General Information

General Information

Student Health Center Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm during the academic year; Open til 4:00PM during summer hours.
We are closed June and July but phone and email messages are checked on a regular basis. The student health center reopens on August 1.

Student Health Center Staff

A registered nurse is available at the health center Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm during the academic year.

A Dr or P.A. are in the health center at specified provider hours during the week.  Hours are as follows but are subject to change. Check your email daily/weekly for updates.

Dr: Mon: 1:00-4:00PM; PA: Tues 9:00-11:30AM; Dr: Wed 9:00-11:45AM;           PA: Thur 1:00-3:30PM; PA: Fri 10:00AM-1:00PM

In the evenings, nights or on weekends please contact your RA or RC for assistance. In the event of an emergency call 911 or go directly to the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital or Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital.

Location and Access

The student health center is located in Andre Hall at 72 W. North St.  The main door faces North St. The building is handicapped accessible through the side door.

Eligibility and Requirements

To receive treatment in the student health center you must:

  • Be a full- time student
  • Have a completed health form on file that includes:
    • Medical History
    • Physical Exam
    • Immunization history
    • Proof of Insurance

Students without a current physical exam will not be seen in the student health center.

Health Fee

Resident Students
The cost for health center services is covered by the health fee that is required of all resident students.  The health fee provides for medical care, medications dispensed by a King’s health care provider from the health center formulary, and diagnostic procedures and tests done at the student health center.  The health fee is not a substitute for health insurance

Commuter and Off-Campus Students - Full Time Commuter and Full Time off-campus students who have submitted a completed health form are eligible use the health center on a fee-for–service basis.  The fee-for-service cost is added to the student’s account.

  • $30.00 - Clinician Visit
  • $10.00 - Allergy Injections, Mantoux Tests (TB), and Prescription Medication

Payment for off-campus care or medication is the responsibility of the student.  Students are responsible for all bills incurred that are not covered by their health insurance carrier.

Services

The Student Health Center provides the following confidential health services to all full- time students that have a completed health form on file:

  • Allergy injections [see allergy injection policy]
  • BP Checks
  • Evaluation of illness or injury
  • Physical Exams
  • Health care information
  • Medical supplies loan program
  • Prescription and OTC medications
  • Medical referrals to local specialists
  • TB Tests
  • Weight monitoring

Prescription and Non-Prescription Medications:
The Student Health Center maintains a limited formulary of prescription and non-prescription medications.

Medications from an Outside Pharmacy
If the Student Health Center does not have a needed medication, the student will be given a prescription to take to the pharmacy of his/her choice. Students may need to call the pharmacy in advance to determine the cost and to arrange payment.
If a student has prescription coverage through an insurance carrier they should be aware of which pharmacy accepts the insurance and should have the prescription insurance card available.
Students are responsible for the cost of medications obtained at an outside pharmacy even if the medication is prescribed by a student health center clinician.

Special Appointments
The Student Health Center is a walk-in clinic except in the following circumstances;
Allergy Injections – given only  when the Physician is in the health center on Mon or Wed during provider hours.

You must wait for 20 minutes in the health center after receiving the allergy injection. (Refer to Services; Allergy Injection Policy under Services)

Mantoux (TB) Tests:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  The TB Test must be read in 48 hours.  If the student does not return in 48 hours it will be necessary to repeat the test.

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