Weigel Wellness Center
Weigel Health Center
The Weigel Health Center provides health and wellness services for all registered students. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness and injury, the professional staff stresses health education and preventive medicine. Students are seen on an appointment basis or a walk-in basis if a clinician is available. There is no charge for most services. Laboratory services are available at Weigel Health Center. Some services may be sent to an outside lab and may result in insurance co-pays.
The Health Promotions program provides the campus community with workshops, training, events, and health promotion campaigns. Topics include bystander intervention, wellness, stress, sexual health, tobacco prevention, and alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. Internship and volunteer opportunities are available to students, and educational resources are available for student research or classroom projects.
All students must be in compliance with New York State law regarding immunizations to be able to register for classes. All students born on or after January 1, 1957 are required to submit proof of current requirements for immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. The health center provides measles, mumps, and rubella immunizations at no charge for students who need vaccinations. New York State Public Law and Buffalo State College also require all students enrolled to complete and return the Meningitis Information Response Form. The meningitis form and the New Student Health Form are available online and are to be returned to the health center.
Forms and Procedures for New Students
Student Health Insurance
All full-time students (12 credit hours or more) are required to have health insurance (either their own or under a parent). Students with their own health coverage must submit proof of insurance through the wellness center student portal system by stated deadlines.
Student Wellness Center appointments are covered by the mandatory student health fee. Health insurance is needed for emergency room or urgent care visits, prescriptions, X-rays, physical therapy vision, and dental services. Not all insurances are covered outside of the student’s permanent residential area, and it is the student’s responsibility to contact their insurance carrier to determine coverage in the Buffalo area.
Students without health insurance can find resources and health insurance options listed on the Weigel Wellness Center website.
Weigel Wellness Center, Second Floor
The Counseling Center provides professional psychological services to students experiencing developmental or situational difficulties that may interfere with their ability to take advantage of the educational opportunities at Buffalo State. The staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, a case manager, and a part-time psychiatrist. Information shared in counseling is confidential and is protected to the full extent of the law.
Nutrition Education Counseling Center
The Nutrition Education Counseling Center provides free nutrition education and counseling to Buffalo State students.