Student Health Services

ABOUT

Where are we located? JWSC Student Center on the ground floor level, across from the Counseling Center

All students who feel ill or have any health-related questions are encouraged to speak to Director Christine Brennan, RN, BSN. Most visitors are served on a first-come, first-served basis, with exceptions made based on professional opinion and acuity of needs. If it is determined that the student requires a clinician to evaluate them, then an appointment will be made for clinic hours.The NPs visit campus three times a week for these appointments & any other walk-ins. Our Nurse Practitioners are provided through Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake. When a student needs an appointment ASAP Health Services will do its best making an appointment for them in town at the Saranac Lake Health Center.

VISION:

Student Health Services (SHS) envisions an environment for learning that fosters change and growth in students, with emphasis on increasing independence and self-determination where the student becomes engaged in the process, assuming responsibility for their life choices.

MISSION:

Student Health Services (SHS) strives to keep the student fully engaged in the learning environment at PSC, while assisting with their health and wellness concerns and/or challenges. Great care is taken to not over assist the student, providing care only to the degree necessary, in order to promote self-care and growth. SHS enables rather than hinders the process of becoming a fully functioning, independent adult capable of making sound decisions and dealing with the consequences of those choices. SHS is intended to function as an acute care clinic, providing assessment, testing, diagnosis, and treatment for unanticipated medical situations. Student with ongoing or chronic medical issues who require regular prescription medication or treatment should maintain a relationship with their primary care provider, either at home or in the local community. In the event of an urgent matter, SHS will work with the student’s regular providers to provide continuity of care on a temporary basis until the student can see their regular provider. 

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Office Hours »

Front Desk: Weekdays 9 – 4 pm  

Nurse Hours: Varies – Check Portal  

Visiting Provider Hours:  

9 – 11 am Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 

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Contact Us »

Christine Brennan, RN, BSN
Director
518-327-6349
cbrennan@paulsmiths.edu

Bella Abbadessa
Office Manager
Phone and fax: 518-327-6319
aabbadessa@paulsmiths.edu