Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to a make an appointment or do you accept walk-in patients?
Walk-in patients are welcomed as the schedule allows. Sometimes you may be asked to return later in the day. Women’s Health walk-in services are limited because the nurse practitioner is only available certain hours each week—and she books up quickly.
Can I get the MMR shot at the Health Center?
Yes. You don't need an appointment. Just stop by for free MMR, Hepatitis B, Tdap (tetanus with whooping cough) or Gardasil® (HPV).
Can I get a copy of my immunization records?
Yes. We keep your records, but only your MMR vaccine dates are kept in our computers (for approximately 10 years). Just call or stop by the Health Center to obtain your records.
Do I need to get a Meningitis shot?
On August 15, 2003, New York State created a public health law requiring all colleges to provide information on meningitis and the meningitis vaccine. After reading the information on meningitis, you will need to complete a short form indicating that you received and read the information. You cannot register for classes without completing this form [PDF], but the vaccine is not required for registration and the Health Center does not offer the vaccine.
Do you give pregnancy tests?
Yes, just stop by. The cost is $7. We do not supply carry-home pregnancy tests.
Do you carry Emergency Contraception?
Yes, Plan B® is available for $20 and a validated ID. Please note that Plan B® is most effective within the first 72 hours after unprotected vaginal intercourse.
Do you do HIV Testing?
Yes, check the link Wellness and Other Services for the schedule.
How can I get birth control?
First, you will need to make an appointment to see the Women’s Health Provider who will perform an exam and discuss with you the contraceptive options that best suit your needs.
Do you offer the HPV vaccine, Gardasil®?
Yes, but only to students until age 18, female students under age 26 without health insurance or male students under age 26 without health insurance and if you are a male having sex with another male. A validated Lehman College ID is necessary. No appointment is necessary.
Are over-the-counter medications available?
Yes, we have many everyday medications available such as Tylenol®, Motrin® and Claritin®. We also carry pads and tampons.
Can I fill my birth control or another prescription at the Health Center?
No, we are not a pharmacy that can fill prescriptions from another facility. However, the Health Center can dispense low-cost, on-site medications if the medical practitioner examines you and determines that you need medication.
Is health insurance available?
Yes. If you are eligible based on your income and other criteria (see our Get Health Insurance, you can apply for Family Health Plus, the free state health insurance program, here at the Health Center with an insurance advisor on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. If you don’t qualify for Family Health Plus, click here to check out CUNY-GHI (now called Emblem Health).
I could really use Food Stamps. Can you help me?
Just call BronxWorks @ 718-295-7160.
Last modified: Dec 21, 2012