Student Health Services

Welcome to Student Health Services

Maintaining good health is an essential component of student success both academically and personally.  Student Health Services is committed to the promotion of student learning and personal development through the provision of direct health care, health promotion and education, and preventive care.  We invite you to Student Health Services to explore any aspect of your well-being.

Philosophy

The Student Health Services Department subscribes to a definition of health that includes the attainment, maintenance and life long commitment to an optimum level of wellness.  This philosophy is rooted in the Jesuit educational tradition in which there is integration of learning with the development of the whole person.

Mission

Student Health Services at the University of Scranton is committed to the following: 1) the provision of excellent health care to University students and 2) the facilitation of student learning through the acquisition of the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors required to achieve an optimum level of wellness.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of direct care received in Student Health Services students will:

  • develop the ability to communicate effectively with health care providers in order to be active participants in their diagnosis and treatment.
  • learn to recognize the relationship between symptoms/diagnosis and treatment/recovery.
  • learn how to monitor their health status and recognize when self-care is appropriate and when professional care is needed.

As a result of health promotion and education received in Student Health Services during visits, class room presentations or other settings students will:

  • learn to identify and apply health information from credible sources to personal decisions and choices that will improve overall health.
  • support and encourage positive health choices that enhance the health of The University of Scranton community.

As a result of participation in preventive care programs in Student Health Services students will:

  • develop the ability to assess their health behaviors and employ strategies that reduce behaviors that involve risk to good health
  • cultivate organizational skills related to meeting health requirements for participation in clinical or educational settings such as tuberculosis screening and physical examinations.
  • learn to utilize Student Health Services as a referral source for specialized health care providers or other informational needs.