Frequently Asked Questions

What transportation is available for referrals and local pharmacies?

Transportation to Cobleskill Regional Hospital, local physician's offices or pharmacies include taxi service, public bus transportation, a friend or walking.

 

How far away is the local hospital/pharmacy?

All are within 2 miles of campus. Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacies are located on Main Street, just before McDonald's on the opposite side of the street. Price Chopper grocery store has a pharmacy, as does Wal-Mart.

 

Do I have to make an appointment to be seen in the Wellness Center?

Yes, we are an appointment based clinic. Call (518)255-5225 to schedule an appointment.

 

Do I have to pay for my visit?

Information regarding Wellness Center fees can be found at www.cobleskill.edu/wellness/Fees.asp. If we send specimen or referrals for further care, you may be charged, which your health insurance may cover.

 

Do you do dental procedures?

No we do not, however, we can refer you to a local dentist.

 

How can I eat healthy in the dining hall?

You can talk to a Registered Nurse/Health Educator for Nutrition Counseling to teach you how to make healthy choices in the dining hall. You can make an appointment by calling 518-255-5225.

 

How do I stop smoking?

A Smoking Cessation Counseling appointment can be scheduled with a Registered Nurse/Health Educator here in the Wellness Center by calling 518-255-5225.

 

Can I get a physical exam at the Wellness Center?

Yes, by appointment: call 518-255-5225.

 

Do you do HIV testing?

Yes, we do confidential rapid HIV testing.

 

Do you give allergy injections?

No.

 

What can I do if I'm unhappy with my life?

Everyone is unhappy at one time or another. It is important to reach out to others and talk about what is bothering you. Speaking to a professional counselor can help you identify specific negative thinking patterns that can cause serious depression. A counselor can also help you develop a self-care plan. Contact us at 518-255-5225 to make an appointment.

 

How can I handle stress better so my GPA doesn't suffer?

Everyone experiences stress. Too much stress can lead to health, emotional, or academic problems. The key to stress management is identifying your signs of stress and then figuring out what strategies work best for you. That is, how do you reduce your stress without creating more? Various stress management techniques can be learned in counseling, such as: guided imagery, muscle relaxation, meditation, time management, and more. We can help you develop an individual stress management profile. Call 518-255-5225 for a counseling appointment.

 

Can you help me sleep better?

Sleep disturbances are quite common among the college population. Multiple factors influence your sleep patterns, such as diet, exercise, stress levels, routines, physical and mental health, relationships and your living environment. If you have sleep problems, take a look at each of these factors in your life and consider making changes to balance out your lifestyle. For more information on how to solve a sleep problem, make an appointment with a medical provider or counselor at the Wellness Center 518-255-5225.

 

How can I feel better about myself?

College is a time for clarifying purpose in life and achieving self-confidence. These efforts can be challenged by past experiences that have lowered your self-esteem. Counseling can help you deal with past experiences by minimizing the impact of these events on your present and future goals.

 

Can I get information on alcohol and other drugs?

Counselors are available to assist students with questions or concerns they have about alcohol or other drugs. We can offer help for students or make suggestions on how to intervene with a family member or friend you may be concerned about. We can also provide student referrals to the Schoharie County Chemical Dependency Clinic for specialized treatment, group counseling, and AA meetings.

 
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