Student Health Services offers healthcare services to any registered UB student. Any UB student who is currently registered for classes can be seen in our clinic, regardless of the type of insurance plan he/she holds. This means you DO NOT need to be insured under one of UB's insurance plans to utilize Student Health Services. To ensure that all registered UB students have adequate access to our services, patients are limited to one appointment per day with a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.
The vast majority of our services are paid for by the mandatory health fee, which is part of UB's comprehensive fee. Because we are 100% student funded, we do not provide services to faculty, staff or the general public. Visiting Scholars or OPT students should call Student Health Services for more information on how to gain access to our services.
Most of your health care needs and concerns can be taken care of by one of our providers. We are staffed by licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses. Please call 829-3316 to make an appointment. Most students can be seen the same day or the next day. If we cannot take care of your problem, we will refer you to a community provider best suited to your needs. As a courtesy service to our patients, we send an emailed appointment reminder the day before your appointment if it has been scheduled in advance.
Photo ID Requirement
To reduce the risk of identity theft and to increase efficiencies at our check-in, Student Health Services requires that you show photo ID when you check in for your appointment. The preferred ID is your UB Card, but a driver's license, passport, or government issued, non-driver ID are also acceptable. If you do not bring photo ID with you, your appointment may be cancelled.
Quicklinks to: Specialty Clinics | Affiliate Services | Pharmacy/Prescription Services
Women's Health Clinic | Infectious Disease Clinic | Immunization Clinic | RN Health Screenings | Nutrition | Eating Disorders Team | Sports Medicine | Travel Clinic | Sexually Transmitted Infection & HIV Screening
Women's Health Services (829-3316 for an appointment)
The UB Health Services offers a wide range of gynecologic care. We provide primary care gynecology services and counseling for women. Services related to sexually transmitted diseases, safer sex, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and referral, routine gynecologic care, and annual exams are offered at the Health Services. While your Combined University Fee covers your visit, there may be a charge if lab work is required. Most often these lab charges are billable to your personal health insurance.
Please remember to bring your insurance information to your appointment in order to complete the necessary laboratory paperwork. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment to complete this paperwork.
When the health needs of an individual require the services of a specialist, we will refer the patient to the appropriate provider in the community.
Health Services providers are available to counsel pregnant women about their options. Women who choose to terminate a pregnancy via surgical or medical (including RU-486) abortion will be referred to qualified specialists in the community who have the training, facilities, and technology to provide the best possible care for our patients. Women who choose to continue a pregnancy will be referred to qualified obstetricians in the community.
Infectious Disease Clinic (829-3316 for an appointment)
The Infectious Disease Clinic specializes in treating TB, sexually transmitted diseases, and various other contagious illnesses.
Immunization Clinic (829-3316 for an appointment)
The staff in this clinic monitors compliance with New York State Health (Immunization) Law. We are able to provide the required (measles, mumps and rubella) and the recommended vaccinations such as Meningococcal, Varicella, and Hepatitis B. We can also provide vaccines you may need for your specific program here at school.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of WNY Student Health Insurance covers all immunizations. HTH Worldwide covers the following vaccines in full: MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and Meningococcal. If you have another insurance plan, you are responsible for payment. We will provide you with a receipt that you can send to your insurance company to request reimbursement. Student Health Services does not guarantee reimbursement from any insurance company.
The fees associated with the vaccinations are listed below (the price is per dose):
- Hepatitis A $25.00
- Hepatitis B $25.00
- HPV $130.00
- Inactivated Polio $30.00
- Influenza $10.00
- Japanese Encephalitis $225.00
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella $10.00
- Meningococcal $100.00
- Pneumovax $40
- PPD (TB skin test) $10.00
- Rabies $185.00
- Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis $30.00
- Tetanus/Diphtheria $20.00
- Typhoid $55.00
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) $85.00
- Yellow Fever $90.00
Health Screenings (829-3316 for appointment):
Have you ever wondered what your cholesterol reading is? Are you curious about your blood glucose level? Do you want to know if your blood pressure is normal? SHS offers appointments exclusively for these tests – you'll have your results by the end of the 20 minute appointment! Just call us and ask for an “RN Health Screening” appointment.
Nutrition (Call Wellness Education Services at 645-2837 ext. 0 for an appointment)
Our registered dietitian can provide individual nutrition counseling for wellness, weight loss or gain, and for chronic medical problems. In addition to one-on-one instruction there are many presentations as well as fun activities during the school year. Call 645-2837 ext. 4 to schedule an appointment.
Eating Disorders Team
The Eating Disorders Treatment Team provides help for students who are struggling with an eating disorder, weight issues, and body image concerns. The team consists of medical providers, counselors, and a registered dietician. The team offers coordinated outpatient treatment and assists students in accessing community resources for inpatient and intensive, long-term outpatient treatment. More information...
Sports Medicine (829-3316 for an appointment)
We have a physician (Jody Snyder, M.D.) who is specialty trained and certified in Sports Medicine. She is available by appointment to see orthopedic concerns and sports injuries.
Travel Clinic (829-3316 for an appointment)
Before traveling abroad for studies or for fun, visit our travel clinic to discuss health concerns related to your trip, and to get medications or vaccines that may be recommended for you. We are able to link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide up-to-date information for safe travel. Please visit their site to educate yourself before calling for an appointment at www.cdc.gov/travel . Call 829-3316 for further information or an appointment. Please be aware that travel to certain countries may require an appointment with our infectious disease physician. Please plan ahead & make your appointment well before your departure date, as his schedule fills quickly.
The UB Law Library is an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility. The certified passport agents in the Law Library are authorized to distribute forms, accept completed paperwork, review required documentation, and forward applications to the U.S. regional passport agency in Boston. Hours and information .
Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV Screening
Student Health Services has partnered with the Erie County Department of Health to offer confidential STI and HIV testing to any registered UB student. The cost is $10 and billed directly to the student's account. Test results are typically received in 2-3 weeks. Call 829-3316 and ask for an appointment to meet with a health care provider and determine which tests are recommended for you. Condoms and dental dams are also available at no cost from Health Services.
We are unable to administer allergy shots @ UB Student Health Services. We are aware of 2 allergists in the local community who are willing to administer allergy shots to UB students without re-testing. Please contact their offices directly to request a consult appointment so you can discuss scheduling as well as insurance coverage. Be sure to identify yourself as a UB student.
Drs. Grabiec & Cumella
333 International Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
Buffalo Amherst Allergy
500 Corporate Parkway Ste 100
Amherst, NY 14226
Chiropractic Care (Call NYCC at 685-9631 for an appointment)
Student Health Services in conjunction with the New York Chiropractic College offers chiropractic care at Michael Hall. Current hours (which are subject to change) are Mondays 1 pm - 5 pm, Wednesdays 11 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm, and Fridays 9 am -12 pm. Please call NYCC at 685-9631 to make an appointment. Make sure to identify yourself as a UB student.
Dental Care at UB
The School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo provides dental care to UB students who sign up as patients of one of their Clinics. A description of the fees involved and the process for signing up as a patient is contained on their web site .
Local Pharmacy/Prescription Services
SBI is a student-owned corporation. This pharmacy accepts the student medical insurance plans only. Those students with other insurance plans can contact them for a price quote.
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