Health Services


The Office of Health Services (OHS) educates students to become preventive health consumers in order to meet today’s health challenges. We are diligent in our quest for quality health care by seeking the best services our community based organizations offer. Since “prevention is the key to good health or wellness,” the OHS with other collaborations has instituted various preventive health programs that will benefit students on campus such as college-wide health fairs, referrals (medical/dental), and enrollment in NYC Health Insurance Plans. The OHS is dedicated to treating students with respect, integrity and compassion. First- aid treatment is provided as necessary. Care and counseling are confidential.

Medical records are kept in a secured location and students’ files will only be released with written authorization and proper identification.

The Office of Health Services (OHS) educates students to become preventive health consumers in order to meet the today’s health challenges. We are diligent in our quest for quality health care by seeking the best services our community based organizations offer.

Since “prevention is the key to good health or wellness,” the OHS with other collaborations has instituted various preventive health programs that will benefit students on campus such as college-wide health fairs, referrals (medical/dental), and enrollment in NYC Health Insurance Plans.

The OHS ensures that students are in compliance with immunization regulations as stipulated by New York State Public Health Law (PHL2165 (MMR), and NYS PHL2167 (Meningococcal Meningitis information) and provides advocacy, education, materials, workshops as well as related culturally competent preventive practices to manage, enhance and improve their health to achieve optimal academic and personal success.

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires students born after January 1, 1957 to submit documentation proving immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The following constitutes proof of immunity: two doses of Measles and one dose each of Mumps and Rubella or blood titer results showing immunity to each disease. In order to register and remain in classes students must comply with this law. Students must also submit a Meningococcal Meningitis Response form which acknowledges the mandatory receipt of information regarding Meningococcal disease and vaccination.

Vaccination is not required. This form must be signed by the student, or parent/guardian if student is under the age of eighteen and submitted to the Office of Health Services. Students who fail to complete and return this form will not be allowed to register for classes.

Along with having the responsibility of processing immunizations, the Office of Health Services is also actively involved in health initiatives, health and wellness screening and educational events. Workshops and seminar presentations are held on many timely health issues including Hypertension, Obesity, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS and Risk Reduction, Nutrition, and LGBT Cultural Competency.

Eligibility and Cost

The Office of Health Services is a facility available to all Medgar Evers College students with a validated I.D. and services offered are free. The OHS provides CUNY sponsored immunization clinics which assist students to comply with NYS Guidelines. Referrals for immunizations and health care are offered when necessary, on an individualized basis.

Location and Hours of Operation

The OHS is located in the Student Service building at 1637 Bedford Avenue; Room S-217. (718) 270-6075. The office operates Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00am to 6:45 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Schedule is modified according to the College’s calendar with regard to holidays and other College normal days of operation.

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires students born after January 1, 1957 to submit documentation proving immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The following constitutes proof of immunity: two doses of Measles vaccine and one each of Mumps and Rubella or blood test results showing immunity to each disease.

Students must comply in order to attend classes. Students also must submit a Meningococcal Meningitis Immunization Form signed by the student, or if under the age of eighteen, the student’s parent or guardian, to the Office of Health Services within thirty days from the beginning of the semester. This form acknowledges the mandatory receipt of information regarding Meningococcal disease and vaccination. Vaccination is not required. Students who fail to return this form may not be allowed to attend classes.

The Office is responsible for processing immunizations and also actively involved in health initiatives such as Medgar Evers

College and CUNY sponsored health expos, as well as seminars, and mammogram drives. Staff is engaged in timely health issues including Hypertension, Obesity, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, LGBT Cultural Competency, and all dimensions of health and wellness in a wholistic manner.

The OHS contributes to the health care needs of our students and is dedicated to treating them with respect, integrity and compassion. First-aid treatment is provided as necessary. Care and counseling are confidential. Medical records are kept in a secured location and students’ files will only be released with written authorization. Eligibility and Cost

The Student OHS is a facility available to all Medgar Evers College students with a validated I.D. and the services are free.

The OHS provides CUNY sponsored immunization clinics which assist students to comply with NYS Guidelines. Referrals for immunizations and health care are offered as necessary, on an individualized basis. Information may be faxed between medical providers and the Health Service Office to document compliance with immunization requirement.

Location and Hours of Operation

The OHS is located in the Student Service building at 1637 Bedford Avenue; Room S-217. (718) 270-6075. The Office operates Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays until 6:45 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and modifies schedule according to the College’s calendar with regard to holidays and other College normal days of operation.