Services

Student Health Services is committed to enhancing our students’ educational goals by reducing their health related barriers to learning.  We also promote a lifestyle of personal health and wellness. The Watkins Health Clinic delivers high quality primary care as evident by its approval by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  These are some of the services that we provide:

Primary Care

  • Medical care delivered by a board certified family physician and two nurse practitioners
  • Reproductive health exams, counseling, and contraception prescriptions
  • Evaluation and treatment for acute illness, with medications available at a small fee to treat most of them
  • Evaluation and treatment of chronic medical illnesses
  • Follow-up of chronic medical illnesses in collaboration with your medical provider at home
  • Complete physicals for college athletes, travel abroad and employment
  • Nicotine cessation counseling
  • Reduced cost testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV infection
  • Screening, treatment, and referral for psychological disorders

Nursing Services

  • Allergy shots
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Flu shot clinic
  • Suture removal
  • Wound care
  • Immunizations

Laboratory Services

  • Onsite medical laboratory technician for blood draws, even if ordered by your medical provider at home
  • Free testing: strep throat, mononucleosis, influenza, pregnancy, urine analysis, cholesterol panel and blood sugar
  • Testing at minimal charge: HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia (see below)

SGA STI Testing Program

The Student Government Association (SGA) has recognized the importance that getting tested for sexually transmitted disease has on the health of our students.  It has made funds available to reduce the cost of getting tested.  Now you just pay $5 for gonorrhea/chlamydia testing and $8 for HIV testing.  As in years past, Student Health Services does the tests for trichomonas and syphilis free of charge.

Health Education

  • Full-time health educator for passive and active teaching of health issues
  • Annual Wellness Fair for campus and community   

Administrative Services

  • Review and maintenance of health records for each student
  • Compliance review for NY State and SUNY Potsdam mandates


Other Services

  • Onsite SUNY Potsdam Health Insurance Plan representative
  • Free HPV vaccines for students <19 years old.