Welcome to Student Health Services

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19 infection (FEVER, COUGH and/or  SHORTNESS OF BREATH): 

  • Stay home. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • If you are a student, call:
    • Student Health Services (570)941-7667 to report symptoms and receive guidance on medical care.  Do not walk in for an appointment at this time.  Always call ahead to discuss your symptoms with our office. 
    • NOTE:  Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic Student Health Services hours are now limited to Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm. Please try to reach our office between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm with any questions or concerns. 
    • If you are calling between the hours of 8:30 am -10 pm or 2 pm - 4:30 pm, your call will be forwarded to an on-call clinician. 
    • For immediate medical assistance after hours or on weekends University Police will be available at 570-941-7777.

 

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 preventative care.  Students are encouraged to actively utilize Student Health Services for their health care needs.

Philosophy

Achieving optimal wellness requires a lifelong commitment.  Student Health Services expects the student to become an active participant in their health care which results in the formation of competent health care consumers. 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:

  • providing excellent health care to students according to best practice standards
  • facilitating student learning through health education
  • forming competent health care consumers

Learning Outcomes

As a result of care received at Student Health Services, students will:

  • develop the ability to effectively communicate with health care providers
  • understand the relationship between their symptoms and diagnosis
  • understand the relationship between their treatment plan and return to good health
  • understand when self-care is appropriate and when professional care is needed
  • learn to obtain health information from reliable and credible sources and learn to apply this knowledge for personal improvement of general health
  • engage in healthy decision making which impacts The University community at large