Student Health Center
About the Health Center
The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide quality primary and preventative ambulatory health care, guided by best practices, that is holistic and culturally competent in addressing the needs of body, mind and spirit.
The Student Health Center is located at the back of Dolan Hall. To contact the Student Health Center, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2241. Health care is provided by our physician and a staff of nurse practitioners and registered nurses. A nurse practitioner is an "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" licensed to manage common illnesses and prescribe medications.
To receive medical treatment at the Student Health Center you must be a full-time undergraduate student and have the required admission Medical Report on file. There is no visit fee for eligible students.
An informational document on local health care resources for graduate students is available. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of this document. In your request, please specify if you are an international graduate student.
Regular Hours of Operation
(during the semester)
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Last patient signs in one half hour before closing
Women's Health Clinic by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (Please call for an appointment or with any questions.)
All information in the student medical record is confidential. Access to these records is limited to authorized Student Health Center personnel only. A written release must be signed by the student receiving care in order to have information released. This is a legal requirement. Students may obtain a consent form for the release of medical information at the Student Health Center. This release is valid for the specified visit/illness only.
We welcome student feedback. This brief, confidential survey about your recent Student Health Center visit takes less than five minutes to complete. You may choose to remain anonymous or to give your name and contact information.
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2241
Fax: (203) 254-4263
(Please use e-mail only for routine, non-urgent communication).
November 5, 2015: The Fairfield University Student Health Center, working with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, has confirmed two undergraduate students have mumps. The two students have fully recovered. Because mumps is a communicable viral illness, the University has implemented public health protocols to minimize possible transmission.
The University is advising undergraduate students with possible symptoms of mumps to seek care at the Student Health Center. Symptoms include: fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears or jaw on one or both sides of the face (parotitis).
Students with signs of mumps must be isolated for five days from the onset of salivary gland swelling. There is no specific treatment for mumps or exposure to mumps. Most people with mumps recover fully. However, mumps can occasionally cause complications, and some of them are serious. The incubation period for mumps is typically 16-18 days.
Mumps is spread by contact with infectious respiratory tract secretions and saliva. Good hand washing, not sharing drinks or eating utensils and covering with a tissue when coughing or sneezing are measures which help to prevent viral transmission.
Receiving two doses of the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent mumps. Proof of immunity to mumps or proof of two doses of MMR vaccine is currently required for all matriculating students at Fairfield University. Most students on campus should be protected. However, the vaccine is not 100% effective, and mumps infection may occur even in fully vaccinated students.
Graduate students, staff and faculty with signs or symptoms of possible mumps should visit their private Health Care Provider for a clinical evaluation. Health Care Providers must report mumps infection or suspected mumps infection to the CT Department of Public Health.
The Student Health Center is available to answer any questions at 203-254-4000 ext. 2241. Detailed information on mumps is available at www.cdc.gov/mumps.