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Call 315-443-9005

Monday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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In addition to our own website, Syracuse University Health Services is committed to providing students with the educational resources they need wherever they are on the internet. We maintain an active Facebook page, post and share content on our Twitter and answer daily questions via email. Click any of the links below to see SUHS around the web! 

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The BE Wise campaign strives to generate awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs, and how to respond to it.

Get Your Flu Shot

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If you haven't received your flu shot yet, you still have time!

If you are a STUDENT, flu shots are available upon request at the pharmacy in Health Services throughout the months of January and February during normal business hours.

If you are an EMPLOYEE flu shots are available upon request at the pharmacy in Health Services during normal business hours until February 1, 2017. Also, there is an employee flu clinic scheudled on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Miron Room, Newhouse 1.

If you have any questions please contact the pharmacy directly at 315-443-5691 or

Flu Season

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who are vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu. Flu season in the United States can begin as early as late October and will typically peak in January or February. Students and employees of Syracuse University can begin their flu protection by getting vaccinated. Vaccines are available during normal business hours at the pharmacy located within Health Services.

 “Everyone on campus should get vaccinated for flu”, Michele Frontale, supervising pharmacist says. “It promotes a healthy campus. The more students, staff and faculty are vaccinated, the more it keeps our teachers teaching and our students going to class.”

For more information on how to stay healthy while at college, please read Self-Care 101.

Safer Sex Express


Welcome to the Safer Sex Express!

This is a resource provided at no cost for Syracuse University students to order sexual health supplies including condoms, lubricant, oral dams and hand protection! This program is a collaborative effort between Health Services and Office of Health Promotion. For details on what products are available check out the Sexual Health Supply Guide. Not sure what supplies you need? Check out the Safer Sex Express Protection Plan. 

Students that live on campus will receive discreet packages right to their mailboxes! Students that live off-campus can come and pick up their orders in the Office of Health Promotion between 8:30AM and 5:00PM located in Suite 006 of 111 Waverly Ave.

Safer Sex Express Order Form

Looking for a different resource?

  • Need condoms right away? Sexual health supplies can be found for free in Student Health Services located in discreet locations, by the restroom and next to the vending machine in the SUA entrance.
  • Are you a student leader looking for large quantities of condoms for an event on campus? Check out the Bulk Sexual Health Supply Request form

The Safer Sex Express was adapted from Boston University's Condom Fairy™ Program

Zika Virus

What You Need to Know

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015, the first confirmed Zika virus infections were discovered in Brazil.  The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites.  To prevent the Zika Virus, use insect repellents to prevent mosquito bites; this includes everyone (children, pregnant and nursing women). When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.  Use air conditioning or window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.

No locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported in returning travelers, and it has recently been predicted that Zika will eventually enter the United States.

It is important to note, that for most people, the Zika virus is relatively mild and not fatal.  The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.

A correlation has identified potential birth defects to infants born to a mother with the Zika virus, specifically microcephaly (a small, underdeveloped brain) that leads to further complications.  In response, CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women should strongly consider postponing travel to the tropical climates identified as those where the Zika virus is known to exist. 

Though this has not become an issue for the Syracuse University community, we recommend if you have recently traveled abroad to one of the countries listed by the CDC and have any symptoms to follow up with a health professional or contact S.U. Health Services at (315) 443-9005.


Health Services

Located at 111 Waverly Ave

We are committed to providing high quality student-centered ambulatory health care and wellness services that have been especially designed to meet the needs of SU students. We strive to provide these services in a way that engages the student as an adult consumer of healthcare. Our staff is highly qualified and experienced in providing student health care.

We work in collaboration with other health, wellness, and safety units on campus, including the Counseling Center, Options Program, Recreation Services, and Department of Public Safety.

This web site has been designed especially for you. Here you will find the information you need to use the many services and programs offered by SUHS. If at any time you are in need of additional information or have any questions or concerns, call us at 315-443-9005. We will be happy to provide assistance.

Meningitis on Campus

Know your Risk

Certain college students are at increased risk for meningococcal disease, a potentially fatal bacterial infection commonly referred to as meningitis.

In fact, freshmen living in dorms are found to have a 6-fold increased risk for this serious disease. A U.S. health advisory panel recommends that college students particularly freshmen living in dorms, learn more about meningitis and vaccination.

Learn more about this infectious disease. Find out how it’s spread. Understand the symptoms-often mistaken for the flu. Learn about a vaccine that helps to prevent meningitis.

For more information about the vaccine, contact the Pharmacy at Health Services, 315-443-5691.

For more information about Meningitis, click here.

For the meningitis response form, click here.

Mission Statement


The mission of Syracuse University Health Services is to provide compassionate, quality, student centered health care, foster a concept of life long wellness and provide leadership in the field of college health.


Winter Health Update and Reminders

Flu season may be well under way but it’s never too late to protect yourself against the flu and other contagious illnesses. That is why we're reminding the campus community of the importance of good health practices, and of keeping vaccinations and vaccination records up to date.

Find more information here:

What's Going Around

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Gastroenteritis "aka stomach bug"

Gastroenteritis is a sickness caused by a virus which spreads from person to person or through food contamination. Symptoms include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Dehydration

What to do if you have the stomach bug:

  • Wait about 30-60 minutes after the last vomiting to try drinking fluids.
  • Sip small amounts of clear liquids frequently. Try ice chips, sips of water, flat ginger ale or 7-up, weak tea, diluted apple juice, Gatorade, clear soups, Jell-O, popsicles.
  • Let your gastrointestinal tract settle by not eating for several hours. Then start with small amounts of bland, east-to-digest food: cooked cereals, bread or bagel (no butter or margarine), toast with jelly, crackers, plain pasta, pretzels or bread sticks, fruits (banana, apple, applesauce), cooked potatoes, cooked vegetables, eggs, rice, chicken, turkey, baked fish
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Eat small amounts of bland food frequently for -3 days to prevent recurrence.
  • Avoid dairy products, greasy or spicy foods, raw vegetable, caffeine, and alcohol until recovery is complete.

When to seek care:

  • Stools containing blood or black stools.
  • Temperature over 101.5 F for more than 24 hours.
  • Prolonged vomiting.
  • Signs of dehydration.
  • Diarrhea that lasts more than 3 days.

Things to Bring to College

For a Healthy Start

As a new college student, one of your responsibilities is taking care of your health. So be sure you bring to college a plan to eat well, sleep enough, continue your exercise, safer sex plan and stress management plans. All of this can prevent illness. Click here to see some items that will be important to help you if despite your best efforts you do have a health issue.

Emergency Assistance

In an emergency, dial 315-443-2224.

In cooperation with Syracuse University, we've compiled a list of helpful resources for you to use in the event of an emergency.

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Student Health Insurance Plan

A student’s health and well-being is crucial to their capacity to learn. To ensure students are prepared for medical situations that could create barriers to their learning, Syracuse University requires full-time matriculated students to carry qualifying health insurance coverage. Through the Syracuse University Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), eligible students have access to comprehensive health care coverage.

For more information on the SHIP, click here