For First-Year Students
Student Health Portal
Students can manage their health, immunization and physical exam forms on the student health portal. A physical exam must be done within one year (from start of classes). Schedule your appointment with your healthcare provider as soon possible. Please be sure to let us know about any special health problems or considerations.
New York State law (Public Health Law 2167) requires us to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students. Please talk with your healthcare provider about this vaccine. If you decide not to receive the meningococcal meningitis vaccine, you must sign the declination on the form in the health records portal.
All students enrolled in a New York State College must be in compliance with New York State Public Health Law 2165. Failure to meet these requirements may result in inability to attend classes and/or registration hold.
Two doses of live measles vaccine is required. The first dose much have been received no more than 4 days prior to the student’s first birthday and 2nd dose no less than 28 days after the first dose. (MMR series fulfills this requirement)
One dose of live mumps vaccine administered no more than 4 days prior to the students first birthday. (MMR series fulfills this requirement)
One dose of live rubella vaccine administered no more than four days prior to the student’s first birthday. (MMR series fulfills this requirement)
Health Insurance Coverage
Hamilton College requires that all enrolled students carry valid health insurance coverage. All students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and do not complete the online waiver are automatically enrolled in the Hamilton College Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have comparable existing health insurance coverage and DO NOT wish to purchase the Hamilton College coverage, you must submit an online waiver and present evidence of your own health insurance coverage.
International students are required to buy the student health plan unless they have U.S.-based insurance that meets the same requirements as that of U.S. insurance plans.
You should contact your health insurance carrier regarding your health insurance coverage while in college. Your plan must provide equivalent coverage to the student health plan. This means that you have full access to providers in the Hamilton College vicinity including mental health services on a non-urgent as well as urgent basis. Check your existing plan to ensure providers are available in our area.
Coverage cannot be waived after the deadline date. Once enrolled in the insurance plan, your coverage will stay in effect for the policy term of January 1, 2019 until August 12, 2019. For questions or a policy brochure, contact Gallagher at 1-877-308-0473.
Please notify the health center of any changes in your health insurance coverage. Also, be sure to carry a copy of your insurance card with you while you are a student at Hamilton.