Health Services - Services Provided

Services are available to all students currently enrolled in classes.

Faculty/Staff/Visitors- please read info at the bottom of the page.

General Primary Care– Evaluation and treatment of common medical conditions (such as colds, coughs, urinary tract infections, pregnancy tests, strep tests, rashes, and injuries)

Gynecology - For females, breast exams, Pap smears, birth control, vaginal complaints

STI Clinic– Guys and girls: STI testing, sexual health counseling

LGBTQ Services- The health needs for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) students can be met in a variety of appointment types.

HIV Testing – Free, confidential testing.

Allergy Shots

Medical Absences

Medical Parking Permits - Please contact Disability Services for Medical Parking Permits:

To schedule an appointment, click here.

Primary Care

Students should make a Primary Care appointment for general medical concerns. Some of the conditions that can be treated in Health Services include (but are not limited to):

  • colds and flu
  • cough
  • urinary tract infections
  • sore throats
  • stomach aches
  • rashes
  • allergies
  • and injuries.

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Health Services encourages our female students to contact us with questions or concerns regarding your sexual health. You can make a GYN appointment even if you have not yet begun sexual activity.

Appointments can be made for:

  • Routine breast and pelvic exams
  • Pap Tests
  • STI and HIV testing
  • GYN complaints
  • Contraceptive counseling


Be sure to bring your insurance card with you to your visit!

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STI Clinic

Sex is a part of life!

Health Services now offers appointments specifically for students who wish to have testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s). Testing often includes a urine sample, so be sure not to go to the bathroom at least 2 hours before your appointment time. Students may also get free HIV testing done during this appointment.

Be sure to bring your insurance card with you to your visit!

For students without insurance, testing may also be done through the state laboratory of NJ for a small fee.

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LGBTQ Services

The staff at Health Services is sensitive and knowledgeable about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) students' medical issues. Students will receive appropriate screening, literature, treatment, and/or referrals for specific problems. We strive to offer an environment that encourages students to seek healthcare in an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

Students are encouraged to make appointments for Primary Care, Gynecology, STI Clinic, or any other appropriate appointment type.

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HIV Testing

Health Services offers free and confidential HIV testing for all students. Testing is done with a rapid test kit. Only a small drop of blood is needed and results are available within 20 minutes.

HIV is transmitted through the exchange of blood and bodily fluids. It is recommended that high-risk individuals get tested at least once a year. High-risk individuals are those that have multiple sex partners, have unprotected sex, and/or use intravenous drugs.

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Allergy Shots

Resident and Commuter students requiring allergy injections can receive their injections at Health Services. The student must be under the care of an allergist and the serum must be provided to Health Services. Students must have a Primary Care appointment to receive their injections and must wait in Health Services for 20 minutes after receiving the injection.

Students who wish to receive allergy shots at Health Services can find the instructions and required form to be signed by the physician here:

Allergy Injection Instructions

Allergy Injection Policy

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There are 2 types of Medical Absences. Read the following and decide which is best for you and your circumstances.

Medical Leave of Absence

If student will be absent for two (2) weeks or longer, a medical leave of absence is suggested. In this case, the student will be withdrawn from the current semester.

  • Student must be attending classes full-time or part-time during the fall or spring semesters only. No Medical Leaves are available during the summer.
  • Student must complete and sign form.
  • A medical authorization from his/her personal physician or medical care provider stating reason for leave must accompany form. The medical diagnosis must be included.
  • Upon approval, copies are sent to the Registrar and also to Financial Aid, EOC, and Residence Life and Housing offices, if applicable.


PRINT the Medical Leave of Absence Authorization Form


Short-term Absence Due To Medical Reasons

If a student will be absent from class for five (5) consecutive days or more (but less than 2 weeks) due to medical reasons, the student must supply Health Services with the following information:


  • Documentation from a medical doctor or other medical care provider requesting authorization for “Absence due to Medical Reasons”. 
  • Absence due to Medical Reasons form must be completed and returned to Health Services.


Once documentation is received, Health Services will notify the student’s instructors of the absence. This should not be a substitute for student communication with their instructors.

PRINT the Short-Term Absence Due to Health Reasons Form

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Health Services is designed to meet the needs of our student population. Faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to utilize their primary care providers for any medical issues. When needed, Health Services may provide first aid treatment to faculty, staff, and visitors.

In the event of an injury, faculty and staff are encouraged to notify Human Resources for Workman’s Compensation information.

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