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Health and Counseling

Student Health and Counseling

Welcome students!

Find all COVID-related policies and procedures regarding vaccinationtesting, and other safety precautions at SUNY Geneseo's COVID-19 Guidelines website. 

We do not accept medical walk-in appointments. Schedule your health or appointment or request a counseling appointment at

Spring 2022 COVID Vaccine/Booster Requirements

COVID Primary Vaccine

Students are required to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 no later than January 12, 2022, to attend classes in person and participate in on-campus activities in the Spring, according to a SUNY mandate. 

*To be considered fully vaccinated, individuals must satisfy all three of these requirements no later than January 12, 2022

  1. You must have received ALL required doses of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine
  2. At least two weeks need to have passed since your final shot BEFORE arriving on campus. No later than January 12, 2022.
  3. You must have submitted proof of vaccination to your SUNY Geneseo health portal at under Enter My COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID Booster

Students currently eligible to be boosted must provide evidence of receiving a booster by the first day of classes on January 26.

Students who become eligible after the first day of classes must provide proof of booster within 15 days of eligibility. Documentation of the booster MUST be uploaded to the health portal

Students who cannot obtain a booster before returning to campus may schedule an appointment at our on-campus booster clinic on January 31. Limited appointment slots are available.

Please note that booster eligibility is subject to the latest CDC guidelines and may change.

COVID Vaccine/Booster Exemptions 

Students who are granted an exemption from the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine requirement are subject to special obligations to enable them to remain on-campus.

Exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination/booster requirement are allowed for students who are:

Your COVID primary vaccine exemption MUST be submitted and granted BEFORE arrival.

Vaccinated students seeking an exemption to the booster must apply by January 26.

IMPORTANT: If You Test Positive for COVID

If you test positive after receiving a PCR test at an off-site location, contact Health Services at 585-243-5736 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ( after hours and on weekends) to inform Student Health and Counseling.

If you test positive using an at-home rapid test, contact Health Services at 585-243-5736 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ( after hours and on weekends) to inform Student Health and Counseling. You must also fill out the Livingston County COVID-19 Test Reporting form to notify the county of your result.

According to CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals who test positive must isolate for 10 days, though they do not need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 unless they are symptomatic.

Urgent Care Location 9:00am - 8:30pm

After hours/urgent care, Noyes Health Services in Geneseo is open daily 9 am - 8:30 pm; they are located at 50 E. South St and can be reached by phone at 585-243-9595.

PCR Testing Locations

Off-site PCR testing locations 

Mental Health Services - Intercession/Spring

Currently, all initial triage and intake appointments are via teletherapy (Zoom); in-person appointments may be available following the initial screening.

To request a Counseling Services appointment, students must use the student health portal
NOTE: Appointment request forms are not reviewed when our office is closed, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
INTERCESSION UPDATE: The appointment request form will not be available from 12/23/2021 through 1/5/2022. For students who are enrolled in intercession classes, triage/crisis services are available in January prior to the start of classes. (Those not enrolled in intercession who are seeking services are required to pay the intercession health fee of $40.80.)

For more details about the services we provide, review the Counseling Services Our Services page.

Our Coping with College page offers online mental health options, pandemic-related assistance, mind-body coping resources, wellness activities, and resources specific to BIPOC and LGBTQ populations.

For more immediate assistance, text "GOT5" to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line (or call 1-800-273-TALK), or use the NY State Office of Mental Health COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline 1-844-863-9314 (8 am-10 pm, 7 days/week).

Mental Health Resources - SUNY

Visit SUNY Mental Health (Mental Health is Health) for additional details on the resources listed below.

  • Crisis Text Line - a 24/7 service
    TEXT GOT5U or any message to 741-741
  • Peer-to-Peer Assistance Hotline - a secure student-staffed hotline via SUNY Albany's Middle Earth program; hours of operation (when UAlbany classes are in session only) are Mondays-Thursdays, 1 pm - midnight; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 24 hours (from 1:00 pm Friday afternoons through 11:59 pm Sunday nights)
    CALL 518-442-5777 or EMAIL
  • QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer) - a 1-hour training modeled on CPR, designed to recognize a suicide crisis and connect someone to appropriate care
    TRAIN for free using SUNY as the organization code,

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.

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 it into Wegmans or 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.
  • You may get a text from Wegmans that alerts you that your prescription is ready; that does not mean it has arrived at Lauderdale.
  • Wegmans usually delivers prescriptions to Lauderdale weekdays between 3 and 3:30 pm.

Sexual Health Needs

Sexual/reproductive health services are offered through the Center for Sexual Health and Wellness, 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.

Enjoy this brief video from Columbia University - it's important for everyone who is eligible to get the covid vaccine!

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"


HOURS Lauderdale

During Semester*
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

During Breaks*
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

During Summer*
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

*CLOSED Fridays 9-10

Not open nights, weekends or Holidays

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

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