What services are available?
- Primary assessment and treatment of health problems and injuries.
- Diagnostic tests for strep throat, bladder infections, mononucleosis, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Prescription medication if necessary is often available for a nominal fee and will be charged to the student’s tuition bill.
- Administration of immunizations required by the University.
Vaccines are available at cost and will be charged to the student’s tuition bill. (Chickenpox, meningitis, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus. Free flu vaccine available every fall).
- TB (PPD) testing available at cost.
- Self-care cold center. (Free over-the-counter medications).
- Blood pressure and vision screening.
- Women’s health care and counseling, including breast exams, pregnancy testing, diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Physical exams.
Nursing majors, athletes, and ROTC students are to have a physical exam performed by their family doctor prior to starting classes.
- Health education.
- Referrals to local medical and dental specialists.
- Free, confidential and anonymous HIV testing is provided annually by an outside agency.
- Support for survivors of rape or sexual assault.
(View sexual abuse information provided by Student Affairs)
Survivors should know that the staff of the Student Health Center is available to provide support and assistance.
- Allergy injections are not given on site but here is a list of local allergists that you may call:
- Dr Segal
40 W. Evergreen Ave. Suite 106, Chestnut Hill 215-247-2292
- Allergy & Asthma Specialists
801 Old York Rds, Jenkintown or 15th & JFK Blvd Center City, 484-534-2644.
Fees: insurance + co-pay; if HMO -referral
Vaccines are available at cost. Prescription medications are often available for a nominal fee. Both will be charged to the student’s tuition bill.
Private Family Physicians can prescribe treatments by calling any local pharmacies including: Rite Aid Shoppes at La Salle (215-438-4696); CVS at Broad & 66th (215-924-1633); Banks Pharmacy 1355 W. Tabor Rd (215-927-6700 – for $2 Banks will deliver meds to the Student Health Center).
Students who are absent from class for any reason are responsible for all missed work and contacting their instructors promptly. Student Health does NOT provide notes for missed class unless it requires a hospitalization or is a serious illness documented by their family physician.