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 Spring 2022
Physical Packets for incoming health professions students will be emailed to accepted student in December. Check your SUNY Orange email account and if not received check your spam. If you do not receive a packet please email email@example.com.
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 will be emailed in December. Check your SUNY Orange email account and if not received check your inbox and spam. If you do not receive a packet please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com. Keep in mind that the postal serviceis slow delivering mail during the holidays.
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.
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 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 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A nurse will respond within 24-48 business hours. You may also use our Live Chat or Ask A Nurse options.