Student Health COVID-19 Updates

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注health services will provide current university at buffalo students (and their families) with the latest information and service announcements during the covid-19 pandemic.

On this page:

How You Can Help

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注you can help yourself and your campus community by doing the following:

  • If you are told to isolate or quarantine for COVID-19, do it
  • Do not come to Health Services without an appointment
  • Attend scheduled appointments alone, wearing your face covering
  • Arrive at your scheduled time to avoid contact with other patients
  • Call your health care provider if you are ill or if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and stay home
  • Set up voicemail on your smartphone. Make sure your voicemail box is not full, and check your messages throughout the day. If you are determined to be a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, contact tracers will need to reach you
  • E-mail, mail or fax forms to our office 
    • Fax is the best option for submitting forms    
    • Campus mail is extremely limited at this time. Expect significant delays if you are mailing forms to our office.

How We Are Helping

we are doing our part to reduce exposure and ensure availability to those that will need us most by:

  • Moving to appointments only - no walk in clinic - call for an appointment 716-829-3316
  • Offering telehealth appointments, thereby reducing the number of patients who will need to come to Michael Hall
  • Offering in-office visits when medically necessary, and eliminating wait times and contact with other patients when in Michael Hall
  • Screening all patients before entry in Michael Hall for COVID-19 symptoms/risks, including taking temperatures
  • Requiring face coverings for everyone entering Michael Hall
  • Disinfecting offices and exam rooms before and after every patient encounter
  • Ensuring all staff are screened for illness before starting work, and are trained and have access to appropriate PPE for patient care
  • Offering enhanced telephone and secure messaging communication
Doctors Notes/Excuses

> we cannot provide travel clearance documents relating to covid-19.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注> we can not/do not provide documentation regarding your health infection status.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注> we do not issues class excuses.

If You Need a Test

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注if you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19 or are having symptoms, you should get tested. erie county department of health is offering multiple sites for testing. see their for a of testing locations.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

per the commissioner of the erie county department of health, if you have symptoms of covid-19 and are awaiting test results or if you test positive for covid-19, regardless of your symptoms, you need to be in isolation until certain criteria are met. see the links below for the criteria and information on how to protect yourself and the community.

Campus Updates

Latest on coronavirus

Authoritative Sources

COVID-19 Hotline

The Erie County Department of Health has created a hotline for COVID-19 related calls: 716-858-2929

Support Resources

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety

counseling services is here to help with the following tips to help you manage your anxiety.

Quick Links

Mindfulness Library is FREE for everyone!

due to the covid-19 pandemic, tao has decided to make our mindfulness library free for everyone. please feel free to share with family, friends, or anyone else who might benefit from enhancing their mindfulness practice.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注all exercises are available in both english and french:

Free NYS Mental Health Crisis Line Available

there is now a free mental health crisis line for residents of new york state. a person can schedule a free appointment with a mental health professional by calling 1-844-863-9314.

Gathering Immunization Records - Tips

we are aware that incoming students may have difficulty obtaining immunization records with the current covid-19 pandemic. rest assured that you still have plenty of time to obtain and submit your records to us as fall 2020 classes do not begin until august 31, 2020.

To make things as easy as possible for our students, we will accept records via mailfax, or email. Here are some ways you may be able to obtain a copy of your records:

  • Your current or previous healthcare providers - Don't forget vaccines received at local public health departments. Many medical practices have an online portal you can use to print a copy of your immunizations. Call your doctor's office to find out how to best access your immunization records. 
  • Schools/Colleges/Previous employers/Military - You can contact your high school or health services at your previous college to see if they have a copy of your records. Many colleges have an online portal you can use to access a digital copy of your records. 
  • State immunization registries - For NY state residents, you can call (518) 473-2839 or email NYSIIS at nysiis@health.ny.gov to request a copy of your immunization history. For students not from NY state, call the CDC Information Contact Center at 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636).

Student Health Pharmacy Information

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注the pharmacy will no longer be open on monday evenings. hours will be mon.-fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. summer hours (5/29/20-8/18/20) will be tuesdays and fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

anyone on the student health insurance plans (unitedhealthcare, bcbs of wny) can request a 3 month supply if they currently are enrolled and have refills on prescriptions.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注for students that need prescriptions filled, prescriptions can be mailed. there is no charge for this service at this time.

Students with additional questions can call 716-829-2368 or email.

Health Insurance Information

If you have any questions regarding health insurance or need to make a payment, please email2020欧洲杯体育直播投注 our office. A payment link will be sent in the reply email for any payments. 

the suny international student health insurance program with uhc offers comprehensive coverage for those students that need covid-19 testing or contract the virus.