Perrella Wellness Center

At Perrella Wellness Center, our mission is to help you understand and maintain your optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being. We practice preventative healthcare, manage acute and chronic illness, and assist students in becoming educated healthcare consumers.


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

Call 607-431-4120 to schedule an appointment.

Physician on staff two hours per week to see students by appointment.

Nurse practitioner/Physician’s Assistant on staff Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see students by appointment.

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


  • 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
  • SARS CoV2 (Covid) Antigen Testing

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

Fees & Insurance

Cost: There is no charge for provider or nurse visits at Perrella Wellness 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 to the student’s health insurance plan.  Fees for on-site diagnostics and medications from Perrella Wellness Center formulary can be billed to the student’s account or paid in cash or check. A “missed appointment” fee of $10 will be charged for appointments missed without notice prior to the scheduled appointment time.

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 a 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.

Office of Student Accounts

After Hours or Urgent/Emergency Care

Contact Campus Safety at 607-431-4111
When Perrella Wellness Center is closed, medical care can be received at:

    • Fox Hospital Emergency Department (607-431-5000)
      Emergency Care 24 Hours/Day
    • Bassett Convenient Care (607-433-6400) -call 24 hours a day to schedule same day or next day appointments
      Weekdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Wellnow Urgent Care (607-376-5346) -no appointment/walk in service, online check-in/spot reservation available
      7 days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Be sure to bring your health insurance card, a list of medications, and a list of your allergies with you.

Health Insurance

All full-time students are required to have health insurance. Hartwick offers insurance to students at additional cost through a partnership with CDPHP.


Health Policy

The Perrella Wellness Center does not provide written excuses or notes to students for classes missed due to appointments at the Health Center or for short-term illnesses/injuries. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate directly with their professors regarding classes missed and completion of assignments.

A Perrella Wellness Center medical provider may, as part of their clinical management, recommend deferment of the student’s participation in certain activities and other appropriate measures for health reasons. In these circumstances a notice will be written at the discretion of the medical provider. The

Perrella Wellness Center will, with student authorization, verify an illness or injury to a faculty member if the faculty member wishes to call. For confidentiality purposes the nature of the illness or injury will not be disclosed.

The pre-entrance Certificate of Medical Examination forms are used to document immunizations and the student’s current and past medical history. All required immunizations per New York State Public Health Law Section 2165(7) must be documented on the form for entry to a post-secondary institution.

The law states that no institution shall permit any student to attend such institution in excess of thirty days without complying. However, such thirty-day period may be extended to not more than forty-five days for a student where such student is from out-of-state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to comply with the law. Students who cannot receive their immunizations before arriving on campus can receive their immunizations at the Perrella Wellness Center for a charge.

New York State Public Health Law #2165 requires all full-time and part-time (enrolled for at least six credit hours per semester or four credit hours per quarter) students born on or after January 1, 1957 attending a college or university in New York State provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella before they can attend college in New York State. Persons born before January 1, 1957 will be exempt from this requirement.


As of: 12/01/10

Incoming Student Certificate of Medical Examination & Immunization Forms

Forms are DUE July 15 (January 2 for Spring Term Admissions).

All incoming (new and transfer) students are required to have a complete immunization record and a physical examination within the 12 months prior to their arrival on the Hartwick College campus.

Student athletes: Date of physical must be within 6 months of your first participation at Hartwick.

Intercollegiate Athletes must update their history and physical form every 12 months to maintain eligibility.

The NCAA requires that a copy of the lab result from a Sickle Cell Solubility Test be on file for every athlete.

The Certificate of Medical Examination forms must be completed and returned to Perrella Wellness Center prior to arriving on campus. Most students will need to complete pages 1-6, athletes complete pages 1-8. Please note that additional requirements for nursing majors are found on a separate area of the immunization form.

Nursing Majors must update their physical examination form and tuberculosis skin testing every 12 months. While a copy of your provider’s physical that includes all of the data on this form will be accepted, a copy of the Nursing Major Annual Physical Exam Form signed by the student must be attached to it.



New York State Public Health Law (NYS PHL) §2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccine to all students meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus.

You may download the documents below for more information about the bacteria that causes meningitis, the symptoms of the disease, and how to prevent it.

New York State Public Health Law requires that all college and university students enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester, or at least four (4) semester hours per quarter, complete and return the Meningococcal Vaccine Response Form.

Allergy Information

Student who wish to receive allergy injections at the Perrella Wellness Center must complete the Student Allergy Injection Information and Consent Form. The form must be submitted and on record in the Perrella Center in order for treatment to be provided by College Perrella Center staff.

Consent Form

Meet the Medical Staff

Amy Gardner ’99, FNP-C

Director of the Perrella Health Center

Mary Ellen Hoffman, MD

Medical Director, Practitioner

Kelley Birmingham, FNP-C


Britney Hall ’20, RN

Staff Nurse Perrella Health Center

Jennifer Weaver, PA


Sandy Rorick

Office Manager, Perrella Wellness Center

Perrella Wellness Center

Fax: 607-431-4124