Access to Services
Ensuring our students have current and relevant health information creates a nature progressive into our access to services component, which turns information into action. Assisting our students with access to management strategies for various health issues, relevant testing and regular screenings, produces an environment where they can make informed decisions and create lifelong healthy habits.
If you have a need to access a service not listed below, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Access to Services” and we will investigate potential partners/options to meet your needs.
Become a Partner
UHMS links you with ACCESS NYC a free online gateway that allows New York City residents to pre-screen, anonymously, for over 35 City, State and Federal human service benefit programs in seven languages, including Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Russian, Arabic, Haitian-Creole, and English. Visitors to the screening tool are asked to enter household information. Beyond access to this online web tool, ACCESS NYC is a regular participant in our Health & Wellness Screenings. Get the help you need to succeed.
Asthma Control Test:
University Health & Medical Services (UHMS) and the School of Health Profession’s Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program are collaborating to bring asthma-related services to LIU students and staff. UHMS now has the ability to monitor your asthma control via the Asthma Control Test (ACT). This brief written questionnaire measures how well your asthma is controlled. Those whose asthma is not well controlled or very poorly controlled will be offered a cost free referral to the Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program here at LIU.
Bi-Weekly HIV/AIDS Testing:
HIV/AIDS Testing is available on-site every other Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. during the Fall & Spring Semester provided by our community partners at the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force. Download flyers: Fall 2012/Spring 2013 | Fall 2011/Spring 2012 | Spring 2011 | Fall 2010 | Spring 2010
B.R.E.A.K. F.R.E.E. (Boost Resiliency, Enhance Academic-outcome Key: Focus, Relax, Exercise & Eatright)
UHMS newly launched Mental Health Awareness Program was developed by a Field Placement intern with the Department of Social Work. BREAK FREE offers programs to assist students with mental balance, stress reduction, weight maintenance/fitness, and developing healthy eating habit. Programs include (click links to download flyers): Meditation Mondays Fall 2011-Spring 2012 | Talk It Out Tuesdays (Group Sessions) Fall 2011-Spring 2012 | Walk-In Wednesdays Fall 2011-Spring 2012. Check back for updated information for Fall 2012 through Spring 2013.
Free Eye Health Screening
In acknowledgment of April as Prevent Blindness America’s –National Women’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month and National Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month, UHMS brings you a FREE EYE HEALTH SCREENING - Download the flyer here. - sponsored by NY Downtown Hospital, Kress Vision Program. This program provides preventive eye care for underprivileged, at risk, persons who do not receive routine eye care. A doctor and assistant will perform non-invasive internal and external eye examination, check vision and glasses, and glaucoma testing. Prescriptions and eyeglasses will be provided, as appropriate. Follow-up counseling is also provided for those who require further care. APPOINTMENT QUALIFICATIONS 1) Applicants cannot have had an eye exam in the past 12 months; 2) Applicants must bring with them any glasses previously prescribed and/or in use; 3)Applicants must contact VR Small at 718-246-6456 to confirm an appointment time; 4) Applicants must download/complete this form and bring it with them at their scheduled appointment time. We hope to offer this program to our campus community at least once a semester, check our website and/or emails for upcoming opportunities to participate in this free eye health screening program.
UHMS Health & Wellness Screenings
Health and wellness is the name of the game at UHMS, providing opportunities for you to monitor basic health issues, identify problem areas, and corrective measures. This series offers Fall, Spring and Summer screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, sickle cell, glucose, hearing, cardio, bone marrow swab, seasonal flu shots, BMI, COPD, ENT, and HIV/AIDS. These screenings also provide varying health information surveys on nutrition, fitness, cancer awareness, lupus, organ donation, smoking cessation, and ACCESS NYC services. Click to download flyers: Fall Screenings | Spring Screenings | Summer Screenings