On-campus and off-campus residing students who have any symptom of COVID-19 should contact the Decker Student Health Services Center (DSHSC) during the first day they are ill, even if symptoms are mild. These students will be tested. Because DSHSC only performs diagnostic testing, it is critical that only students with symptoms request a test.
Symptomatic students can call DSHSC to make an appointment from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday and from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (beginning Saturday, Sept. 11 — weekend hours are for diagnostic COVID-19 testing only).
Symptomatic students are expected to isolate until their test results are known, at which time they will be instructed on next steps. Students living on campus who test positive may isolate at home or in designated spaces on campus, following all instructions and guidelines issued by the University and Broome County Health Department until they are cleared to resume usual activities.
Off-campus students testing positive will isolate either at home or in their off-campus residence. They will be contacted by the Broome County Health Department for case investigation and case tracing. Contacts in need of quarantining will be identified through this process. Visit the Quarantine and Isolation page for more information.
For more information about testing, view the diagnostic testing FAQ page.
When DSHSC is closed, medical care is available to students at several off-campus urgent care walk-in clinics and emergency rooms.
As a student submitting to a COVID-19 test for the purpose of detection of COVID-19, you have the right to be assured of the confidential treatment of disclosures and records and to have the opportunity to approve or refuse the release of such information except when release of specific information is required by law or is necessary to safeguard you or the University community. All COVID-19 test results, positive or negative, are required to be reported to the New York State Department of Health.
If you have concerns about privacy, please tell us. We want, expect and need your feedback. For concerns regarding medical care, please contact the Medical Director at 607- 777-2221. If you feel the issue is not resolved, you may appeal to the University’s privacy compliance officer — Office of University Counsel, Binghamton University, AD-614, Binghamton, New York, 13902-6000. Complaints may also be registered at the U.S. Office of Civil Rights N.Y. Office at 1- 800-368-1019; TDD: 1-800-537-7697.