Decker Student Health Services Center
The Decker Student Health Services Center provides currently registered Binghamton University students and affiliated entities with care for acute illness and injury, health education, women’s health services (including birth control), travel medicine, immunizations, HIV testing, psychiatric consultation and laboratory services.
To log into the Patient Portal, choose "Binghamton University," then log in with your PODS information.
The mission of the Decker Student Health Services Center is to promote and support student wellness through education, prevention and treatment in a caring atmosphere that respects the unique qualities of each individual. Learn more
Hours of operation
- The clinic is open every weekday from during the semester from 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. for medical care and COVID testing of symptomatic students after they are evaluated by a medical provider. On certain holidays and between semesters, the office hours are 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Masks are still required in all healthcare settings, including Decker Student Health Services Center (DSHSC), University Counseling Center and the Surveillance Testing Center.
Making an appointment
- Scheduling an appointment: All appointments should be scheduled on the patient portal. Go to the “Appts” tab and follow the instructions. Some appointments must begin as telehealth, while others are in person. The appointment reasons clearly state which is which. Students will be contacted before their telehealth appointment to be given the link to their provider’s telehealth waiting room on the DoxyMe platform. Students with in-person appointments should arrive at the Decker Student Health Services Center 15 minutes before their appointment begins.
- Checking in: Students with in-person appointments will notify the staff they have arrived using Remote Check-in. This requires that they have 2-factor authentication on their phone prior to arrival. Once checked in, students should have a seat in the socially distanced waiting room until they are called into the exam room by their nurse.
- COVID-19 testing: Students who have any symptom consistent with COVID-19, or who need a test five days after being the close contact of someone with COVID-19, are eligible to be tested at the DSHSC. Options for scheduling a test are available on the diagnostic testing webpage.
After-hours and emergency care
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 from a campus telephone to be taken to the closest emergency room. Off-campus or cell phone users should call 607-777-3333 for Harpur’s Ferry, the student-run ambulance service. For non-emergent medical care visit one of the local urgent care centers. Students who visit a local emergency room or urgent care center are responsible for all costs incurred.
If DSHSC is closed and you'd like to speak with a registered nurse for advice regarding a medical concern or symptoms, call DSHSC and follow the directions in the recorded message. During regular business hours, call DSHSC at 607-777-2221.