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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Exceptions include Ella, the prescription form of Emergency Contraceptive Pill, available on-site for $30.
This, and all other prescription medications, may also be filled at patient's pharmacy of choice. See the discount pharmacy resource list for names and locations of pharmacies that offer reduced prices for patients of the Brooklyn College Health Clinic. Note that Most insurances cover the cost of contraception. Kings Court Drugs at 8 Newkirk Plaza, keeps Ella in stock.
- Select over-the-counter medications, male and female condoms, sanitary pads, bandages — FREE
- Plan B Emergency Contraception — $20
Note: The Brooklyn College Health Clinic does not provide pharmacy services. Prescriptions from outside practitioners will not be filled.
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)
- 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) - FREE
- Typhoid — $80
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.