COVID-19 Updates

Phone: 585-389-2500

Fax: 585-389-2503

Location: Between Peckham Hall and the York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute. (See campus map and parking info.)

Statement Against Racism

Health and Counseling Services is committed to fighting racism and supporting those most impacted by oppression and injustice, especially our Black students and other marginalized communities. Systemic racism is a mental health and public health crisis, linked with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, among other negative impacts. 

We stand with those who are uplifting their communities, using their voices, and exercising their rights to change unjust systems.

The ongoing violence against Black individuals and communities highlighted in recent weeks evokes feelings of anger, fury, anxiety, fear, grief, and helplessness. These feelings are valid and important to address. We also recognize the mental health toll is not the same for everyone. The Black community needs space to process and grieve these incidents, in addition to pandemic-related trauma and injustices. If you are struggling for any reason, please contact us at (585) 389-2500. Our counseling staff provides culturally-responsive and trauma-informed individual counseling, group sessions, and workshops. We are here for you.

For emergent help, please contact Crisis Text Line by texting “BRAVE” to 741-741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK). 

Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Health Services is able to connect with students about minor medical concerns, including a review of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Recommendations may include home care strategies, lab collection, prescription medications, or referral for in-person medical care. We also provide medication refills for patients previously established with our office. If you are living outside New York state, please contact your primary care provider for acute medical needs. 
  • Counseling Services is offering individual sessions and groups online. Due to licensing restrictions, if you live outside New York state, we may refer you to a provider within your area.


  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm; Friday 9:00am-noon
  • To reach a medical or mental health provider, please call 585-389-2500 and leave your name, date of birth, telephone number, state of residence, and a brief description of your concern. Voicemails are checked Monday through Thursday, twice daily at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m, and Friday at 9 a.m. We will return your call as soon as possible. 
  • For other, non-urgent matters, please call 585-389-2500 and leave your name, telephone number and a brief description of your request. We will return your call as soon as possible.

After Hours

If you experience a medical or mental health emergency after hours, please call 911. If you are living on campus, please call Campus Safety at 585-389-2850.

For more COVID-19 updates, see our Health Announcements page >


Available for all Nazareth students (when campus is open):

  • Primary Care Health including treatment of illness and injury, prescriptions, PPD clinics, HPV vaccine, referrals to specialists, and more
  • Counseling Services including consults, workshops and group counseling, individual counseling as necessary and determined at initial visit, crisis prevention, psychiatric services, consultations, referrals to off campus providers, and more
  • Self Care Services including massages, nutrition consults, Relaxation Room, and many events throughout the academic year

Student Health Portal

ALL NEW STUDENTS: 48 hours after your deposit has been paid, use Nazareth's Student Health Portal to provide your state-required health history, immunization dates, proof of receiving the meningitis vaccine or signed waiver, and health insurance information. Students: If you don't submit your information by the fall semester, you will incur a non-refundable $100 fee charged to your student account, and you will be unable to register for classes for the following semester.

If you have questions, concerns, or difficulty entering information into the portal, please contact our office and leave a message.

Health Insurance

Nazareth College does not offer a college health insurance plan. More about health insurance.

Special Housing Requests

To make a special housing request based on a chronic health condition, contact Student Accessibility Services.

Food Allergy/Special Nutrition Requests

For meal plans and dietary accommodations, see Dining Services. View our Food Allergy & Special Nutrition Form.

Medical Excuse Letters

Nazareth's Health and Counseling Services does not issue notes, medical excuses, or visit verification unless an illness/condition is expected to last longer than 3 days.

Responsibility for class attendance and completion of assignments rests primarily with students, who assume responsibility by communicating directly with faculty via email or phone.

Chosen Name and/or Gender Identity Change

To submit a secure electronic request for a "chosen first name" that will show on class rosters, Moodle, ID card, and more, see "Chosen Name and/or Gender Identity Change" on the Registrar's Forms and Petitions webpage. After you submit the form, Health and Counseling will be notified of the name change. (Your legal name will be displayed on your electronic health record, but your chosen name will also become part of your record and will be used by our staff.)

Need your immunization record?

Print a copy of your immunization record to have it handy for work or graduate school.