Shroyer Health Center building exterior

Health Services

Shroyer Health Center

The health services staff is available to meet the ordinary medical needs of all full-time students and to provide emergency medical care for the College community. Appointments are available with registered nurses and advanced providers as needed.

Students should call 717-867-6232 or ext. 6232, or complete this form. Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for evaluation and triage. Contact your resident assistant (RA), area coordinator (AC), or campus safety (ext. 6111) after hours. Call 911 for medical emergencies.

Reminder: All full-time students are also required to have health insurance. Please update your health records by contacting Shroyer Health Center with any new medical issues or insurance changes.

How do I best prepare to avoid COVID?

The best way to avoid feeling unwell whether due to allergies, the flu or potentially COVID, is to practice good, healthy habits.  Frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer is strongly encouraged.  Eating healthy meals and exercising are also good habits.  You should also take advantage of available vaccinations (both flu and COVID) to remain healthy.

Be prepared for any illness by having tissues, over-the-counter medicines, snack food and beverages and a supply of masks available.

 

What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID?

You should isolate, wear a mask, and contact Health Services using MyLVC.

 

What do I do if I test positive for COVID?

If you test positive for COVID, you should communicate with Health Services through MyLVC. You can return to your family home to isolate or remain in your campus residence for isolation.  The College does not provide isolation space on campus.  You should isolate for at least five (5) days.  “Day 0” is the day symptoms started and “day 1” is the first full day after the day symptoms started.  End isolation after 5 days if your symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication). Continue to wear a high-quality mask for an additional five (5) days after your isolation period has ended.

If you remain in your campus residence to isolate, you are encouraged to share your positive test results with your roommate(s) and follow this guidance.

 

What to do if I am exposed to someone positive for COVID?

If you were exposed to someone positive for COVID and you are asymptomatic, you do not need to quarantine. You should continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID for 10 days after exposure.  If symptoms develop or you test positive, follow instructions for contacting Health Services (through MyLVC).

If your roommate tests positive and is isolating in your residence hall room, you should wear a mask while in your room.  You may want to consider relocating for a few days to stay with a friend while your roommate isolates.

 

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Health Center Hours

The health center is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for evaluation and triage.

After Hours: For after-hours sickness or emergencies, you should contact your resident assistant (RA), area coordinator (AC), or campus safety (ext. 6111) for immediate assistance. For medical emergencies call 911.

Penn State Health OnDemand

Students will be able to use the Penn State Health OnDemand for appointments. You should create a Penn State Health OnDemand account using your lvc.edu email address. Download the app now so you can access the tool quickly if needed (iOS or Android). It is important for you to communicate with the staff at Shroyer Health Center if you use Penn State Health OnDemand or seek care at any other medical facility.

This is a fee-for-service resource when used after hours and you and/or your health insurance may be billed. If you choose not to enter your insurance information, there will be a charge.

General Health Services

Nurse triage is available for non-emergency reasons Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. by calling 717-867-6232. After-hours and on weekends, you can use Penn State Health OnDemand (use your LVC email when signing up so our physician is able to follow up) or local urgent care centers. If you are having a medical emergency or need immediate assistance, call 911. Public Safety can also assist you with medical referrals when the health center is closed. If you want to leave a non-emergent message for a nurse, you can complete this form.

Appointments are available with our medical director, Dr. Levelle Drose-Bigatel, or with our other advanced practice providers, Arie Yoder, PA-C, or Kathryn McGraw, CRNP, FNPBC, on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

TB Testing

If you are unable to have a PPD or TB skin test, our doctors can order bloodwork or chest x-ray to complete your TB testing requirements.

Physical

We are able to provide the following for physical exams: medical history review, vital signs, immunization verification, vision testing, and physical exam. We are NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE HEARING TESTS at Shroyer. If your physical requires a hearing test you should schedule this with your primary care physician.

Complete this form to contact the health center and request an appointment.

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 has access to them. New student health forms are due July 1 for the fall semester and Jan. 3 for the spring semester.

  • All student-athletes must complete the health form via the Admissions Portal prior to completion of the athletic health record form. Upon uploading their completed health forms, they will have the option to choose that they are an incoming athlete to receive the link to athletics for completion of their additional forms.
  • Transfer students have the option to transfer their prior institution health record or submit a new LVC health record report. The health center nurse will review all transfer records and inform the student of any additional records needed. If transferring your health record you will need to contact your prior institution to submit a records release form.  
  • All new, incoming LVC students must complete the health form via the Admission Portal.
  • After completion of the forms on the admission portal, forms should be submitted by secure upload through the Medical tab of the Admission Portal.

Immunization information must be completed and immunizations up-to-date in order for your health record to be considered complete. Some majors (i.e. Physical Therapy) may require additional entrance requirements. Please inquire directly with the Clinical Education coordinator or your advisor about requirements.

