Emergency Services

Dial 911 for Wilkes Barre City EMS. AED's are located in each college dormitory, at the college switchboard, in the Student Health Center, in the Scandlon Gymnasium, and at Betzler Field.

For non-life threatening emergencies after health care hours of operation, refer to the list below of health care providers and walk-in clinics that are within a 5 mile radius of campus.

Medical Emergencies (reasons to go to the emergency room)

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe pain
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Asthma/Choking
  • Severe chest pain
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Alcohol/Drug abuse
  • Major injury
  • Major Allergic reactions
  • Severe burns
  • Suspected bone fractures/dislocations
  • Acute loss of vision
  • Severe intractable vomiting
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Convulsion/seizure

 

The health center staff will help schedule medical appointments with outside medical providers if needed. We advise students to be familiar with their insurance coverage and in-network providers prior to coming to campus. Transportation to outside healthcare providers within a few miles of the campus can be arranged compliments of our security department. The cost of off-campus care and medication is the responsibility of the student.

Hospitals

Commonwealth Health; Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
575 N. River St.  
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 829-8111

Geisinger Wyoming Valley
1000 E. Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 808-7300

Urgent Care Centers

Geisinger Urgent Care
https://www.careworkshealth.com/clinic-locations/wilkes-barre-pa/

MedExpress Urgent Care
http://medexpress.com/default.aspx

Dr. Ibrahim Almeky
511 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA 18704
570-714-3333
 
Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre
25 Church Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18765
570-808-3100
 

STD Clinic

Wilkes-Barre Health Department
Kirby Health Center
71 N. Franklin St
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 208-4260

Pharmacies

Rite-Aid Pharmacy
Public Square
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 829-3568 

CVS Pharmacy
351 S. Main St
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 825-3215

https://www.cdc.gov