Student Health Center

Student Health Center


Welcome Back Students!

We're looking forward to a safe and successful fall. It will take us all!


Update: Aug. 30, 2020

We remain open for services from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed on the weekends. We'll be providing telehealth and limited face-to-face appointments. Please note: There will be times we're closed over the lunch hours to prepare for afternoon appointments.

Student Health Center Services for the Fall Semester

The Covid 19 pandemic has necessitated some changes. Please read this carefully!

  • ALL appointments MUST be scheduled in advance. We cannot accept any WALK -In appointments. This change is important for the safety of everyone.
  • When calling for an appointment you will be asked brief screening questions to help determine the kind of appointment that is needed and to guide your next steps.
  • If you're calling the Student Health Center because your Husky Health Checker directed you to do so, please tell the receptionist.
  • When you call, you may be told that you will receive a call back from our nursing team. Please make sure you respond to the call back
  • Regarding requests for testing for COVID 19. All students seeking testing must receive an order from a clinical provider. At the Student Health Center this requires being seen by the clinical provider, likely in a telehealth appointment. The clinical provider will determine if testing is indicated and guide you with the details about the clinic, the testing and self-quarantine or isolation.
  • Some of the traditional Student Health Center services may be limited at the start of the semester so that we can address the urgent and COVID19 needs.

Questions about weekend services and COVID 19 testing

  • The Student Health Center is not open on the weekends. We reopen on Monday at 8 a.m.
  • If you have a medical emergency, as always, call 911 or get to your nearest emergency room
  • If you have symptoms related to the COVID 19 virus or if you flagged on your Husky Health Checker due to symptoms, please self-quarantine until you talk with a Health Care Provider. Given it is the weekend and the Student Health Center is not open please contact your primary care provider or call the Geisinger COVID 19 hotline for more directions. The number is 570-284-3657. Please note the Geisinger COVID hotline and tent at Geisinger Bloomsburg only tests individuals with symptoms, typically not individuals who have been exposed to the virus. If you have been exposed you should self guarantine until you talk with a health care provider.
  • If you flagged on your Husky health checker or had an exposure to COVID19 virus please self-quarantine until you discuss your status with a health care provider. You can contact the student health center about this flag on Monday. Until then it is critical that you self quarantine
  • Reminder: there are resources on this website and the COVID 19 page to help you with these important steps. If in doubt, self-quarantine until you get medical direction. In addition check out the Healthy Husky website.

We are asking you to complete this action assure your health and safety as well as the health and safety of the BU campus. Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter!

Do your Husky Health Checker everyday!

 

 

COVID-19 Updates

Appointments are required – no walk in’s accepted

 

Student Health Center

324 Kehr Union Building
(near the Husky Lounge)
Appointments:
570-389-4451
Fax: 570-389-3417

Coronavirus Updates

Clinical Providers and Testing for Covid

The Student Health Center clinical providers will talk with you and determine the kind of appointment or services you need. The clinical providers will be the ones who determine if you should be tested for COVID-19 thru the Student Health Center relationship with the local medical provider. Decisions about testing will be based on the guidelines from the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our providers include a physician/medical director and certified nurse practitioners. Registered nurses will help assess your needs and help you navigate thru any next steps.

We recognize there are a lot of changes and questions, especially this year. We're working to respond to the many needs of our students. We're committed to a safe semester, wherever you are, and to helping students to participate in keeping the campus safe. We want to work together and will all benefit from with patience, good communication and safe practices!

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.

Emergencies — Call 911!

Appointments

  • 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.

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.

Measles

Bloomsburg University's Student Health Center currently does not have a confirmed case of measles, however, with the recent confirmed cases of measles 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 measles information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure appropriate measures are in place.

Students need to recognize the signs and symptoms of measles and seek healthcare from a medical professional if they start to experience symptoms of measles such as a high fever of 101 or over with a rash for three or more days in conjunction with a cough, runny nose, and/or red watery eyes. Measles is highly contagious. It spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov. It's very important students keep their immunization records up to date in their electronic health record via the portal.

Flu

The Health Center can assist you during the 2019-2020 Flu season in locating flu vaccine at a local pharmacy.

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing.

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 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.