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About Us

When you visit the Wellness Center, you can expect:

  • To receive care and treatment with courtesy, respect, and consideration.
  • To be afforded privacy and confidentiality regarding your visits and any documentation of such visits, including immunization information, and mental health and medical records.
  • To receive information in terms you can understand and to have any questions answered regarding your health concern, its treatment, and any associated factors.
  • To refuse to be examined or treated by health practitioners and to be informed of the consequences of such decisions.
  • To be referred to an alternative health care source when appropriate or upon request.
  • To participate actively in decisions regarding your health care and treatment.
  • To know the identity of your health care provider.

As a client of the Wellness Center you are expected:

  • To show courtesy and consideration for Wellness Center staff.
  • 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 health problem or treatment.
  • To follow instructions concerning recommendations, follow-up visits, and other essential steps in your treatment plan, and to notify your health provider if your plan cannot be followed, your condition worsens, or an unexpected reaction occurs.
  • To keep scheduled appointments or cancel within a reasonable time ahead so that another person may be given that time slot.
  • To be respectful of other people's privacy and confidentiality.

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

Our services

  • The Wellness Center is open to all students, staff, and faculty free of charge.
  • All visits are confidential.
  • We provide a safe haven for students and others during difficult or troubling times.
  • Our mission is to promote health education and wellness for our entire campus community, and to assist students in reaching their college and career goals.
  • Our registered nurses are available to consult with students, faculty, and staff 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.
  • Our personal counselors offer several wellness initiatives each semester, including stress management, test anxiety, and suicide prevention workshops.
  • The Wellness Center maintains all student immunization and health records.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Healthcare consultant to Morrison Lab School and Newburgh Lab School.

We participate in national health education programs:

We partner with:

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