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Student Health and Counseling Services oversees the process of making sure that students and the College are in compliance with New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167. Students are required to complete a SVA Student Health Form to provide the documentation required to fulfill both laws.

Please click on the menu links below to access information about the MMR Vaccine and to access the health form, which all incoming students must fill out and send back to the Student Health & Counseling Office.

SVA Student Health Form - Required to register for classes

The SVA Student Health Form can be found by clicking on this link.  

Students should make every effort to have this completed by their previous school or healthcare provider as soon as possible following acceptance to the College. Though there is no specific due date, students are not permitted to register for classes until their SVA Health Form is processed and cleared by Student Health and Counseling Services.

In the rare case of a student who has not received a measles vaccine: if a student receives their first MMR vaccine, a temporary exemption may be granted through Student Health and Counseling Services so that he/she can attend classes while awaiting the second dose. Any student who is not fully in compliance with New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 will be withdrawn from the College 30 days into the semester.

Completed health forms can be e-mailed to

MMR Vaccine

For a fact sheet on Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, click on the link below.

For information on the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination, click on the link below.

Where to Obtain Healthcare 2018-2019


The Health Department walk-in immunization clinics provide immunizations recommended for children over four (4) years of age, teens and adults, including:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine (for children and high-risk adults through age 59)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (for high risk adults through age 59)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis combination vaccines, including 
    Tdap and DTaP
  • Tetanus (Td) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) combination vaccine
  • Pneumococcal (PPSV23) vaccine
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (for males and females ages nine through 18 years)
  • Meningococcal vaccine (for children ages 11 through 18 years)
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) vaccine (for children four [4] years of age)
  • Polio vaccine (for patients 4 through 17 years)
  • Varicella vaccine (for patients 4 through 18 years)

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STD's and HIV

The Health Department provides free and confidential clinics that test for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is necessary. People in need of primary care (including a routine STD checkup) will be referred to low/no cost services. The number of patients admitted to each clinic depends on the number of clinician hours per day, which is different in each site each day. Thus, we may at times, need to halt patient intake earlier then 3 p.m.

For more information visit,

Healthcare: Ryan Network- Providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare since 1967.

The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a family of not-for-profit, federally qualified health centers, that delivers world-class medical care to diverse and underserved communities. Services include walk-in, opthamology, dental, podiatry, radiology, allergy, and nutrition, to name a few.

The Ryan Health Network minimizes cost and inconvenience to patients wherever possible; offering both a basic "sliding fee" system and accepting many forms of health insurance, including:
  • Medicaid and Medicare, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and the following insurance plans:
  • 1199 Benefit Fund
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • and other insurance plans


For more information, including services and locations, visit,

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