Health & Safety
Student Support Services Fees provide medical services through the Syracuse University Health Services Center, 111 Waverly Avenue. The main hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. --appointments are recommended. During the academic year, a registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students with urgent medical needs will be evaluated by a nurse.
Prior to matriculation, all students are required to complete a Syracuse University Health Services Form and provide evidence of immunizations against measles, rubella, and mumps (MMR). No student will be allowed to register without appropriate immunizations.
ESF recommends that all students carry health insurance, however, international students are required to carry health insurance. International Students (F-1 or J-1 scholars) are automatically enrolled in the SUNY Health Insurance Plan prior to matriculation and the fee for services is added to the Bursar bill. The policy will cover accidents and sicknesses as well as visits to and referrals from the Syracuse University Health Services. About a month after enrollment, students receive a card that is to be presented to the medical facility when medical care is requested.
Before seeking any medical care - including the medical requirements for the Student Health Service Record (Syracuse University Health Services form) international students should contact Nan Clark in the Cashiers Office, 102 Bray Hall (315) 470-6630 to obtain a health insurance card. Health insurance ends upon graduation.
For international students who hold an assistantship through the State or the Research Foundation of New York:
F-1 Visa holders who hold a State Graduate Assistantship are required to enroll in the Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP). Before seeking any medical care -- including the medical requirements for the Student Health Service Record (Syracuse University Health Services form) -- and to enroll in this plan, contact Tim Blehar in Room 216 Bray Hall. Please note: The Syracuse University Health Center is NOT covered as a network provider by the SEHP Plan.
F-1 Visa holders who hold a Research Foundation Assistantship have the choice between the International Health Insurance through the Bursar’s Office or the Research Foundation Student Health Insurance (RFHI). Before seeking any medical care -- including the medical requirements for the Student Health Service Record (Syracuse University Health Services form) -- and to enroll in this plan, contact Janice O’Mara in Room 216 Bray. Please note: The Syracuse University Health Center is NOT covered as a network provider by the RFHI Plan.
ESF University Police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to protect and serve the ESF campus community. Phone: (315) 470-6667.
For emergencies (on campus), dial 6666 .
To find out more about other services available from ESF University Police, click HERE.