Health Center, Davis - Student

The Davis Health Center at SUNY Canton consists of a health care team dedicated to providing professional medical care, educational programming, and services to meet the well-being of a diverse student population.

Health services are available during the academic year to all registered students who pay the Student Health Fee. Services provided include consultation, assessment, exam, treatment, and referral as indicated. Limited lab tests and medications are also available.

Emergency first aid is available to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus by contacting University Police at (315) 386-7777. All 911 calls from any campus phone will go to University Police. University Police will respond to the emergency. Student EMS is also available to respond during the academic year.

Mandatory New York State Immunization Requirements to Attend College

In accordance with New York State Public Health Law 2165 (Article 21, Title VI), all college students born on or after January 1, 1957 and enrolled for at least six credits hours or more, must show adequate proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and complete a meningitis response form. Proof of immunity for MMR consists of:

  • Measles – Must document two doses of live measles vaccine. The first dose must be administered no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday. The second dose must be at least 28 days after the first dose. A measles (rubeola) titer showing immunity is also acceptable proof.
  • Mumps – Must have documentation of one dose of live mumps vaccine administered no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday. A mumps titer showing immunity is also acceptable proof.
  • Rubella – Must document one dose of live rubella vaccine administered no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday. A rubella titer showing immunity is also acceptable proof. All students in Nursing (A.A.S. & PN programs), Physical Therapist Assistant, and Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.) programs must provide proof of immunity to rubella regardless of their date of birth.

Meningitis Response Form

New York State also requires that all students attending college six (6) credit hours or the equivalent per semester complete a Meningitis Response Form. A response form to receipt of meningococcal disease and vaccine information must be signed by the student or, if under age 18, the student’s parent or guardian. The response form may also be completed online through the student’s UCanWeb account. Information about meningitis and the Meningitis Response Form is included in the Health History/Physical Exam and Immunization form which can be found at

Written documentation of immunity must be submitted prior to the start of the semester. Students failing to submit the required documentation by 30 days from the start of classes for either the Fall or Spring semester will be suspended from college as required by NYS law.

Any student requiring vaccination for measles, mumps, or rubella may receive the vaccine at no charge at the Davis Health Center. Further information about immunization requirements is included in the Health History and Physical Exam form.

Physical Examination Requirements

All students must complete and submit the Health History and Immunization sections of the Health Form upon admission to the College. A physical exam is not mandatory except for the following students:

  • International Students
  • Nursing (A.A.S., PN), Physical Therapy Assistant, Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.), and Early Childhood students. Students will not be allowed to participate in their clinical or fieldwork practice unless the Health History/Physical Exam and Immunization Form is on file.
  • Intercollegiate Athletes: DO NOT USE THIS FORM. Athletes need to complete the Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form which is available at: or on the Athletic webpages. Be advised that athletes will not be allowed to try out for a team or to practice with a team until a pre-admission physical examination is completed.

Mandatory Health Insurance

Serious financial problems can result due to an unexpected illness or injury for a student who has no health insurance. As permitted by the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, the College requires that all full-time students must enroll in the insurance program available through the College unless they are covered under another health insurance plan. The cost of the health insurance plan is included automatically on a full-time student’s bill. If a student provides proof of other coverage, the student insurance fee is waived. Proof of other coverage must be submitted by the waiver deadline in order to have the health insurance charge removed from their bill. Part-time students may also purchase the student insurance, but they must request that it be added to their College bill.

International students attending the State University of New York are required to purchase the International Student Insurance. Please note that the International Student Insurance deductible is reduced to $0 if the student receives initial treatment or is referred by the Davis Health Center medical staff.

Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Under the guidance and direction of SUNY Central Administration, SUNY Canton has been designated as an entity that is not covered under HIPAA. Although not subject to HIPAA rules, the Davis Health Center has adopted HIPAA guidelines and follows even more stringent New York State Public Health Guidelines for record keeping and patient confidentiality.