Student Health Services

Student Health Services supports the academic performance and lifelong wellness of University at Albany students by providing compassionate, student-centered, quality health care, which is inclusive and respects the uniqueness of each individual.

Making a SHS Appointment

To schedule an SHS appointment, please call (518) 442-5229. No walk-ins are accepted at this time.
For general SHS questions, call (518) 442-5454 or email [email protected]

For emergencies, call 911 or UPD at (518) 442-3131: 
If you are experiencing severe symptoms including high fevers, severe cough, or shortness of breath, advise the dispatcher of your symptoms. For local care centers and emergency room information: please see Community Resources.

For medical care when SHS is closed: 
An after-hours nurse hotline (FoneMed) is available to all registered UAlbany students for urgent (non-emergency) medical advice by calling (518) 442-5454 when Student Health Services is closed. Please note that this is an outside service and cannot provide information on SHS administrative matters.

The University at Albany encourages all campus community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on UAlbany's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements please visit:
Vaccinate UAlbany | University at Albany
If you have further questions on COVID-19 vaccination compliance:
please call the COVID HOTLINE at 518-442-2683 or email: [email protected].

COVID-19 Testing: Don’t assume, get tested!
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, it’s important to call SHS to get tested and to isolate until you know your results. UAlbany provides nose swab PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing to UAlbany students via LabCorp through Student Health Services in the Health and Counseling Building. The New York State Department of Health also provides options for other testing sites.

To schedule a test at SHS, please

    • Call 518-442-5229 to schedule an appointment
    • Bring insurance information as testing is billed to insurance.

The University also conducts surveillance testing to help control the spread of COVID-19 among its campus community. This is different than PCR testing. Surveillance testing monitors the presence of the virus within the community and PCR testing is then used to diagnostically confirm a positive case. For more information about how the program works, where you can pick up a testing kit, or how to provide a sample, visit the Surveillance Testing webpage.

If you are confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, you must follow UAlbany and county health guidelines for isolation and quarantine . Visit the COVID-19 Health & Safety webpage for details.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Albany County Department of Health website.