Mandatory Medical Requirements for incoming Freshmen
Every student is required to submit a complete physical examination on the mandatory CIA Physical Examination Form, with required immunizations, a copy of your health insurance card, and all required papers 30 days prior to Arrival Day at The Culinary Institute of America. Students will not be permitted in class unless the complete mandatory CIA Physical Examination Form and required documentation is submitted.
Immunization Requirements to attend the CIA:
California School Immunization Law requires proof of two MMR vaccinations given on or after the first birthday, and Meningitis vaccination. The CIA requires vaccination against Hepatitis A. Vaccination against Hepatitis B is recommended but not required.
While on Campus:
For a minor injury while on campus, there are first aid kits available in all teaching kitchens and residence halls at the CIA at Greystone. First aid is provided on campus by the Office of Safety and Security. For more serious injuries, students will need to first phone 707-963-6491, then visit JobCare, which is located five minutes away in the emergency room at St. Helena Hospital, 10 Woodland Hill, St. Helena. The cost of non-routine treatment, off-campus doctor visits, prescriptions, medications, and vaccines will be student responsibility. Please report hospital emergency room visits to the Office of Safety and Security.
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. The college carries secondary student accident insurance for each student, which will provide coverage for accidents only.
You may also contact email@example.com where the admission paperwork is processed. This e-mail address is only monitored twice per day during regular business hours when classes are in session. This e-mail can be used 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.
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.
Encourage your student to seek medical advice when they are ill/injured. Why not send them a “Get well soon” care package with tea, chicken soup and crackers, etc.?
Remind your student how important good sleep habits are especially while away at college.
Address signs of stress and/or anxiety early. Check out our Counseling and Psychological Services.
Ask your student how they are eating and enjoying the many choices they have for dining.