All students are required to have a health record completed by their family physician as a requirement to be officially registered for classes and to participate in intercollegiate athletics. All health records are confidential and only health center staff have access to them.
Immunization information must be complete and immunizations up-to-date in order for your health record to be considered complete.
Uncomplicated allergy injections are administered in the Health Center by appointment Monday through Friday when the doctor is present. Students must provide their own serum, with physician's instructions and times of scheduled dosages.
Health and Accident Insurance
Students are responsible for obtaining health insurance and submitting a Medical History Form to the Office of Health Services. If you do not currently have coverage, a number of well-known companies offer reasonably priced medical insurance plans for college students. Note: Under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the College is no longer able to offer the basic medical insurance plans previously available.
For accidental injuries, the College provides full-time undergraduate and full-time physical therapy students with a $2,500 secondary/excess insurance plan that can be used to supplement your own health insurance plan. Additional information about this accident insurance plan including a claim form is available at www.eiiastudent.org/lvc.
For emergencies, the local ambulance service (911) will be called. Students are responsible for the transportation to off-campus medical appointments and non-emergent trips to the hospital. For non-emergent transport to the hospital or urgent care when a student is unable to find a ride, a voucher system for taxi service is available. To access this service, students should contact the Health Services staff at Shroyer Health Center, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM when the college is in session, or after hours and weekends contact Residential Life or Public Safety staff.
Some medications needed by the student are supplied by the Health Center at no extra charge. Medications not stocked at the Health Center which are prescribed by the College physicians or an off-campus physician are the financial responsibility of the student. The Health Center is not financially responsible for medications prescribed by an off-campus physician or for medication which the student may have been taking prior to attending the College.
Excuses for missed classes due to illness are not provided by the Health Center. Students must speak directly to their instructors regarding any missed classes.
General Health Care
Treatment for common problems (e.g. respiratory tract infection, gastrointestinal symptoms, and accident-related injuries; management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, and uncomplicated allergy injections in cooperation with your physician) are provided. Routine diagnostic procedures are also available (e.g., tests for strep throat, urinary tract infection, mononucleosis, and pregnancy). If you need a service that the Health Center does not provide, the staff will assist you in coordinating health services specific to your needs in cooperation with your insurance company.
Routine gynecological exams are available at the Health Center by appointment only by calling ext. The student is responsible for the laboratory charge of the PAP test.
There is no charge for visits to the Health Center. However, students are financially responsible for prescriptions (not available at the Health Center), x-rays, laboratory tests, and referrals to off-campus facilities or consultations that are not covered by their insurance.
Emergency room facilities are available 24 hours a day at the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
- The student is responsible for providing accurate information about his or her past medical history and present symptoms to allow proper evaluation and treatment.
- The student is responsible for asking questions if he or she does not understand the explanations of their diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, or any instructions.
- The student is responsible for any charges billed to him or her.
- The student is responsible for contacting the Health Center if his or her condition worsens or does not follow the expected course.
- The student is responsible for the cancelling or rescheduling if he or she is unable to keep an appointment, so that the time may be available for someone else.