Student Health Services
St. Joseph Hall 102
Office Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
(814)886-6515 or (814)886-6391
In case of an emergency after hours contact Security at 814-886-6327
The Health Services Department operates under the direction of a registered nurse with the cooperation of a consultant physician. Confidential student health records are maintained. Medical information is released only with the student's written consent.
All new students are required to submit a completed health form including health history, physical exam and immunization record form prior to attendance at classes. Students in health related programs have additional requirements and specific screening tests for certain diseases. Students enrolled in healthcare programs requiring clinical education will be subject to random drug tests. Clinical experiences will not be permitted without a completed health form. Forms are obtained from Health Services and returned to Health Services. All students are encouraged to carry health insurance.
Health insurance is required for all international and resident students as well as intercollegiate athletes. Health insurance and local ambulance information is provided. Students are entitled to unlimited walk-in visits to Health Services for nursing assessment and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Physician consultation is available at specific times by appointment. If a student requires diagnostic testing or other services through a medical facility separate from Health Services, that medical facility will bill the student or the students insurance for services. Students should make their own non-emergency transportation arrangements to other medical facilities or consult Health Services for other options. Local ambulance service is available for emergencies.
If a student is seen at Health Services, the student can be given a copy of their visit registration that documents the day and time of the visit. A student may choose to show this to a professor as a record of a Health Services visit. All resident students are required by law to have a meningococcal vaccine or sign a waiver by Pennsylvania State Law.
RESOURCES AND SERVICES
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS
To assure your health and safety while you are part of our college community we will require specific health information. The following must be completed before students begin classes.
A. Required for All Students:
Health Forms: All students entering college must have a health form on file and have received a physical exam by their physician. (Forms can be found online here)
Immunizations: All students are required to have the following immunizations before entering college.
B. Required for all Resident Students living on campus.
C. Required for all Health Studies, Nursing, and Phlebotomy students.
D. Required for all College Athletes who are going to participate in sports.