Alert

SEPTEMBER 16

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 vaccines are available to all groups in PA. Review the fall 2021 return to campus protocols and let LVC know when you are fully vaccinated.

The Shroyer Health Center offers free health services to students

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.

Due to COVID guidelines, all appointments must be scheduled. Students should call 717-867-6232 or ext. 6232, or email healthservices@lvc.edu, Monday-Friday 8.a.m. to 5 p.m. for evaluation and triage. Contact your resident assistant (RA), area coordinator (AC), our public 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.

LVC COVID-19 Information

Report COVID testing results within 72 hours of your return to campus.

*The pre-arrival COVID test for Fall 2021 must be administered within 72 hours of your arrival at LVC. For example, if your arrival date is Aug. 28, the test must be completed on Aug. 25, 26, or 27, and the results need to be submitted by Aug. 28. If you have had a positive COVID test in the 90 days before your arrival to campus, you do not need to provide a new, re-entry test result. However, you should provide the details of your positive test result using this form as well. Call Shroyer Health Center if you have questions at (717) 867-6232 or healthservices@lvc.edu. If you have copies it will be helpful to bring the following with you during key pick up and check in: copy of vaccination card, copy of negative test result done within 72 hours of arrival or if you had COVID, copy of that positive test result from over the summer, any new student medical forms.

Testing Locations
Rite Aid
CVS
MedExpress
WellSpan
PennState Health
Lancaster General Health

Report that you’ve been vaccinated.


Health Services Hours

The health center is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 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 public 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 at Shroyer Health Center while Dr. Levelle Drose-Bigatel or Brennan Ross, PA-C, is on campus and after hours. 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 $59 charge.

This tool is different from the LVC daily Symptom Tracker. It is available as a web-based tool and as an app.

General Health Services

Appointments

Nurse triage is available for non-emergency reasons Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 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 email healthservices@lvc.edu.    

Appointments are available with our medical director, Dr. Drose-Bigatel, or with our other advanced practice providers on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. Call 717-867-6232 for appointment times.

Physicals and tuberculosis testing (TB) are available at Shroyer. To check appointment availability and self-schedule, use the following links to book these services.  

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.  

Schedule a Physical

We are able to provide the following for physical exams: medical history review, vital signs, immunization verification, vision testing, urinalysis, 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. 

Medical Records

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.

  • Student-athletes must submit the basic health record in addition to a separate athletic health record form (see athletics page).   
  • 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 turned into:
    • Shroyer Health Center, 83 East Sheridan Avenue, Annville Pa. 17003 
    • Or faxed to 717-867-6895

Immunizations

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)
  • OPV (polio) series
  • MMR (2 doses required)
  • Varivax vaccine (2 doses required) or Varicella Disease (date/age of disease is required)
  • Meningococcal (Menactra (A/C/Y/W-135)
  • Tuberculosis Testing (PPD skin test) within the past 12 months (IGRA/Quantiferon gold blood test is acceptable)
  • Hepatitis B (series of three)

Titers are acceptable for the following:

  • MMR
  • Varivax
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B

The following immunizations are recommended, but not required:

  • Hepatitis A
  • HPV
  • Meningitis B

Allergy Injections

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:

  • Hershey Allergy & Immunology
    Entrance 4
    200 Campus Drive, Suite 1300, Hershey, Pa.
    717-531-6886

Health Insurance

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.

Accident Insurance

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.

Transportation

If students can not find transportation to medical appointments, students should contact the health services staff at Shroyer Health Center, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m to 6 p.m., when the college is in session. After hours and weekends, contact residential life or public safety staff.

Medications

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 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.

Class Excuses

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.

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

General Health Care

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

Fees

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 Treatment

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:

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

 

Student Responsibilities

    • 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 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.