University Health Services
Dr. Christopher Diamond, Director of Student Wellness Services
Providing routine medical care by appointment to all students and working with primary care providers to manage chronic problems, University Health Services (UHS) assists students to be and remain healthy. Most problems are diagnosed and treated in our office by our board-certified family physician, two Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, and a Registered Nurse. UHS uses a referral network of local specialists and hospitals for more complex or serious medical issues.
Immunizations (including seasonal flu shots), contraceptive counseling and management, hearing screens, and several specialty clinics such as an allergy shot clinic are also provided. There is no charge to be seen by a provider, but some in-house tests, immunizations, treatments, and prescription medications are available for small fees which are billed to your Bursar’s account. We do not bill insurance companies or other third party payers.
University Health Services is open and able to see patients from 8 am through 5 pm, Monday through Fridays. After these hours, if a student has a non-emergent medical problem, we first recommend calling your primary care provider’s office to speak to the on-call provider. Also, many insurance companies now offer 24-hour nurse advice lines. However, if a student needs to be seen there are two nearby emergency rooms and several urgent care centers in the vicinity.
All visits made to University Health Services are kept strictly confidential. Medical records or information will not be released without the student’s signed consent. This policy also applies to parents and faulty.
The mission of University Health Services is to maintain and promote the optimum physical and emotional health of CCSU University students by providing quality, accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care. In doing so, the center hopes to help support and maintain the success of each student while attending the University and provide them with lifelong skills to become a full participant in his/her own health.
Location: Marcus White Annex
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for lunch)
Phone Number: 860-832-1925
After Hours Care:
Any student who is seeking after-hours care for non-life threatening issues should visit one of the nearby walk-in medical centers:
EVERYDAY MEDICAL CENTER P.C.: Location: 621 Hartford Rd, New Britain, CT 06053 Phone: (860) 229-1113
A WALK-IN MEDICAL CENTER: Location: 365 Willard Ave, Newington, CT 06111 Phone: (860) 436-3226
The patient can contact CCSU police for assistance at (860) 832-2375 or call 911 for the local police.
The patient can also go to the nearest local hospital, no matter the time/day.
NEW BRITAIN GENERAL HOSPITAL 100 Grand St, New Britain, CT 06053 (860) 224-3011 (Emergency Room Phone: (860) 224-5771)
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER 229 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032 (860) 679-2626 (Emergency Room Phone: (860) 679-2588)
To learn more about University Health Services and to review important medical information for students, please visit the following link.
Student Health Requirements/Immunizations:
All full-time students must be covered under a health insurance plan if you do not wish to participate in the university-sponsored Aetna health insurance plan. Proof of insurance and the submission of the Health Insurance Waiver must be submitted at the start of each new school year or you will be billed for the university-sponsored insurance.
University Health Services recommends immunization against bacterial meningitis for all students. For those students living on-campus, the bacterial meningitis vaccine is REQUIRED BY STATE LAW in order to reside in a residence hall. Students will not be allowed to move in to their on-campus residence hall without proof of adequate immunization.
All full and part-time students must have a physical exam done by their personal physician prior to attending the university. Health forms must be submitted to Health Services prior to July 15th for the Fall semester and prior to December 15th for the Spring semester. Students who have NOT submitted their health forms may have difficulty registering for classes as a hold will be placed on their academic record.
In addition to meeting all of the requirements for full-time students, University Health Services requires a pre-participation evaluation for all athletes already on a team roster. This pre-participation visit is scheduled in our office no sooner than 6 weeks prior to the start of your pre-season and is only scheduled if your CSU Confidential Health Form is completed. (If you live farther than two hours away from CCSU, please contact Health Services and the pre-participation evaluation can be completed by your primary healthcare provider.)