SUNY Potsdam Student Health Services (SHS) must ensure all new, re-admitted and transfer students meet state and local health requirements. The submission of these forms is tracked for each student.
Failing to comply with the health requirements will result in progressive consequences.
Follow these two steps to complete your health requirements:
This form asks you questions about your medical history, medications, allergies and surgeries. To complete it you must set your web-browser to allow pop-ups from the website “shsweb.potsdam.edu.” If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, please wait up to a minute for a window to pop-up so you can add details. The information you submit is sent directly into your medical record at SHS. Once you are in the portal (see above), click on “Required Health Information” followed by “Health Information Form.” Answer the questions and click “submit.”
Also under “Required Health Information” on the portal is the “Meningitis Response Form” link. Click on it. If you are 18 or older, the form will open. You can select the appropriate response and click “submit.” If you are younger than 18 years, you will be taken to a version of the form that must be printed, filled out by your parent/guardian, then faxed ((315) 267-3260) or mailed (44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676) to SHS. Submitting this form is required for all new and transfer students, but only some re-admitted, students.
The last form under “Required Health Information” is the “Tuberculosis Questionnaire.” Please click on it, answer the questions presented to you, and click “submit.” If you are instructed to do so, you must have further testing for tuberculosis. Have this testing done before you arrive on campus in the fall. Make an appointment with your medical provider and have them fill out the printable version of the Tuberculosis Testing Form found at:
Your medical provider should follow the steps on the form and fax or mail it to Student Health Services.
Whether or not you have health insurance, you should submit your information through the portal. If you don’t have insurance, choose “none” from the dropdown list of insurance companies. When you come to Student Health Services we may need to order tests. If you’re sick you won’t want to return to SHS just to drop off your insurance information. Click on “Insurance” which is found in the same column as “Required Health Information” on the first page of the portal. Fill in the information and click “submit.” If you don’t find the name of your insurance company on the drop-down list of insurers, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add your insurer to the list and you can return later to the portal to put in your information.