Office Hours

M, T, Th
8:30 a.m – 5 p.m

Wednesday
8:30 am – 6 p.m

Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m

Location
Granito Center

Using the Health Center

Scheduled appointments are preferred when possible. Walk-ins will be accommodated when scheduling permits.

Prior to your first visit at the Student Health Center, you will need to complete the following items in the Medicat Patient Portal, the University’s Electronic Medical Record System.

  • Health History
  • Privacy Policy
  • Telemedicine consent, if applicable
  • Consent to treat a minor, if applicable

For emergencies dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Local Emergency Rooms

Student Immunization Requirements

Submit your Immunization Records
Dominican University is mandated to comply with New York State Department of Health Public Health Laws regarding immunization requirements for attendance at post-secondary institutions.

Immunization documentation is due by August 1 (Fall semester) or January 1 (Spring semester) or May 1 (Summer semester).

If you do not submit your immunization documentation, a registration hold will be placed on your account. Students will be excluded from residing in residence halls or participating in team sports.

Patient Portal

Complete forms and submit all immunization documentation online through the Medical Patient Portal. Contact the Student Health Center at (845) 848-7918 with any questions or concerns. 

Please retain copies of all documentation submitted for your record.

Immunization Requirements


Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

As per New York State Public Health Law 2165, all students, undergraduate or graduate, born on or after January 1, 1957, enrolled for 6 or more credit hours must provide the University with documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Documentation can be through proof of vaccine history, documented history of illness, or immunity proven by serologic testing.

Vaccine History

Provide documentation verifying the date of the disease, or the administered measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines. This includes documents such as:

  • An official immunization document from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
  • An immunization record card signed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
  • Immunization certificate from another educational institution which you have attended.
  • A military dependent’s vaccine record.
  • The student must submit proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within 10 years from the date of application to the institution. The proof of honorable discharge shall qualify as a certificate enabling a student to attend the institution pending actual receipt of immunization records from the armed services.

All immunizations must have been given no more than 4 days prior to the student’s first birthday:

  • Live Measles: 2 doses required. Vaccines must have been administered at least 28 days apart.
  • Live Mumps: 1 dose required.
  • Live Rubella: 1 dose required.

Documented History of Illness

Provide documentation verifying the date of the disease. If diagnosed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, a history of having had measles and/or mumps is acceptable proof of immunity. The physician or provider must enter the dates of initial diagnosis.

Immunity Proven by Serologic Testing

Blood antibody titer, a blood test, may be used to indicate immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Please submit the original dated laboratory report. This report must include laboratory name, the student’s name and date of birth, the numerical result(s), and the numerical interpretation ranges.


Meningitis

Provide documentation verifying the date of vaccines. This includes documents such as:

  • An official immunization document from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
  • An immunization record card signed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
  • Immunization certificate from another educational institution which you have attended.
  • A military dependent’s vaccine record.

New York State Law 2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students, undergraduate or graduate, meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus.

All students must complete the Meningococcal Response Form in the Medicat Patient Portal and either provide proof of vaccine or sign a declination statement. Dominican University students living in the resident halls and all student athletes are required to be immunized prior to move-in day, first day of classes, or first day of practice.

Meningococcal Response Form is accessed through Medicat Patient Portal

Dominican University adheres to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding meningitis and students living in residence halls. See CDC information on meningococcal disease and vaccination.

Meningococcal Response Form is accessed through the Medicat Patient Portal.

All immunizations must have been given no more than 5 years before enrollment, preferably on or after the 16th birthday:

Meningococcal ACWY: 1 dose of Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine (Brand names: Menactra, Menveo, MenQuadfi).

Meningococcal B: Vaccine series of Meningococcal B (MenB) (Brand names: Trumenba, Bexsero).

Provide documentation verifying the date of vaccines. This includes documents such as:

  • An official immunization document from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or state immunization database
  • An immunization record card signed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
  • Immunization certificate from another educational institution which you have attended.
  • A military dependent’s vaccine record.


Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a worldwide health problem. Screening for TB means assessing each students risk for developing active TB while on campus at Dominican University and further testing those students at increased risk. Students with a Tuberculin Skin Test or a blood test which indicate exposure to TB are required to have a chest x-ray to be TB compliant at Dominican University.

All students must complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Form in the Medicat Patient Portal.

Upon completion of the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire, any student considered to be at increase risk must have the TB Clinical Assessment Form completed by a healthcare provider and upload to the Medicat Patient Portal for review.

TB Questionnaire and Clinical Assessment by Health Provider


Exemptions for Immunization Requirements

Medical Exemption

A student with a health condition for which receiving a specific vaccine is contraindicated, a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or licensed midwife caring for a pregnant student must certify in writing the student’s condition for which immunization may be detrimental and length of time immunization may be detrimental for.

In the event of an outbreak, medically exempt individuals will be excluded from classes and on-campus for their protection.


Submit Immunization Records

Please submit your immunization documentation as soon as possible. You can do this through our Medical Patient Portal.

Confidentiality

All services provided by the Student Health Center are confidential. Information will not be released without the written permission of the student, except in an emergency situation where the safety of the student is at risk.

Contact Us

To schedule an in-person appointment or Telehealth appointment, please call or email us.

Email: dchealthcenter@dc.edu  
Phone: 845-848-7918
Fax: 845-359-7227

Denise Signorile

Administrative Assistant Immunization Coordinator

Phone: (845) 848-7918

Fax: (845) 359-7227

Email: Denise.signorile@dc.edu