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, on a one-on-one basis. Just call 718-960-8900 to find out.
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] regardless of age, 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.
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 assistance available?
Yes. On Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30-5pm & Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m, there will a navigator at the Health Center to assist you in applying for ACA (Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare). Check the listing of needed documents for the application under the Get Insurance link.
I could really use Food Stamps. Can you help me?
Yes, we often have a representative from BronxWorks on-site to prescreen you--check the current schedule on the Wellness and Other Services link. Or, just call BronxWorks directly @ 718-295-7160.
Last modified: Aug 7, 2014