Services

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 (SAF). 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

There are modest fees for prescription medication, some immunizations, and off-site laboratory tests (see fee schedule).

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

Visits With Health Care Providers

Well-care, assessment and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions, gynecology, colposcopy, family planning, health counseling, etc. — Free

Diagnostic Testing

On-site Laboratory Tests — Free

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

Chlamydia screening by urine — Free

For uninsured and underinsured Brooklyn College students. Treatment will be provided for positive findings. Learn More

HIV screening (rapid test) — Free

Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Laboratory tests obtained on-site, but sent off-site for processing

  • Blood tests, cultures, biopsies, cytology, etc. — Variable prices

Patients (or their insurance companies) are billed by laboratory company (LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics). LabCorp will provide a discount of 70 percent off their list price for testing services to uninsured patients who submit a signed voucher with their payment within 30 days from receipt of invoice.

TB skin test (PPD, Mantoux)

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

Additional Clinics Offering Free TB Screening and Treatment

Bronx

Morrisania Chest Center   
1309 Fulton Avenue, first floor, Bronx, NY 10456; 718.579.4157/61
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; second and fourth Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Brooklyn

Bedford Chest Center   
485 Throop Avenue, third floor, Brooklyn, NY 11221; 718.574.2462    
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Brownsville Chest Center        
259 Bristol Street, third floor, Brooklyn, NY 11212; 718.495.7256 
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bushwick Chest Center        
335 Central Avenue, second floor, Brooklyn, NY 11221; 718.573.4886    
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fort Greene Chest Center        
295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, fourth floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718.643.8357 or 6551
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Manhattan

Chelsea Chest Center
303 Ninth Avenue, third floor, New York, NY 10001; 212.239.1757 or 3034
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Washington Heights Chest Center        
600 West 168 Street, third floor, New York, NY 10032; 212.368.4500 
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; first and third Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Queens

Corona Chest Center   
34-33 Junction Boulevard, second floor, Corona, NY 11372; 718.476.7635
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jamaica Chest Center        
90-37 Parsons Boulevard, fourth floor, Jamaica, NY 11432; 718.262.5593
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Staten Island

Richmond Chest Center   
51 Stuyvesant Place, fourth floor, Staten Island, NY 10301; 718.420.1028
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Medications

Prescription medications

Most reimbursement requests range from $5 to $15:

  • Antibiotics, creams, ointments and eye drops
  • Anti-hypertensive drugs, cough syrup and pain relievers
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs, etc.
  • Oral contraceptives

Prescription medications may also be filled at patient's pharmacy of choice. See discount pharmacy resource list for names and locations of pharmacies that offer reduced prices for patients of the Brooklyn College Health Clinic.

Non-prescription items

  • Select over-the-counter medications, male and female condoms, sanitary pads, bandages — FREE
  • Plan B and Next Choice Emergency Contraception — $20 and $10, respectively

Note: The Brooklyn College Health Clinic does not provide pharmacy services. Prescriptions from outside practitioners will not be filled.

Immunizations

Vaccines indicated with a star (*) are available free only to Brooklyn College students 18 or younger if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Medicaid recipients (both fee-for-service and managed care)
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured (Insurance does not include vaccines)
  • American Indians/Alaskan Natives
  • Enrolled in the State Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Note: Approximate fees are listed below for those ineligible for free vaccination. Prices may vary. Students may need to preorder vaccine. In some circumstances, prescriptions for vaccines may be issued by Health Clinic practitioners for patients to pick up at pharmacies and later return for administration by Health Clinic providers. While efforts are made to keep the fee schedule current, costs are subject to change without notice.

  • Hepatitis A  (series of two doses) — $80 per dose
  • Hepatitis B  (series of three shots) — $65 per dose
  • HPV  (series of three doses) — $150 per dose
  • Influenza  (seasonal flu shot) — FREE
  • Meningitis (Menactra, Menomune)
    • For first-year Resident Hall students without insurance 18 or younger — FREE

    • All others — $135

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)  — FREE
  • Tetanus  (TDaP: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
    • Typhoid — $80

    Health Education

    The Health Clinic sponsors workshops and conferences on a variety of health topics. Staff is available to work with classes and student groups in providing health education. Free health literature is made available in the Health Clinic, in Boylan Hall near the cafeteria, and on the second floor of the Student Center.