Student Health Services
The Office of Health Services is located in the Wellness Center on the second floor of the Newman Center. Health Services provides a full range of primary care treatment and referral. These services are available to all enrolled students.
Health Services is also responsible for the University’s compliance with state laws concerning immunizations. All required health documentation must be received and verified by the Health Service staff prior to class participation. Failure to comply will affect a student’s enrollment status. Full-time students are also required to have a physical.
Individual Health Insurance Market Information
Caldwell University understands that having health insurance is critical for maintaining your health and well-being while pursuing your education. Below is a website that offers information about various individual health insurance markets to help students shop for plans based upon individual needs and financial resources.
Required Health Forms
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To obtain and upload your Health Forms please log onto Cougar Apps using your net ID
Click on Student Health Services Portal
Follow the directions to upload your forms and any supporting documentation.
Please note: Second Degree and Transfer Junior Nursing students should not upload their documents, please contact Student Health Services for further directions.
Printable forms available online for:
- Traditional Undergraduate Full-Time Student
- Graduate and Adult Undergraduate Student
- Authorization for Release of Health/Immunization Records
If, after reviewing the health form and instructions, you have any additional questions, please contact Health Services at 973-618-3319.
- Cindy Striano, M.S.N., R.N., Executive Director
- Alison Self, Administrative Assistant
- Maryann Alessio, D.O.
What Services Are Available?
- Primary assessment and treatment of health problems and injuries.
- Various diagnostic tests.
- Wellness and health assessment.
- Health education and counseling.
- Blood pressure screening.
- Mantoux testing.
- Use of crutches, ice packs, humidifiers, and other medical supplies.
- Referrals to local medical and dental specialists.
- Videos and printed materials on a wide variety of health topics.
- Referral for alcohol and drug counseling.
- Referrals to campus and community resources.
What Are My Responsibilities?
Our goal at Student Health Services is to nurture and maintain optimum health for all students and employees at Caldwell University. We encourage you to become an active participant in your care and treatment. Resident students are expected to bring an ample supply of prescription medications they may be taking, along with a supply of over the counter medication they deem helpful in maintaining wellness. Vitamins are not provided by Student Health Services, although they may also be a supportive addition to the busy students’ health.
When Can I Go To Student Health Services?
The office is staffed during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. For hours of operations, check the posted schedule outside the Student Health Services Office or call (973)618-3319.
Do I Need To Make An Appointment?
Appointments to see a nurse or physician must be scheduled by calling 973.618.3319, email requests will not be accommodated. Walk-ins will be accommodated when and if scheduling allows based on triage assessment of the need.
The Office of Health Services does not function as an urgent care center or emergency room. If services needed are of an emergent nature, please contact 911 to receive emergency assistance.
What About After – Hours Emergencies?
After-hours emergency care is available at:
HUMC Mountainside Hospital
Bay Avenue, Montclair, NJ
St. Barnabas Hospital
Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ
Students are financially responsible for the costs associated with all off-campus emergency care services, including fees associated with emergency transportation
How Much Does It Cost?
There are no charges for services provided by the University Health Nurses or the University physician during regular office hours at Student Health Services.
Students who require services, prescriptions, or referrals beyond the primary care services available at Caldwell University Health Services, are financially responsible for all such off-campus services.
Absenteeism And Notification Of Illness
Health Services does not routinely provide class absence excuses. Conveying information regarding illness to the professor is the student’s responsibility. Excuses from the class are an academic, not a medical policy. In the event the illness is prolonged for more than three (3) days, the student is required to notify the Office of Student Life.
ll services provided by Student Health Services are confidential. No information is released without the written permission of the student.
Exceptions To Confidentiality
The sharing of medical information among the staff of Health Services is not a violation of confidentiality. Such consultation is in an effort to provide the best possible care. In the event that a patient threatens serious harm to self or others, the staff of Health Services is legally required to report this information to authorities responsible for ensuring the safety of the patient and or others. If a staff member has sufficient reason to believe that a child under the age of 18, an elderly person, or a disabled person is being abused or neglected, the staff is legally obligated to report this situation to the appropriate agencies. Medical information may be required to be released in response to a court order or subpoena.