Student Health Center
About Student Health: The Student Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality care to all students.
Services: Physical exams, illness visits, vaccine administration, STI and HIV testing, travel consultation (before your appointment, please visit www.cdc.gov/travel for your vaccine and medication needs), GYN exam, and medication refill.
Forms: See the forms section for all required forms.
Insurance: There is no co-pay; you will be seen no matter what insurance you have. If you are referred to specialists, you will need to inquire if they participate in your plan.
Student Health Schedule: Students should sign into the MARC appointment scheduling system to check available hours and to make appointments.
Students who are sick and do not see any open office hours should call Student Health at 212-241-6023 during office hours. Student Health will work to accommodate you.
For medical emergencies after hours or on weekends, please go to the Emergency Department. Or, if you need urgent care after hours, you may go to one of the following:
Primary Care Associates FPA
10 E 102nd Street
Fifth and Sixth Floor
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 6:30pm
Saturday, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Please call for same-day appointments.
Internal Medical Associates (IMA)
17 E 102nd Street
Urgent care hours:
Monday and Wednesday, 8 am – 7:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, 8 am – 3:30 pm
Urgent Care Upper West Side
638 Columbus at 91st Street
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Privacy and Confidentiality: Confidentiality is strictly and carefully protected by HIPAA laws and the ethics of physician/patient relationship. Student Health will not release any personal medical information to anyone without your clear and written consent. HIPAA has a clause to notify the next of kin in case of life threatening events.
Epic Student EMR Privacy Protocol Update: As of February 2013, all students (medical, graduate, PhD, masters, Genetic Counseling, etc) have "Break the Glass" (BTG) protection on their Epic healthcare records. This means that any access to their EMR will be recorded, and an automatic, random audit of all charts in the BTG system will be conducted every 3 – 4 weeks. While this process is random, you can always contact the Epic maintenance office to request a full audit of your chart at any time, should you suspect inappropriate access (please see contact info, below).
In addition to BTG protection, all student EMR charts are also now equipped with an exclusive "alert system" as of February 2013. This program sends an automatic "red flag" by email to those who monitor and maintain Epic records at Mount Sinai any time a student accesses another student's EMR. This is a brand new program that allows a much higher degree of security for students' health care information, as a red flag email will trigger a manual audit of that student's chart.
In the near future, this alert system will also be in place any time a faculty member at Mount Sinai accesses a student's chart. While most of this access will be appropriate (e.g., for care received by a student from a physician at the hospital), an internal audit of the student's chart will occur to make sure nothing inappropriate has occurred.
Please note that there will now be full transparency and accountability any time a student reviews another student's chart. Inappropriate access will result in severe repercussions, up to and including expulsion from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Please also be aware of these other HIPAA stipulations:
- It is a HIPAA violation for students to review EMR of family members
- It is a violation of New York state law for students to review their own children's EMR if their child is over 10 years old
- Children and family members of Icahn School of Medicine students who receive health care at Mount Sinai should request to have Break the Glass protection extended to their charts
- Students may contact the Epic maintenance office to ask questions or express concerns regarding EMR privacy at the following extensions: x4-4669 and x4-5146. Please ask for Heather.
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