At Southern Connecticut State University Student Health Services, we hold your overall health and well-being in high regard.
Our goal is to empower students to become responsible and educated healthcare consumers. We will do our best to inform and guide you and encourage you to ask questions about your health and wellness. We are committed to inclusivity and intercultural competence. It is our goal to maintain a safe, welcoming, and affirming place for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
Student Health Services plays an essential role in the health and well-being of students by providing cost-effective quality health care and by coordinating the continuity of care with outside providers. By taking a holistic approach to the student, we can minimize barriers to achievement of their academic goals and promote responsible health habits. Educational and experiential learning provides opportunities on both an individual basis during office visits as well as during outreach programs to assist students in becoming informed health care consumers.
Rights and Responsibilities
You have the right to: respect, consideration, dignity, privacy, confidentiality, an explanation of your care, to now availability of services, to know fees for services, to know the names and positions of people working with you, review your medical records, to request to change health care providers, and to accept or decline care or treatment.
You have the responsibility to the following: be honest about your medical history, report any changes in your health, understand the health care and services offered, follow agreed on health care and medical instructions, respect other students and health services staff, make, keep and/or cancel your appointment, and provide us with feedback for improving services.
- To foster the University’s main objective of educating the student towards independence, growth, and increased responsibility.
- To develop an atmosphere of positive mutual regard and respect for students of all backgrounds and orientations by recognizing and welcoming the diverse perspectives, values, and needs.
- To provide high quality health care in a manner that is accessible to students and addresses their needs as identified by ongoing campus surveys.
- To minimize the likelihood of health problems interfering with the learning potential of the student.
- To emphasize the value of prevention of disease and the promotion of health through collaborative programming and individual education.
Diversity and Inclusion
We respect, value, and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. Student Health Services strives to uphold the highest standard of care and respect for all persons and demonstrate an atmosphere of openness, inclusion, and affirmation with students of all genders and sexual orientations.
Good Samaritan Act
The University expects students to abide by state and federal laws, as well as University policies, regarding alcohol and drug possession and consumption. However, the University recognizes that there may be times when students face medical emergencies involving excessive drinking and/or drug use. This Good Samaritan Statement seeks to diminish fear of disciplinary and conduct sanctions in such situations and to encourage individuals and organizations to seek needed medical attention for students in distress as a result of excessive alcohol and/or drug abuse.
In the interest of safety and welfare, if an individual reaches out to a campus official seeking medical attention for him/herself or for another, the student requesting assistance and the student requiring assistance may not be subject to the typical disciplinary sanctions for a violation of campus and drug policies, as long as the individuals or organizations comply with all assessments and follow-up required by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.
The Good Samaritan Statement applies only to cases where there is a legitimate concern for a person's well being as a result of excessive alcohol or drug use. Further, this statement applies only to campus disciplinary procedures and does not apply to local, state, and federal processes.