FAQs

Wellness

What if I have questions or concerns about staying well or making lifestyle changes?


Your questions will be dealt with seriously, respectfully and confidentially. Only you can decide what changes you will make, and who, if anyone, you would like notified of any changes. We will help you in any way we can.

What if I get sick?

Any college member who identifies a health care need may stop in or make an appointment to see a nurse. The nurse will complete an assessment and provide appropriate health care and educational counseling for common health concerns. If additional medical care is needed, students may be referred to their primary physician or, if they do not have a primary physician, to a local provider who has agreed to work with our students. If health problems require referral and students do not have medical insurance, they may be referred by the nurse to local urgent care facilities and will be provided with the college health insurance brochure (See Insurance Information at left). In extreme cases, the nurse will assist in arranging for transportation to the local emergency room (i.e. calling for an ambulance, taxi, or family member to drive person.)

Why can't I see a doctor in the Wellness Center?

The SUNY Orange Wellness Center office is nurse-directed. If medical intervention is required appropriate referrals will be made.

WHAT IF I NEED TO TALK WITH SOMEONE ABOUT A PERSONAL CONcERN OR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES?

The Wellness Center provides assessment of mental health needs and referral services by licensed mental health professionals at no cost. To schedule an appointment please call (845) 341-4870.

Updated November 2014