Office Hours by Appointment Only

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 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday Closed

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New Students

Welcome to Syracuse University! Located on campus at 111 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse University Health Services (SUHS) specializes in college health and provides ambulatory healthcare for SU and SUNY-ESF students. To help your transition to college go much smoother, we've created a page packed with important information about what services we offer, what documents you need to submit and what to do in an emergency.

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Social Links

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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be wise

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

Connecting students to campus life

Living SU Logo is students' one-stop-shop for all programs, resources, services, and events, within the Division of Student Affairs, designed to enhance their campus-life experience at SU.


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 and SUNY ESF 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.

Located at 111 Waverly Ave

Student Health Insurance

In accordance with the national Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the University will offer a new, comprehensive student health insurance plan as of August 1. Along with the new plan, the University will institute a new policy requiring all full-time students to have appropriate health insurance coverage.  The policy will be phased in over two years.  Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year all incoming, newly-matriculating full-time students (graduate, law, and undergraduate), all full-time matriculated international students (current and incoming, graduate and undergraduate), and all graduate student Fellows will be subject to the insurance requirement.  By the 2016-17 academic year, all full-time matriculated students will be subject to the requirement.

The new plan and policy changes were adopted to help students meet their obligation under the ACA to have health insurance, as well as to protect students and their families from large medical expenses that could put their education and personal finances at risk. Almost every other private research institution like Syracuse University has a requirement like this.  These changes will ensure that all students have access to an affordable, ACA-compliant plan.

Additional information, including a Frequently Asked Questions page, will be available soon under the FAQs section of our website.  If you have any immediate questions, or would like to speak in confidence about a specific health concern, please feel free to contact Palma Cassano at Syracuse University Health Services.

We have also scheduled two campus information sessions for April 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and April 15 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., both in Grant Auditorium, to address directly any questions or concerns you may have about these changes.

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.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault


A Drug facilitated assault is when drugs or alcohol are used to compromise an individual's ability to consent to sexual activity. In addition, drugs and alcohol are often used in order to minimize the resistance and memory of the victim of a sexual assault.

Diminished capacity exists when an individual does not have the capacity to consent. Reasons for this inability to consent include, but are not limited to: sleeping, drugged, passed out, unconscious, mentally incapacitated, etc.

It is important to understand diminished capacity because oftentimes victims of sexual assault in these situations blame themselves because they drank, did drugs, etc. It is essential to emphasize that it is not his or her fault, that the aggressor is the one who took advantage of his or her diminished capacity.

Safety tips for safe drinking:

1. Don't leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the bathroom, or making a phone callk

2. At parties, don't drink from punch bowls or other large common open containers.

3. If someone offers to get you a drink from the bar at the club or party, go with them to the bar to order it, watch it being poured, and carry it yourself.

4. Watch out for your friends, and vice versa. Always leave the party or bar together. If a friend seems out of it, is way too drunk for the amount of liquor they have had, or is acting out of character, get them to a safe place immediately.

5. If you think you or a friend has been drugged, you can call:

  • 911
  • The Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team at the Counseling Center 9315) 443-4715. They can provide privileged and confidential support, advocacy, and counseling for survivors of sexual assault and can be accessed 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • Vera House (315) 422-7273. They are a resource in the Syracuse community that also provides privileged and confidential support and advocacy to survivors.

Alcohol remains the most commonly used chemical in crimes of sexual assault, but there are also substances being used by perpetrators including: Rohypnol, GHB, GBL, Benzodiazepines, Ketamine and Ecstasy.

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.


New Student Health Insurance Policy and Plan

In accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), Syracuse University will be offering a new student health insurance plan as of Aug. 1, 2015.

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Pink, itchy eyes?

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Pink, itchy eyes?  Pink eye – or conjunctivitis – is common and spreads easily. It is usually mild and will often get better on its own, but sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms, when to seek treatment, and how to help prevent it.

Check out the latest guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).          

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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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Disabled-Medical Parking

Do you need to apply for disabled/medical parking? If so, click here for detailed information regarding the process as well as the application.

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