General COVID Medical FAQs- Fall 2023
Directed by Margot Schinella, FNP-C, and staffed by a physician, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants. Health Service provides routine and emergent medical care to the Vassar community.
Health Service coordinates with students’ home providers to render care for chronic conditions and makes referrals to local specialists or hospitals when necessary, or upon request of the student.
The student Health Service is located in Baldwin House. During the academic year, Health Service hours are 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 12:00 noon - 4.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Appointments can be scheduled during office hours by calling (845) 437-5800 or by scheduling select appointments through the patient portal. Emergencies and urgent walk-in cases can be accommodated and are prioritized. When the Health Service is closed, students may access the “Night Nurse Triage” line for medical consultation by calling (845) 437-5800. A member of the Vassar College Health Service medical staff is also on call after hours.
In case of a medical emergency, call the Campus Response Center (CRC) at (845) 437-7333. They will dispatch Vassar College's New York State certified EMTs and community emergency response resources when needed.
The Health Service clinic provides holistic healthcare to our campus community. Health promotion and disease prevention are emphasized through a variety of programs. Gynecological and reproductive healthcare services including birth control counseling, IUD placement, STI testing and emergency contraception are available during clinic hours. Similarly, medical lab testing is provided as are therapeutic medications. Some of these services and prescriptions may be provided to students at a minimal charge.