General health services
Health services provided by our nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and collaborating physician include: care and treatment for illnesses and injuries, follow-up care as recommended by family physicians or specialists, free condoms, health education, laboratory testing (limited), TB skin testing, vaccines for immunization (limited), and vision tests for the DMV. Annual Flu shots are available (and recommended) through the Wicker Wellness Center for a small fee.
The Health Center does not charge for a visit or a copayment when a student is seen for an appointment. Any charges incurred are for in house lab testing and medications dispensed from our formulary. We do not submit insurance claims for reimbursement for these services.
We do offer a receipt for immunizations which can be submitted by the student to their insurance company for reimbursement.
Please call (518) 388-6120, during office hours, to make an appointment or to make an inquiry.
After Hours Care - FoneMed
When the Health Center is closed, after hours and on weekends, students can call Fonemed (888) 409-1063. Urgent calls will be answered immediately, but for most individuals, a message will be taken and an RN will call back, typically within 30 minutes. The phone nurse will review the concerns, provide information, and if necessary, help direct students to off-campus medical resources. Wicker Wellness Center staff will review the reports the next business day during the academic year and reach out to students to see if they require follow-up care or additional support.
Health Services are not able to administer allergy shots. A list of local allergists is available HERE.
Medical equipment loans
The Wicker Wellness Center has certain medical equipment available for temporary loan (e.g. a wheelchair, crutches). Students in need of such equipment should contact the Wicker Center (please be prepared to provide medical records if necessary).
Nutrition Counseling is provided by our registered dietitian, Anna Ipsen, all day Wednesdays and Thursday mornings. Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Accommodations for special diet needs can be discussed with Dining Services.
**Though nutrition counseling is free of charge, a No-Show fee of $30 for Individual Session will be billed to students' tuition for any appointment not canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance (due to the high demand of services).**
Psychiatric medication management
We have a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner on staff who provides medication management and can write prescriptions for students. These appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays (all day), and Thursday afternoons. We do not provide documentation on the need for service animals.
All students who are requesting to have Health Services participate in writing or re-writing prescriptions for psychiatric medications are required to have a current letter of testimony from their prescribing physician.
It is not unusual for a student to come to the Wicker Wellness Center already being treated for ADHD. Since many of the medications being used to treat ADHD require close monitoring, as well as monthly renewals, the Psychiatric Medication Release form (below) must be completed and returned to the Wicker Wellness Center before we can assume prescribing responsibility. The standard of practice that we follow is to work collaboratively with the prescribing provider in order to bridge the prescribing responsibilities for students while they are at school.
Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will work with students post-graduation for up to two sessions to assist in the transition to the next treatment provider for service.
**A No-Show fee of $30 will be billed to students' tuition for any appointment not canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance (due to the high demand of services).**
Graduate schools and many employers require current physicals and up-to-date vaccinations. Call (518) 388-6120 to schedule an appointment at Wicker. Senior physicals are free of charge but there is a small fee for vaccinations if any are needed. Be sure your health is in order before you graduate!
Term Abroad Physicals
At the beginning of each term, the Wicker Wellness Center will conduct Term Abroad physicals for students going abroad. These appointments are offered on a first come-first served basis. Please call at the beginning of the term to schedule. For information about Term Abroad, contact the International Programs office.
*There is a $25 fee for the physical to be performed.
**We're sorry, but we are unable to reschedule TA physicals for students who miss their appointments (due to the high demand of services).**
***A No-Show fee of $30 will be billed to a students' tuition for any TA physical not canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance (due to high demand of services).**
Transportation to medical appointments
For transportation to medical appointments within a six-block radius of campus, call Campus Safety.
Women's health services
Women's health services are provided by our female nurse practitioners Tuesday-Friday. These services include: breast exams, care and treatment of gynecological problems, contraception and emergency contraception (Plan B), health education, pregnancy testing, routine pap smears, and STD testing and treatment.
Our health care providers are trained in insertion and removal of Nexplanon subdermal implant. Nexplanon (the birth control that goes in the arm) is over 99% effective - just as effective as the pill without the daily hassle. Nexplanon is reversible and can be inserted and removed by Wicker Wellness Center providers.
*** Please note - A No-Show fee of $30 will be billed to a students' tuition for any well GYN visit not canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance .***