Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to caring and promoting wellness as a foundation for health, 在在线赌博的个人成长和成功.

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The Wellness Center aims to enhance the well-being and success of our diverse student body and university community by providing culturally-competent, 道德和基于研究的最佳做法. 我们是一个协作和包容的中心, 综合健康和咨询服务, as well as prevention and education for a holistic approach to wellness. We maintain the highest standards of care by prioritizing professional development for staff, providing developmentally appropriate supervision of our trainees and contributing to research as scholars in our disciplines.


The Wellness Center is located at 19 Park Street in Alfred, on the corner just past Herrick Library and the Saxon Inn.

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Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The Wellness Center is open for care when Alfred University is in session.

Patient Portal


The Wellness Center has launched a browser-based patient portal which allows students to conveniently manage their health and wellness information and interface with the Wellness Center. 门户网站为学生提供以下服务:

  • Exchange messages with the Wellness Center safely and securely through HIPAA compliant messaging system.
  • 管理健康记录并提交所需的文件.
  • 预约使用心灵水疗中心.

Culture of Respect Badge


Alfred University took part in NASPA’s Culture of Respect’s two-year pilot program on sexual violence prevention efforts on our campus. Culture of respect builds the capacity of educational institutions to end sexual violence through ongoing, expansive organizational change. Having completed the program, we can now proudly and officially call our institution alumni of the program.

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JED Campus

JED Campus is a signature program of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, 药物使用和自杀预防工作. Alfred University has proudly earned the JED Campus seal.


Note for Incoming Students

**All required documents must be received by July 15 or a hold will be placed on your student account.


All incoming students are required to provide/complete health and immunization records. All documentation and information relating to medical/immunization requirements are housed within the Alfred Medicat Patient Portal.

  1. Log into the Alfred Medicat Patient Portal 使用您的Alfred网络凭据.
  2. Select the FORMS tab to complete the Required Health Forms.
  3. Select the IMMUNIZATION tab to review the immunization requirements and upload your complete immunization record and any supporting documents.
  4. UPLOAD your most recent health physical (within the last 12 months)

请与健康中心联系 607-871-2400 if you have any questions or need technical assistance with the portal.


New York State requires proof of immunization which must be received by the Wellness Center by July 15th or a hold will be placed on your student account. If you require an exemption, please submit your request to the Wellness Center.

Immunization Health Records

To obtain a copy of your immunization record, please download the 健康服务记录释放表. 将填妥的豁免表格邮寄至:

Wellness Center
Alfred University
Attention: Immunization Records
19 Park Street
Alfred, NY 14802

Your immunization record will be mailed to you at the address indicated on the release form. The Wellness Center agrees to send immunization records to you within 30 days of receiving your request.

Important Note

The Wellness Center will mail your Immunization records directly to you. Since you may need to send your immunization records to other institutions, 一定要在安全的地方保存一份副本. Federal HIPAA laws prevent us from faxing them or forwarding immunization records. It is your responsibility to forward these records to other schools, employers, etc.

Copies of health records are destroyed after 10 years of absence from Alfred University. If you are requesting copies of health records other than Immunization Records, 请与健康中心联系.

大学生活压力很大, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, trouble focusing, 许多学生的学习动力也很低. When that stress becomes unmanageable and interferes with learning, 健康中心提供保密, short-term mental health support to assist students in addressing their problems.

Accessing Counseling Services

To schedule an appointment, please call the Wellness Center front desk at 607-871-2400. If you have seen a counselor in the past, you can also reach out to them directly.

Emergencies and After Hours

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis/emergency outside of Wellness Center office hours (M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm), please contact your RA, GRD or Public Safety at 607-871-2108.

Other emergency resources:


The Wellness Center offers the following services to all Alfred University students at no additional cost:

General Consultation: One-time meeting with a counselor to focus on answering questions about services provided at the Wellness Center, as well as referrals to community providers or other campus resources that provide student support.

Individual Counseling: Students meet one-on-one with a counselor to identify stressors and establish goals to improve mental, social, and emotional well-being. The Wellness Center uses a brief therapy model to best meet student needs with a focus on minimizing acute distress and problem solving.

Crisis Support Services: Crisis support services are available on a walk-in basis during the Wellness Center's business hours (M-F, 8:30-4:30). These services are for students experiencing urgent situations that require immediate support to ensure safety to self and others.

Psychiatric Services: The Wellness Center has contracted with a community provider to offer psychiatric services including psychiatric evaluation and medication management services. There is a fee of $45 for the initial appointment and $30 for all follow-up appointments.

Peer to Peer Hotline: Middle Earth is a secure student-staffed hotline provided by the University of Albany that connects Alfred University and other SUNY students in need with peer counselors. Peer counselors can assess a student's wellbeing and if necessary, 为学生提供适当的心理健康资源.

