Welcome to the Wellness Center!
- We're here to keep you SAFE & HEALTHY.
- Our mental health and nursing services are available to all students free of charge.
- Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
- Nursing services are not available every day and availability is subject to change.
- Mental health counseling is available Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm virtually and in person.
- There are three ways to contact us to schedule an appointment with a nurse or counselor or with questions related to physical or mental health issues:
- For emergencies outside of office hours call Campus Security at (845) 341-4710 Middletown or (845) 341-9533 Newburgh.
- A member of our staff will return your query within 24-72 business hours.
- If you have a moment, please complete the following Wellness Center Satisfaction Survey to ensure we are providing the best service possible. Thank you!
COVID-19 Vaccines Are No Longer Required for Students (although they are encouraged.)
*UPDATED COVID VACCINE GUIDANCE*
COVID-19 vaccines are no longer required to attend any SUNY school in-person. However, SUNY could change the vaccine requirement in the future, so the Wellness Center will collect and record your vaccine history if you provide it. When you upload your immunization records, please include your COVID-19 vaccine records if applicable.
We highly encourage everyone to stay current with COVID-19 vaccines as vaccination is the best protection from this highly contagious disease. COVID-19 is still rapidly spreading, and we have no way of knowing if the SUNY Vaccination Policy will change in the future.
*Please note that if you are going to be participating in an internship or clinical practicum outside of SUNY Orange, you will be required to follow the requirements of the outside setting.
You can email email@example.com or call us at (845) 341-4870 with any questions.
WHERE TO UPLOAD VACCINATION RECORDS
New students may upload vaccinations here.
Ask a Nurse
Our nurses are available to answer your questions about common health concerns including COVID-19, colds and flu, immunization requirements, health insurance, referrals to medical providers, smoking cessation, and more. If you have a question, Ask a Nurse.
Stay Healthy During Flu, Cold and COVID-19 Season
The cold and flu season will soon be upon us and COVID-19 has not gone away. All members of the campus community are encouraged to protect themselves and others from illness. This helps prevent widespread disease.
Here are some tips:
Get the shots!
Stay home from school or work if:
If you are sick:
Continue to practice illness prevention methods, i.e. frequent hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a face mask when encountering others. This can prevent COVID-19, flu and other seasonal infections such as the common cold, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), and pneumonia.
For further advice consult with your healthcare provider or contact the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870 or firstname.lastname@example.org Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
Please share this information with family and friends.
Students who are in crisis and need immediate assistance outside of our hours of operation (Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm) may contact the following resources:
- Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care (Access Supports for Living) Offers virtual mental health services 24/7 to adults and children regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Call (888) 750-2266, option 2.
- Orange County Crisis Call Center Trained counselors are available 24/7. Call 311.
- Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc. offers confidential 24/7 hotline and emergency shelter for domestic violence. Call (845) 562-5340.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788. Answers 24/7. Languages: English, Spanish and 200+ through interpretation services.
- Resources from SUNY - Crisis Text Line, QPR - Suicide Prevention Training
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (PDF)
SUNY Orange Is a Tobacco Free Campus
The College's smoking policy bans the use of tobacco products on the College’s campuses, except in:
- any College-owned and numbered parking lot (Middletown)
- the plaza/patio area between the Tower and Maple buildings (Newburgh)
- the First Street entrance to the campus promenade (Newburgh)
Want to quit? Stop by the Wellness Center for a free Quit Kit, visit the New York State Smoker's Quitline, or call 1-866-NY-QUITS
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification,, sexual
orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military
status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any
other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil
rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.
Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to:
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940