Health Services operates by appointment, offering same-day appointments as well as nurse triage for first aid and emergent care. All care is strictly confidential and information about care remains separate from a student’s academic and social conduct record. The office is open Monday through Thursday 8 PM to 5 PM, and Fridays 9 AM to 5 PM. Check the website for up-to-date information about hours and services, and find more information on how to make an appointment.
The medical staff includes nurse practitioners and nurses. Services provided include treatment for illnesses and injuries; physicals including sports and occupational health examinations; comprehensive sexual health care including GYN care, HIV testing, STI testing and treatment; health education; and medical testing. Referrals are made to local medical resources for care not provided on campus.
Some tests, including pregnancy testing and rapid strep testing, are performed in the office without cost. However, most lab testing is sent to a laboratory service that will bill the student or the student’s insurance provider. Some commonly used medications (over the counter and prescription) are dispensed in the office. Students must purchase all other medications at a pharmacy. A list of local providers and pharmacies can be found on the Health Services page here.
Pratt requires all students to carry health insurance. Students may choose to enroll in a health insurance plan offered through the school though they may waive this enrollment if they provide proof of their own insurance. The waiver/enrollment process is handled by Student Financial Services, who will reach out to students via email over the summer. Student Financial Services can be reached at email@example.com or at 718.636.3599. Students can find more information about the health insurance plan on the Pratt website here.
All students born after January 1, 1957, must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. New York State law requires written documentation of two measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines or proof of immunity to these diseases proved by a blood test. Immunization against meningococcal meningitis is strongly advised for students planning to live on-campus housing (New York State does not require this vaccine but does require a signed acknowledgment of receipt and review of vaccine information. A complete medical history, comprehensive physical exam, and tuberculosis testing are also required for all new students. Students can find more information, including links to download the required forms and to submit completed forms, on the Pratt website here.
Director for Health Services
Debbie Scott, ARNP-BC, FNP
Alexandra Christodoulou, DNP, FNP-BC
Nia Cheers, MSN, FNP-C
Assistant to the Director for Health Services
Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion
Tamara Holness, LPN