Students do not need to be in crisis to use the hotline. The hotline is open:

  • 星期一至四:下午一时至午夜十二时
  • Friday - Sunday: 1pm Friday through 12 midnight on Sunday (24/7 weekend hours)

Call the hotline at 518-442-5777. 更多信息请点击这里.

学生远程咨询网络(STCN): For a higher level of care and in order to stabilize intense mental health symptoms, SUNY Upstate is offering Student Telecounseling Network (STCN), which includes intensive CBT sessions and tele psychiatry at no additional cost. Please ask your counselor for more information about facilitating this specialized referral.

Outreach and Education: The Wellness Center provides educational programs and workshops tailored to various settings, including residence halls, classrooms, 俱乐部和其他组织会议, and virtual locations. Programs on stress management, self-care, sexual violence prevention, alcohol and drug education, and eating disorders are some examples of programs that have been offered in the past. 如果你有兴趣主持外展计划, 请联系健康教育工作者, James Ward, by calling the Wellness Center.


健康中心的工作人员亲自, professionally, and ethically committed to upholding and protecting the privacy of our students. All patient information is kept entirely confidential unless:

  • 这是一个拯救生命的问题
  • 患者签署信息发布
  • We have been ordered by a court
  • Required by law

Emergency Medical Care

如果你正在经历危及生命的紧急情况, 请拨打911或前往最近的急诊室. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis/emergency and are a student residing on or near campus, please contact Public Safety at 607-871-2108 or your Resident Director.

Additional options for after-hours assistance include the Allegany Mental Health Association 24 hour crisis line at 1-888-448-3367 and the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text HOME to 741741 for the crisis text line.

Ambulance transports are provided at no cost from the Alfred Community to Hornell or Wellsville.

St. James Mercy Hospital
Emergency Department
411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY

Jones Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department
191 North Main Street
Wellsville, NY


UR Medical Urgent Care
7309 Seneca Rd N Suite 103
Hornell, NY 14843
Hours: 10AM - 8PM

Mental Health Resources

Review our robust Mental Health Resources page for links to helpful information on a variety of mental health concerns.


All registered undergraduate students and graduate students (matriculating and non-matriculating) attending Alfred University are expected to carry health insurance. Alfred University does not offer health insurance at this time. For assistance in finding a plan that will meet your needs, please contact us.

All International students are required to enroll in the plan unless they provide proof of adequate coverage prior to their arrival on campus.


The Wellness Center offers a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and administrative support staff who provide a wide range of services. 如果你需要长期或复杂的护理, you'll be referred to appropriate providers or agencies as warranted.

Excuses for Illness

The Wellness Center does offer documentation of illness to interested students. Wellness Center staff only provides verification of appointments actually attended at the Wellness Center, not proof of illness without Wellness Center treatment. You may use this documentation when discussing class or work absences. It is the decision of faculty and employers on how to deal with missed class time and any necessary arrangements for making up missed work.

Lab Tests

With a request from your health care provider, Health Services may obtain your lab specimens (ex. 血液,尿液),并通过St. James Mercy Health's laboratory.

Your health care provider must complete the following form: Lab Work Obtained at Health Services External Provider Form. This required form ensures that your lab results will be communicated directly to your health care provider. The form can be faxed to the Wellness Center office at 607-871-2631. The form may also be mailed or hand delivered; the Wellness Center must receive this form before your appointment is scheduled.

Appointments (607-871-2400) are required for the lab specimens to be obtained at the Wellness Center. This service is available Monday through Thursday, AM-PM. There is a venipuncture fee for blood draws, which can be billed to your AU student account. Fees for the actual laboratory tests are billed through St. James Mercy Health.

Some laboratory tests require specific handling and must be done in a laboratory setting. 如有需要,请联络圣. 詹姆斯·默西健康实验室 607-324-8080 或琼斯纪念医院实验室 585-593-4072 for more information.


There are no charges for office visits to the Wellness Center with the exception of Psychiatric Consultation visits. Nominal charges are made for lab tests, injections, special treatments and medications. Students who require specialists or emergency care are referred to the general hospitals in neighboring Hornell or Wellsville. You still maintain the right to choose a health care provider or place of hospitalization and must assume all financial obligations for off-campus medical/surgical care.

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Bridgit K. Buono

Bridget Buono, RN

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • 阿尔弗雷德州立大学护理学学士学位
  • CPR certified
  • Infection Control

Clinical Interests

  • Health Promotion
  • 25 years of Surgical Experience
  • 13年的大学医疗经验

Professional Organization(s)

  • 美国大学健康,会员
  • 美国护理协会会员
  • Alumni Association HHS

Jenny DeSanto


珍妮于2017年加入健康中心. She brought with her 20 years of experience working as a patient service representative and financial counselor. 她有广泛的客户服务, scheduling and billing experience in a medical setting to include mental health and substance abuse programs.

Jenny enjoys interacting and connecting with the students she serves. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, attending concerts, kayaking and traveling.

Pam Jones

Pamela Jones, NP

Pam has worked in a variety of settings including hospital, Home Care and Education


  • BSN Alfred University
  • MSN Community Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Rochester
  • FNP St. 约翰费希尔学院,罗切斯特,纽约州

Clinical Interests

  • Women’s Health
  • Immunization
  • Community Health
  • Maintaining people at home

Professional Organizations

  • 美国执业护士学会
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Charter Member and Past President
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Certification by AANP

Kara Taylor

Kara Taylor, Counselor

卡拉是一名NBCC认证顾问,并获得了M.S. 在线赌博心理健康咨询专业. She has been a member of the AU Counseling team since 2019. Kara has a passion for working with young adults and supporting students through the challenges unique to the college experience. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and trauma-informed, applying elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 接受与承诺疗法, narrative and constructionist therapy to best meet the needs of individual students. In her free time, Kara enjoys playing guitar, skiing, and working toward therapy dog certification with her dog, Winnie.

James Ward

James Ward, CAS, BS, CHES, Health and Wellness Educator

James earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion with a specialization in Community Health Administration and a Minor in Business Administration from Daemen University and then went on to earn his Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). James is excited to serve Alfred University and educate students in his lifelong home of Allegany County.

James is dedicated to meeting the needs of all students and educating and training them to be the most "outside of ordinary" they can be. In terms of clinical interests, James is particularly interested in promoting positive mental health, LGBT+群体的健康, and the health of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. James is also proud to be a certified trainer in suicide prevention (QPR). In his spare time, 詹姆斯喜欢和家人在一起, playing video games, and attempting aromatherapy.

Thomas Boyle

Thomas Boyle, LPN

Thomas has been licensed as a Practical Nurse since 1992. He attended St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and Alfred University for Health Sciences. He is experienced in many health and human services settings. Thomas' nursing experience includes hospital medical and surgical units, operating room, emergency room, and medical office nursing. 托马斯还接受过心肺复苏术和基本生命支持的培训, rural trauma team development, Stop The Bleed, 灾难生命支持和阿片类药物过量预防.

Rachel Ahart

Rachel (she/her pronouns) is a Licensed Master of Social Work. She completed her bachelor's degree at Syracuse University and then her M.S.W. in Community Based Practice and Leadership at Fordham University. She is passionate about supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and completed an advanced certificate in Affirmative Therapy for Transgender Communities through Widener University.

Rachel has 4 years of clinical experience in mental health, and several years' experience working in community services, 包括与创伤幸存者/受害者一起工作, substance use, 青少年与法律系统有关. Her values include trauma-informed, neurodiversity affirming, strengths-based approaches.

In her down time, 她很喜欢猫, kayaking, hiking, skiing, 手工(尤其是编织/钩针编织).

Rod Jeffers

I am a New York registered 持牌心理健康顾问 (LMHC). I graduated the Alfred University counseling program in 2013. I have nearly 10-years community mental health experience, serving people with a wide range of mental health concerns and co-occurring conditions. Prior to that, I worked over a decade in agencies services people with disabilities in a variety of roles, including direct care, vocational education, staff development, and human resources.

I grew up in Allegany County and lived here most of my life. Exploring the countryside, building trails, and taking photographs are among my interests. I also enjoy video games, traveling to far-off places, and researching my family history. When not doing that, my family and I chill at home with our two dogs and many cats.

If you or a friend experiences sexual assault or any form of sexual misconduct, we encourage you to tell someone about it and seek help. We are the only office on campus that is bound by confidentiality. However, you have choices about who you disclose information to and what services you want to access. The staff at the Wellness Center can help you with these decisions and support you throughout the process.

Vaccinations - Not Required

Effective Summer 2023, AU Policy no longer requires vaccinations for COVID-19. All students are strongly recommended to stay up to date on their vaccinations as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including obtaining any booster authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC for their age group. While not required at this time, AU reserves the authority to impose a requirement for any vaccination or booster at any time because of changes in local conditions or requirements imposed by Federal, State, or local authorities. All AU faculty and staff are also strongly recommended to get vaccinated.

Masks and Social Distancing

Mask use is not required. AU will continue to monitor CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance on mask use moving forward.


