Health Services policies are designed to help ensure access to health care resources, help safeguard student privacy, and promote student well-being.
It is each student’s responsibility to meet all course and work requirements that are set by his/her instructors and supervisors. In most cases, Health Services will not formally excuse a student from class with a written note. Please see the policy for more information.
We cannot provide documentation related to COVID-19 for clearance for travel, work, or class attendance. We also cannot provide documentation for those requesting exemptions from wearing face coverings. We cannot provide documentation for those seeking accommodations related to the COVID-19 pandemic unless specific criteria are met.
New York State law requires the consent of a parent/guardian for medical care (reproductive and sexual health care excluded) of persons under 18 years of age. Students under 18 cannot access health care from Health Services without a completed Parental Consent Form on file. This form must be completed if the student is under 18 years of age at the time of arrival on campus or the start of the semester, even if the student will turn 18 during the academic year.
To get parental consent for treatment of students under 18 years old, please complete and submit the Parental Consent Form.
Consent is required from students 18 years old and over, before Health Services can release any medical information to another person.
New York State Public Health Law requires that an offer of HIV testing be made to all persons aged 13-64 seeking hospital or primary care services except under specific circumstances. This includes students seeking services from a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner at University at Buffalo’s Student Health Services. Testing is confidential and voluntary.
Students diagnosed with ADHD who would like to have their stimulant medication refilled by a provider at Health Services must provide specific documentation to Health Services in advance of their appointment. Please view the policy for more information.
Health Services offers health care services to any registered UB student. The vast majority of our services are paid for by the students’ mandatory health fee. If you are a UB student who is currently registered for classes, you can be seen regardless of the type of health insurance plan you have. You do not need to be insured through one of UB’s health insurance plans to utilize Health Services.
Please note: visiting scholars, OPT, faculty, staff or the general public are not eligible for services through Health Services. We recommend contacting your insurance company to find health care provider options in Western New York. (Typically, contact information for your insurance company can be found on the back of your insurance ID card.)
|If you are leaving, graduating or transferring from UB at the end of the fall semester||If you are leaving, graduating or transferring from UB at the end of the spring semester|
|You can continue to receive care through December 31|| |
You can continue to receive care through May 31
Patients are limited to one appointment per day with a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
If you arrive 10 minutes or more late for your scheduled appointment, you may be rescheduled for a future date and time. When you are late, it causes other scheduled appointments to be delayed, which is not fair to our other patients. Please try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure you have plenty of time to find parking (if needed), check in for your appointment and complete any necessary paperwork.