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 obtain services at the Health Center? You can call the Health Center at 914.323.7277 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.
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. Please click on the link for a list of off campus resources. Off Campus Resources
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 $25.
Are condoms available at the Health Center? Yes, they are available and they are free of charge.
Does the Health Center administer allergy shots? No
Who are the Counselors in the Counseling Center? The Counseling Center is staffed by trained professionals from different mental health disciplines including psychology and psychiatry.
How do I arrange to see a Counselor? Call the Counseling Center at 914.323.7277 to set up an appointment, or simply stop by our offices on the ground floor of Spellman G11. In the event of an after hours emergency, please contact your resident advisor, resident director or campus safety at 323-5244.
How much are the services at the Counseling Center? Services at the Counseling Center are free to all full-time undergraduate and residential graduate students of Manhattanville College.
How long can I obtain counseling services? The length of counseling depends on the needs of the student. Some students need only a few sessions to meet their particular needs. Your counselor will help you decide what length of time is right for you. If a student requires long term counseling or their issues are beyond the scope of the Counseling Center, a referral to an off campus mental health provider may become necessary. If this is the case, the Counseling Center will work with the student on locating and transitioning to an outside provider.
How private are my visits with the Counseling Center? What you discuss with your counselor at the Counseling Center is confidential. We can share no information with other parties without your prior informed consent. The only exception to this is in situations where your safety -or that of someone else -is at risk. In such situations our first priority must be to ensure student safety.
Is treatment with medication available through the Counseling Center? Yes. We have a psychiatrist on staff who can prescribe psychiatric medications for a range of emotional or psychiatric issues, if necessary.
What can I do, if I think a friend needs counseling? If you are concerned about a friend and are not sure about how to help them, we'd like to help you. Feel free to stop by to talk with one of our counselors -your conversation will be confidential. We'll explore ways on how you can talk with your friend about your concerns in a way that will be helpful, and how to refer them to the Counseling Center.