General Information

Our Mission

Student Health Services strives to provide seamless, coordinated and compassionate care at each student  encounter and to promote the overall health and productivity of the Niagara University community.

Fall and Spring  Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Times may change after Sept. 19, 2016)
  • No appointments are scheduled after 4 p.m. except on Wednesday, when appointments are scheduled until 5 p.m.

Summer Hours - Administrative Office Only

  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Every effort is made to schedule appointments when the student is not in class. The Student Health Center Clinic is closed for all official university holidays, breaks, snow days and during the summer months.

Scheduling of Appointments

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.

Please note: Student Health Services will not be seeing students or scheduling appointments until Sept. 19, 2016. We are implementing a new electronic medical record and will be in staff training. Please use off-campus urgent care services during this time.

Allergy Shots

Students requiring allergy shots may be seen at Dr. Dyster’s office at 716.298.5862 until after Sept. 19, 2016. Please notify this office of the need for allergy shots at least two weeks before the start of the school session.

Location

Butler Building. Located in the same building as the Campus Book Store, right next to Student Accounts and Records. Our main entrance is across from Clet Hall. A wheelchair accessible entrance is located on the North side of the building facing the Power Vista parking lots.

Eligibility

All students are eligible to receive healthcare at SHS.  Full-time undergraduate students are eligible for services. Insurance is not required to be seen at SHS. A self-pay rate of $30 has been established to ensure the health needs of all our students are met. Students are required to present both their NU student ID and insurance card at each visit.

Staff

Medical services are provided by two nurse practitioners, registered nurses and a part-time collaborating physician.

Kiernan athletic trainer sessions will be held at Kiernan Center only. Please direct all questions regarding athletic trainer services and appointments to the Kiernan Center. 

Emergencies After Hours

Contact your community advisor (CA) who will assist you in obtaining proper medical help. If your CA is unavailable and there is not a CA on duty at the main desk, please contact Campus Safety at 716.286.8111.  In an emergency, care is available through Mount St. Mary's Hospital (716.297.4800), a four minute drive from the university or Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (716.278.4000), which is eight minutes away.

Patient Confidentiality

Patient confidentiality is strictly enforced.  Medical personnel may provide information to others only with the written permission from the student and only to those authorized by the student.  Patients may restrict or limit the nature of the information to be provided.  Upon written authorization, medical personnel may speak with the faculty verifying the student's illness and treatment.

Click on the following link for the: Authorization Release Form

Medical Excuses Related to Illness

Medical excuses from classes are provided "only when absolutely warranted due to the severity of medical illness as determined by our medical staff." Medical excuses are not provided to students who have missed classes. Students should not schedule appointments or come in as a Walk-In patient during class time. Students who are kept out of classes by their own primary care physician are responsible for forwarding a medical excuse from their physician to the Student Health Services Office so verification of a medical excuse can be sent to appropriate faculty members.