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  • Student Health Services

    CIA New York’s Student Health Services staff are available to ensure your physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as promote healthy lifestyles among all members of our community. Walk-ins and appointments are open to all students.

    Location: Lower mezzanine of Roth Hall
    Phone: 845-451-1261
    If you need an ambulance, call the Safety Office at ext. 1111
    Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. when classes are in session
    E-mail: 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.

    Our health services include:

    • Free assessment and treatment of illness and minor injuries, health and wellness advisement, allergy medication, and over-the-counter medication
    • Vaccines and health screenings/treatments for a nominal fee

    At this time, our registered nurses are available for virtual visits. Contact the health office to schedule your appointment.

    Health Insurance

    The CIA does not provide medical health insurance. Students from out-of-state can get insurance and information from their “state of permanent residence” Health Insurance Exchange.

    For New York state permanent residents, more information on health insurance can be found here. Note the college carries secondary student accident insurance for each student, which will provide coverage for accidents only.

    If you have insurance that covers prescriptions, you can set up an account with a pharmacy that can deliver medications to the CIA Student Health Services office.

    Important Freshman Medical Requirements

    Freshman students are required to submit a complete physical examination on the mandatory CIA Physical Examination Form (PDF), with required immunizations, 30 days prior to Arrival Day at the CIA.

    This mandatory physical exam must be completed within one year, signed by a health care provider that includes vaccination documentation, and include a copy of your health insurance card and all required papers completed. You will not be permitted in class unless the complete mandatory CIA physical examination form and required documentation are submitted.

    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., CIA Student Health Services staff can provide referral information.

    Immunization Requirements

    New York State Public Health Law Section 2165 and the CIA require proof of two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines given on or after your first birthday. If these requirements are not met, you will need to be re-immunized. The CIA also requires vaccination against hepatitis A. Vaccination against hepatitis B and meningitis is recommended but not required.

    Your Confidentiality

    Students have a right to anticipate that their relationship with the CIA 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.

    Community Health Resources

    Local pharmacies in the Hyde Park, NY area are available to fulfill prescriptions and provide other medications that can be delivered to campus.

    Molloy Medical Arts Pharmacy
    Phone: 845-471-7455
    Fax: 845-473-6337

    CVS Pharmacy
    Phone: 845-229-8881
    Fax: 845-229-8948

    Urgent care locations are also available to provide medical assistance. Please call first to check office hours.

    Emergency One
    4250 Albany Post Road
    Hyde Park, NY 12538
    Phone: 845-229-2602

    Caremount Medical Group Urgent Care
    43 Pine Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Phone: 845-231-5600

    Local Hospitals

    Vassar Brothers Medical Center
    45 Reade Place
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Phone: 845-454-8500

    Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
    241 North Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Phone: 845-483-5000

  • Contact Us

    The Culinary Institute of America
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • Top Health Tips for CIA Students

    • Don’t hesitate to seek medical attention if you’re injured.
    • Maintain good sleep habits (seven to nine hours nightly).
    • If you’re feeling stressed, contact CIA’s Counseling and Psychological Services office at 845-905-4241.
    • Eat a balanced diet, consume lots of fruits and vegetables, and avoid too much junk food.
    • Drink lots of water and avoid too much caffeine.
    • Don’t skimp on breakfast. Start the day with a hearty and healthy meal.