Eligibility and Services
All full time undergraduate students are automatically eligible for the full range of services and subject to all of the requirements of Student Health Services via student fee structure. Part time students and graduate students may opt to access our services by paying a health services fee of $65.00 per semester. Payment may be made at the Bursar's office.
Student Health Services provides the following:
- Unlimited visits for nursing assessment and treatment, referral or scheduling for further evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner.
- Appointments with board certified physicians or certified registered nurse practitioner following initial assessment.
- Health and Wellness promotion/education.
- Allergy injections (see requirements below)
- Routine physical exams for clinical or internship requirements on a limited basis when appointment times are available. Appointments for illness or injury will receive priority.
- Women's Health services including information on related topics, confidential consultation with clinicians, routine gynecologic examinations with Pap tests and treatment or referral if necessary.
- Men's Health Services including information on related topics, confidential consultation with clinicians, and treatment or referral if necessary.
- HIV testing and prevention counseling.
- Consultation and follow-up for students with body image issues and/or eating disorders.
- Over the counter medications and other health care materials such as splints, dressing supplies, etc., at no cost.
- Limited formulary of prescription medications, immunizations and tuberculosis screening at low cost.
Allergy injections will be given to those students who are already on established allergy desensitization programs prescribed and initiated by their allergist. There is no additional fee. We require the following:
- Written orders signed by the prescribing physician including the extract name, dosage schedule to be followed (including alteration of dosage if late), date and dosage of the most recent injection, and any special considerations.
- Student must schedule an appointment during physician or nurse practitioner hours.
- Extracts with orders will be stored in refrigerator in Student Health Services.
- Students must remain in Student Health Services for a minimum of 20 minutes for observation and inspection of injection site.
- Student Health Services reserves the right to refer a student who is experiencing adverse reactions to injections or those who delay injections beyond their prescribed schedule to his/her physician for further orders or injections. This is in the interest of safety for those students.
- Students are responsible for contacting private physician for new extracts.
- Extracts must be picked up by students. Student Health Services will not mail extracts.
NOTE: Student Health Services cannot administer allergy injections to students who have a history of experiencing anaphylactic reactions to injections. Referral to an appropriate provider/facility may be given.
AFTER HOURS CARE/EMERGENCIES
We encourage students with minor illness or injury to come to Student Health Services during our hours of operation. However, emergency illnesses and injuries that occur at night or on weekends can be treated at any of the three hospitals (Moses Taylor Hospital, Geisinger Community Medical Center and Regional Hospital of Scranton). Each of these hospitals has a full service emergency department and all are located within a few blocks of campus. Emergency transportation is available by Lackawanna Ambulance Service and can be accessed through Residence Life staff or the Department of Public Safety (570-941-7777). Payment for emergency transports via ambulance (through insurance or private payment) is the responsibility of the student or parents.