• Health Services

    Consider Health Services your go-to when you have health issues or need immunizations. We’re focused on keeping you healthy and helping you remain in school and graduate, and we offer free services, resources, information and referrals on various issues.





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    • Health Care Services: Our health services are inclusive of everyone. We offer blood pressure monitoring as well as glucose and cholesterol testing.
    • Nutrition and Fitness: See us for information on nutrition and food intake, eating disorders and fitness (e.g. cardio strength and flexibility).
    • Mental Health: Get help with depression, stress and time management.
    • Smoking Cessation: Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) options, gain strategies and resources for quitting and receive free nicotine patches.
    • Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse: If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol, come see us for assistance.
    • Violence and Crimes: We provide help for issues like domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.


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    Immunization
    Free Immunization Clinics are offered on campus periodically throughout the year. Come get vaccinated against the flu, hepatits B, and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    The State of New York requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 to present proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) to attend college, and you must submit this proof to complete your enrollment. You will not be able to register for classes until proof of immunization is submitted. Please submit your immunization records or a completed immunization form to Health Services in room MB-40 or by fax to 718-609-2016.

    Acceptable proof of immunization must include two doses of measles vaccine and one dose of mumps and rubella vaccine. All students, both degree and non-degree, who register for six or more tuition units, must comply with this law. Students who are not in compliance with all immunization requirements will be excluded from classes and given an administrative withdrawal grade for all classes.

    Meningococcal Disease
    All colleges are required to distribute information about meningococcal meningitis and vaccination to all students, regardless of age. You are required to sign and submit a record of the immunization within the past five years or a meningitis response form to demonstrate receipt of the meningococcal disease and vaccine information.

    How do I get more information about meningococcal disease and vaccination?
    Contact Health Services or your family physician, or visit these websites:


    We have Insurance Facilitators on campus during the day and evening to help you obtain free or low-cost health insurance. Visit them in the C-Building, E-Building and M-Building lobbies to compare the following health plans and choose which one is best for you.
    • WellCare
    • UnitedHealthcare
    • Hispanic Federation


    Students who experience a medical incident that prevents them from continuing their classes can apply for a Medical Leave of Absence. You must make a request within six months following the end of the session in which the disability occurred.

    To be eligible, submit a letter from your treating physician to the Health Services Center (as soon as possible so your academic record will not be jeopardized). The letter must be on official letterhead, and/or a doctor’s stamp must contain the following information:
    • Doctor's diagnosis and treatment (what is/was treatment that prevents the student from attending classes)
    • Date when treatment began
    • Expected date of return to class (if possible)
    During the period covered by the leave, you will receive grades of "W" for all courses taken.


    We provide resources for safe sex, including information on abstinence, contraception and high-risk sexual behavior, as well as pregnancy and relationships.

    The Health Education Learning Project and Services (HELPS)
    The Health Education Learning Project and Services (HELPS) program provides essential health services to the LaGuardia community for free. The program offers screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections (STDs/STIs), HIV/AIDS counseling and referrals to health and social services agencies. Counseling and testing are completely confidential.

    Contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

    A vital component of the HELPS Program is the training of peer health educators. If you’d like to become a peer health educator, please call or stop by the Health Services Center.


    Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
    • For emergency assistance Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., visit the Health Services Center in Room MB-40 to see one of our two trained emergency medical personnel.
    • Emergencies outside of these hours are handled by Public Safety. Call ext. 5555.
    For non-emergency medical attention, visit the Health Services Center

    • Health Care Services: Our health services are inclusive of everyone. We offer blood pressure monitoring as well as glucose and cholesterol testing.
    • Nutrition and Fitness: See us for information on nutrition and food intake, eating disorders and fitness (e.g. cardio strength and flexibility).
    • Mental Health: Get help with depression, stress and time management.
    • Smoking Cessation: Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) options, gain strategies and resources for quitting and receive free nicotine patches.
    • Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse: If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol, come see us for assistance.
    • Violence and Crimes: We provide help for issues like domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.


    For healthy tips on a wide variety of topics, from eating to sleeping to learning and more, check out our Student Health 101 online magazine.





  • MEET OUR STAFF


    Renée Fuseyamore
    Director
    Room MB-40
    rfuseyamore@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5280
    Shirley Solis
    Health Care Assistant
    Room MB-40
    ssolis@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5280

    Medical/Emergency Response Staff Members:

    Luz Ruyol
    Emergency Medical Technician
    EMT-Paramedic State Certified
    Room MB-40
    lruyol@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5280
    Kevin Tenorio
    Emergency Medical Technician
    EMT-Paramedic State Certified
    Room MB-40
    ktenorio@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5280