The Culinary Institute of America

  • Health Services at the CIA

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Student Health Services at The Culinary Institute of America. Student Health Services staff strive to serve the student both physically and emotionally, as well as to teach and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

    Student Health Services is located in the lower mezzanine of Roth Hall. The services of Registered Nurses and a Physician Assistant are available to you. There is a $15 fee for the Physician Assistant’s consultation. Any prescription medication costs will be charged to your student account if the medications are ordered from our contract pharmacy. If you have insurance that covers prescriptions, please present your card to Health Services staff at the time of your visit. Over-the-counter medications are available at no cost to the student.

    Nurse Assistance Line:
    The nurse assistance line provides nursing triage services through an “around the clock” medical call center when the Student Health Office is closed. Students can call 845-451-1261 and a Registered Nurse will answer questions and professionally advise. If you need an ambulance, call the Safety Office at ext. 1111.

    Medical Information/Referrals:
    With the exception of coverage provided by accident insurance, the cost of non-routine treatment, off-campus doctor visits, prescription medications, and vaccines will be the student’s responsibility. In the event that a student requires the services of a primary health care provider, specialist, dentist, eye doctor, etc; Student Health Services staff can provide referral information.

    Accident Insurance:
    The CIA carries secondary insurance coverage for physical accidents. Students are responsible for bringing the bill to the Health Services Office so it may be filed with the insurance company.

    Health Insurance:
    The CIA does not provide medical health insurance. Students coming from out-of- state can get insurance and information from their “state of permanent residence” Health Insurance Exchange. For NYS permanent residents more information on health insurance can be found here.

    Immunization Requirements:
    New York State Public Health Law Section 2165 and The Culinary Institute of America require proof of two MMR vaccines given on or after your first birthday. If these requirements are not met, you will need to be re-immunized. The CIA requires vaccination against Hepatitis A. Vaccination against Hepatitis B and Meningitis is recommended but not required.

    Confidentiality:
    Students have a right to anticipate that their relationship with the professionals in Student Health Services will be one of complete confidence. All information and records pertaining to any aspect of a student's health are strictly confidential. Except in emergencies, information concerning the nature of illness or injury, diagnosis and treatment plan will only be provided to legally responsible parents/guardians or designated individuals with the direct knowledge and signed consent of the student.

    You may also contact us at ciahealthservices@culinary.edu. This e-mail address is only monitored twice per day during regular business hours when classes are in session. This e-mail is to be used only for scanned medical documentation. Please direct all issues and questions for the Student Health Services Department to the Hyde Park, NY campus at 845-451-1261.

  • The Culinary Institute of America

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    845-452-9600