Health Education services
Our Health Education team delivers a wide range of services. We recommend that you call us at 607-777-2254 to schedule an appointment with our health educator, but students may be seen on a walk-in basis if needed.
Individual Health Consultations
- Students are welcome to arrange confidential, one-on-one appointments with our health educator to talk about any wellness concern.
- The following is a list of the most commonly requested topics for individual health
consultations, but our health educator can address many other topics. Just let us
know when you call to schedule an appointment.
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Birth control
- Emergency contraception
- Men’s health
- Pelvic exams
- Sexual assault
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Stress management
- Tobacco cessation
- Women’s health
- Consultations are free
Tobacco Cessation Programs
- Individual tobacco cessation counseling is provided one-on-one with a tobacco cessation counselor. We offer incentives to help you quit, and provide counseling free of charge. Sessions are ongoing, by appointment only.
- Group tobacco cessation counseling is also available so you can quit using tobacco for good with the support of your peers. We provide incentives to help you quit, and offer group sessions periodically throughout the year. Contact us at 607-777-2254 for details about our upcoming session.
- Tobacco quit kits contain items to help you throughout the quitting process (candy, gum, rubber bands, sunflower seeds, toothbrush/toothpaste, written information and more). Free kits are available in the Decker Student Health Services Center and Health Education offices.
- Journey of a Lifetime is a program that helps you plan your own, individual cessation program, day by day, for 30 days. You may borrow this CD from the Health Education office. All tobacco cessation programs are free.
Residential Community Programming
- Health educators will work with resident assistants to develop community-wide health education programs.
- Topics include body art, alcohol, drugs, sexual health, safer sex, contraception, nutrition, tobacco and stress management. (Many others are available, too.)
- RAs should contact a health educator at least two weeks prior to the anticipated program.
- Availability is limited, so please collaborate with other RAs in the residential community so you can provide the program to the entire community.
- There is no charge for these programs.
Free Health Promotion Materials
- Brochures and posters are available on a variety of health topics.
- Materials are available for fairs and tabling.
- Quit kits to help you stop smoking are offered through the Health Education office and at the Decker Student Health Services Center. Students may get condoms in the Health Education office.
- Brochures, posters, condoms and tobacco quit kits are free.
Disclaimer: Health Education is part of the Decker Student Health Services Center at Binghamton University. Health Education maintains this site as a resource for Binghamton students, but the site isn’t intended to replace consultation with your medical providers. No site can replace real conversation and examination. Health Education offers no endorsement of and assumes no liability for the currency, accuracy or availability of the information on the sites we link to or the care provided by the resources listed. If you aren’t a Binghamton student, but are in need of medical assistance, please call your healthcare provider, or in the case of an emergency, dial 911.