Student Health Center

Student Health Center


Caring… Professional… Convenient…

Bloomsburg University's Student Health Center (SHC) provides high quality, basic health care to students with a strong emphasis on health promotion and preventative health education designed to ensure students reach their educational goals. SHC adheres to the general principles and standards of ethical conduct endorsed by the American College Health Association; To do no harm, provide service in a caring manner, respect autonomy, protect privacy, maintain competence, promote justice and respect diversity.

Appointments

Emergencies - Call 911!

SHC is not a walk-in clinic. Appointments are required

  • Call early morning to make your appointment 570-389-4451
  • Class Absences
  • Medical Services - Most services are covered by the Health and Wellness fee, however, there are limited services that are a cost to the student. Please read details of medical services,
  • No show fees are charged for missed appointments: $5 for general appointments and $10 for long appointments.
  • Avoid no show fees by calling to cancel your appointment two hours in advance.
  • If this fee is not paid, a HOLD will be placed on your student record.

Student Health Center

324 Kehr Union Building
(near the Husky Lounge)
Appointments:
    570-389-4451
Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    Fax: 570-389-3417

 

SHC Web Portal

All new students are required to complete online health forms, which are accessed through the web portal. These include Consent for Treatment, Health History, TB Screening Questionnaire, Immunization Dates, Medical Insurance Information, and the Notice of Privacy Practices. The portal is used for completing required medical information forms, viewing and printing a copy of your SHC account and immunization record and messaging the health center.

Difficulty accessing the Web Portal?

Especially MAC users, try using Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Also, please wait 7 to 10 days after you pay your deposit of acceptance before accessing the portal.

 

MUMPS - prevention and regional cases

Bloomsburg University Student Health Center currently does not have a confirmed case of mumps, however, with the recent confirmed cases of mumps in the media, the Student Health Center encourages the BU campus community to continue to take precautions to reduce the chances of contracting the disease.

The Student Health Center’s medical staff continues to monitor for current mumps information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure appropriate measures are in place.

Students need to recognize the signs and symptoms of mumps and seek healthcare from a medical professional if they start to experience symptoms of mumps such as puffy cheeks, fever, aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. In addition, students are urged not to share food or drinks and not engage in activities where drinks are shared or where the virus can be passed through saliva exposure.

For more information, visit the CDC website

It is very important that students keep their immunization records up to date in their electronic health record via the portal (link above).

Flu information

The BU Student Health Center has depleted its flu shot supply. The Health Center can assist you in locating a flu vaccine at a local pharmacy.

Flu

Mumps

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads from person to person. Typical symptoms of mumps include swollen salivary glands and a fever.

Self Care Unit

Meningitis B

Meningitis B is a growing concern on college campuses. Most students have received the Meningitis vaccine for A, C, Y, W, as a state requirement prior to starting college; however until recently there was no vaccine to prevent Meningitis B. Students ages 17 - 23 are at the highest risk for Meningitis B with a 9 percent greater risk for college students vs. non-college students.

For more information on the Meningitis B vaccine, please call the Student Health Center.

Healthy Husky (Wellness)

Research demonstrates that healthy students are successful students. Healthy Husky efforts include information, interaction and awareness about the benefits of stress management, healthy eating, getting the flu shot, mindful behaviors and smart choices about alcohol and other drugs, including tobacco to name just a few.

We partner with others throughout the campus to promote the healthy husky choice, spreading the word and making sure BU students are aware of healthy alternatives, be that healthy food choices, active lifestyles, or alternative fun activities.

Healthy Husky