Dear Parent and/or Guardian,
Our mission at the Health Center is to serve the students, your children. When school is in session we have liberal clinic hours, and 24-hour-a-day emergency services. In the event of a serious medical situation involving your child, we will contact you expeditiously. For routine medical care, we ask your child to take the responsibility of informing you. Please review the following information:
No medications, including over the counter medications can be stored in the student’s rooms, with the exception of inhalers for asthma or epi-pens for severe allergies and prescription medication that has been approved by the Health Center Staff.
No medication may be mailed directly to students, it must be mailed to the Health Center. Please do not send any medication that has not been previously approved through the Health Center for your child.
The Authorization for the Administration of Medicines must be completed by both parents and physician. Additional medication forms can be found on the school portal.
If your child is taking medication, please contact the Health Center before arrival at school. We will assist you with making any necessary arrangements, so we are prepared to begin dispensing your child’s medication.
It is the student’s responsibility to take his/her daily medication to maintain their optimal health and performance. If a student is noncompliant with the medication plan, it could affect performance and consequently his/her good standing in the Stony Brook community. Parents are welcome to call and speak to inquire about medication compliance.
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The State of New York requires that no child shall be admitted to school without appropriate certification of school required immunizations. Additionally, there is only one exception to receiving the required immunizations for school entry and that is with a valid medical exemption. All medical exemptions must be completed by a New York State licensed physician and on the approved New York State form. You can access the form here
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All students are required to have health insurance prior to registration in August. If your child is covered by private, US approved health insurance, you must provide a copy of both sides of the insurance card.
Boarding students with an HMO or PPO plan that are required to select a primary physician for your child please note our school’s physician is Dr. Richard Gold, and his office is located at 215 E. Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787, tel: 631-265-5858.
ALL international students are required to be enrolled in the School sponsored student medical plan and will have the participating insurance premiums automatically charged to their tuition account. This is necessary because American healthcare providers will not bill foreign families or plans. This will ensure our parents that there will be no interruption in medical care their child may require.
All students are required to have a yearly physical examination submitted. All student athletes will not be allowed to participate in sports unless an updated annual exam is provided.
All students must have the TB risk assessment completed by their physician. Based on the results of this risk assessment, your child may require further TB testing. This is included with the annual physical exam and can be accessed via your child's Magnus health portal. Please note, no student may move into the dorm or attend classes without this information on file.
Additionally, the Over the Counter Medication Authorization form will print out with your child's annual health exam forms. Please ensure this form is completed in its entirety by both the parent/guardian and physician.
All health forms are to be submitted through Magnus Health via the school portal. Through Magnus you can download the forms, update vital health information and access your submitted forms throughou the year. You will have the option to upload your forms online, fax or mail to Magnus to update your child's records. Please do not submit paperwork to the school.
Please remember that our sole reason for being here is to care for and assist your child in your absence. Should you have any concerns or questions, we welcome your visit to the Health Center or please give us a call any time 631-751-1800 x524 or email email@example.com.