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Visiting Hours and Emergency Treatment
Student/Employee Health Service is located at 440 Lenox Road, Apt. 1S. The hours for routine consultation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
When the SHS is closed the two alternatives for emergency care are the Emergency Services at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and the Kings County Hospital Emergency Room.
If circumstances warrant students may, through the Downstate Medical Center telephone operator, contact the Director of the Student Health Service at her home. Students assigned to clerkships at outlying hospitals may seek medical care at the hospitals to which they have been assigned. However, it is advisable that they later inform the SHS of the emergency care received.
Students who are using Emergency Services either at UHB or at Kings County Hospital Emergency Room or another facility should bring their insurance cards in order to facilitate billing.
*The SHS provides complete primary care only to matriculated Downstate Medical Center students. These students have paid the Mandatory Student Health Fee. The non-matriculated students not paying this fee may receive required vaccines, tuberculin testing and health clearance for registration.
Husbands, wives, and children of students are not eligible for care in the Student Health Service. A student's husband, wife or child may obtain emergency medical care from the Emergency Room at Kings County Hospital or the Emergency Services in University Hospital. In such a case, the student is advised to inform personnel that he or she is a student and that the person who is ill is a relative.