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Information contained on this website is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or emergency treatment. You should not use any information on this website to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. 

It you are in a life-threatening or emergency medical situation, seek medical assistance immediately. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911. 

April 1, 2020 Update

Mercy College Student Health Office remains committed to supporting our students through these challenging times. The office will continue working with students during normal business hours through telehealth appointments for the duration of the semester.

If any student would like to schedule a video or telephone consultation please contact the Health Office at 914-674-7255 or email healthoffice@mercy.edu and we will assist you in scheduling an appointment.

Click here for information for students regarding the coronavirus, including: messages to students, FAQs and safety recommendations. 

Mercy College Health Office

The Student Health Office is a safe, confidential place where students can receive limited primary care services including evaluation and treatment for common minor injuries and illnesses, preventive care, health education and referrals to local specialists or hospitals as needed. 

The office is staffed by a Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurses. 

There are no fees for the services in the Student Health Office. Students are encouraged to contact the office to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows. 

Emergencies always take priority. 

If you are experiencing an emergency outside of business hours, call campus security: 914-674-9999, call 911 or go to your closest emergency room.

Making An Appointment

To make an appointment at the Health Office, go to the Student Health Portal or call (914) 674-7255.

*Our email and phones are not monitored continuously. If you are experiencing a health emergency, call campus security (914-674-9999), dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room

Location and Hours

Dobbs Ferry Health Office

Main Hall, Rm 127, (914) 674-7255
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HealthOffice@mercy.edu


Bronx Health Office

Room 212, (718) 678-8487
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HealthOffice@mercy.edu 
 

The Student Counseling Center provides short term, individual therapy and evaluation services. For more information, click here.

Healthy Lifestyle

We encourage our students to take an active role in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We support these efforts by offering Wellness Programming on a wide range of health related topics throughout the school year.

2019 Novel Coronavirus

By now most of you have heard of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  This is the respiratory illness that was first detected in the Chinese City of Wuhan and has been spreading.  The Mercy College community is our top priority in the Student Health Office, and we have been monitoring and participating in numerous conference calls organized by the NYS Health Department and the CDC paying attention to any guidance provided related to college communities.

At this time of year respiratory illnesses are very common.  The Student Health Office has well established protocols in place to handle these types of illnesses.  There will be heightened emphasis on determining travel histories for those presenting with respiratory complaints.  Coronavirus and flu symptoms are very similar.  If you have not been to the area of the outbreak, chances are you might have the flu.  If you have symptoms of fever, cough, body aches and shortness of breath and are concerned please call the health office at 914-674-7255 to speak with one of the nurses.

News continues to emerge about this illness daily which health authorities around the world are monitoring. The Health Office will continue to monitor the information as it emerges and make informed decisions based on the most recent information to keep our community healthy.  If you have any questions, please call the Student Health Office at 914-674-7255.

Colleen Powers, FNP-BC
Director of Health and Wellness

Main Hall - Room 127
Cpowers5@mercy.edu
914-674-7707

Additional Resources


Measles 

In view of the ongoing measles outbreaks throughout the country, Mercy College Health and Wellness is recommending that all faculty, staff and students maintain an active role in the prevention of this illness by contacting their health care providers to ensure that they have been adequately immunized.  

Mercy College complies with New York State Public Health Law 2165 regarding student’s MMR immunization status. 

If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.

Below are links that provide important information about measles and the MMR vaccination:

As always Mercy Health and Wellness is available for any additional questions or concerns.

Colleen Powers, FNP-BC
Director of Health and Wellness

Main Hall - Room 127

Cpowers5@mercy.edu
(O) 914-674-7707
(C) 914-357-3272

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Contact Us

If you have any questions please contact:

Colleen Powers
FNP
Director of Health and Wellness
(914) 674-7707
cpowers5@mercy.edu

Services Provided

Services offered include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Episodic treatment - Evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Health counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Diagnostic testing and lab work**
  • Limited over the counter medications
  • Limited prescription services
  • Referral services to local specialists/hospitals
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Suture removal
  • Visual screening (for driver's license renewal)
  • Reproductive health/sexually transmitted infection: screening, treatment and or referral
  • Physical exams

**Laboratory will bill insurance or student directly

Resource Information of Local Health and Emergency Facilities off-campus who are not affiliated with Mercy College in the event of non-urgent illness, serious illness or emergency that occurs after regular office hours and weekends.

