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Health and Counseling

Student Health and Counseling

    Welcome students!  Much is new and different this semester; please take a few moments to review the important information contained on these pages.  Use the page menu to navigate to our specific practice areas, which include Health Services, Counseling Services, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Program, Health Promotion, and Sexual Health.

    If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19

    Students, if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, please contact the health center at 245-5736.  A nurse will assist you and provide you with information on the next steps.

    Resources for Students who are not having symptoms but need a COVID test:

    Thanksgiving Mandatory COVID Testing 

    On 10/27/20, SUNY announced a new policy that requires all students with any campus presence or lives in Geneseo to be tested for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to the campus’ final day of on-campus instruction (November 24), and prior to the student’s departure date. 

    If you meet any of the criteria below, you will need to be tested:

    • Come to campus for instruction
    • Live on campus
    • Live in Geneseo
    • Work on campus
    • Come to campus for any other reason

    Testing will be conducted on campus.

    More information available soon.

    Daily COVID Health Screening Survey FAQ's

    Who receives a daily COVID Health Screening Survey? Anyone who lives on the SUNY Geneseo campus, lives off-campus in Geneseo and/or commutes to Geneseo. 

    Do I have to complete the survey? Yes, completing the daily screening surveys are mandatory. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action. 

    Do I have to complete the survey every day if I am only on campus once a day? Yes, completing the daily screening surveys are mandatory. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action. 

    What if I answer yes to 1 or more of the questions on the survey? If you answer yes to questions 1 and/or 2 your status will change to Isolation and you will receive an email from one of our medical staff regarding your symptoms. You will now receive a daily Isolation survey until the status is cleared. 

    If you answer yes to questions 3 and/or 4 your status will change to Quarantine and you will receive an email from one of our medical staff. You will now receive a daily quarantine survey until the status is cleared. 

    What if I answer yes to a question by accident? You can message the Technical Support rep within the health portal or email her at

    Election Stress

    The lead up to the 2020 Presidential Election has been tense.  Many people feel overwhelmed by the news coverage and struggle to manage their own reactions.  We have created a Managing Election Stress guide for assistance with how to cope.

    Workshop Series for Athletes

    During the first three Wednesdays in November, we will offer a workshop series specifically for student athletes.  This series is ACCEPT (Athletes Connecting, Coping, & Encouraging during Pandemic Times) and will be offered noon-1 on 11/4, 11/11, and 11/18.  View this flyer for specific descriptions of each workshop and message Jess Seren for Zoom links.

    Mental Health Information

    All mental health services are being provided via teletherapy this semester.  Both new counseling and returning counseling students can request a counseling appointment on the student health portal at  Read more about scheduling and accessing appointments on our Accessing Teletherapy Appointments page.

    Visit our Coping with Covid page for pandemic-specific resources, including online mental health options and free mind-body coping resources.  This page also includes LGBTQ-specific resources.

    Visit our Counseling Services pages for additional information, or call our office at 585-245-5716 if you have questions.  You may also take one of our free, anonymous online mental health screenings by visiting How are you feeling today?

    Spring 2021 - All Student Health Requirements 

    At this time, all returning and new/transfer students will be required to submit a negative COVID test before arrival. More information on test requirements and dates will follow. 

    If you are a new or transfer student, click HERE for immunization, physical, and questionnaire compliance. 

    Text Alert Reminders for Appointments

    You will need to "opt in" to text alert reminders. You must know your phone carrier.  For specific instructions, go to our Using the My Health Portal page.

    Using the Student Health Portal

    As a SUNY Geneseo student, you automatically have access to a student health portal,  This portal provides a gateway to many features and services, such as scheduling appointments and secure messaging staff members.  For more information, review our Using the My Health Portal page.

    Virtual Tours of Our Health Centers

    Lauderdale Health Center

    South Village Health Center

    Prescription Delivery from Wegmans

    Wegmans in Geneseo delivers prescriptions to the main Lauderdale Health Center building Monday-Friday during our business hours.  New prescriptions must be received by 2 pm in order to be delivered that same day.  To initiate this service, you must first complete this paperwork and turn in to Wegmans or to Lauderdale.  Note that these forms will authorize Wegmans to keep your credit card on file.

    Other things to know:

    • You must opt-out of automatic refills; instead, inform Wegmans to deliver to Lauderdale when you call for a refill.
    • Before picking your prescription up from Lauderdale, you must first call to request this, as walk-ins are not permitted at this time.
    Sexual Health Needs

    Sexual/reproductive health services are offered through the Reproductive Health Center, a service provided through Livingston County Health.

    PrEP at Geneseo

    PrEP at Geneseo is a service offered by Trillium Health.  PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a once-a-day single blue pill that prevents HIV infection.  Prep will be offering remote (telehealth) services for the Fall 2020 semester.

    Need a reminder of why wearing a mask is important?  Check out this video:

    Certified Medical HomeAAAHC

    The Department of Student Health and Counseling at SUNY Geneseo has received Accreditation as a MEDICAL HOME. A MEDICAL HOME is student-centered, comprehensive, team-based, accessible, and quality-focused. Allow us to be part of your health care team. We need your detailed health history, recent physical exam, and immunization records in order to coordinate with your health care providers to offer you the best medical care.

    Student Health and Counseling, your "Medical Home Away From Home"


      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

      CLOSED 12-1 pm daily
      CLOSED 9-10 Fridays


      CLOSED 11/25 - 11/27 CLOSED 12/24 CLOSED 12/28 - 1/1

      Urgent Care:
      Noyes Health Services
      Open daily 9 am - 9 pm
      (last patient at 8:30 pm)

      Phone Numbers


      Schedule an Appointment

      $25.00 fee for missed/late appointments -
      CANCEL at least 2 hours ahead of time by phone or via

      Additional Contact Information
      SHAC Anonymous Form

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