Office of Health Services

222-05 56th Avenue, Room MC-02
Bayside, New York 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6375
Fax: (718) 631-6330
E-mail: HealthServices@qcc.cuny.edu
*Medical records are not accepted via e-mail.

Special Statement Regarding Legionnaires’ Disease

As you may be aware from various news reports, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is currently investigating cases of Legionnaires’ disease emanating from cooling towers in certain buildings in the South Bronx. As a result, Queensborough Community College has taken proactive steps to inspect, test and disinfect all cooling towers on campus in accordance with the guidelines issued by the State Department of Health. These precautions are in addition to the regular maintenance inspections, testing and treatment that the College conducts on a quarterly basis.

Some important facts noted by the Governor’s office about Legionnaires’ disease and this outbreak:

  • Drinking water supply and other water features, like fountains and pools, are safe throughout New York City and unaffected by Legionella. 
  • Water tanks are completely separate from cooling towers and unaffected by Legionella.
  • Legionnaires’ disease is not new, nor is it contagious.
  • Most healthy individuals do not become infected with Legionella bacteria after exposure.
  • A person diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease is not a threat to others who share office space or other areas of close contact. 

Queensborough Community College will continue to monitor this situation and will notify you of any further developments. Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You can also visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website for more information by clicking here.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Student Health Services of the City University of New York to make quality health care and health education available to all of its students in order to contribute to their academic success and personal growth.

The provision of these medical and psychological services will be sensitive to the needs of our non-traditional student body and will be tailored to the cultural diversity of the CUNY population.

With guidance from the Health Services Advisory Council, all programs are designed to help meet or exceed The Minimal Standards adopted by the CUNY Board of Trustees in May 2000. In a commitment to retain students who will successfully graduate from The City University, health promotion and disease prevention are our primary goals

Health Management

To protect the health and safety of our campus community, CUNY has in place an Infectious Disease Protocol that all campuses adhere to in the rare case that an outbreak of an infectious disease is reported. This protocol is posted to University¹s website and can also be viewed here.

Flu: http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ehsrm/healthmanagement/flupage.html

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ehsrm/healthmanagement/mmr.html

Viral Meningitis (NonBacterial Meningitis): http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ehsrm/healthmanagement/DOHVM.html

Ebola: http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ehsrm/healthmanagement/ebola.html




The Office of Health Services provides a variety of free services to all registered students. Click on the service to learn more about it.

 

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