Health Center Services
Student Health is located in the garden level of Rich Hall. To speak to the Administrative Assistant the telephone number is (570) 321-4052. To speak to the Director of Health Services the telephone number is (570) 321-4322. To fax health records, insurance information, etc. please use (570) 321-4355. One full-time and one part-time RN is available to students Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are encouraged.
A physician is in the Health Center several hours per week. Because the college doctor is only here a short time each day appointments are necessary. Appointments are made after seeing one of the nursing staff. This initial nursing appointment helps gather all the background information necessary for the doctor's appointment to go smoothly. It also gives the nursing staff an opportunity to recommend students to go to the ER if the problem is urgent. If the nursing staff does not offer you a doctor's appointment, please feel free to request one if you think this is necessary. There is no additional charge for the doctor or nursing appointment.
Although the hours the doctor is available often conflicts with class schedules, most faculty are understanding enough to allow a student to come to class 15 minutes late or leave class 15 minutes early in order to see the doctor. If you think a health care provider in the community would better suit your schedule/needs please ask the nursing staff or secretary for a listing of resources in the community.
Reproductive Health Services
- By appointment
- HIV testing (free)
- Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis (at cost)
Free STD testing also available outside the Health Center.
Women’s Health & Gynecology Services
A nurse midwife is available to students at no cost on a limited basis. There is, however, a fee for processing a pap smear. Payment options include cash, check, or student ID. (payment is expected the day the pap smear is done). Appointments are required. Services are also available outside the Health Center:
Transgender Reproductive Health Services
Limited services available upon request.
Family Center for Reproductive Health
699 Rural Avenue
Williamsport, Pa. 17701
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., first and third Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A limited supply of prescription medications are available in the Health Center at cost (payment is expected when the medication is received.). Only the College Physician may order prescription drugs for students through Student Health Services. A number of over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, Advil, Robitussin, etc.) are available to students at the self-care center located in the clinic lobby. Over-the-counter items are offered at no cost to students.
*based on availability
A selected number of vaccines can be obtained for students at a cost (payment is expected when injections are received):
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (available only at the annual fall clinic)
Any Student requiring allergy injections may obtain them free of charge at the Health Center. Students are responsible for providing their own serum and must provide the following information from the prescribing doctor.
- Patient Name & Date of Birth
- Name of Medication
- How the medication is to be administered (intramuscular, etc.)
- Date of your last dose
- How often the medication is to be given
- Any other special instructions
- Date & Signature of prescribing physician
Injections will only be given when the college physician is in the Health Service Center. Appointments are necessary. All students are required to wait 20 minutes in the Center after injections.
The following tests may be obtained within Student Health Services at no cost:
- Blood glucose Screening
- HIV Testing
- Urine analysis
The following tests may be obtained at a cost (payment is expected when the tests are performed):
- Urine Pregnancy Test
- TB Skin (The Health Center does not read tests placed by other health care providers outside the Student Health Center)
*laboratory testing is based on availability (tests may not be available on some days due to weekend/holidays)
Students requiring other laboratory testing may have specimens collected in Health Services at no cost. There will, however, be a charge from the local hospital to process the specimen. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE REGARDING COVERAGE (DEDUCTIBLE, IN-NETWORK/OUT OF NETWORK, COVERED SERVICES).
Labs utilized by Health Services:
- Geisinger Medical Lab
- Susquehanna Health UPMC
All advertised services are offered based on currently available resources. Due to various circumstances, some services may be modified or temporarily unavailable.