Please be aware of your individual insurance coverage policies and how they would pertain to service "out of network plan" or "out of state."


Service Provider Address Hours
Northwell Health Urgent Care

30 Hamilton St. 

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

(914) 202-2944

M-F 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
Weekends 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
City MD
On site x-ray and lab services
222 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 401-4282
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Weekends - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

City MD
On site x-ray and lab services 

2393 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY  10710
(
914) 219-0393

M-F – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Weekends – 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Forme Urgent Care

7-11 S. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
(
914) 723-4900

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Greenburg Health Center

295 Knollwood Rd.
Greenburgh, NY10607
(
914) 989-7600

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Open Door Ossining

165 Main St
Ossining, NY 10562
(
914) 941-1263

 
Open Door Sleepy Hollow

80 Beekman Ave.
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
(
914) 631-4141

 
Phelps Medical Associates – Internal Medicine/Primary Care

11 Ashford Ave.
2nd Floor
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(
914) 269-1900

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. -5pm
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-12:00pm

Planned Parenthood

175 Tarrytown Rd.
White Plains, NY 10607
(
914) 761-6566

Hours Vary

Urgent Care of Westchester
Onsite x-ray and lab services

155 White Plains Rd. (Rte. 119)
Suite 210
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(
914) 372-7171

M-F - 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Weekends/Holidays - 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 


An ambulance may be called for acute medical emergencies by dialing 911. State the condition of the person and the exact location. If you are in a residence hall, a staff person should be notified at once.

For emergencies, call or go to one of the following hospital emergency rooms, open 24 hours daily:

St. Johns Riverside Hospital
128 Ashford Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY
(
914) 693-0700

St Joseph’s Medical Center
127 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
(
914) 378-7000

Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(
914) 493-7000

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
Route 9 at route 117
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
(
914) 366-3000


Pharmacy Resources:

Walgreens
11 Ashford Ave
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 478-0357

Cary Pharmacy
105 Main St. 
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-0008

Dobbs Ferry Pharmacy
18 Cedar St. 
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-3100

CVS
350 South Broadway (near Hotel)
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 333-8914

Resource Information of Local Health and Emergency Facilities off-campus who are not affiliated with Mercy College in the event of non-urgent illness, serious illness or emergency that occurs while on campus.

Please be aware of your individual insurance coverage policies and how they would pertain to service "out of network plan" or "out of state."


Urgent Care Center:
Bronx East Urgent Care
Montefiore Medical Group
2300 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY
(718) 829-1900


Pharmacies:
Tower Pharmacy
1250 Waters Pl
Bronx, NY
(718) 450-3313


Hospital:
Jacobi Medical Center - ER
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY

 

Resource Information of Local Health and Emergency Facilities off-campus who are not affiliated with Mercy College in the event of non-urgent illness, serious illness or emergency that occurs while on campus.

Please be aware of your individual insurance coverage policies and how they would pertain to service "out of network plan" or "out of state."


Urgent Care:
Mount Sinai Doctors Urgent Care Center
55 E. 34th St
New York, NY
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sat/Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(914) 777-5983


Pharmacies:
Kmart Pharmacy
250 W. 34th St
New York, NY 
(212) 760-1242

Duane Reade
450 7th Avenue (between 34th and 35th St)
New York, NY
(212) 967-8127


Hospitals:
Bellevue Medical Center
462 First Ave (between 34th and 35th St)
New York, NY
(212) 561-4141

Cabrini Medical Center and Emergency Room
227 E. 19th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY
(212) 995-6000

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