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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, weekends, and holidays coverage is provided through Upstate Family Medicine at 315-492-3400.

The student health fee supports the services provided by Student Health.

Student Health provides primary care including:

  • Evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injuries, and ongoing medical conditions
  • Annual Health Assessments and tuberculin skin testing
  • Women's Health services & contraceptive counseling
  • Physical exams & immunization updates (Tdap, Hep B, Flu) 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
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 315 464-5470 ext. 4
Email: [email protected]
Bridget McCarthy, FNP
Clinical Manager
Email: [email protected]
Linda Goff, FNP
Clinical Manager
Email: [email protected]

Appointments may conveniently be scheduled by accessing our health portal at https://eshportal.upstate.edu/. To log on, simply type in your Upstate username and password and schedule your appointment with one of our providers. Annual health assessments may also be scheduled with one of our nurses.

If you are unable to find an availability to meet your current need you may contact Student Health at 315-464-5470, ext. 4.

If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment please access the portal or call to cancel or reschedule your visit with us.


Student Health is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioners, nurses and administrative 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 and notify 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 locally through WellNow Urgent Care Centers. 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.