澳大目前不需要测试. If conditions warrant, Alfred University may implement a surveillance testing program. AU will maintain testing supplies to support those seeking a test. These include:

  • PCR 测试(在健康中心完成)
  • Rapid 抗原检测(在健康中心完成)

Quarantine and Isolation

Students with COVID-19 may remain in their room just as with the flu, strep throat, and other contagious illnesses. Students should engage in protective measures per CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of illnesses to the greatest extent possible. This includes mask use, minimizing time in communal spaces, and additional emphasis on hand hygiene.

AU continues to strongly recommend that individuals stay home if they feel unwell and isolate according to CDC guidelines if they test positive for COVID-19.

Questions regarding student health and wellness should be directed to the Wellness Center Staff at 607-871-2400.

Academic Program Planning

AU will continue to monitor local conditions regarding course delivery.

Questions regarding academic planning may be directed to the Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Beth Ann Dobie at: dobie@topnotchroofingandhomeimprovement.com or at 607-871-2137.

Residential & Student Life

Housing accommodations for vulnerable populations will be met through established accommodative housing processes. For students, this process is organized by the Center for Academic Success (CAS). For employees, the process is organized by the Office of Human Resources. 客人政策将根据情况变化而调整.

Questions about accommodations for students can be sent to the CAS Director, Chris Gause at: gause@topnotchroofingandhomeimprovement.com.

AU Fresh (Dining)

Dining staff will follow New York State Department of Health regulations. 洗手液可供客户使用. Any health requirements and protocols have been communicated to all food/vendor delivery drivers.

Questions about dining may be sent to Director of AU Fresh, Erich Dobson at: edobson@avifoodsystems.com.

Facilities (Cleaning & Sanitation)

The campus will provide hand hygiene stations or supplies within workplaces for individuals to use; specifically, hand washing, such as soap, running water and disposable towels or hand sanitizing, such as alcohol-based sanitizer where hand washing may not be available or practical.

Inventories will be maintained for all cleaning products. We maintain an adequate inventory of supplies in case a supply chain disruption occurs.

The college filtration (MERV) level on all air handling units is a minimum of MERV-13, or in the case where the unit cannot accept the higher MERV-13 filter is equipped with the highest level the unit will accept.

个人防护装备包括口罩(N95), KN95, surgical, general/dust), cloth face coverings, plastic face shields, gloves, and gowns. 个人防护装备库存存放在设施大楼. All PPE requests can go to the director of Facilities for distribution; this central storage allows us to monitor usage rates and keep our inventory easily accessible for reporting and reordering.

For questions related to PPE, please contact Chief Environmental Health & 安全主任道格·克拉克: clarkegd@topnotchroofingandhomeimprovement.com.

Health & Wellness

All medical appointments will take place in person, by appointment. Counseling services will be offered in-person or virtually, 取决于学生的喜好. Counseling services include:

  • AU Health & Counseling Services
  • Promote existing on-campus and community-based mental health treatment and resources, including:
  • 提供个人咨询和/或团体治疗.
  • 宣传危机服务的可用性, including Crisis Text Line, 包括纽约OMH危机文本线:文本 GOT5到741741,点对点热线 518-442-5777.
  • Publicize the availability of 免费在线QPR预防自杀培训 为学生,教师和工作人员.

If you have questions regarding medical and/or mental health services, 请与健康中心联系: 607-871-2400.


Athletics will follow NCAA, AU, or conference requirements. Currently, there are NO restrictions or directives that exceed local decisions.

Questions on Athletics can be sent to Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation, Deb Steward at: steward@topnotchroofingandhomeimprovement.com.


It is the responsibility of all members of the college community to not only observe all COVID-19 regulations, but to also promote safety and appropriately address non-compliance.

COVID-19 Alert Levels & Returning to Remote Learning

AU retains the authority to pause our campus activities in cases of increased community transmission. AU will use a series of variables in considering any amendment of campus operations or a request to shift to the temporary use of remote operations.

Internal variables include the severity of cases and transmission among the campus population. External variables include the issuance of an order to close from NYS / SUNY; this is measured by region with specific metrics for hospital bed availability and infection rate.

The evolving dominant strains, changing transmissibility, severity, vaccine efficacy, and more all represent variables that will be factored into changes. AU will use a flexible framework to guide decision-making, including:

Green – Normal Operations

Yellow – Modified Operations where cases are straining capacity

  • Campus reduces scale or ceases student activities (programs, events)
  • 限制体育和娱乐活动
  • Expansion of testing rates
  • 宿舍对客人的限制
  • 减少或暂停校园探访
  • 用餐或参加活动时座位有限

Red -手术中断-医院达到或超过100%

  • 只提供外卖服务(不提供亲自用餐)
  • 选择非必要的员工进行远程办公
  • 切换到远程学习(有潜在的例外)