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.

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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

Decker Student Health Services hours of operation:

  • Semester hours: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Summer hours:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 

 Making an appointment

  • Walk-In Hours: Walk-in Appointments from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. remain suspended. All medical care starts by calling 607-777-2221.
  • Telemedicine: All appointments will begin via telehealth. Students must call for medical care, at which time they will be routed to a nurse for a virtual session to triage their problem. If it is necessary, a appointment will be arranged with a physician or a nurse practitioner. The medical provider will treat most conditions via telehealth, but in-person visits are available at the provider's discretion.
  • Checking in: Students with in-person appointments will notify the staff they have arrived using Remote Check-in on the patient portal or by calling 607-777-2221. The main lobby inside the clinic has limited seating and students will need to be invited inside by a nurse before entering. To provide space for students to wait for in-person appointments, we have placed a tent in front of the building where students may wait. Additionally students may wait in their vehicles in one of the designated student parking spots located adjacent to the clinic.
  • COVID-19 testing: All students with symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 should isolate and call the Decker Student Health Services Center at 607-777-2221 for consideration of diagnostic testing. Students are responsible for the potential cost of COVID-19 testing, which will take place outside the DSHSC in a tent to reduce the risk of transmission to others.

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.

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COVID-19 testing

Decker Student Health Services is only doing diagnostic COVID-19 testing for students when a test is medically indicated. Call 607-777-2221 if you are symptomatic.

Any other students wishing to be tested can wait to be selected for the surveillance testing that is being conducted in Old Union Hall, or can register for a test at an off-campus site.

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Flu vaccines

A three-day free flu vaccine clinic is open to students from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 20–22 in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more.

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