In addition to COVID-19 evaluations, we continue to offer primary care for acute illness such as sore throats, sinus infections, bronchitis, and asthma exacerbation. We also see students with complaints of abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal illness, skin conditions, musculoskeletal issues, injuries, and urinary tract infections. Both in-person and telehealth appointments are available.
We offer medical care for our students with chronic medical conditions who need ongoing support. We work in close collaboration with specialists for our patients, both locally and at home. Our staff can refer patients to specialists as needed.
The Hammond Health Center:
Offers contraceptive counseling and management, gynecological care, and also screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
Offers allergy injections, prescription medication injections, and immunizations.
Provides an on-site dispensary for basic prescription and over-the-counter medications. We also partner with Wegmans Pharmacy for prescription delivery, Monday through Friday, for our on-campus students.
Provides mental health evaluations for medical assessment and management. In the past, our evaluations were performed with the thoughtful care of our psychiatrist and primary care clinicians. Moving forward, we are thrilled to have additional assistance from our own psychiatric nurse practitioner who will start seeing patients next week.
Offers all that is needed for clinical affiliations including a physical exam, tuberculosis screening, vaccinations, and lab work, which is often required for students who are preparing for their clinical affiliations.
A unique appointment offering for students is the travel medicine appointment, during which we discuss education and preparation to maximize health while traveling. This includes most required travel vaccines. Obviously, the pandemic has made travel much more difficult and infrequent. Looking to the future, we hope to have more students studying abroad and planning incredible trips. The Health Center will be here for our students as they plan for travel again.
At the Health Center, we strive to provide respectful and professional medical care to people in the LGBTQ+ community. Education is found not only in the classroom. In addition to treating illness, we know how important it is to teach our Ithaca College students about their health, suggest ways to incorporate healthy decision-making, and offer resources for lifelong learning.
Ellyn Sellers-Selin, M.D.
Center for Counseling, Health, and Wellness