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Services

  • Evaluation and treatment for most illnesses and common medical conditions:
    • Ex: asthma, skin conditions, high blood pressure, anxiety, anemia, thyroid dysfunction, depression, injuries, diabetes, stomach problems, sore throat, suturing, etc.
  • Well check-ups/pre-participation physical exams for employment, internships, athletics, DMV, etc.
  • TB screening
  • GYN care
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Birth control, including emergency contraception (ella, Plan B)
  • Sexually acquired health infection screening and treatment
  • Immunizations
    • Free or low-cost vaccinations when available: MMR, HPV (Gardasil), flu shots, tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (Tdap)

  • Laboratory testing
  • Prescriptions
  • Guidance on practices that promote good health & disease prevention 

Social Services

The Higher Education Case Manager helps students by coordinating services. He supports efforts across the campus and within the community to assist students facing crises, life traumas, and other barriers that may impede their success.

Resources provided include:

  • Health insurance
  • Emergency housing
  • Food benefits
  • Referrals for care of:
    • Domestic violence
    • Substance abuse
    • Legal problems
    • Other issues

Nutrition Services

Offered in collaboration with the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, the Nutrition Clinic offers Brooklyn College students free consultation by a registered dietitian.  

The Nutrition Clinic is located in 326 Ingersoll Hall Extension by appointment.

  • Counseling
    • disease prevention
    • weight management
    • sports nutrition
    • medical nutrition therapy
    • vegetarianism/veganism
    • prenatal nutrition
    • healthy eating & other topics!
  • Body Composition
  • Assessment
  • Diet Analysis

The Nutrition Clinic is available on Wednesdays by email appointment.  Visits are held in 326 Ingersoll Hall Extension.  To schedule an appointment, e-mail the nutritionist, Brett Klein.

Health Education

The Health Clinic co-sponsors workshops and conferences on a variety of health topics and works with classes and student groups to provide health education.

Eligibility

Enrolled Brooklyn College undergraduate and graduate students are entitled to free, unlimited visits to the Brooklyn College Health Clinic.

The Health Clinic is funded primarily through student activity fees. For 15 years, that fee remained at $10 per student per semester. To ensure continuation of these services, a second referendum held in 2009 increased that contribution for CLAS and GSO students to $20.

Cost and Fees

All visits are all free and confidential. On-site diagnostic testing is free. Modest fees may be requested for prescription medications and select immunizations or for TB skin testing unless for diagnostic purposes. Laboratory test fees analyzed off-site which are not covered by health insurance are the responsibility of the patient.

While efforts are made to keep the fee schedule current, costs listed below are subject to change without notice.

Visits With Brooklyn College Health Clinic Provider

Well-care, assessment, and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions, gynecology, family planning, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, social service support and referrals, health education, nutrition consultation — Free

Diagnostic Testing

On-site Laboratory Tests — Free

Pregnancy detection, urinalysis, glucose finger stick, strep test, wet mounts

HIV Rapid Test — Free Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gonorrhea & chlamydia screening by urine (pdf) — Free

*26 or younger without insurance or in need of confidentiality from policy-holders; one-time use only.

Other laboratory tests

  • Blood tests, cultures, biopsies, cytology  — will be billed by analyzing agency to one’s insurance or to the uninsured patient at reduced cost.

TB skin test (PPD, Mantoux)

  • If clinical indication — Free
  •  For employment or internship clearance — $5 requested

Prescription medications

  • Antibiotics, creams, ointments anti-hypertensive drugs, cough syrup, pain relievers, antidepressants, oral contraceptives. Most reimbursement requests range from $5 to $15.

Higher-priced items (fees subject to change)

  • Asthma inhaler (albuterol) — $35
  • Nuva Ring — $65
  • Retin A — $30
  • Ella — $30

Note: No pharmacist on staff; prescriptions from other practitioners will not be filled without reevaluation by Brooklyn College Health Clinic prescribers.

Nonprescription items

  • Small quantities of over-the-counter medications, male and female condoms, BAND-AIDS, sanitary pads, tampons, etc. — Free
  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs):
    • EContra Ez (generic Plan B) — $10
    •  Plan B — $20
    • (Note: prescription ECP, Ella, is also available) — $30

Immunizations

Vaccines not currently in stock may be ordered or prescribed for administration by select local pharmacies or by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Gardasil — HPV vaccine (series of three shots) — Free while supplies last
  • Hepatitis B (series of three shots) — Free while supplies last
  • Influenza (seasonal flu shot) — Free when available
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)  (series 2 doses) — Free while supplies last
  • Tetanus (Tdap: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) — Free while supplies last