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Health Services

At Post University we are serious about our students’ health. Our Health Services office is staffed by one registered nurses and the University physician is available on a weekly basis. In addition, walk-ins are welcome during open hours.”

Our medical staff is here to provide students with access to:

  • Onsite basic care
  • Education and information related to health and wellness
  • Access to information on other health specialists and facilities near campus

Students wishing to make individual appointments with our physician should do so through the Health Services Office.

Health Services can be reached at
Phone: 203.596.4503
Fax: 203.841.1179
healthservices@post.edu

The Health Services Office is conveniently located in East Hall Annex and is open Monday through Friday during the academic year. Summer hours and semester break hours are posted well in advance.

Our Staff

Dr. J Michael Elser, Medical Director
Alliance Medical Group

Audrey Corvino, Nurse Practitioner
acorvino@post.edu
203.591.7390

Kellie Brown, Registered Nurse
kbrown@post.edu
203.596.4503

Lea Ann Hogrefe, Registered Nurse
lhogrefe@post.edu
203.596.4557

Services
  • Sick visits
  • Covid-19 testing
  • Strep testing
  • Flu testing
  • Mono testing
  • First aid
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Vitals check
  • Glucose testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Birth Control and education
  • Referrals to specialists or hospital care
  • We offer many over the counter medications
  • And more
FAQs

Who staffs the health services office?

Health Services is staffed Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm during the academic year to see students.  Prescribing clinician hours vary and students are encouraged to call prior to coming for clinician availability.

Break and Summer hours maybe limited so students are encouraged to call ahead.

Do students have to pay for services?

All visits and services provided in Health Services are free for Post students.  However if a medication is prescribed then the student is responsible for picking up the prescription at the pharmacy and costs associated with it.  Off campus medical providers, urgent care, ED or hospital services are the students responsibility, calling your insurance company ahead to check coverage is recommended.

Can Parents get information on a student’s visit to health services?

All services provided in health services are confidential.  We cannot share or discuss the medical information of our students without explicit consent from that student.  We encourage in many cases that students choose to share information with their parents or guardians but the decision is theirs.

The staff of Health Services are mandated reporters and do have mandated responsibility to report if a student is a danger to themselves or others or if abuse is suspected.

Insurance Requirements

All full-time main campus undergraduate and graduate students must have health insurance coverage. Students who do not have insurance must enroll in the University’s student insurance plan prior to starting classes. Students will be billed for and automatically enrolled in the University’s insurance plan unless they complete a waiver on or before the deadline date.

For very important information, including instructions on how to waive, visit Student Insurance

Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements due by August 1st of each year:

Full-time students are required to have a complete physical examination, signed by a physician, along with an updated immunization record on file in the Health Services Office prior to beginning classes each year. Students who have not met Connecticut state immunization requirements will not be able to attend classes.  All students are required by the State of Connecticut to show proof of the following immunizations:

Residents:

Required

  • Two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine dates or blood results showing immunity.
  • Two Varicella (chicken pox) dates or date of disease or blood results showing immunity.
  • Tuberculin skin exam (PPD), or qualified test, with results within the year prior to the beginning of classes. If positive results, must have proof of negative chest x-ray, or completed treatment. See school health TB assessment page for further instructions.
  • Meningitis vaccine within the five years prior to the beginning of classes.
  • COVID-19 vaccination, students must be fully immunized against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the WHO before starting classes.  Fully vaccinated is two weeks after second dose of a two dose vaccine or two weeks after the Janssen/J&J one dose series.
    WHO approved vaccines                #of doses
    • Janssen/J&J                                 1
    • Pfizer-BioNTech                            2
    • Moderna                                        2
    • AstraZeneca                                  2
    • Covishield                                      2
    • BIBP/Sinopharm                            2
    • Sinovac                                          2

Recommended

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis B series vaccination dates (three dates)
  • Polio immunization dates
  • Meningitis B

Commuters:

