Frequently Asked Questions
The Baruch College Student Health Care Center is not open on the weekends. However we do have extended hours on Mondays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and our regular hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but Fridays are shortened hours (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
The Health Care Center offers primary care services such as cold/cough/flu relief, treating sprains and strains, administering vaccinations, STI/HIV testing, gynecological care and physical exams.
The Health Care Center is usually able to provide a limited number of free and/or reduced cost flu vaccines. Please call the Health Center for more information at (646) 312-2040.
The Health Care Center distributes free medications for basic aches and pains, fever, minor abrasions, and allergies. The Health Center does not provide medicine for cough and colds or for seasonal allergies.
Yes. We have a Physician Assistant on staff who is qualified to give prescriptions for birth control and other drugs after meeting with and screening a student. The physician assistant cannot write prescriptions for psychiatric medicine. For more information visit or contact, Baruch College Counseling Center, which is conveniently housed in the same building. The address is 137 East 25th Street (Annex building) 9th floor. All student information is kept confidential.
Students are welcomed to talk to the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant if they suspect their physical illness is stress related, they are highly encouraged to visit the Baruch College Counseling Center, which is conveniently housed in the same building. The address is 137 East 25th Street (Annex building), 9th Floor. All student information is kept confidential.
There is no charge for any registered Baruch College student who visits the Health Center. If it is determined that you need to have a special screening done or any blood work performed, students will have to pay for these services all of which are offered at a special reduced price!
The Baruch College Student Health Care Center accepts cash, debit or credit cards (excluding American Express and Discover) as payment for services. The Health Care Center does not accept checks!
Yes. There is always a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or Doctor at the Health Center during all regular AND extended hours.
Yes. The Health Care Center administers pregnancy tests for those students who are interested in using that service. Basic pregnancy tests (urine) are performed free of charge.
No. The Health Care Center routinely has a representative on campus from an insurance company and a Health Care Navigator who can help register students for insurance. International students can also register through these agents or if not qualified, apply for insurance through ISO (flyers available at the Health Center).
Yes. The lactation room is available to all Baruch College students and staff during clinic hours. Mondays and Thursdays (10 a.m.-7 p.m.), Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9 a.m. -5 p.m.), and Fridays (9 a.m.-3 p.m.—shortened hours).
The Baruch College Student Health Care Center is not a pharmacy. It cannot transfer prescriptions from any pharmacy. The physician assistant can either write a prescription to give to the student or call and dictate the prescription to the pharmacist located at any of the pharmacies nearby the college campus or else located in New York State.
If a Baruch College Student coming from another country or out of state is registered to take classes at this campus and has a chronic medical condition that warrants daily or routine use of prescription medicine, that student should make it possible to carry enough supply for that semester before they return to their provider out of state or to their respective country. Only under emergency circumstances (student ran out of supply, will see provider in 1-2 weeks, and is dependent on medication for survival) the physician assistant can prescribe a 2-week refill of a chronic medication (that is not psychiatric nor narcotic) with permission of the medical director/supervisor made aware of the need for refill medication for that student. If that Baruch College student needs even more supply of medications, the Health center will provide means of referring that student to a provider or specialist in New York City who can continue that care.
Any Baruch College student with medications written by another provider and needing more that can be sent to any pharmacy in New York City or of their choice within New York State, will be given a referral to a doctor (insured and uninsured students alike) of the same specialty as the original provider so that they can get more prescriptions sent to a pharmacy of their choice in New York State.