We partner with Geisinger to offer high quality, compassionate and confidential medical care in a safe and supportive environment.
Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses are available for sick visits, physical exams, women's and men's health issues, preventive care and more.
An on-call nurse from the Student Health Center is available for medical advice 24 hours/day, 7 days a week from Move-in Day to Commencement.
Appointments: Call 570-372-4385
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon–1 p.m. for lunch.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
To schedule an appointment, call 570-372-4385. For urgent medical advice after hours, call 570-374-9164 to reach the student health or counseling center on-call provider.
Student Health Center Services include:
- Ambulatory health care
- Allergy injections
- Flu vaccine services
- Health and wellness programming
- HIV testing and consultation
- HPV consultation
- Medical equipment (limited crutches, wheelchair, nebulizer)
- Medication services (limited antibiotics, oral contraceptives and some over-the-counter medications)
- Men's health
- Student health fair
- Tuberculosis screening
- Women's health
Geisinger Medical Center Services include:
- Anti-coagulation pharmacy services
- Orthopedic surgery & sports medicine
- Physical therapy
- Student health record through myGeisinger
Student Health and Wellness Reporting Form
Incoming students: health forms are due May 30 for fall enrollees and Jan. 1 for spring enrollees. The form can be found on the Student Health Center page in our mySU portal (login required). Please speak to the health center staff if you are having difficulty or have an extenuating circumstance.
College Health Checklist
Download our Preparing for College brochure for more information on using student health center services.
1. Do I need an appointment to be seen in the SU Student Health Center?
Yes, our appointments fill up quickly each day and speaking with the Student Health Center nurse at 570-372-4385 ensures the earliest possible appointment with a nurse or provider. The nurse may offer symptomatic care for your illness and/or assist you in coordinating an appointment, if needed.
2. Is there a charge to be seen by a provider at the SU Student Health Center?
No, all full-time students can be seen by a provider at the Student Health Center without an additional fee.
3. Are there any services done in the Student Health Center for which a student would be charged a fee?
Yes, services with additional fees include tuberculosis skin testing (PPD), physical examinations (non-SU-related) and basic medical supplies (slings, dressing changes, crutches, etc.)
4. Will the Student Health Center provide a note for missing class?
We do not provide medical excuses or notes for minor illnesses or injuries that result in absence from class. In such cases, students should correspond directly with the faculty as soon as possible, preferably before missing class. Emails from the dean of academic achievement are sent to instructors regarding serious situations involving unusual circumstances, prolonged absences or similar serious situations such as a death of a parent, hospitalization or personal emergency. Please see the Student Absencest tab for more.
5. Can I get over-the-counter (OTC) medications through the Student Health Center?
We would encourage all students to keep basic over-the-counter (OTC) medications with them to be used as needed. For example, generic Tylenol and/or ibuprofen, cold and sinus medications, cough drops, Benadryl, Imodium, antacids and nasal saline spray. If ordered by the provider or nurse, these OTC medications can be dispensed in the health center with limited quantities.
6. Is the Student Health Center open during semester breaks?
No, the Student Health Center is open from Move-in Day to Commencement but closed for all university breaks (fall, winter, spring and summer).
7. Can I get prescription medications at the Student Health Center?
A limited number of prescription medications ordered by the provider are dispensed at the Student Health Center, for a reasonable fee. The Student Health Center does not honor pharmacy prescription plans since we are not a pharmacy. Payment for these medications can be billed directly to the SU student account or paid by credit card at the time of the appointment. Prescriptions can be sent to a local pharmacy, if the student prefers, and payment would be made directly with the local pharmacy, under your private prescription plan.
8. Are there any medications that are not prescribed by the SU Student Health Center provider?
We encourage students to continue treatment for chronic conditions and to maintain a relationship with their home providers for ongoing medication regimens, such as psychotropics or ADD/ADHD medications, because these are not prescribed by SU student health providers. In addition, controlled substances are not prescribed or refilled by the SU Student Health Center providers. Please plan on maintaining appointments with your home provider(s) during semester breaks and in the summer to avoid lapses in your ongoing treatment and prescriptions.
9. My parents are worried about my health. Can they call the Student Health Center and get information from the nurse and/or provider without my consent?
No, for patient privacy reasons governed by HIPAA, the Student Health Center staff is unable to give any medical information without the explicit consent of the patient. Consent forms are available in the Student Health Center. Once signed, the care team will reach out to the designated person for full communication.
10. Is there a student insurance plan and how does it work?
This is not an insurance plan, but it is a benefits package called EIIA. Most care provided in the Student Health Center is covered under this benefits package (provider visit, basic laboratory testing, and some preventive tests). If a student needs advanced testing, procedures or specialty referrals, these charges will first be billed to the student's private insurance. For any charges not covered by the private insurance, the student would complete a claims form to submit to the benefits claim department to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Claim forms can be obtained from and returned to the Student Health Center. Please call the Student Health Center if you have specific questions that require individual attention at 570-372-4385.
11. Can I use the student benefits package to get care by any provider in the local area for health care?
All students need a referral from the Student Health Center to be able to use the benefit plan. If care is needed after hours, it is always best to call the Student Health Center nurse on-call to get medical advice and the recommendation for urgent care. If emergency care is needed, the student should call the Student Health Center (570-372-4385) after they are back on campus to discuss next steps both for follow-up on health issues and for claim form completion.
12. Can I receive allergy injections through the Student Health Center?
Yes, this is a service that we provide at the Student Health Center but given limited appointments and staffing, we need strict adherence to our policies. We require that the student has the allergist complete the allergy injection policy, provide the injection dose schedule and bring the completed documents with the allergy serum. Please note that the Student Health Center staff will NOT give the first dose of any allergy vial. It is the student's responsibility to schedule and keep appointments. If a student misses more than two scheduled appointments, the service may not be able to be continued at the Student Health Center. During allergy injection appointments, students are required to be observed at the Student Health Center for 30 minutes after receiving the injection. The Student Health Center is closed for breaks and for the summer, so the student needs to make arrangements with the Student Health Center staff to remove allergy serum PRIOR to winter and summer breaks.
13. Are vaccinations available at the SU Student Health Center?
Flu vaccinations are available during mid-September through January, while supplies last, and are given at no additional cost to students.
The Student Health Center does not provide any other routine vaccines, but the staff would be able to give advice and recommendations, if needed. Please call us if you have specific questions or issues at 570-372-4385.
You should contact faculty directly when missing classes. Faculty control attendance, absence and make up policies.
The student health and counseling centers do not provide routine doctor’s notes. We will, however, consult with the dean of academic achievement when students are seriously ill or missing classes for an extended period of time (more than three consecutive days).
If you miss more than three consecutive days of classes, contact the dean of academic achievement. The dean will confer with the health and counseling centers as appropriate.
Emails from the dean of academic achievement are sent to instructors regarding serious situations involving unusual circumstances, prolonged absences or similar serious situations such as a death of a parent, hospitalization or personal emergency.
Questions regarding the absence policy should be directed to the dean of academic achievement at 570-372-4412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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