Required

  • Two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine dates or blood results showing immunity.
  • Two Varicella (chicken pox) dates or date of disease or blood results showing immunity.
  • Physical exam within the year prior to the beginning of classes.
  • Tuberculosis skin exam (PPD), or qualified test, with results within one year prior to the beginning of classes. If positive results, must have proof of negative chest x-ray, or completed treatment. See school health TB assessment page for further instructions.
  • COVID-19 vaccination, students must be fully immunized against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the WHO before starting classes.  Fully vaccinated is two weeks after second dose of a two dose vaccine or two weeks after the Janssen/J&J one dose series.
    WHO approved vaccines                #of doses
    • Janssen/J&J                                 1
    • Pfizer-BioNTech                            2
    • Moderna                                        2
    • AstraZeneca                                  2
    • Covishield                                      2
    • BIBP/Sinopharm                            2
    • Sinovac                                          2

Recommended

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis B series vaccination dates (three dates)
  • Polio immunization dates
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis B

Online Students with Site Courses:

Required

  • Two (2) MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine dates or blood results showing immunity.
  • Two (2) Varicella (chicken pox) dates or date of disease or blood results showing immunity.
  • COVID-19 vaccination, students must be fully immunized against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the WHO before starting classes.  Fully vaccinated is two weeks after second dose of a two dose vaccine or two weeks after the Janssen/J&J one dose series.
    WHO approved vaccines                #of doses
    • Janssen/J&J                                 1
    • Pfizer-BioNTech                            2
    • Moderna                                        2
    • AstraZeneca                                  2
    • Covishield                                      2
    • BIBP/Sinopharm                            2
    • Sinovac                                          2

Additional Requirements for Student Athletes

  • First time freshmen and incoming transfer students must provide results of a sickle cell test.

 

*Athletics Department has additional requirements for medical information and testing (please see athletics for more information).

**Students will not be able to register without the proper health information turned into the nurse.

***Residents will not be allowed to move into their rooms without the proper health documentation.

The Hepatitis B Vaccine is recommended by the CDC, ACHA and NCAA. To learn more about Hepatitis B and the vaccine, download the Hepatitis B and Vaccination Fact Sheet or contact your physician, local Health Department,  the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b, or the American College Health Association (ACHA) website www.acha.org

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers About Meningococcal Meningitis.

Flu vaccines are recommended for all students: Health Services offers flu shots free to students, October through December.  Walk-ins are welcome, contact health services at 203.596.4503 for more information.

Where to get the required vaccines

Your Physician or local health Department
Your Hospital’s Travel Clinic

Medical facilities In the Waterbury area:

Physician One Urgent Care
203.574.1200
920 Wolcott St, Waterbury, CT 06705
8am-8pm Mon-Fri
9am-5pm Weekends
Accepts most insurance plans

  • Physical Exam, PPD, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Influenza Vaccine, MMR Vaccine, Varicella Vaccine, Meningitis Vaccine, Varicella Titer, MMR Titer, Hepatitis B Titer

CVS Minute Clinic
203.755.5490
1279 West Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708
8:30am-7:30pm Mon-Fri
9am-5:30pm Sat
10am-5:30pm Sun
Accepts most insurance plans

  • Physical Exam, PPD, COVID vaccine, MMR Vaccine, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Meningitis Vaccine

St. Mary’s Urgent Care
203.709.4575
1312 West Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708
8am-8pm Mon-Fri
9am-5pm Sat
9am-2 pm Sun
Accepts most insurance plans

  • Physical Exam, PPD, Hepatitis B Titer, Varicella Titer
  • No Immunizations offered

Hospital and ED facilities in the Waterbury Area:

Waterbury Hospital
203-573-6000
64 Robbins Street

St. Mary’s Hospital
203-709-6000
56 Franklin St.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from OFF campus appointments

  • Yellow Cab # 203.754.5151
  • University Shuttle goes to CVS and St. Mary’s Urgent Care
  • UBER App for iPhone and Android

For off site COVID testing in the Waterbury area visit