Student Health Services

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Services

Access our services by appointment by calling 716-829-3316.

Preparing for Your Appointment

  • Bring your UB ID Card. The receptionist will use this card during the check-in process.
  • Bring your medical insurance card. Have the original, a copy, or a photo of the card on your phone. You must know if your medical insurance plan has a preferred laboratory services or pharmacy.
  • Know how to get to Michael Hall, South Campus. If riding the Stampede, get off at the Goodyear stop, cross the street and follow the sidewalk to Michael Hall. If driving, take Bailey Ave to Michael Road. Michael Hall is the first building on your right.
  • Know how to park at Michael Hall. As a courtesy service to our patients, we send an email appointment reminder the day before your appointment if it has been scheduled in advance.
    • If you have not received this emailed parking pass you should park in the small parking lot next to the building and request a parking pass from our reception staff for free parking in the Michael-Farber Lot or Tower Lot. (If lots are full, park in the Main/Bailey Lot.)
    • For your convenience, the Michael Farber-Lot has 6 spaces reserved for SHS patients (located along curb closest to our building). Be sure to display your Student Health Services parking pass on your dashboard. If these spaces are full, you can park anywhere in the Michael-Farber Lot with your parking pass.

Specialty Clinics

The following specialty clinical services are available by appointment. Call 716-829-3316 to schedule.

Women's Health Services

Student Health Services offers a wide range of gynecologic care. We provide primary care gynecology services and counseling for women. Services related to sexually transmitted infections, safer sex, contraception (including IUDs and hormonal implants), emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and referral, routine gynecologic care, and annual exams are offered at the Health Services.

Please remember to bring your insurance information to your appointment in order to complete the necessary laboratory paperwork. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment to complete this paperwork.

If you have private insurance, please contact your insurance company prior to your appointment to determine the preferred laboratory.

Student Health Services providers are available to consult with pregnant women about their options. All follow up medical care is by referral to community specialists.

Questions about our women's health services? Check out the videos External Site Link Icon by Michelle, our Women's Health NP.

Infectious Disease Clinic

The Infectious Disease Clinic specializes in treating latent (not active) tuberculosis TB, sexually transmitted infections, chronic Hepatitis B and various other contagious illnesses.

Immunization Clinic & TB Testing

The staff in this clinic monitors compliance with New York State Health (Immunization) Law. We are able to provide the required (measles, mumps and rubella) and the recommended vaccinations such as Meningococcal, Varicella, Hepatitis B, and testing for Tuberculosis. We can also provide vaccines you may need for your specific program here at UB.

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of WNY Student Medical Insurance Plan covers all immunizations. As of August 15, 2016, GeoBlue (formerly known as HTH Worldwide) covers the following vaccines in full: MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), Meningococcal, HPV, Influenza, and testing for Tuberculosis. If you have another insurance plan, you are responsible for payment. We will provide you with a receipt that you can send to your insurance company to request reimbursement. Student Health Services does not guarantee reimbursement from any insurance company.

The fees associated with the vaccinations are listed below (the price is per dose):

  • Hepatitis A $30.00
  • Hepatitis B $30.00
  • HPV 9 $150.00
  • Inactivated Polio $30.00
  • Influenza $10.00
  • Japanese Encephalitis $240.00
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella $20.00
  • Meningococcal $90.00
  • Meningococcal Serogroup B $140.00
  • Pneumovax 13 $160.00
  • Pneumovax 23 $80.00
  • PPD (TB skin test) $10.00
  • Rabies $280.00
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis $30.00
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria $25.00
  • Typhoid $75.00
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) $100.00
  • Yellow Fever $120.00

Eating Disorders Treatment Team

The Eating Disorders Treatment Team provides help for students who are struggling with an eating disorder, weight issues, and body image concerns. The team consists of medical providers, counselors, and a registered dietitian. The team offers coordinated outpatient treatment and assists students in accessing community resources for inpatient and intensive, long-term outpatient treatment. More information...

Sports Medicine

We have a medical provider who is specialty trained and certified in Sports Medicine. She is available by appointment to see orthopedic concerns and sports injuries.

Travel Clinic

Before traveling abroad for studies or for fun, visit our travel clinic to discuss health concerns related to your trip, and to get medications or vaccines that may be recommended for you. We are able to link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide up-to-date information for safe travel. Please visit their site to educate yourself before calling for an appointment at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ External Site Link Icon . Call 829-3316 for further information or an appointment. Please be aware that travel to certain countries may require an appointment with our infectious disease physician. Please plan ahead & make your appointment well before your departure date, as his schedule fills quickly.

