Our services and eligibility information
- Primary care services. Many common medications are provided.
- Medical, surgical and dental referrals.
- Routine laboratory testing. Other laboratory tests and all x-rays are referred into the community and payment is the student's responsibility.
- Allergy desensitization service is provided by an off campus provider. Billing is direct with the practice. Check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage.
- Men's and women's reproductive health care. HIV and STD testing are offered.
- Contraceptive clinic administered by OCO Reproductive Health by appointment. Call 342.0888 for details.
- Quality condoms at a reasonable cost.
- Physical examinations for returning athletes, employment and internship physicals.
- Smoking cessation counseling and nicotine replacement therapy.
- Loan of crutches, canes and splints.
- Emergency first aid for visitors to the campus.
- Health/wellness education and promotion.
- Free educational materials available.
The medical staff provides primary health care for all registered students who have a health history and immunization form on file. The health history may be accomplished online (via links from the new student menu in MyOswego) or by downloading and sending the form. Immunization information is required by NYS law and may be obtained from the students health care provider, high school or previously attended college health services office. The law requires college students born on or after January 1, 1957, to be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella. Only live vaccine immunization is acceptable. This information is required to be filed with Walker Health Center before the student can register for an orientation session prior to entering college. Class registration is not maintained unless this information is on file.
In accordance with New York State law, students under 18 years of age cannot be treated at the Student Health Center without parental consent. The signature of a parent/guardian giving consent for health care must be included in the health history and immunization form. If an online health history is completed, an authorization of treatment from may be downloaded from our website and sent.
Medical services may be denied without the presentation of a valid college ID card at each visit.
A student desiring health care services during the summer may do so even if not attending Summer School session(s) if the student:
- was registered for the previous semester;
- is registered for the coming semester;
- has talked with health center staff about fees for summer health services.