St. Bonaventure University

COVID-19 Precautions & Updates

The Center for Student Wellness is locked and we are accepting patents by appointment only. To make an appointment with Health Services or Counseling Services, please enter the Patient Portal. You may also call us at 716-375-2310. We will serve callers as quickly and efficiently as possible. For all significant university resources and information regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 website.

Health & Counseling Services

The Center for Student Wellness, located in Doyle Hall, is committed to ensuring the physical, mental and emotional health of our entire campus community, and does so utilizing two distinct units.

Health Services

A full-time medical health provider and licensed practical nurses care for the physical well-being of all full-time undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. 

Insurance is required for all full-time students, but is not required to utilize Health Services. (Insurance is used for services, medications, and equipment that is not provided on campus, such as X-rays, referrals to off-campus providers, ambulance transportation, etc.)

Counseling Services

Full-time mental health counselors offer confidential individual and group counseling, education and prevention services, crisis intervention, and support groups (as needed) on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual assault, substance abuse and others. Our counselors give talks on various topics directly related to mental wellness and success.

Center Location

Doyle Hall 122

Center Hours

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Visit the Patient Portal
Call (716) 375-2310

We operate as a functioning physician's office, seeing patients by appointment. We do our best to service all students in a timely manner. Under normal circumstances, walk-ins are welcome, depending on patient backlog. For now, however, as we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, all appointments must be made using the Patient Portal.

  • Health insurance required of all full-time students

    All students attending St. Bonaventure full time must have health insurance. Students may purchase the SBU Student Health Insurance Policy or maintain coverage from their own or a parent's policy.

    All full-time undergraduate students (at least 12 credits) will be automatically enrolled in the St. Bonaventure plan and the charge will be added to your student account. Students may, however, elect to opt out of the SBU plan if they desire to keep their current health insurance coverage.

    If you are coming to St. Bonaventure from another state or another region in New York state, or if you are an international student, please give serious consideration to enrolling in the SBU plan to ensure coverage in the Olean, Allegany and Bradford (Pa.) area.

  • Required health forms & records

    All incoming students must submit immunization records and required health forms.

    These required records and forms are to be submitted through the Center for Student Wellness Patient Portal.

  • Join MERT, our student EMS team

    Three Medical Emergency Response Team members assist a fallen student in a training drill
    The Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) is a student-run emergency medical services (EMS) agency of more than 40 members that is on call 24/7. Student volunteers are all New York state or nationally certified emergency medical technicians (EMT-B), or are training to earn the classification. 
    MERT serves the campus population as well as the surrounding community. Its members work with local organizations, volunteering for events held by Special Olympics and the Southern Tier Health Care System. 

    MERT is a great way to gain leadership and medical experience. 

    Interested in joining?

    We're always looking for new members and no prior experience is required. If you want to become part of the team, download our MERT application and contact us at

    In the event of a medical emergency, MERT can be reached (716) 375-2525.


    Additional resources for SBU students

    • Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services: (716) 373-8040
      1 Leo Moss Drive, Olean, NY 14760
      Offers counseling services by appointment
    • Olean General Hospital 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 800-339-5209
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-Talk
    • Crisis Textline: Text “hello” or “can we talk” to 741741
    • St. Bonaventure Leave of Absence Policy