LVC requires the following immunizations:

  • TDAP/Adacel/Boostrix (booster within last 10 years)
  • Meningitis vaccine at or after age 16 (Meningococcal conjugate, MCV4, MenACWY, Menactra, Menveo, MenQuadfi)

The following immunizations are recommended, but not required:

  • Hepatitis A
  • HPV
  • Meningitis B
  • COVID-19
  • OPV (polio) series
  • MMR (2 doses required)
  • Varivax vaccine (2 doses required) or Varicella Disease (date/age of disease is required)
  • Tuberculosis Testing (PPD skin test) within the past 12 months (IGRA/Quantiferon gold blood test is acceptable)
  • Hepatitis B (series of three)
  • Influenza

We are unable to provide allergy injections. Please check with your doctor for other resources for this service or another plan of care for your allergies.

All full-time students are responsible for carrying health insurance coverage and for submitting a Medical History Form to health services. If you do not currently have health care coverage, you can find several plans available for purchase here or through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. Note that the College does not recommend any health insurance company or plan.

Student-athletes must have health insurance coverage that does not exclude intercollegiate sports in order to participate in intercollegiate sports.

All full-time and part-time international students are automatically enrolled in and required to purchase the International Injury & Sickness Insurance unless adequate proof of personal health insurance is provided to the College. Please refer to the International Student Handbook for further details.

All full-time students are responsible for obtaining health insurance and submitting proof of insurance via the 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 that occur on campus, 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 here. The claim form is also available at Shroyer Health Center.

Some over the counter medications are available at the health center at no extra charge. The health center is not financially responsible for medications prescribed by a physician or for medication that the student may have been taking prior to attending the College.

Students are responsible for the storage and maintenance of all prescription medications. Lockboxes may be purchased for use in resident rooms and are encouraged to ensure safety with all prescription medications and/or valuables.

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.

If you are given an excuse note by an off-campus provider, you must submit it using this form.

Students with disabilities who need to receive accommodations should contact the Center for Accessibility Resources.

Health Services provides basic nursing care for common problems (e.g. colds, cough, stomach aches, etc.).

Services offered:

  • Strep testing
  • Physicals
  • Pregnancy test
  • Urine tests
  • Symptomatic COVID testing
  • TB testing ($10 charge)

Advanced care providers are available for routine health care visits and medication management. All appointments are free to LVC students.

There is no charge for visits to the health center. The only service fee charged will be for Tuberculosis skin testing ($10 payable by cash or check only). 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 insurance.

Shroyer Health Center recommends that students and parents consult with their individual insurance plan before a medical need occurs to verify which local health care facilities are accepted within their plan. The health center is not responsible for verifying insurance participation, or for charges incurred by visiting facilities not allowed by a student’s health plan.

Emergency room facilities are available 24 hours a day at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.


Several urgent care centers are available locally:

WellSpan Urgent Care – Annville

9 Nathan Lane, Annville, Pa

717-639-3350. Go online to reserve an appointment time slot before you arrive.


UPMC Express Care – Annville

1251 E Main St, Annville, PA 17003

717-988-0531


Med Express-Urgent Care 

1010 West Crestview Drive. Lebanon, Pa. (Lebanon Plaza)

717-272-7469 | Open every day 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



PennMedicine Lancaster General Health Urgent Care  

Rt 72 (intersection of Isabel and Cornwall) Lebanon, Pa.

Monday—Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday—Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. tel: (717)-675-1788

  • All students must submit new student health forms, including immunizations as described above by the due date Failure to return health forms may delay your ability to use health center services.
  • 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 communicating with professors regarding missed classes due to illness. 

Shroyer Health Center recommends students and parents consult with their individual insurance plan before a medical need occurs to verify which local healthcare facilities are accepted within their plan. The health center is not responsible for verifying insurance participation, or for charges incurred by visiting facilities not allowed by a student’s health plan. See Emergency Treatment section for local hospitals and urgent care centers.

Shroyer Health Center only accepts these health forms by way of secure upload through the Admissions Portal. Do not fax, mail, or drop off forms at the Health Center.

Failure to submit completed health forms by the due date may result in not receiving your housing key, not being able to participate in athletic events, and/or disciplinary action through the Office of Student Affairs.

A variety of health items are available in the waiting room at Shroyer Health Center.

  • Band-Aids
  • OTC pain relieving medications
  • COVID Self test kits
  • Cough drops
  • Pads/tampons
  • Condoms*

*BEESAFE Delivery can deliver latex, latex-free, or internal condoms discreetly to your on-campus mailbox. Orders are filled once a week. As always, free condoms are available at Shroyer Health Center. Order a free delivery today!