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Wellness Center

Wellness Center

COVID-19 Information

The Wellness Center continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. The health, safety, and well-being of our college community is our top priority. Please be advised that SUNY Niagara is following all CDC, DOH, and SUNY guidelines and regulations associated with the COVID-19 Virus. The COVID situation has changed significantly bringing about increased relaxation of mandates on the city, state, and national level. The public health emergency has ended as a result.

Effective as of Summer Semester 2023, the SUNY COVID-19 guidance is as follows:

All students are strongly encouraged to stay up to date on their initial course of vaccinations and boosters consistent with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. While vaccines are not required at this time as a condition of enrollment, SUNY reserves the authority to change this policy at any time because of changes in local conditions or due to requirements imposed by Federal, State or local authorities.

Students enrolled in any program or course or who are participating in a clinical or internship held at a third-party location must continue to comply with all health and safety guidelines, including any vaccination, testing protocols, or masking requirements that are in place at the third-party location.

SUNY continues to strongly recommend that affiliates stay home if they feel unwell and isolate according to CDC guidelines if they test positive for COVID-19. Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. Students who test positive are encouraged to isolate themselves off campus. For situations in which isolating off campus is not possible, students may remain in their room just as with the flu, strep throat, and other illnesses. Students should engage in protective measures (masking, social distancing) per CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of illnesses to the greatest extent possible.

SUNY and SUNY Niagara will continuously examine COVID-19 data and update policies as needed based on local conditions or in response to requirements imposed by federal, state, or local authorities, therefore, these protocols are subject to change as COVID conditions evolve.

SUNY Niagara must provide vaccination statistics to SUNY. Students will be asked to confirm their vaccination status with the Wellness Center at SUNY Niagara. Students may email a copy of their immunization card and/or immunization records to: wellnesscenter@niagaracc.suny.edu. For additional information, call the Wellness Center: 716.614.6275.

Welcome

The Wellness Center, located in C-122 is comprised of Health Services and Personal Counseling Services.

The mission of the Wellness Center is to provide physical, intellectual, social, and emotional well-being that fosters academic and personal success within the context of a global and culturally diverse society.

The Wellness Center is a fundamental and integral part of the total educational process and supports the College’s mission to provide a teaching and learning environment dedicated to excellence and a commitment to the hallmarks of student-centeredness, accessibility, comprehensiveness, collegiality, community partnerships, and lifelong learning.

Recognizing that each student who comes to the College is unique, it is the belief of the Wellness Center personnel that their primary responsibility is to the student: to respect their needs and to foster a climate in which physical and emotional health issues can be addressed.

For specific hours of operation, and further information, please see the “Health Services” or “Personal Counseling” web pages.

Meet Our Staff

Cheri Yager MSN, BSN, RN

Cheri Yager MSN, BSN, RN

Supervisor of College Nursing Services/Wellness Center

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: yager@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: C-134

Hannah Barner LMSW

Hannah Barner LMSW

Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: hbarner@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: B-108

Charlene Burgess LMSW

Charlene Burgess LMSW

Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: cburgess@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: B-105

Sheila Harris AAS

Sheila Harris AAS

Medical Administrative Associate

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: sharris@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: C-122

Angela Howarth RN

Angela Howarth RN

College Nurse

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: ahowarth@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: C-133

Mary Insalaco-Tripiciano BSN, RN

Mary Insalaco-Tripiciano BSN, RN

College Nurse

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: minsalaco-tripiciano@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: C-122

Teresa Schuler LMSW

Teresa Schuler LMSW

Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: tschuler@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: B-109

Colleen Mary Summerville LMSW

Colleen Mary Summerville LMSW

Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 716-614-6275
Email: csummerville@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: B-105

Contact

Cheri Yager MSN, BSN, RN
Supervisor of College Nursing Services/Wellness Center
Phone: 716-614-6275
Fax: 716-614-6817
Email: yager@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: C-122