Referral Services - Siena College Health Service is a contracted service through St. Peter's Health Partners, the regions largest health care system.  The affiliation with St. Peter's Health Care Services enables Siena College Health Service to make referrals to a variety of physician specialists on an as needed basis.  If you need a referral, you can reach Health Services at (518) 783-2554.

  • Emergency care
  • Specialty care
  • Dental, X-ray, lab services
  • Psychological services
  • Orthopedic care including physical therapy

Immunizations

Siena College Health Services provides routine immunizations such as Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis, Hepatitis A and B, and PPD skin testing. In certain circumstances, the Student Health Center offers other immunizations. Please call Health Services at (518) 783-2554 with any questions. Students are financially responsible for the cost of the immunization.

Insurance Information

All full time registered students are required to be covered by health insurance during their time at Siena. Students must either enroll in the school sponsored plan with CDPHP or waive out of the school sponsored plan by showing proof of comparable coverage. Please note, Health Services only uses St. Peter’s Laboratory for any laboratory testing. Check with your own health insurance to be sure this is a covered laboratory with your plan before waiving the school’s plan.   For more information regarding the school sponsored plan, and the enrollment/waiver process, please visit the website www.cdphp.com/siena.

Travel Information

Health Services offers a travel health service for students traveling abroad as part of their academic program at Siena. Travel physicals are routinely provided to students in the study abroad program, the biology summer of service program and with a service trip. Students may obtain information regarding travel related immunizations and prophylactic medications by making an appointment with the travel health nurse or physician in the Health Services office. In some cases, students may need to be referred to an off campus travel medicine provider in the community. Students should request travel health advice and begin travel immunizations several months before departures.

Women’s Health

The health care staff at Siena College Health Services provide women’s health services such as gynecologic exams for evaluation and treatment of infection, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, and pregnancy testing. Services are available by appointment Monday – Friday. Examinations are free of charge, though any laboratory testing or prescribed medications are charged to the student account.

In order to allow adequate time for your appointment, please indicate the nature of the appointment reason when speaking with the Triage nurse. Women’s health appointments can be made by calling Health Services at 518-783-2554, option #1 to speak with the nurse.

Because of the values of Siena College as a Catholic, Franciscan school, Siena College Health Services, as a matter of policy, does not provide materials on preventing conception or that encourage termination of pregnancy.

HIV/STI Testing

Educational consultation and confidential HIV and STI testing is available to students at Health Services by making an appointment. Off-site referral for free and anonymous HIV/ STI testing sites is available by calling Health Services at (518)783-2554, option#1 to speak with the nurse.

Laboratory Testing

Laboratory testing is available through the Health Services when ordered by a Health Services provider or by an off- campus clinician. Laboratory testing is sent to St. Peter’s Hospital for processing and billing. The hospital will bill the student’s insurance plan and the student directly for services rendered. The student’s college account is charged for quick tests done in the office as part of a health service appointment.

Men’s Health

The health care staff at Siena College Health Services provide men’s health services such as exams for screening, nutrition counseling, health evaluation and treatment of infection, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment. Services are available by appointment Monday – Friday. Examinations are free of charge, though any laboratory testing or prescribed medications are charged to the student account.

Transgender Health

Siena Health Services creates an environment that is inclusive and affirming of transgender, gender nonconforming and similarly self-identified students. The health center staff is available for consultation and confidential conversations to address the health care needs of transgender students. Off-site referral to community agencies that provide trans-affirming medical, mental health and social support services is available by calling Health Services at (518)783-2554, option #1 to speak with the nurse.