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Student Health Center at Lehman College

Frequently Asked Questions



Do I need to a make an appointment or do you accept walk-in patients?

Walk-in patients are welcomed as the schedule allows. Sometimes you may be asked to return later in the day.

Can I get the MMR shot at the Health Center?

At this time, we do not offer MMR vaccine at the health center.

Can I get a copy of my immunization records?

Yes. We keep your records, but only your MMR vaccine dates are kept in our computers (for approximately 10 years). You may download your immunization records from the Student Health Portal via Lehman 360.

Do I need to get a Meningitis shot?

On August 15, 2003, New York State created a public health law requiring all colleges to provide information on meningitis and the meningitis vaccine . If you were vaccinated against meningitis (given within the last 5 years), you will need to complete the Medical Requirements form, Part 1, Sign and date as well as supply proof in order to be cleared to register.  If you wish to decline the vaccine, you  MUST complete this form [PDF] regardless of age, and submit it to the health center in order to be cleared to register via the Student Health Portal on Lehman 360. The Health Center does not offer the vaccine.

Do you give pregnancy tests?

We do not supply carry-home pregnancy tests.

Do you carry Emergency Contraception?

At this time, we do not carry emergency contraception. However, we can counsel you and provide community referrals as needed.

Do you do HIV Testing?

Yes, check the link Wellness and Other Services for the schedule.

How can I get birth control?

First, you will need to make an appointment to see the Women’s Health Provider who will perform an exam and discuss with you the contraceptive options that best suit your needs.

Are over-the-counter medications available?

Yes, we have many everyday medications available such as Tylenol®, Motrin® and Claritin®. We also carry pads and tampons.

Can I fill my birth control or another prescription at the Health Center?

No, we are not a pharmacy that can fill prescriptions from another facility. However, the Health Center can dispense low-cost, on-site medications if the medical practitioner examines you and determines that you need medication.

Is health insurance assistance available?

Yes. Every other Wednesday from 10-4pm, there will a navigator at the Health Center to assist you in applying for ACA (Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare).