ACPHS requires all full-time students to have health coverage, either through a
family health insurance plan, a private insurer, or a
quality, low-cost plan offered by the College.
Albany Family Practice Group (AFPG) of Community Care Physicians (CCP) provides
medical/physician services to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students
as part of their Infirmary Fee. This fee ($80 per year) is mandatory for all ACPHS
students up through the fifth year. It is optional for sixth year students.
Albany Family Practice Group provides physician services for ACPHS students at their
2 Clara Barton Drive offices, in Albany . The medical group also provides 24-hour,
seven-days-per-week on-call phone consultation coverage for any ACPHS student needing
to speak with a physician. These services are provided free of charge for ACPHS
The services provided by AFPG will be for routine medical office care. The services
will not include medications, prescriptions, medical testing, hospital care, emergency
room care or any form of therapy treatments. Should these services be needed, the
student's health insurance will be required and used as a method of payment for
AFPG also provides "Convenience Care." This means that they are open daily from
7:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
for "walk-in" urgent appointments. Patients will be seen on a first come, first
serve basis during these urgent visits.
It is understood that additional clinical services may be required, from time to
time, for the diagnosis or treatment of a student's medical condition. In these
circumstances, the students will be referred to an appropriate practitioner by an
AFPG provider. It is understood that these practitioners may or may not be members
of AFPG and that health insurance coverage may be required by these providers at
time of treatment or consultation.
Students should bring their Student ID Card and identify themselves as an ACPHS
student when arriving at AFPG.
AFPG is located at 2 Clara Barton Dr., Suite 201 . This facility is behind Notre
Students can call AFPG at 518-207-CARE (2273).