The Ithaca College J. David Hammond Center for Student Health Services functions 24 hours a day during the spring and fall semesters and is prepared to expedite the care of any illness or injury that may occur to matriculated students in the College. During the summer term, care is offered 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The staff consists of full-time physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, and support personnel.
The health center has received the accreditation of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for Ambulatory Care. It has a state-licensed clinical laboratory and X-ray department. There is a fee charged for medications, X rays, laboratory work, and other special treatments.
The Ithaca College student health service urges all patients to comply with treatment and will continue to educate students about the dangers of noncompliance. However, refusal of treatment will in no way affect the care or treatment given to the patient at any future date. A full statement of patients' rights is posted at the health center.
A health and accident insurance policy is available to graduate students. This insurance covers students at all times from September 1 to September 1 of the following year and supplements the regular College health service.
For more information about insurance, inquire at the health center's business office.