Health & Wellness

Student health and safety is an important concern of the College. There are several resources available to students to aid in remaining healthy and managing illness and injury. When seeking health care services, students are responsible for any co-pays or deductibles required by their plan.

Health Insurance Requirement

All matriculated students must carry personal health insurance while in attendance.

Private Health Care

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


HelpPeople is a division of Crouse Health that was established in 1984 and provides services to students at no charge. HelpPeople offers professional counseling assistance when personal problems affect school and/or everyday life. HelpPeople’s proactive approach to assisting individuals address problems includes defining the problem(s), outlining a method for handling the problem, assisting through short-term intervention and providing appropriate resources.

HelpPeople may be contacted 24/7 by calling 315-470-7447 or 1-800-777–6110.

Crouse Employee Health Office

The Crouse Employee Health Office (EHO) is focused on health promotion, and prevention of illness and injury. Students will utilize the EHO for the following services:

  • Annual health assessment and TB screening (after matriculation at the College)
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Health clearance after absence from class, clinical or lab – including follow-up after class, lab or clinical injury

Employee Health Office | Crouse Hospital – 8th Floor Memorial Unit | Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm | Phone: 315-470-7424

Pomeroy Emergency Services Department

Emergency Care is available at all times through the Crouse’s Pomeroy Emergency Services Department. The entrance is at the front of the hospital at 736 Irving Ave. The ED phone number is 315-470-7411.

Crouse Employee Pharmacy

The Crouse Employee Pharmacy is available for students to fill prescriptions on a cash basis or by using their private insurance.  Students should contact the Pharmacy at 315-470-7520 to verify they can bill insurance prior to filling a prescription.  The Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday only and is located in the basement level of Crouse Hospital.

Vera House

Vera House is an off-campus confidential resource that provides support and advocacy services to those impacted by sexual and relationship violence.  Students may contact the organization’s 24/7 support hotline at 315-468-3260 for assistance and support.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Smoking and the use of any tobacco products or electronic cigarettes is prohibited in or on any part of the Crouse Health campus including any and all remote sites within the designated boundary lines, hospital vehicles, and other hospital owned, leased or any office or program operated off site by Crouse Health. Smoking is prohibited within 100 feet of hospital property. All students and staff are required to adhere to, and are encouraged to promote compliance with, the Crouse Health smoking/tobacco-free policy.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1989 – also known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, requires institutions of higher education to establish policies that address unlawful possession, use, and/or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs. The DFSCA also requires that resources related to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention be made available to students.

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