Where is Weigel Health Center located?
Weigel Health Center is located on Academic Drive, next to Chase Hall (University Police).
Student Health Center is located on the 1st floor. Ph. 878-6711
Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor. Ph. 716-878-4436
Health Promotion office is located on the first floor of Weigel Health Center. Ph. 716-878-4719
Nutrition Education Counseling Center is located in the Caudell Hall Building room 212. Ph. 716-878-4333
Who can use the Student Health Center?
Weigel Health Center is open to all Buffalo State students. The Health fee (charged each semester) is a mandatory charge. In addition to supporting the operation of the Weigel Health Center, the fee is used to promote many health and wellness programs conducted for the benefit of students. The Health Fee is not health insurance and is mandatory for all students. The Health Fee cannot be waived.
Do I need health insurance to be seen at Weigel Health Center?
Your Health Center appointment is covered by the Health Fee. All full-time, and part-time students are required to have insurance (either your own, under a parent/guardian). Health insurance is needed for Emergency Room, Urgent Care, and Prescriptions, X-rays Physical Therapy, Vision, Dental Services or any other service done off campus. Not all insurances are covered outside of your residential area. It is the students responsibility to contact their insurance carrier to determine if their insurance covers outside services in the Buffalo area. The following insurances are NOT covered in the Buffalo area: Health First, Metro Plus.
How do I get seen in the Weigel Health Center?
Due to the COVID-19 crisis to be seen at Weigel Health Center, a provider currently will assess the students initially by phone. An appointment will either be on site or via a teleheath (video call). For on site appointments, students will be given an appointment time. At allotted appointment time the student must come alone and wear a mask. The students temperature will be taken at this time. The student then will be escorted to the providers room.
Appointments can be scheduled:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:30 am - 4:00 p.m.
Weigel Health Center is open during spring break, summer break, and winter break.
Emergencies will be evaluated as needed.
Do I need to have the COVID vaccine to attend on-site classes?
It is suggested that students be vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend on-site classes. Students who are not vaccinated will have to wear face masks, continue with social distancing and weekly surveillance (pool test) testing. Students that are fully vaccinated and it has been two weeks from the final vaccine, will not have to participate in the weekly surveillance testing, provided they have proof of their vaccination available.
Will my parents/guardian know I was seen at Weigel Health Center?
According to HIPAA regulations, Weigel Health Center, does not disclose any medical information without written consent from the student. However if any outside testing is ordered, the insurance subscriber may receive an “Explanation of Benefits” (summary of laboratory tests) document.
What services are provided at Weigel Health Center?
Weigel Health Center provides many services that may be beneficial to our student community; we have a Physician on-site of Friday's (during the fall and spring semesters), and Nurse Practitioners, that can provide general health care and women’s health care. We also provide nutritional counseling, HIV testing, blood pressure monitoring and smoking cessation to name a few. Click here for a full list of Services.
What college/medical supplies should I bring to campus?
Click here for college/medical supply list
What do I do if I become sick or injured when the Weigel Health Center is closed.
After hours and on the weekends you can still speak to a nurse by calling FoneMed Service 1-866-710-1002. If it is an emergency and you are on campus call 878-6333. If it is an emergency and you are off campus and you need an ambulance call 911.
Local emergency rooms if needed are: at this time to be seen at the local emergency rooms you must wear a mask or a face covering.
Kenmore Mercy Hosptial 2950 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore, New York, 14217 telephone number 716-447-6121
Sisters Hospital 2157 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214, telephone number 716-862-1820
Buffalo General Hospital 100 High Street Buffalo New York 14203, telephone number 716-748-2013
ECMC Health Campus 462 Grider Street, Bufalo New York 14215, telephone number 716-898-3161
ECMC Behavioral & Mental Health Emergency 462 Grider Street, Buffalo NY, 14215, telephone # 716-834-3131
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