Office Hours by Appointment Only

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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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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#BEWise

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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.

Safer Sex Weekly

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Safe Sex Weekly is an initiative developed by Syracuse University Health Services Interns who realized the growing need for more inclusive safer sex promotion across campus. We now have discreet bowls, which are refilled every Thursday with various safer sex items, placed at hot spot locations around campus. It is a simple idea that we hope will make a large impact on student perception of safe sex promotion here at S.U. 

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.

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/fs-zika-basics.pdf

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-caribbean

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html


 

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

Mission

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.

 

What's Going Around?

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Coxsackie Virus

Coxsackie virus causes Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, (HFMD) a common viral illness that usually affects young children. Outbreaks happen in young adult populations as well. Initial symptoms are fever, malaise and sore throat, which are followed by painful sores in the throat. A rash with red spots and sometimes blisters may develop on the hands, feet and genital area.

There is no specific treatment for the Coxsackie virus but taking over the counter medications for pain and fever can help. Hand washing can help prevent the spread of the infection. For more information, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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