Student Health Policies
Medical Insurance and Liability Coverage
The individual must assume responsibility for medical insurance coverage. The student through the duration of the hospital program must carry some form of hospital/medical insurance. The medical services of the hospital are available to each student, however financial responsibility rest with each student or his insurance company. It is understood that the WCA Hospital will be held harmless for any injury, disability, and/or liability that may result from the student's participation within the hospital setting.
All students are required to purchase professional liability insurance. The cost is independent of the state in which you live and is approximately $25.00 each program year. A form will be distributed upon acceptance into the program.
Pre-Entry Physical Examination and Immunizations
All incoming students are required by the New York State Department of Health to have a pre-entry physical examination prior to starting the program. It is the responsibility of the student to get a physical from their family physician or make arrangements with WCA Hospital's Occupation Health Office physician. All cost incurred are the responsibility of the student.
The examination includes general health assessment information, written proof of Rubeola and Rubella vaccinations and Tuberculosis Skin test. Direct questions or to schedule an appointment call the WCA Hospital Occupational Health Office at 716-664-8165.
Additional Immunization(s) and Drug Testing
The Hepatitis B Vaccine series will be offered free of charge to interested students. The immunization is offered by the WCA Hospital Occupational Health Office and is strongly recommended but not mandatory.
It is WCA Hospital's policy that all incoming students must successfully pass a drug screening prior to starting the program. The test is free of charge to the student.
Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the student's passing a health examination and drug test.