Frequently Asked Questions
Medical services are provided by two nurse practitioners, registered nurses and a part-time collaborating physician.
Student Health Services provides an allergy clinic every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to students who wish to continue with their established allergy vaccine protocol. Vaccines are given according to the protocol and schedule that your allergist has determined for you. Give your allergist our form, “Instructions for allergy Serum administration”, and request that it is completed and mail or fax it to Niagara University’s Student Health Services. Verbal orders will not be accepted. Make arrangements to have your allergy serum delivered to Student Health Services or you may hand deliver your allergy serum during the first week of classes. Your vaccine is stored in a container clearly marked with your name and is stored in a specially designated refrigerator in the Student Health clinic.
During the first week of classes, make an appointment to meet with one of the clinic’s registered nurses, who will review our allergy clinic protocol with you. A minimum of 72 hours will be required from the time that the Instructions for Allergy Serum Administration form and the serum are submitted to Student Health Services before it is administered to you. This is to ensure a complete review of the information provided and to communicate with your allergist if the need arises.
Before you begin immunotherapy, here are a few things you should know:
1.) We recommend you call your insurance company to verify what your coverage will be for immunotherapy
2.) When you call your insurance company, please give them the following billing codes (cpt codes).
3.) The initial extract will be made prior to your injection visit by your allergist.
The following billing codes will be used:
1 injection for allergy immunotherapy – 95115
2 or more injections for allergy immunotherapy – 95117
Diagnosis Code: V07.1
When you come in for your injections we will only be billing for the injection. If you only receive 1 shot, we will bill using billing code #95115. If you receive 2 or more shots, we will bill using billing code #95117. There will be no charge for the office visit.
With the information provided above, your insurance company should be able to tell you what your co-pay or co-insurance will be for your injections.
If you have any questions regarding the billing information provided, please call our office at 716-286-8390 or email Clinic Director, Lori Soos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call Student Health Services during its hours of operation to schedule an appointment. Routine appointments may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance and allergy shots up to four weeks in advance.
We do offer same day appointments for students feeling ill. Walk-in appointments will be treated by the nurse and clinic policy will be followed regarding scheduling appointments.
Medical emergencies are always handled as such. Students who are unable to walk over to Health Services due to severe illness may call Campus Safety at 716.286.8111 to request transportation.
Medical excuses from classes are provided only when absolutely warranted based on the severity of illness as determined by our medical staff. Medical excuses are not provided to students who have missed classes without being seen at Health Services. Students should not schedule appointments during class time. Students who are kept out of classes by their own PCP are responsible for forwarding a medical excuse from their PCP to all of their faculty members and to the Student Health Clinic.
Please check with your insurance provider regarding coverage for Student Health Services.
Student Health Services has a limited amount of prescription medications on hand. If the student receives medication from Student Health Services, the insurance provider will be billed accordingly.
The student may incur out-of-pocket cost for prescription and over-the-counter medications offered at Student Health Services.
Please check with your insurance provider regarding prescription costs. Over-the-counter medications will only be dispensed if the student was seen by a staff provider and was ordered the over-the-counter medication. Over-the-counter medications are usually not covered by health insurance and will be charged to the student.
You may choose to receive your prescriptions from a local pharmacy. Click HERE for a list of local pharmacies. Some pharmacies will deliver to the student’s residence hall for a fee.
No, we are not a dispensing pharmacy.
The staff at Health Services will assist students in making arrangements to obtain in/out-of-network referrals when needed.
Please visit our Emergency and After Hour Care page for a list of afterhours care facilities.
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Times may change after Sept. 19, 2016)
The following information is required to be turned into Health Services one month prior to the start of classes.
- Complete online medical forms. Students must submit their required forms directly online at www.niagara.edu/required-student-health-forms, and then choose graduate or undergraduate forms.
- Documented proof of Two Measles, One Mumps and One Rubella Immunization. The first dose must have been received no more than 4 days prior to the student's first birth date. Proof of immunity as defined by N.Y. State can be found on the Health Center website at www.niagara.edu/healthcenter.
- Documented proof of the Meningococcal meningitis vaccination or a signed waiver (which can be found on our Required Student Health Forms page) stating you declined the immunization and understand the risks. This is available to you while submitting your online medical forms.
- Completed medical form with physical examination: All undergraduate and transfer students are required to submit a physical examination dated within one year of arrival. This physical exam must include a PPD screening for tuberculosis completed by your medical provider. The form can be found on our Required Student Health Forms page.
- Complete N.U. Disability Services Student intake form if applicable at www.niagara.edu/healthcenter , click on required student health forms, then online-disability form.
- International Students: Proof of adequate insurance is required. For more information please go to www.niagara.edu/international-health-insurance.