For more information about the insurance policy and waiving the insurance please click "Health Insurance" above.
Student Health Center Summer Hours
Beginning May 21, 2018, the Student Health Center is open for administrative purposes only
The Student Health Center is not open for clinical care in the Summer.
Documents can be brought to Counseling Services if the Health Center is not open.
Hours of Operation during Academic Year
Options for Student Visits:
Women’s Health Clinic (by appointment): Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
Allergy Desensitization Injection Clinic (by appointment only)
To schedule an appointment, call (203) 254-4000, Ext. 2241
*If the Fairfield University departmental offices are closed due to inclement weather, the Student Health Center also closes.
Please call Public Safety at (203)254-4090 for medical emergencies.
About the Health Center
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.
The Student Health Center is available to assist graduate and part-time students with immunizations required for matriculation and referrals to community Health Care Providers, but is not able to provide ongoing clinical care.
All medical visits to the Student Health Center are confidential. Health records are completely separate from other University records. Access is limited to authorized Student Health Center personnel only. The Student Health Center will discuss/release personal medical information only with the student's written permission. 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. This is a legal requirement. See Emergencies for additional information regarding emergency situations.
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.
Fairfield University Student Health Center
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2241
Fax: (203) 254-4263
(Please use e-mail only for routine, non-urgent communication).
The Student Health Center is committed to providing accessible, culturally competent and high quality health care, guided by best practices, to address the needs of mind, body and spirit.
The Student Health Center enhances the lives of our students by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and promoting personal responsibility for one’s health and wellness through patient centered care and health education outreach.
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The Student Health Center offers general medical appointment, women's health clinic, on-site lab and pharmacy services, community HCPs, immunizations and more.
For Medical Emergencies, please call Public Safety at (203)254-4000, ext.4090 for immediate assistance. All Public Safety Officers are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
In this section, new students at Fairfield can review information regarding mandatory health related requirements, health insurance requirements, students with chronic medical conditions and food allergies.
The State of Connecticut General Statutes Section 10a-155 and Fairfield University require each full-time or matriculating student to provide proof of immunity or screening against measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningitis and tuberculosis. Immunization forms and fact sheets can be found in this section.
Fairfield University requires that all full-time domestic undergraduate students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. Under Fairfield University's "hard waiver" program, full time undergraduate domestic students are automatically enrolled (and billed), each July. However, if the student has access to health insurance through other means (e.g. parents' coverage), students can waive the University-sponsored coverage and receive a full credit on his or her bill.
The University recognizes allergic reactions to food are an important health issue. We are asking incoming students to review the checklist below and to carefully follow each directive.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers a web site dedicated to providing comprehensive and current information related to travel and health. Information regarding vaccines, travel medicine, and general advice is posted on this web site. Travelers may also search for destination specific information and review posted Travel Health Notices.
Health Education health topics provides students self care guidelines to manage your ailment(s).
The Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) is a health career club at Fairfield University. The CHSC mission is to expose undergraduate students to health careers through service learning experiences that promote preventative health care. The CHSC is facilitated by co-advisors from the Fairfield University Student Health Center and AmeriCorps members through the Southwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The required service training is provided to club members by AHEC.
Examples of on-campus CHSC health outreach programs include: presenting health topics to Fairfield University students, organizing an annual health fair and participation in weekly meetings with structured learning experiences on pertinent health topics. The CHSC also partners with various other groups on campus to promote health and wellness education to the university community. Officers are elected annually.
Several benefits of membership in the CHSC include:
Meet the staff at the Student Health Center.