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University Health Service (UHS)

Information for Incoming Students

Requirements & Deadlines

All incoming full-time students must complete the following before the start of classes:

About the University Health Service (UHS) – 585-275-2662

The University Health Service (UHS) provides a full range of primary health care services, including preventive medical care, treatment for illnesses and injuries, management of ongoing medical problems, gynecological care, allergy injections and immunizations, and advice for any health concern. The main office of the University Health Service is in the UHS Building, which is located on campus next to Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall. The University Health Service, also referred to as UHS, is a primary care office much like your family or primary care doctor's office at home. Each student is assigned a primary care provider (PCP) at UHS. Appointments are scheduled with a student's PCP, whenever possible. Appointments with UHS health care providers are covered by the mandatory health fee. Whenever UHS is closed, a UHS physician is on-call and available by phone for urgent concerns that cannot wait until the office re-opens. Read more

About the University Counseling Center (UCC) – 585-275-3113

UCC provides time-limited individual and couples therapy, group therapy, medication management, 24-hour crisis service, consultation, and educational presentations for students. These services are covered by the mandatory health fee. Therapy is available for a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, relationships difficulties, alcohol concerns, as well as school/academic issues and/or general discomforts about what is going on in one's life. A UCC mental health professional is on-call and available by phone when UCC is closed. Read more

About the UHS Health Promotion Office – 585-273-5775

The UHS Health Promotion Office seeks to raise awareness of health issues and provide opportunities for students to develop health-promoting skills and attitudes. The services offered by the UHS Health Promotion Office are covered by the mandatory health fee and include educational programs and workshops, web-based health assessments, free condoms, and brochures on a variety of health topics. Students are encouraged to become involved in health promotion activities by taking the Peer Health Advocacy course (PH 216), joining the UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC), working or volunteering in the office, completing an internship or independent study course with Health Promotion Office staff members, and/or co-sponsoring health-related programming. Read more

Confidentiality

Services provided at the University Health Service (UHS) and the University Counseling Center (UCC) are confidential and cannot be discussed with a student patients parents, family members or friends without the students written consent in compliance with HIPAA law. Unlike a school nurse, health care providers at UHS and UCC will not inform your parent about an illness or medical concern. It is up to you to keep your parents up to date on any medical issues you might be experiencing.

About the Student Health Plan

All full-time students participate in the Student Health Plan, which covers services provided by the University Health Service (UHS) and the University Counseling Center (UCC). The Student Health Plan includes:

Before Coming to Campus

Special Medical or Mental Health Needs

If you are currently under treatment for a chronic medical or mental health concern, UHS and UCC can help you meet your needs while you are a student at the University of Rochester. You can contact UHS (585-275-2662) and/or UCC (585-275-3113) prior to coming to campus or you can wait until you arrive on campus.

Allergy Injections: If you need allergy injections, you can receive them at the University Health Service. We will ask you to schedule an initial appointment with a nurse by calling 585-275-2662. The documents below provide more information about receiving your allergy injections at UHS.

Tips for Making Your Own First Aid Kit

For minor things that might happen, it is good to have a few first aid supplies on hand. You can pack your supplies in an old shoe box or plastic container.

If you have questions, contact Linda Dudman at ldudman@uhs.rochester.edu or 585-273-5770.