In terms of health and safety, QC provides students with free or low-cost resources, consultations, referrals, and educational venues. Though the area, specifically Kissena Boulevard (the main street in which QC is located), is not considered a safe area to walk alone (particularly at night), campus itself provides a safe haven for students. A limited number of entrances are open for use at nights and on weekends. However, some students wish that there were more officers guarding the front gates of campus.
The health office, located on the third floor of Frese Hall, is not very large, but the staff is friendly and helpful to the students. All CUNY students taking six or more credits can apply for the GHI/CUNY Student Health Insurance, available at the beginning of each semester. Representatives of AmeriGroup and Medicaid visit Queens College and help students choose plans they can afford. During the Swine Flu scare, QC placed hand sanitizers throughout the campus for students to use on their way to classes.