SVA Student Health and Counseling Services and SVA’s Emergency Management Committee are closely following developments with Ebola in the United States. SVA officials are monitoring guidelines issued by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for any preventative measures that may be asked of staff, students or faculty members.
Those at greatest risk are health care workers treating Ebola cases. In terms of virus transmission, Ebola is ONLY contracted by:
• Touching the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola.
• Touching Ebola-contaminated objects, like needles.
• Touching Ebola-infected animals, their blood or other body fluids, or their meat.
Comprehensive guidelines for diagnosing and preventing the transmission of Ebola have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The US State Department has issued an ongoing travel warning that recommends people avoid non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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Services are provided free of charge and are confidential. Our office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
A registered nurse is available for health education and assistance in locating community health resources in the New York City area. Medical services are not available on-site. Health resources, such as walk-in clinics and hospitals, can be found under the Download section of this site.
Therapists and a part-time psychiatrist provide short-term therapy for a variety of issues. Counseling services are available in the summer for students living on campus and/or attending summer classes and registered for the fall semester. Students should call or stop by the office to set up an appointment.
- Spring 2014 Online Waiver Available
SVA students are enrolled and billed for the student health insurance each semester. If you are already covered under a comparable health insurance plan, you can complete the online waiver form in order to be removed from enrollment and billing. 15/SP Waiver Deadline: February 12th, 2015. Review the Insurance Requirements tab below and click on the Red Button for the insurance website.Waiver Form
- Getting Started with United Healthcare 2014-15
Fall 2014 student health insurance coverage begins on August 25, 2014. Please review the 'United Healthcare Getting Started' pdf under the Downloads section below. You may review the Insurance Brochure & Plan details by clicking on the button below.United Healthc...
- Print Out Your Insurance ID Card: 2014-15
1. Review the 'United Healthcare Getting Started' & 'United Healthcare Create Account' pdf's under the Downloads section below. 2. Click on the button below to create your account and print out your Insurance ID Card. 3. A NEW CARD MUST BE PRINTED EACH FALL.United Healthc...
Certificate of Readiness
PDF [522.40 KB]
Community Mental Health Referrals
PDF [286.10 KB]
Find A Doctor
PDF [391.38 KB]
Immunization Record Release Form
PDF [334.10 KB]
PDF [493.68 KB]
Map of SVA and Medical Facilities
PDF [691.93 KB]
Student Insurance Re-enrollment Form
PDF [638.33 KB]
SVA Student Health Form
PDF [72.51 KB]
United Healthcare - Benefits Summary 2014-15
PDF [328.78 KB]
United Healthcare - Create Account Flyer
PDF [617.69 KB]
United Healthcare Getting Started
PDF [1.65 MB]
United Healthcare Orientation Presentation
PDF [1.98 MB]
- Certificate of Readiness