuse treatment.
in the Health Center confidential?
Yes. All information contained in documentation such as physicals,
immunization records and medical histories as well as any services
provided are confidential. Information is not given or sent to
anyone unless the office has received your written authorization or
a lawfully issued subpoena.
University offer medical insurance?
Students not covered under a parent or guardian’s health insurance
have the opportunity to purchase medical insurance at the beginning
of each semester. Applications are mailed directly to all
students enrolled at St. John’s University. Applications
are also on the insurance company’s website, www.universityhealthplans.com
All students living in the residence halls or University housing
and all international students must have health insurance.
Students who have questions about the insurance available
through the University should contact Patricia Crawford at (718)
990-7592 or University Health Plans at 1-800-437-6448.
Students who are covered under a parent or guardian’s insurance
(including an HMO), are strongly advised to contact their insurance
provider to familiarize themselves with that company’s procedures
for obtaining health care while away from home or in an