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Welcome to The Student Health and Counseling Center at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Our staff of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, counselors, nurses, administrative staff, medical laboratory technologist and health educator(s) are pleased to provide primary health care services to students enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh.
There is a wide range of services offered at our center including a walk-in clinic, psychological counseling, nutritional advice, educational programs and more.
In addition, less than one mile from campus is a regional medical center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH).
If you are in need of medical treatment or psychological services, please call or come in to our center during the hours of:
If it is after hours, and it is an emergency please go to CVPH emergency room, call University Police at (518) 564-2022, or dial 911.
Update from Dr. Kathleen Camelo, M.D. (Sept. 14, 2016)
I am writing to update you on the campus situation involving a single confirmed case of mumps.
No students have presented since that time with mumps. We have also confirmed that nearly all students have confirmed vaccinations.
However, the Clinton County Health Department has advised us that due to a wider outbreak of mumps in Nassau County, they consider our single case an "outbreak." Accordingly, any students who have not received or will not receive a vaccination cannot return to campus until October 4 unless public health officials determine they can come back sooner. We have identified five students who fall into that category.
The college will advise faculty members of any students in their classes who will miss time due to these circumstances.
The student had a very mild case of mumps, has recovered and is no longer infectious. Mumps can have serious side effects and is contagious. We remain in preventive mode and the Student Health and Counseling Center remains available to do vaccinations. Vaccines can help to prevent you from getting the disease.
If you have questions, please contact the Health Center at (518) 564-2187 or email Dr. Kathleen Camelo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are mumps?
Mumps is a viral disease that spreads like flu, by coughing, sneezing, talking and touching objects. Symptoms typically start with a few days of fever, headaches, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite. That's followed by swollen salivary glands. A vaccine is very effective in prevention.
Am I at risk?
Those who have had the disease are at the lowest risk of contracting mumps. Those who have not been fully immunized against mumps are at the highest risk of infection. Breakthrough illness has been seen among fully vaccinated individuals, but those who have received the following are at significantly lower risk:
If you suspect you may have mumps, call your primary care provider. You may also call the Student Health and Counseling Center at (518) 564-2187.
How is it transmitted?
The disease is transmitted by direct contact with saliva produced in the mouth and discharges from the nose and throat of infected individuals. The incubation period is usually from 16 to 25 days.
As you head home and make travel plans for the summer please refer to this website: www.cdc.gov/zika/ for the latest travel advisories and information regarding the Zika virus.
Student Health and Counseling Center
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901