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Health Professions Students

Welcome to the Health Professions!

Here you will find helpful information as you navigate the process of completing and submitting your medical requirements to obtain your clinical clearance. 

Information for Students Entering a Health Professions Program in Fall 2021

Physical Packets for incoming health professions students were emailed in late April. Check your SUNY Orange email account and if not received check your spam. If you do not receive a packet please email wellnesscenter@sunyorange.edu. 

Be sure to thoroughly read the instructions sent with your packet and take a look at the PowerPoint presentation "How to Obtain Your Clinical Clearance."

For Students Entering the Second Year of a Health Professions Program

Physical Packets for returning health professions students were emailed in May. Check your SUNY Orange email account and if not received check your inbox and spam. If you do not receive a packet please email wellnesscenter@sunyorange.edu. 

Be sure to thoroughly read the instructions sent with your packet and take a look at the PDF presentation "How to Renew Your Clinical Clearance."

Submitting Your Physical 

All physicals must be MAILED to the SUNY Orange Wellness Center, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940. 

MAKE A COPY of all documents before mailing, and make sure your return address and sufficient postage are on the envelope. The Wellness Center and College are not responsible for physicals lost or damaged in transit. You do not want to be the student whose documents were lost or damaged and there are no copies. 

The mail is picked up twice a week. When your physical is received, a nurse will send an email to your SUNY Orange email account confirming receipt. Check your spam as well as your inbox. If you do not receive this email more than 10 business days after mailing your documents, please email us at wellnesscenter@sunyorange.edu. Keep in mind that the postal service has been slow delivering mail due to COVID-19. 

Receiving Your Clinical Clearance

Once your documents have been reviewed and deemed compliant with New York State requirements for healthcare personnel, the nurse will issue you an official clearance form which will be emailed to your SUNY Orange email account. This process may take anywhere from one to two weeks after your documents are received. As our staff is small, please be patient and wait to hear from us. Time spent responding to calls and emails regarding a student's physical status takes time away from processing physicals. 

ATTENTION: The issuance of clinical clearances is on hold as we await guidance from SUNY regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Once this issue is resolved the clearances will be sent to all students who have met the medical requirements for healthcare personnel. Please complete your physical forms and send them to the Wellness Center as per the previous guidelines and submission dates. All deadlines for receipt of physicals remain in effect. 

If your documents are incomplete or do not meet the New York State requirements, you will be contacted via email. Incomplete documents may be returned to you via mail, delaying processing and your clinical clearance.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.   

We Can Help 

We realize that attempting to complete this process during COVID-19 can be challenging. Please know that the Wellness Center team is here to guide and assist you. We ask you to reach out to us immediately with any problems, issues, or concerns. Please call us at (845) 341-4870 and leave a voicemail, or send us an email at wellnesscenter@sunyorange.edu. A nurse will respond within 24-48 business hours. You may also use our Live Chat or Ask A Nurse options.