The U.S. Department of State recommends that all citizens traveling abroad (outside the U.S.A) enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP is a free service that allows travelers to receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in their destination country, and helps the U.S. Embassy contact the traveler in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency. For more information or to enroll, visit https://step.state.gov/step External Site Link Icon .

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

Some people have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and do not know it; others have symptoms and don't know what to do; while others have concerns because a sexual contact has symptoms or was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection. We have the services and support to help you learn more about your STI status. Regardless of your health insurance coverage, appointments with Student Health Services health care providers are free.

If You Have Symptoms

It's important that you're evaluated by a health care provider, as medical treatment may be necessary. Call during business hours to schedule your appointment.

  • Diagnostic STI lab tests for Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY Student Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP) members are covered with a 20% co-insurance payment.
  • If you have private insurance (non-SMIP), it is likely that these tests will be covered; you may be responsible for a copay, coinsurance or deductible amount. Prior to scheduling with us, check with your insurance company to confirm: lab testing coverage/costs and if a specific lab provider must be used for testing. (We work with Quest Diagnostics, Kaleida Health and LabCorp.)
  • If you are uninsured or have limited insurance benefits, you can discuss self-pay, reduced cost testing options with your health care provider at the time of your appointment at UB Student Health Services or contact the Erie County Department of Health STD Clinic at 608 William Street Buffalo NY 14206, (716) 858-7687 for their walk-in service hours and costs.

If You Don't Have Symptoms

  • STI lab tests for Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY Student Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP) members are covered in full with no co-payment or co-insurance. We encourage students with this plan to take advantage of this preventative care comprehensive benefit.
  • If you have private insurance (non-SMIP), it is likely that these tests will be covered; you may be responsible for a copay, coinsurance or deductible amount. Prior to scheduling with us, check with your insurance company to confirm: lab testing coverage/costs and if a specific lab provider must be used for testing. (We work with Quest Diagnostics, Kaleida Health and LabCorp.)
  • If you are uninsured or have limited insurance benefits, you can discuss self-pay, reduced cost testing options with your health care provider at the time of your appointment at UB Student Health Services or contact the Erie County Department of Health STD Clinic at 608 William Street Buffalo NY 14206, (716) 858-7687 for their walk-in service hours and costs.

Concerned your parents will discover your testing listed on their insurance "Explanation of Benefits" statement (an insurance claim/payment statement that may list the specific types of lab tests)? Contact the insurance company to request "Explanation of Benefits" that involve you as patient be sent directly to you and not to your parents' address.

HIV Testing

HIV testing is offered by appointment. There are several methods of HIV testing offered with varying costs and result turn-around time. Please discuss with your health care provider which testing method is right for you.


Auxiliary Services: Allergy, Chiropractic, Dental, Nutrition & Pharmacy

Allergy Shots

We are unable to administer allergy shots at UB Student Health Services. We are aware of 2 allergists in the local community who are willing to administer allergy shots to UB students without re-testing. Please contact their offices directly to request a consult appointment so you can discuss scheduling as well as insurance coverage. Be sure to identify yourself as a UB student.

Drs. Grabiec & Cumella
333 International Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-633-5277

Buffalo Amherst Allergy
500 Corporate Parkway Ste 100
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 631-0380

Chiropractic Care (Call NYCC at 685-9631 for an appointment)

Student Health Services in conjunction with the New York Chiropractic College offers free chiropractic care at Michael Hall. Current hours (which are subject to change) are Mondays 1 pm - 5 pm, Wednesdays 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm, and Fridays 9 am -1 pm. Please call NYCC at 685-9631 to make an appointment. Make sure to identify yourself as a UB student.

Dental Care at UB

The School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo provides dental care to UB students who sign up as patients of one of their clinics. A description of the fees involved and the process for signing up as a patient is contained on their web site External Site Link Icon .

Nutrition

Wellness Education Services employs a registered dietitian who provides individual nutrition counseling for wellness, weight loss or gain, and for chronic medical problems. In addition to one-on-one instruction she offers many presentations as well as fun activities during the school year. Call 645-2837 ext. 0 to schedule an appointment.


Local Pharmacy/Prescription Services

On CampusOff South CampusOff North Campus

SBI is a student-owned corporation. This pharmacy accepts the student medical insurance plans only. Those students with other insurance plans can contact them for a price quote.

  • Tops Market at University Plaza (Main St.) 716-515-3250
  • Walgreens (Main St. & Kenmore Ave.) 716-834-7011
  • Tops Market (N. Bailey & Maple Rd.) 716- 515-0080
  • Wegmans (675 Alberta Dr.) 716-831-6340
Student Health Services | Michael Hall | 3435 Main St | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14214-3077 | Tel: (716) 829-3316 | Fax: (716) 829-2564 | Director: Susan M. Snyder | E-Mail