Health Services Center
The Health Services Center is your go-to source for information, tools and resources to help you address questions and concerns about your health. We’re focused on keeping you healthy and helping you continue your studies.
What We Offer
- 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 Advising: Contact us for information on nutrition and food intake.
- Mental Health Counseling: Contact the Wellness Center at (718) 482-5471 or email@example.com for telecounseling. Click here to learn more.
- HIV, STI, and HCG Screenings: Get tested for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, trichomoniasis and human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone at our center.
- PrEP and PEP Consultations: Come into our office for a consultation if you’d like to begin taking PrEP to prevent HIV or believe you’ve been exposed to the virus and need PEP.
- Smoking Cessation: Learn about nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) options, gain strategies and resources for quitting and receive free nicotine patches.
- Help with Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse: If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol, please reach out to us with your questions and concerns.
- Domestic Violence and Assault Support: Get help for issues involving domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
To protect the health of our student body, we require you to submit documentation regarding various vaccines and immunizations. You may not be able to attend your classes if you don’t submit this documentation at least two weeks before your classes begin, so make sure to follow the immunization requirements carefully.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
New York law requires any college student born in or after 1957 to submit proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) to their institution. Any student who registers for six or more tuition units must comply with this law.
Acceptable proof of immunization must include two doses of measles vaccine and one dose of mumps and rubella vaccine. Your family physician can fill out the MMR immunization form for you to submit in CUNYFirst. Please note that your documentation must have a doctor’s signature for us to accept it.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to submitting your MMR documentation:
While you’re not required to submit proof of a meningococcal meningitis vaccine, we are required to educate you about the disease and immunization against it.
Please log into to CUNYFirst to access the Meningitis Response Form in your Student Center. This document includes information about the disease and the vaccination you can take to prevent it. Once you’ve reviewed this, you can opt to submit documentation verifying that you’ve received the vaccination or you can simply acknowledge that you’ve read the information and decided not to take the vaccine.
Regardless, of your decision to take the vaccine, you must submit the Meningitis Response Form in order to attend classes. Click here for step-by-step instructions to access the Meningitis Response Form on CUNYFirst. If you select the first option on the Meningitis Response Form, please remember to upload documentation verifying that you have received the vaccine to CUNYFirst.
Yes. All students, both degree and non-degree, must submit an immunization record before registering for classes. LaGuardia Community College requires proof of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunity as well as a completed Meningitis Response Form.
If you don’t have proof but you have had the MMR shots in the past, you can get a blood test done to verify your immunity. Once you’ve done that, simply have your doctor fill out this immunization form.
Additionally, if you graduated high school in New York State, you can get a copy of these records from your high school. If you are an NYC public high school graduate, LaGuardia can access your high school immunization record, which can also be used as an acceptable form of proof of immunization.
If you are transferring from another CUNY school, LaGuardia’s Health Center will be able to look up your immunization records in CUNYfirst. Likewise, other CUNY colleges can see your LaGuardia information as well, so if you transfer to another CUNY college, your immunization docs will transfer with you.
Can the immunization requirement be waived based on a medical or religious exemption?
Medical or religious exemptions must be filed 30 days prior to the start of classes. Please contact the Health Services Center at Health-Center@lagcc.cuny.edu for more information. We recommend that you request an exemption early,to avoid delaying your course registration.
For questions about COVID-19 or anything else health-related, contact Health Services at (718) 482-5280 or Health-Center@lagcc.cuny.edu.
Please refer to the Campus Services page for the most up-to-date hours.
For 24/7 confidential, free crisis counseling, text “CUNY” to 741741.
If you’ve experienced a medical incident that prevents you from continuing your classes, we recommend that you apply for a Medical Leave of Absence.
To be eligible, submit the Medical Leave of Absence form and a letter from your doctor to Luz Ruyol at firstname.lastname@example.org (as soon as possible so your academic record will not be jeopardized). In order for us to process your request in a timely and efficient manner, please make your request at least six months from the end of the session in which your disability or illness occurred.
Please make sure the letter is on official letterhead and contains 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.
Our insurance facilitators can help you obtain free or low-cost health insurance. They are available for virtual consultations.
Marketplace Facilitated Enroller
Cell: (347) 504-4578
- UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Marketplace Facilitated Enroller
Cell: (917) 495-4623
Resources for OB/GYN Services
While our center does not offer OB/GYN care directly, we do have a collection of resources that we recommend to members of the LaGuardia community.
Choices Women’s Medical Center
Choices is a health clinic in Jamaica, Queens that specializes in gynecological care for patients with serious, symptomatic vaginal problems. Its prenatal program is open for existing and new patients, with no age restrictions. The center offers care both in-person and via telehealth, so you can choose which is best for you. Services include essential gynecological visits such as follow-ups, lab results, prenatal care, counseling, and more.
To schedule an appointment at Choices, call (718) 786-5000, or click here to visit their website.
Twentyeight Health is a women’s health organization offering affordable and convenient birth control online in three easy steps. To get birth control (pill, patch, ring, emergency contraception) delivered to you, simply fill out a quick medical questionnaire on their website. One of Twentyeight Health’s board-certified doctors will then review your information to write and renew your prescription, which you can have delivered to any address you’d like.
Use the promo code ACCESS at check out to waive the $26 doctor evaluation fee. Birth control is often $0/month with insurance (including Medicaid), and starts at $16/month without insurance. Free delivery and messaging with the doctor are included.
|Renée Fuseyamore, Director||(718) 482-5280|
|Shirley Solis, Immunization Coordinator||(718) 482-5280|
|Luz Ruyol, Assistant Director/Senior EMT Paramedic|
EMT-Paramedic State Certified
|Kevin Tenorio, Emergency Medical Technician|
EMT-Paramedic State Certified
|Pratuang (Pat) Jimenez, RN, College Nurse||(718) 482-5280|