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Emergency and After Hours when the Health Center is Closed

In a situation where you need urgent health care outside of the normal College Health Center hours, or when the College Health Center has reached capacity and is unable to see you in the same day, there are several options in the local area. You should not rely on the Urgent Care Center for health emergencies if you are experiencing a health emergency (see urgent/emergency list below). If you have a medical emergency on campus, contact University Police at 315-386-7333 for immediate assistance. Please note that care received at any outside entity is the financial responsibility of the student. The SUNY Canton College Health Center is not affiliated with these sites.

Urgent Care Clinics

Afterhours Clinic, located at 80 East Main Street in Canton, is affiliated with Canton-Potsdam Hospital/St. Lawrence Health System. Afterhours has evening and weekend hours. No appointment is necessary. Afterhours is located on the ground floor of the E.J Noble Professional Building (enter via the one way drive and bear to the right, park in the lower parking lot). Entrance is located on the far right of the building.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 1 pm to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm

Phone: 315-386-3300

Potsdam Urgent Care Center, also affiliated with Canton-Potsdam Hospital/St. Lawrence Health System is located at 49 Lawrence Avenue in Potsdam, NY, No appointment is necessary.

Hours: Open every day 8 am to 8 pm, except holidays.

Phone: 315-261-5525

Canton Health Center, affiliated with Claxton Hepburn Medical Center (CHMC), is located at 39 West Main Street in Canton, NY. Please call ahead to check the availability of appointments.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm

Phone: 315-379-4700

Convenient Care, affiliated with CHMC, is located at 921 State Street in Ogdensburg, NY. Please call ahead to check the availability of appointments.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 4:30 pm

Phone: 315-393-1715

Urgent Conditions

  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Cough or cold
  • Earache
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat, cough or cold
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Dehydration
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Fever
  • Pink eye or minor eye injury
  • Minor burns
  • Nosebleed
  • Mild/moderate asthma
  • Mild/moderate allergic reaction
  • Animal or insect bite
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Infection
  • Cut requiring stitches
  • Fall/Sprain/Strain
  • Possible broken bone (not protruding from skin)
  • Sports-related injury

Emergency Conditions

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Numbness in face, arm or leg
  • Sudden paralysis
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden and/or severe pain
  • Fever in infant less than 2 months old
  • Seizure
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Severe burn
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Pregnancy-related bleeding
  • Electric shock
  • Unconsciousness
  • Anaphylaxis or severe allergic reaction
  • Deep wound
  • Broken bone (protruding from skin)
  • Loss of limb
  • Injury to head, neck, or spine

Emergency Rooms

Canton - Potsdam Hospital (10 miles)
50 Leroy Street, Potsdam, New York 13676
Phone: 315-265-3300

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center (20 miles)
214 King Street, Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Phone: 315-393-3600

Davis Health Center
Campus Center 004
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617

Phone: 315-386-7333
Fax: 315-386-7932

Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm