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What is the Health Center excuse policy? The Manhattanville College Health center will not provide students with medical excuses for absences from class or missed deadlines due to short term illness or injury.  This policy is consistent with recommendations from the American College Health Association, as well as the policies of other peer institutions.  In the event of illness or injury that may disrupt academic responsibilities, the student is advised to contact their instructors as soon as possible to notify them of the situation.

How do you get seen at the Health Center? You can call the Health Center at ext. 5245 to set up an appointment, or simply stop by our office located on the ground floor of Spellman Hall and you will be given the soonest possible appointment.

Can you fill prescriptions from other doctors at the Health Center? No, there are many local pharmacies that you may use to fill prescriptions. Please click on the link for a list of area pharmacies.  Area Pharmacy List

Do I need to get a GYN exam before I get birth control? No, it is not necessary but it is good practice to have one once a year.

Is there a doctor working everyday? The Health Center has licensed medical professionals on staff daily during the academic year.

If I miss class because I was sick, can the Health Center write me a note? No, we do not give notes.  You should communicate with your professors if you're sick and cannot make it to class.

Are my visits and records at the Health Center confidential? Yes, we cannot share any information without the students' written permission.

Where do I go if the Health Center is closed? You should go to campus safety, they are on duty 24/7 and they have EMTs on staff.  Please click on the link for a list of off campus resources.  Off Campus Medical Resources 

Can I get free HIV testing at the Health Center? Yes, we provide free HIV testing with annual and GYN physicals.

Can I buy Plan B at the Health Center? Yes, you can purchase Plan B at the Health Center with an appointment and it is $20.

Are condoms available at the Health Center? Yes, they are available and they are free of charge.

May I just walk-in?  Walk-in hours are available Monday mornings 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.