Student Health Services

The Student Health Office is located at 175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street, Syracuse, NY, in Jacobsen Hall on the 4th floor. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 am 5:00 pm. After hours, weekend and holiday coverage is provided through University Internists at 315 464-6527.

Student Health provides primary care including:

  • Evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injuries, and ongoing medical conditions. Referrals for specialty care are arranged when necessary.
  • Annual Health Assessments and tuberculin skin testing
  • Women's Health services & contraceptive counseling PDF Icon
  • Physical exams & immunization updates for clinical rotations
  • Allergy injections
  • Referrals for specialist services when necessary

A number of over the counter medications are provided for colds, minor trauma and skin conditions.


If you have any questions, please contact:
Lori Brooks-Singleton
Student Health Secretary
Phone: 315 464-5470 ext. 4
Email: Jane Bennett, MSN, NP
Assistant Director
Phone: 315 464-4260 ext. 5

It is best to call ahead to make an appointment. Students usually can be seen on the day they call. More time can be set aside to meet your specific needs with a scheduled appointment. Appointments should always be made for assessment long standing non-acute medical conditions. Example: knee pain for one month. (Note: It is not necessary to make an appointment for an Annual Health Assessment. They are done on a walk-in basis.)

Students without an appointment (walk-ins) are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To schedule an appointment, call Student Health at 315 464-5470, ext. 4. If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please call to cancel.


Student Health is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioners, nurses and secretarial staff. Under routine circumstances, the student will be seen by the nurse practitioner. If a problem requires a physician consultation, the Student Health physician will review the case and an appointment will be scheduled.

Emergency Care

Emergency care is available at the University Hospital Emergency Department. Identify yourself as an Upstate student andnotify the Student Health Office the next business day. Your health insurance will be billed for Emergency Department charges.

Urgent Care

Urgent care services (when Student Health is closed) are available at Crouse Prompt Care, which is located across from Crouse Hospital. Your health insurance will be billed for urgent care charges.

Student Health Advisory Committee

The Student Health Advisory Committee is composed of students from each college and representatives from Student Health, Student Affairs, Student Counseling, and Finance and Management.

The role of the Committee is to make decisions concerning health services, student health fee, student health insurance coverage, and other student health issues that may arise.

Questions or comments regarding Student Health Services may be directed to this committee, Student Council leadership or to Student Support Services.