College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  

Health & Wellness Services
 FAQs

Do I need to get an MMR – Measle, Mumps and Rubella vaccine?

NYS Public Health Law 2165 requires that postsecondary students who are enrolling for six or more credits show protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.  Before you can register for classes, all newly enrolled students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957 must submit documentation proving immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) by completing the Immunization Certification form.

Do I need to get a Meningitis shot?

No.  However, NYS Public Health Law 2167 requires all post-secondary institutions to provide information on Meningitis and the vaccine to all students registering for six credits or more.  You cannot register for classes without completing the Immunization Certification form regardless of age.  The Health Center does not offer the vaccine.

Does the Medical Certificate for Participation in PED 190 have to be completed before I register?

The Medical Certificate for Participation PED 190 form must be completed (stamped, dated and signed) by a medical provider before registering for PED 190. If you are not registering for the PED 190 course you do not have to submit the form.

How do I get health care when I need it? 

The Health Center is staffed by nurses and a part-time nurse practitioner during our regular office hours. Appointments are recommended, however, walk-ins will be seen based on availability of the provider. If you are experiencing a severe medical emergency, call 911 and ask to be taken to the emergency room. If calling 911 while on campus, also call Public Safety at x2111 so they can expedite the emergency response.

What steps must I follow in order to obtain a medical withdrawal? 

The Health Center will only review medical documentation in connection to a request for a medical withdrawal for the current or prior semester. Have the Medical Withdrawal form completed by your medical or mental health provider and bring this to the Health Center. If you receive financial aid you must contact the Financial Aid Office 2A-401, 718-982-2030.   Provide them with the date of the withdrawal as written by your medical professional to discuss the impact of a medical withdrawal on your aid.  Medical withdrawals are subject to the regular College refund policy of the academic calendar.  Please refer to the Academic Calendar for more details.  If you are requesting a medical withdrawal for the prior semester, you must also submit the Instructor Grade Change Release Form to the Registrar’s office.  For semesters other than current or prior, appeals are submitted to the Course and Standing Committee through the Counseling Center 1A-109.