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, you would need to be seen by one of our Physicians.
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? Yes, the Health Center is fully staffed with two (2) licensed medical professionals Monday - Friday.
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 can't 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 Security, they are on duty 24 hours and they are all EMT.
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.