The Culinary Institute of America

  • Health Services at the CIA

    The Student Health Center at The Culinary Institute of America strives to serve the student both physically and emotionally, as well as to teach and encourage a healthy lifestyle, and provide emergency services to the campus community and its guests.

    Student Health Services is located in the lower mezzanine of Roth Hall. The services of a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner are available to you. However, with the exception of coverage provided by accident insurance, the cost of nonroutine treatment, off-campus doctor visits, prescriptions, medications, and vaccines will be your responsibility. There is a $15 fee for the physician assistant's consultation, along with any medication costs, which will be charged to your account. If you have insurance that covers prescriptions, please present your card to Health Services staff at the time of your visit.

    Nurse Assistance Line:
    The nurse assistance line provides medical services through a medical answering system after the Student Health Office closes. From CIA land-line phones, call ext. 1261 and from all other phones, call 845-451-1261 and a nurse will answer your questions and professionally advise you. If you need an ambulance, call the Safety Office at ext. 1111.

    You may also contact us at 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.

    Medical Referrals:
    In the event that a student requires the services of a health care provider, such as a specialist, dentist, or eye doctor, Student Health Services can provide referral information.

    Accident Insurance:
    The CIA carries secondary insurance coverage for physical accidents in the amount of $10,000 for each accident. You're responsible for bringing your bill to the Health Services Office so it may be filed with the insurance company.

    Health Insurance:
    The CIA does not provide you with health insurance. More information on health insurance can be found here.

    Immunization Requirements:
    New York State 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.

    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. This information will not be divulged to anyone without the knowledge and consent of the student. Except in emergencies, information concerning the nature of the illness or injury, diagnosis, and treatment plan will be provided to legally responsible parents or guardians only with the direct knowledge and permission of the student.

  • The Culinary Institute of America

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499