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About the Student Health Center

Health care is provided by our physician and a staff of nurse practitioners and registered nurses. A nurse practitioner is an "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" licensed to manage common illnesses and prescribe medications.

To receive medical treatment at the Student Health Center you must be a full-time undergraduate student and have the required admission Medical Report on file. There is no visit fee for eligible students.

The Student Health Center is available to assist graduate and part-time students with immunizations required for matriculation and referrals to community Health Care Providers, but is not able to provide ongoing clinical care.

Emergencies

For Medical Emergencies, please call Public Safety at (203)254-4000, ext.4090 for immediate assistance. All Public Safety Officers are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). More Emergency Information

Student Survey

We welcome student feedback. This brief, about your recent Student Health Center visit takes less than five minutes to complete. You may choose to remain anonymous or to give your name and contact information.

Contact Us

Jogues Hall
Student Health Center
1073 North Benson Road
Ƶ, CT 06824


P: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2241
F: (203) 254-4263
health@fairfield.edu

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The Student Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Achieving AAAHC Accreditation is proof that the Student Health Center has met rigorous standards in health care delivery and patient safety. We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation and intend to consistently uphold the principles of quality improvement in patient care.

 

The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide quality primary and preventative ambulatory health care, guided by best practices, that is holistic. View the resources below to learn more about what the Health Center has to offer.

The Student Health Center offers general medical appointment, women's health clinic, on-site lab and pharmacy services, community HCPs, immunizations and more.

Learn More About Medical Services

You have the right to:

  • Be treated with consideration, dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, not be subjected to illegal discrimination on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: Race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth, child-bearing capacity, sterilization, fertility or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, homelessness, family violence victim status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
  • Be made aware of the names and professional status of people serving you
  • Appropriate privacy
  • To the degree known, complete information concerning your diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and prognosis
  • Have access to information concerning health education, self-care and prevention of illness
  • Be made aware of the effectiveness and possible side effects of all forms of treatment
  • Refuse to be examined or treated by health care providers and to be informed of the possible consequences of such decisions
  • Select and/or change your health care provider if other providers are available
  • Information about Student Health Center services, related costs, after hours care and emergency care ( )
  • Be assured of the confidential treatment of disclosures and release of records consistent with Student Health Center policies and State and Federal Laws.
  • Be given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving your health care
  • Present a concern or complaint with the knowledge that your care or service will not be jeopardized
  • Have optimal quality of care provided within the resources and scope of the Student Health Center practice

You have the responsibility to:

  • Seek medical attention promptly, and subsequently, to report any significant changes in symptoms or failure to improve
  • Provide the Student Health Center with complete and accurate information about your health, medication both prescribed and over the counter, dietary supplements, and any allergies or sensitivities
  • Respect Student Health Center health care providers and staff, other patients and clinic policies and operating hours
  • Keep appointments or cancel in advance
  • Ask about anything you do not understand
  • Follow the treatment plan prescribed by your Student Health Center health care provider and participate in your care
  • Inform your Student Health Center health care provider about any living will, medical power of attorney or any other medical directive that could affect your care (For more information go to: )
  • Provide useful feedback about services and policies (consider utilizing our Suggestion Box in the reception area or out on-line survey on our webpage: )

To bring forward suggestions or grievances, please contact the Director of the Student Health Center, Julia Duffy APRN at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2241or e-mail:  jduffy@fairfield.edu or health@fairfield.edu .

All medical visits to the Student Health Center are confidential. Health records are completely separate from other University records. Access is limited to authorized Student Health Center personnel only. The Student Health Center will discuss/release personal medical information only with the student's written permission. Students may obtain a consent form for the release of medical information at the Student Health Center. This release is valid for the specified visit/illness only. This is a legal requirement.

If a student is referred to a hospital Emergency Department by the Student Health Center staff, the student is encouraged to notify parents/guardians.  In the event of a life-threatening illness, the student's parents/guardians will be contacted directly by the Student Health Center clinical staff.

Learn More About Emergency Situations

Summer Hours

The Health Center will be open for Administrative purposes only during the Summer.

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am until 4pm and Friday from 8am until Noon.

We will begin our regular Fall semester hours on Friday, August 30, at 8am.

 

All visits are by appointment.

All students requesting a clinical visit must call the Health Center first at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2241. In case of an emergency, contact Public Safety at (203) 254-4090.

Operating Hours during Fall and Spring semesters

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday & Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact Public Safety (203) 254-4090 for any emergency.

Women's Clinic

Available by appointment, please call.

Tuesday & Thursday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

*If the Ƶ University departmental offices are closed due to inclement weather, the Student Health Center also closes.

Mission

The Student Health Center is committed to providing accessible, culturally competent and high quality health care, guided by best practices, to address the needs of mind, body and spirit.

Vision

The Student Health Center enhances the lives of our students by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and promoting personal responsibility for one’s health and wellness through patient centered care and health education outreach.

Values

  • Respect and compassion for all
  • The provision of student centered services
  • Professional excellence and responsiveness
  • Ethical practice consistent with the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services”
  • Multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to healthcare
  • Active involvement of students

Meet the staff at the Student Health Center.

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