SBI Health Education is a division of Sub Board I Inc, a student-owned and operated non-profit corporation.
Students Come First.
Our professional staff and team of trained Peer Educators provide professional, non-judgmental services and activities to enhance the health and wellbeing of all students and their partners.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of our most frequent questions and answers from UB students. If you prefer to ask someone in person, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
We are located on the South Campus on the 4th Floor of Michael Hall.
We are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–4:30 pm. During University breaks, our office hours may change. Call us to hear any change in hours during those times.
Pregnancy Testing & Options Counseling
Pregnancy tests can be scheduled through us – call our office to make an appointment. At your appointment time, you will go to the SBI Clinical Lab, located in the basement of Michael Hall, for the test itself.
(these prices are only if you go through SBI Health Education for your testing)
If you do not have the UB Student Insurance, or if you don’t have health insurance coverage at all, the pregnancy test is FREE. If you have the UB Student Insurance, your insurance plan will be billed $10 – you pay nothing out of your pocket. Call us if you have questions about the test or costs.
Emergency Contraception (Morning-After Pill, Plan B)
Emergency Contraception (EC or the Morning After Pill) is available here at SBI Health Education or at the SBI Pharmacy located in the basement of Michael Hall. The brand offered is Plan B, and it costs $25. Remember – you need to take EC within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex. When taken correctly within 72 hours, it is 75%-89% effective in preventing pregnancy.We have trained counselors available who can answer questions or concerns you might have when you purchase EC. Call us or stop by our office.* Note: at Health Ed, cash or check only; at SBI Pharmacy, cash/check/credit card/campus cash may be used.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
We do not provide the actual test here at SBI Health Education. However, if you’d like to set up a one-on-one, confidential session with a Peer Educator (before or after you’re tested on- or off-campus) call us at 829-2584.
There are several on- or off-campus options. On campus, you can receive a test through the Student Health Center. The NYS Department of Health is also on campus several times each year for free, anonymous, walk-in rapid testing. Check the SBI Health Education website or Facebook page to stay up to date about when they’ll be here. Off campus, you can receive testing through Evergreen Health Services, New York State Department of Health, Erie County Department of Health, or check here for a site in your area.
SBI Safety Services
Students assigned community service hours through Judicial Affairs can choose to volunteer for the SBI walk stations. You will need to pick this placement through Judicial Affairs first and then call our office to set up an appointment. At this appointment you will receive your time sheet, sign paperwork, and sign up for the 2 hour mandatory training. Any question about community service should be directed to Aaron Maracle, Assistant Director. Hours worked without following this protocol will not be accepted. You may NOT choose the Safety Services as your placement if you have received hours due to ANY kind of violence, threats, acts of aggression, etc. We reserve the right to deny placement at our site.
Contact us by telephone or email. We will talk about your availability and set up a time for training. Volunteers for the Safety Shuttle Service need to have a valid driver’s license.