Health Center

At Perrella Health Center, our mission is to help you understand and maintain your optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being.

To achieve this goal we practice preventative healthcare, manage acute and chronic illness, and assist students in becoming educated healthcare consumers.

The Health Center and Counseling Center are both also housed in the Perrella Health Center. Together, we collaborate to meet each Hartwick student’s holistic healthcare needs.

Hours of Services & Appointments:

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please call ext. 4120 to schedule an appointment.

A physician is on staff two hours per week to see students by appointment.

A nurse practitioner is on staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see students by appointment.

Appointments are encouraged. Scheduling an appointment reduces your waiting time and enables us to see patients more efficiently. Walk-ins needing urgent care will be triaged and accommodated when possible.

Interim Director of Perrellla Health Center
Amy Gardner, FNP-C

Medical Director
Mary Ellen Hoffman, MD
Board Certified in Family Practice

Nurse Practitioner
Amy Gardner, FNP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Kelley Birmingham, FNP-C Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Staff
Jenny Beaudet, RN
Donna Moore, RN-BSN

Administrative Assistant
Sandy Rorick



Services Available:

  • General healthcare for illness or injury
  • Women’s health: gynecological exams, contraception, and emergency contraception
  • Evaluation, testing, and treatment of sexually-transmitted infections
  • HIV/AIDS information, counseling, and testing
  • Allergy injections
  • Immunization programs to comply with Public Health Law 2167
  • Annual flu vaccine clinic
  • Health education materials

Confidentiality: All contact with Perrella Health Center services is strictly confidential. Medical information can be released only with the student’s written permission.


Cost: There is no charge for provider or nurse visits at Perrella Health Center. A nominal fee is necessary for on-site clinical testing and some procedures. The cost of diagnostic testing sent to off campus labs, referrals to specialty providers, and medications obtained from pharmacy will be billed dependent to the student’s health insurance plan.  Fees for on-site diagnostics and medications from Perrella Health Center formulary can be billed to the student’s account or paid in cash or check. Charges will be billed directly to the Hartwick Insurance Plan for those with that insurance plan. 

Insurance: All full-time students are required to have health insurance. If a student does not have health insurance they will be required to purchase the College insurance plan. For more information, contact Student Accounts at 607-431-4306 or visit the Student Accounts webpage.

Confirm Insurance Coverage: Parents who plan to cover your student on their insurance plan, MUST confirm that their student has coverage while away at College. Many plans have restrictions on care received outside of a specific network. Students should have their own insurance and/or prescription card to carry with them at all times.


Transportation: Non-emergent medical transport on and off campus is provided by student health squad. Call 607-431-4120 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Campus Safety provides transport after hours and on weekends.

If you have questions about medical care when Perrella Health Center is closed, contact your RA or Campus Safety at ext. 4111.

When Perrella Health Center is closed, medical care can be received at:

Be sure to have your health insurance card with you. If you need assistance getting to or from one of the health facilities, please contact Campus Safety at ext. 4111.

Contact Us
Perrella Health Center
Phone: 607-431-4120
Fax: 607-431-4124


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