During clinic hours, medical and nursing care is provided. Students are seen by appointment only. Any emergencies should call (315)859-4000 to have HCEMS dispatched. There is no fee for evaluation by the staff. However, students will incur charges for medications and in-house labs. Students are responsible for charges incurred by referrals to specialists, hospital emergency rooms and outside labs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the Health Center has changed. We are still here for you. Please reach out by calling 315-859-4111 and if necessary, leaving us a detailed message. We will work with you to resolve your issue. If you are on campus and having a medical emergency, call Campus Safety at 315-859-4000.
The Health Center promotes a healthy lifestyle through education and preventative medical care and provides diagnostic services and treatment of illness and medical conditions.
We work closely with our colleagues in the Counseling Center on the second floor in an effort to treat the whole student. The health center is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care to students.
All enrolled students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and exemptions will only be granted for approved medical and religious reasons. Once fully vaccinated (i.e., two weeks after receiving either both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), students should file their vaccination records on the Health Center student patient portal.
People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe illness. The CDC reports the following symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus:
|• Chills, feeling feverish, or temperature at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
|• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
Students who have symptoms should call the Health Center to schedule a test. Employees who have symptoms should contact their health provider. Hamilton's Human Resources Office can also provide information about facilities in the region where employees can obtain a COVID-19 test. Authorization from a health provider may be required by the testing site.
Student’s privacy is of the utmost concern to us when a student receives services at the health center. Records created and maintained by this department are considered student treatment records and the student’s privacy of such information is governed by federal and state laws. Unless specifically authorized by law or required by court order, private medical or counseling information and student treatment records will not be shared or released without the consent of the student.
Hamilton College requires that all enrolled students carry valid health insurance coverage. All students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and do not complete the online waiver are automatically enrolled in the Hamilton College Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have comparable existing health insurance coverage and DO NOT wish to purchase the Hamilton College coverage, you must submit an online waiver and present evidence of your own health insurance coverage.
In an emergency
1. Remain calm.
2. Call for help at 315-859-4000.
Report the exact location and nature of the emergency.
3. Stay with the person until help arrives.