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Health and Wellness

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Students are strongly urged to develop and/or maintain a relationship with a healthcare provider of their own choosing. None of the services available to students can replace private physician services. The School of Nursing and hospital do not assume medical or financial responsibility for illness or correction of physical defects while students are in the program.  

Health Insurance Requirement

Students are required to have health insurance during their attendance at the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing. A basic health insurance policy is available to students for a modest cost. Information is available in the main office of the school. Application and payment are managed online. 

Employee/Student Health Office

Students have access to the Employee/Student Health Office. The mission of the Employee/Student Health Office is to promote occupational/student health and safety in the health care setting. The practice is focused on health promotion, prevention and management of illness and injury at the work site.

The services of the Employee/Student Health Office include, but are not limited to:

  • Health counseling and health-related resource information. 
  • Blood pressure checks.
  • Assistance with medical referrals.
  • Evaluation, treatment and referral of work-related injury and illness.
  • Blood and body fluid exposure follow-up.
  • Coordinating Crouse Wellness Works program.

Location: 8th Floor, Memorial Unit
Telephone: 315/470-7424
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For non-emergent services, please call and set up a mutually convenient time. 

PromptCare

Crouse PromptCare, located at the corner of Irving and Waverly avenues, is available for illness and non life-threatening conditions. Follow-up care is the responsibility of the student. Before going to PromptCare, all students must first go to the Employee/Student Health Office during office hours. 

Women’s Health Services

The Women’s Wellness Center at 739 Irving Avenue, Suite 300, is available to provide GYN services to Crouse Hospital School of Nursing female students without referral and in a timely manner. The practice is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are advised to use PromptCare/ER after hours. Fees are based on insurance coverage and a payment plan might be worked out with those whose insurance coverage excludes needed services. When seeking healthcare services, students are responsible for any co-pays or deductibles required by their plan. 

HelpPeople SM

Skilled professional counselors from Crouse Hospital’s HelpPeople employee assistance program (EAP) are available to all students at no charge. HelpPeople provides professional, confidential assistance to students for personal problems that may affect academic performance such as stress, marital and family difficulties, financial problems, eating disorders, alcohol and substance misuse/abuse, sexual harassment or assault and assists students in identifying troubling issues and problems while providing access to resources that can help resolve the problems. HelpPeople may be contacted by calling 315/470-7447 or 800/777–6110. Confidentiality is assured. No communication related to individual students ever occurs between HelpPeople and the School of Nursing without written permission of the student.

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