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 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 — Free
On-site Laboratory Tests — Free
Pregnancy detection, urinalysis, glucose finger stick, strep test, wet mounts
HIV Rapid Test — Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — 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 — Variable prices
TB skin test (PPD, Mantoux)
- If clinical indication — Free
- For employment or internship clearance — $5 requested
- 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 BC Health Clinic prescribers.
- Small quantities of over-the counter medications, male & 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
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.
- 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
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.
Case Worker Services
The Case Worker helps students navigate and access needed resources. These may include: emergency housing, food supplementation, health care, health insurance, and program referrals for domestic violence, substance abuse, and other social services. All case worker services are specific to the student and respectful of confidentiality.
Offered in collaboration with the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, the Nutrition Clinic offers Brooklyn College students free consultation by a registered dietitian. Care includes diet and body composition analysis, recommendations to improve health and reduce risk of disease, and individualized nutrition recommendations and personalized goals.
The Nutrition Clinic is open Wednesday, noon – 5 p.m., and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in 326 Ingersoll Hall Extension.
To make an appointment, e-mail the nutritionist, Brett Klein.