Q. What are the hours of the Health Center?
A. The Health Center is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no Saturday/Sunday hours) For holiday and other break periods, please call the Student Health Center at 215.489.2252 for specific hours.
Q. Are the SHC services free?
A. Yes. With a few exceptions, there is no charge to students for services.
Q. Can I just walk in and be taken care of?
A. Yes. All patients who walk in will be seen and evaluated by a nurse.
Q. Do I have to make an appointment to see a health care provider?
A. The nurse will make arrangements for you to be seen by a provider when indicated, during our doctor hours. Call the Health Center at x.2252 on campus or 215.489.2252 off campus.
Q. Are excuses issued for missed classes or exams?
A. No. Medical excuses covering absence from class or any other academic requirement are not issued by the Health Center. Students are encouraged to contact their professors directly regarding missed class/assignments.
Q. Is there a doctor available?
A. Yes. A doctor or nurse practitioner is available during the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. If needed, an appointment can be made with a doctor after standard hours.
Q. Are lab and x-ray services available?
A. The Health Center can provide a limited number of laboratory tests, there may be a small fee for some of these services, billed to you through the Bursar’s office. It is your responsibility to check with your parents and/or insurance to make sure you do not need a referral from your family doctor in order to have tests done here without incurring extra expenses.X-ray services are not available on campus. When indicated, orders for x-rays may be written by the Health Center providers and then performed at Doylestown Hospital. Again, it is the responsibility of the student to check with their insurance company prior to having the x-ray.
Q. Can I get a prescription filled at the Health Center?
A. The Student Health Center may be able to help with certain prescriptions needed, but this will be on an individual basis. There are several local pharmacies where prescriptions may be filled as well.
Q. Are my records confidential? Will my parents know about the nature of my visit?
A. Medical records are strictly confidential. Records are released only with the student's written consent. Please see our Privacy Notice.
Q. Do I need a physical every year?
A. No, an exam is needed only as a new incoming student. Please note*Athletes do need a yearly physical that must be turned into the athletic department.
Q. As an alumnus, can I get my immunization record?
A. Yes. Records are kept for 7 years after graduation.
Q. What are the enrollment requirements for freshman and transfer students?
A. All first time students are required to have our immunization record, physical, and health history forms completed before the start of the semester. Physical and Immunization forms.
Q. Are there health insurance requirements?
A. All students must have health insurance. You can either purchase or enroll in our insurance program or you can waive this insurance if you have your own.Waive or Enroll Now
Q. Can I receive my allergy injections at the Student Health Center?
A. The health center staff will administer allergy injections and store the serum for you. We request that you follow the schedule your allergist has indicated. Allergy injections are given Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 12:30p.m. when the doctor is physically present in the office. We require you to remain in the center for 20 minutes after the injection.