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Over-the-counter Drug Recall (Ranitidine)
This is to inform you of a voluntary recall, dated November 2019, for Ranitidine Tablets, that was initiated by the product manufacturer. This voluntary recall was initiated based on a USFDA alert notice regarding low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurity found in some samples of Ranitidine medicines. Subsequent preliminary test results show that some lots of the Drug Substance (API) used in manufacturing the Ranitidine tablets have levels of NDMA that could potentially contribute to elevated levels of NDMA in the Finished Drug Product with respect to the maximum allowable daily limit. At this level, there could potentially be a carcinogenic effect. The LVC Shroyer Health Center did stock and disburse Ranitidine tablets. Please discard any remaining tablets. Visit here for additional information. Contact Geri-Care Pharmaceuticals at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions regarding their recall. You can also contact Jill Savini, LVC registered nurse, at email@example.com.
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. The health center is staffed with a registered nurse.
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. Medical History Form
Health Service Hours
A registered nurse is available Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. for evaluation and triage at the health center.
For after-hours sickness or emergencies- you should contact your resident assistant (RA), area coordinator (AC), or public safety (ext. 6111) for immediate assistance. For medical emergencies call 911. To call for health care advice after hours and weekends the after hours Nurse Advise Line is 717-867-4671. (This advice line is affiliated with Annville's Pinnacle Express Care. Always check your health insurance before seeking health care.)
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 Aug. 1 for the fall semester and Jan. 10 for the spring semester.
Immunization information must be completed and immunizations up-to-date in order for your health record to be considered complete. LVC requires the following immunizations:
Titers are acceptable for the following:
The following immunizations are recommended, but not required:
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.
Local Allergists Include:
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 at www.ehealthinsurance.com/health-insurance-companies 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.)
For emergencies, the local ambulance service (911) will be called. Students are responsible for transportation to off-campus medical appointments and non-emergent trips to the hospital. To access this service, students should contact the health services staff at the Shroyer Health Center, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the College is in session. After hours and weekends, contact residential life or public safety staff.
Some over the counter medications at the health center at no extra charge. The health center is not financially responsible for medications prescribed by an off-campus 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.
Health Services provides basic nursing care for common problems (e.g. colds, cough, stomach aches, etc.). Routine diagnostic tests 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.
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 Good Samaritan Hospital and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Several urgent care centers are available locally:
Pinnacle Health Express—open for walk-ins:
1251 E Main Street, Annville, Pa. 17003
Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 717-988-0531 (one mile from campus)
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
Shroyer Health Center recommends 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. See Emergency Treatment section for local hospitals and urgent care centers.