Can students be seen at SHAC on a "walk-in" basis?
Yes! We have “walk-in” hours to be seen by a health provider Monday through Friday 8:30am-11:30am (or until full), during the academic year. Students are also able to schedule an appointment to minimize wait time.
What if a student needs medical attention when SHAC is closed?
For non-emergency medical attention students are directed to The Urgent Care Center in Potsdam, NY (49 Lawrence Ave) open every day 8am-8pm, or CPH Afterhours Clinic located in Canton, NY (approximately 11 miles from campus) open Monday-Friday 4pm to 9 pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
For emergency medical attention students are referred to Canton-Potsdam Hospital Emergency Room (50 Leroy Street) which is located in the Village of Potsdam approximately one mile from the Clarkson campus.
Please note The Urgent Care Center, CPH afterhours clinic and Canton Potsdam Hospital’s billing is not associated with Clarkson University and you may encounter a charge if you do not have accepted medical insurance coverage.
If I have a prescription; can I get it filled at SHAC?
No, we do not fill prescriptions at the SHAC. If you have a prescription to be filled, the local pharmacies are Kinney Drugs, Walgreens, or Wal-Mart (all within 5 miles of campus) or Price Chopper in Canton (approx. 11 miles)
Will my parents be notified if I have been to SHAC, or if I am sick?
No. Treatment obtained at SHAC is confidential and we will only discuss your visit with individual(s) listed on a consent signed by the student receiving services.
I am a returning student. Do I need to submit another completed health form?
If you have attended Clarkson University within the last 3 years we only require an updated medical history and TB screen questionnaire.
Are there any recommended health-related items students should bring to Clarkson University?
Yes, students will need to bring any ongoing prescription medications.
We also recommend the following health-related items:
- Health Insurance Card/or copy
- Band Aids
- Fever reducer/pain reliever medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen
- Cough and cold medication
- Reusable cold packs
- Ace bandage