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, family planning, psychiatric evaluation & treatment, social service support and referrals, health education — 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

TB skin test (PPD, Mantoux)

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

Additional Clinics Offering Free TB Screening and Treatment

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
  • Antidepressants, 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.

Non-prescription items

  • 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.

Immunizations

Note: 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. 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
    • Cervarix  Females 26 or younger - FREE while supplies last.
    • Gardasil (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 while supplies last. Thereafter $62 per dose.
  • Tetanus  (TDaP: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) - FREE
    Cost typically ~$30.
  • 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.