Where can I get prescriptions filled?
The nearest pharmacies are:
103 Utica Street
1017 Madison Marketplace
14 East Main Street
6 North Main Street
268 Sanger Avenue
95 Nelson Street
2024 Genesee Street
** For your convenience, with an established account, Kinney Drugs and Dougherty Pharmacy will deliver your prescription for pick up at the Colgate Student Health Center.
What if I'm too sick to go to class or take a test?
If you will be missing only one or two classes, you should contact your faculty to arrange making up any missed work. You should consult your trainer or PE instructor for missed sports practices or PE classes.
The Student Health Center, with your permission, will contact your Dean about prolonged absences or rearrangements on exams and presentations.
The university’s policy on class absences is as follows:
The university recognizes that students will occasionally have significant medical illnesses or injuries that prevent them from attending classes or completing assignments or exams. The student is responsible for contacting the professors and administrative adviser concerning any make-up work, withdrawals, extensions, or incompletes that might be necessary. With the student’s permission, health services will verify these prolonged absences. The health services office does not notify professors and administrative advisers about minor illnesses (that will resolve within a few days). Students will be expected to contact their professors directly about these brief days of missed course work. Reference – 2012 Student Handbook.
How confidential are my medical records? How long are they kept? What if I need them sent elsewhere?
The Student Health Center takes confidentiality very seriously and follows medical/legal standards. Your entire medical record is kept for 7 years and your immunization record is kept for 10 years. No medical information is given out without your permission - not to faculty/deans, parents, RA's or other students. Contact us at 315-228-7750 if you need records sent elsewhere. Click here for the “Release of Medical Information Form.”
Where's the nearest hospital?
Community Memorial Hospital is adjacent to the Student Health Center on Broad Street (Route 12B). The hospital's emergency department is available for emergencies after-hours when the Student Health Center is closed.
We refer students to Community Memorial Hospital for emergency room care, outpatient lab testing, x-rays, CT & MRI scans, and in-patient admissions.
Larger hospitals are located in Syracuse (University Hospital, Crouse Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital), Utica (Faxton/St. Luke’s, St. Elizabeth’s) and Cooperstown (Bassett Hospital) all approximately one hour from Hamilton.
You (and/or your insurance) are responsible for any bills for ER visits or lab/radiology testing.
Also available after hours for non emergency care is the Hamilton Urgent Care Center, located behind Community Memorial Hospital. Hours are Monday – Friday 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. and Sat/Sun 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
What if I need transportation for a referral out of town?
Transportation for health referrals or specialty appointments must be arranged by the student and may include utilizing a Taxi, friend or Zip Car