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The College maintains an on-campus outpatient health center. The Student Health Service is staffed by four nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, and a part-time physician, under the supervision of the director of health services. The center is located in Robbins House, on the North Campus. While the College is in session, the center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is an evening clinic on Thursdays. For illness requiring emergency care, the services of Northern Dutchess Hospital in nearby Rhinebeck are available.
All new students must submit a medical report, including health history; record of an examination by a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner; and an immunization record. New York State law requires that all students born after January 1, 1957, provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. Students must also provide proof of meningitis vaccination or a written statement declining vaccination. The student’s health service fee covers most care provided by the health center. Medications prescribed by the College physician or nurse practitioners and dispensed at the health center are billed monthly to the student’s account. A basic accident and health insurance plan is included in the health service fee. Details of the insurance program are sent to parents annually.