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Health Services

Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2206

The Health Center is located on the third floor of the Seay Building, one floor above the IT Help Desk. The center is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Services are available to all full-time and part-time students.

The center is staffed by registered nurses certified in college health care requirements. They provide patient care as well as information on preventative care.

MRSA Facts 

Preventing the Flu

Meningitis Information

New Jersey Health Record Requirements

All students are required by the college and under New Jersey State law to have completed health records on file in the Health Center.

All full time students (12 credits or more) are mandated by New Jersey state law to have the Hepatitis B vaccine series. We strongly recommend you begin this series of vaccinations before you enter Centenary College.

All health forms must be completed in their entirety no later than the first day of classes. Accurate records are of vital importance, especially when a student has a preexisting health or emotional problem. This will assure continued and optimal health care.

Student identification cards and registration will be withheld if health records are not submitted to the Health Center.

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Privacy and Confidentiality

Information will not be released to anyone without the written consent of the student except as provided by law in cases of medical or psychiatric emergencies, state-mandated reporting of infectious diseases, or in compliance with a legally-issued subpoena.

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Absentee Policy

If an illness, injury, surgical procedure, or medical problem causes a student to miss classes, the student should have his or her physician submit a medical service form to the Health Center.

This information is kept confidential. The Dean of Students Office will issue an absentee notice, when appropriate.  The Health Center will document office visits if requested by the student's professors.

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Illness and Injury Policies

All accidents, illnesses, and injuries occurring to the students must be reported to Health Services within 24 hours of the incident.  This enables Health Services to provide follow-up care if needed.

Resident students must report all accidents regardless of where they occurred. If an accident or emergency occurs during the night or early morning, the Resident Assistant on-duty must be notified.

Centenary will not be held responsible for any health or accidental incident that may take place while a student is at the College should he or she fail to comply with this policy.

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Physician

The college physician has weekly office hours on campus by appointment (call ext. 2206). At times, it will be necessary to make referrals to specialty physicians or hospitals in the area. This will be at the expense of the student.

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Hackettstown Community Hospital

Hackettstown Community Hospital on Willow Grove Street is the hospital serving our area for emergencies. The Hackettstown Rescue Squad will transport a student experiencing an emergency to the hospital. In all other cases, a student is responsible for arranging his or her transportation to and from the hospital or physician’s office via a friend, family member, or the local taxi services.

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Student Health Insurance Program

All full-time students are enrolled in our Student Heath Insurance Program. Information, brochures, and claim forms are available at Health Services. However any balance not paid by the insurance company will be the student’s responsibility.

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