Student Health COVID-19 Updates

Health Services will provide current University at Buffalo students (and their families) with the latest information and service announcements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Currently unable to test for COVID-19

3/17/2020: At this time, Health Services is unable to test for COVID-19. If you feel you need to be tested, please call 716-829-3316 to speak to Health Services staff for advice.

How You Can Help

You can help yourself and your campus community by doing the following:

  • If you are ill, stay home and practice self-care measures
    • Call your primary doctor or Health Services (716-829-3316) ASAP if you experience:
      • Shortness of breath    
      • Cough with temperature above 100.3
  • Limit exposure/transmission risk by:
    • Not coming to Health Services without an appointment
    • Attending scheduled appointments alone
    • Postponing any nonessential office visits
    • Mailing or faxing forms to our office 
      • Fax is the best option for subitting forms    
      • Campus mail is extremely limited at this time. Expect significant delays if you are mailing foorms to our office.

How We Are Helping

We are doing our part to reduce exposure and ensure availability to those that will need us most by:

  • Moving to appointments only - no walk in clinic - call for an appointment 716-829-3316
  • Temporarily eliminating well-visits and other non-urgent appointments
  • Phone support/secure messaging support 
Doctors Notes/Excuses

> We cannot provide travel clearance documents relating to COVID-19.

> We can not/do not provide documentation regarding your health infection status.

> We do not issues class excuses.

Health Insurance Information

If you have any questions regarding health insurance or need to make a payment, please email our office. A payment link will be sent in the reply email for any payments. 

The SUNY International Student Health Insurance Program with UHC offers comprehensive coverage for those students that need COVID-19 testing or contract the virus.

Student Health Pharmacy Information

The pharmacy will no longer be open on Monday evenings. Hours will be Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Anyone on the Student Health Insurance Plans (UnitedHealthcare, BCBS of WNY) can request a 3 month supply if they currently are enrolled and have refills on prescriptions.

For students that need prescriptions filled, prescriptions can be mailed. There is no charge for this service at this time.

Students with additional questions can call 716-829-2368 or email.


COVID-19 Hotline

The Erie County Department of Health has created a hotline for COVID-19 related calls, including from travelers who have recently visited impacted areas: 716-858-2929

Quick Links

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety

Counseling Services is here to help with the following tips to help you manage your anxiety.

Mindfulness Library is FREE for everyone!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAO has decided to make our Mindfulness Library free for everyone. Please feel free to share with family, friends, or anyone else who might benefit from enhancing their mindfulness practice.

All exercises are available in both English and French:

Campus Updates

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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