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.  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

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre
25 Church St.
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 808-3100

Urgent Care Centers

Geisinger Convenient Care
560 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 283-2161
Mon-Fri 9:00am-8:00pm; Sat & Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.; Closed: Most holidays.
 
Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre
25 Church Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18765
570-808-3100
Urgent Care: Daily 9:00am-7:00pm, Hours may vary on holidays
 
MedExpress Urgent Care
276 West Side Mall
Edwardsville, PA 18704
570-283-0791
Daily 8:00am-8:00pm. Call first or visit website at https://www.medexpress.com/location/pa/edwardsville/edp/
 
MedExpress Urgent Care
677 Kidder Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-2046
Daily 8:00am-8:00pm. Call first or visit website at https://www.medexpress.com/location/pa/wilkes-barre/wbp/
 
Dr. Ibrahim Almeky
511 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA 18704
570-714-3333
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm; Sat & Sun 10:00am-6:00pm. Call first.
 
Wright Center for Community Health South Franklin Street Practice
335 S. Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-591-5283
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm.
 
Wright Center for Community Health Old River Road Practice
250 Old River Road
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-826-5038
Mon,Wed,Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Tues & Thurs 7:30am-4pm.
 
Wright Center for Community Health Kingston Practice
2 Sharpe Street
Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704
570-491-0126
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm.
 
STD Clinic
 

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

Pharmacies

Rite-Aid Pharmacy
33 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 829-3568 

CVS Pharmacy
351 S. Main St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 825-3215

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