Health Center Services
Student Health is located in the lower level of Rich Hall. To speak to the Administrative Assistant the telephone number is (570) 321-4052. To speak to the Director of Health Services the telephone number is (570) 321-4322. To fax health records, insurance information, etc. please use (570) 321-4355. One full-time and one part-time RN is available to students Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. Appointments are encouraged.
A physician is in the Health Center several hours per week. Because the college doctor is only here a short time each day appointments are necessary. Appointments are made after seeing one of the nursing staff. This initial nursing appointment helps gather all the background information necessary for the doctor's appointment to go smoothly. It also gives the nursing staff an opportunity to recommend students to go to the ER if the problem is urgent. If the nursing staff does not offer you a doctor's appointment, please feel free to request one if you think this is necessary. There is no additional charge for the doctor or nursing appointment.
Although the hours the doctor is available often conflicts with class schedules, most faculty are understanding enough to allow a student to come to class 15 minutes late or leave class 15 minutes early in order to see the doctor. If you think a health care provider in the community would better suit your schedule/needs please ask the nursing staff or secretary for a listing of resources in the community.
A nurse midwife is available to students at no cost on a limited basis. There is, however, a fee for processing a pap smear. Payment options include cash, check, or student ID. (payment is expected the day the pap smear is done). Appointments are required.
A limited supply of prescription medications are available in the Health Center at cost (payment is expected when the medication is received.). Only the College Physician may order prescription drugs for students through Student Health Services. A number of over-the-counter medications (tylenol, advil, robitussin, etc.) are available to students at the self-care center located in the clinic lobby. Over-the-counter items are offered at no cost to students.
A selected number of vaccines can be obtained for students at a cost (payment is expected when injections are received):
- Hepatitus A
- Hepatitis B
Any Student requiring allergy injections may obtain them free of charge at the Health Center. Students are responsible for providing their own serum and a physician order for doses. Injections will only be given when the college physician is in the Health Service Center. Appointments are necessary. All students are required to wait 20 minutes in the Center after injections.
The following tests may be obtained within Student Health Services at no cost:
- Blood glucose Screening
- HIV Testing
- Urine analysis
The following tests may be obtained at a cost (payment is expected when the tests are performed):
- Urine Pregnancy Test
- TB Skin (The Health Center does not read tests placed by other health care providers outside the Student Health Center)
Students requiring other laboratory testing may have specimens collected in Health Services at no cost. There will, howerver, be a charge from the local hospital to process the specimen.