New York Military Academy has an eight-bed infirmary that is open seven days a week. It is staffed by our New York State licensed nursing staff headed by Nurse Patricia Zamfino. She and her staff assess and treat illnesses and injuries, dispense daily medications and arrange off-campus appointments. The academy's physician, Dr. Gurinder Mehar, is available to the school by telephone 24 hours a day.
Cadets experiencing sickness or feeling ill can report on their own to sick call three times daily during mealtimes. Teachers and/or athletic coaches can also refer cadets to the infirmary throughout the normal school day, or during athletic practices or contests.
For severe illnesses or injuries, the nursing staff refers our cadets to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, located in the nearby community of Cornwall, less than three miles from the school. The hospital staff and the school have a close working relationship and our cadets receive quality emergency care and treatment when referred. St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital also accepts most insurance plans.
In the event a cadet becomes sick after hours, the commandant will be notified and the cadet transported to the hospital for diagnosis and/or treatment. If a cadet sustains an injury during away athletic contests or during school sponsored field trips, he or she will be taken by one of the adult staff to the nearest full service medical facility for treatment. Parents will be notified of the injury and prognosis as soon as possible.