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Last modified: Wednesday, 24-May-2017 14:20:24 EDT

University Health Service (UHS)

When Your Student is Sick – UHS Can Help!

We know it can be difficult for parents when their son or daughter is sick and away from home. The University Health Service (UHS) staff members are here to help your child receive the care and attention they need to help them through their illness. All of the UHS staff members have extensive experience caring for college students. They understand the stresses students have while at school. In addition, many of our staff members have or have had children in college. They experience the same concerns as you when their children are sick and away from home.

Please consider the University Health Service as your son/daughter's doctor's office on campus. Care is provided by our excellent staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Every student is assigned a primary care provider (PCP) at UHS. We encourage students to schedule appointments with their PCP whenever possible. Visits with the health care professionals at UHS are covered by the mandatory health fee, regardless of the student's insurance plan. If a student needs a lab test or procedure done during the visit to UHS, we will bill the charge to the student's insurance plan.

Here are some of the ways UHS can be helpful when your student is sick:
(With illnesses such as mono, the flu, bronchitis, or chicken pox or with recovery from surgery)

The staff members at the University Health Service provide excellent care for students. If your son or daughter is sick, please encourage them to call UHS (585-275-2662) to schedule an appointment to be seen by one of our health care providers. Our office in the UHS Building on the River Campus is open 7 days a week during the academic year and weekdays during vacations and summers. We are here to help your student stay healthy or return to health if sick.

If you have questions about the care and services UHS provides students, please check our web site (, e-mail us, or call us. We want to answer any questions you may have.

Prepared by:
Mary Madsen, RN, UHS Nurse Manager( / 585-275-2196)
Linda Dudman, Associate Director, Health Promotion ( / 585-273-5770)