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About Us

The mission of the Wellness Center is to promote a holistic approach to the physical, mental/emotional, intellectual, and social well-being of students, employees, and the community.

When you visit the Wellness Center, you can expect:

  • To receive care and services with courtesy, respect, and consideration.
  • To be listened to non-judgmentally.
  • To be afforded privacy and confidentiality regarding your visits and any documentation of such visits, including mental health and medical records.
  • To receive information in terms you can understand and to have any questions answered regarding your health concern and any associated factors.
  • To be referred to an alternative health care source when appropriate or upon request.
  • To be seen on time for any scheduled appointments.

As a student visiting the Wellness Center, you are expected:

  • To participate actively in sessions.
  • To be on time for any scheduled appointments.
  • To cancel appointments as soon as is practicable prior to your meeting if you cannot make it.
  • To provide, when necessary, complete information about immunizations, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and allergies to enable proper evaluation.
  • To ask questions or for clarification, if needed, to ensure that there is an adequate understanding of the services provided.
  • To be respectful of other people's privacy and confidentiality.

You may direct any concerns about our services to 845-341-4870 or email erinrion@sunyorange.edu

Our services

  • Our mission is to promote health education and wellness for the entire campus community, and to assist students in reaching their college and career goals.
  • The Wellness Center services are free of charge.
  • All visits are confidential.
  • We provide a safe environment for students and others during difficult or troubling times.
  • Our registered nurses are available to consult with students regarding common health concerns, such as cold and flu symptoms, minor injuries, headaches, etc., and more serious issues, such as eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, and pregnancy.
  • Our nurses also serve as first responders when illness and injury occur on campus, and provide first aid and referrals to health providers as needed.
  • Our personal counselors are available to assist students with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD, and more; via short-term counseling and referral to community services
  • ***Please note that personal counseling services are limited to students who are currently registered in at least one credit-bearing course at SUNY Orange.****
  • Our personal counselors offer several wellness initiatives each semester, including stress management, test anxiety, and suicide prevention workshops.
  • We partner with TimelyCare to offer additional mental health and wellness services to all students registered for at least one credit-bearing class (visit timelycare.com/sunyorange).
  • The Wellness Center maintains all student immunization and health records required by the College.
  • In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State Human Rights Law and other federal, state, and local laws, the Wellness Center is committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity, and equal access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status.

We provide free programs and services to both the Middletown and Newburgh campuses which can be seen on Our Events page.

Our services include:

  • Health insurance information
  • Local social services
  • Alcohol and drug abuse resources
  • Information on family planning and safe sex practices
  • Transfer of immunization and health records to other colleges
  • Current health education brochures, pamphlets, and internet references on health-related issues
  • and more

We participate in many national health education programs, including:

We partner with:

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