Health and Wellness Center

Health Services

The Health Services Office provides quality programs utilizing a holistic approach that focuses on healthy lifestyle choices as a means of disease prevention. This is achieved through education, training and collaboration with community-based health service providers. Health Services is also the office responsible for immunization compliance, and together with the Office of Public Safety, is often the primary response unit for on-campus medical emergencies.

Programming is offered on topics such as diabetes and obesity prevention, nutrition and healthy eating, safe sex, cardiovascular health, hypertension, smoking cessation, and other topics tailored to individual needs.
The Registered Nurse assists students with immunization compliance and all health needs, such as:
  • First Aid Emergency Treatment
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Free Condoms and sanitary napkins
  • State Mandated Vaccinations on Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR).

Wellness 
The mission of the Wellness Office is to educate and empower the Hostos student body with respect to the growing field of wellness. We define “wellness” as a harmonious state resulting from the delicate balance of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, sexual, intellectual and environmental/occupational health. Our emphasis is on accentuating and promoting positive lifestyle choices as a way of preventing illness and disease.

By encouraging student input and participation, the office nurtures the creation of an enthusiastic and inquisitive atmosphere through which various health/wellness topics are explored. The Wellness Office integrates its programming with various academic and service units within Hostos, such as the Health Services Office, Counseling Center, Student Activities and Athletics for maximum benefit.

Domestic Violence Empowerment Program (DVP) is committed to promoting and enhancing healthy life styles, healthy relationships, emotional, and spiritual wellness of our students. Throughout the year an assortment of services, activities, and resources are offered to impact their wellness and the wellness of Hostos Community College.  These services also include assisting student victims and survivors of domestic violence in connecting to the appropriate community resources. 

 

Family Empowerment Program (FEP)
The mission of the Family Empowerment Program (FEP) at Hostos Community College is to provide services to students in ASAP, CUNY START, and CLIP. The goal is to provide adequate social services and academic supports to students with children from birth to age 5, we envision that all parents pursuing their education can be successful. We are here to assist student parents who are pursuing their associate degree.

The program aids parenting students by connecting them to resources within Hostos and other community organizations. Each student is provided with individualized case management and social work services, advocacy, educational workshops, food vouchers, emotional support and much more.