Student Health Center

Student Health Center


Welcome New Students!


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!

As of May 11, 2020 the BU Student Health center will not be open for clinical services this summer.

As always, if this is an emergency contact 911. Student Health Center clinical services are scheduled to resume in the Fall 2020. In the interim, students are encouraged to access their local urgent care centers or contact their Primary Care provider for medical care and guidance as there will not be a clinical provider available.

If you have an administrative need, please leave a detailed message and Suzanna Sherlinski, Nurse supervisor will return your call. Please note that this voice mail box will be checked periodically throughout the week, but not always daily.

COVID-19 Updates

Student Health Center

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

Update: Scope of Practices

Out of concern for the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and for the safety and concerns for the students, families and community members; and in light of the fact that we have encouraged students to remain in their home community and not return to Bloomsburg University campus, there are some temporary changes in the scope of practices in the Student Health Center.

At this time, ONLY students approved to reside on campus will receive Student Health Services in the clinic. Non-resident students may still call the Student Health Center for guidance and support. Non-resident students are encouraged to engage with the provider in your community.

For any and all students who may be on campus as well as for students in your community, it is extremely important: If you are feeling ill, YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE to alert the Student Health Center or the provider in your community of your symptoms so that health care providers can direct you on next steps. Also, it is very likely you will be asked screening questions when you call in order to help make the best decisions for your care. This change in business practices follows national and state guidelines in light of the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and continued efforts to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus for all students using the Health Service.

Coronavirus Updates

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.

 

Note: You may encounter issues with entering your information on the Student Health Center portal. We are working to resolve this. It is not too late to enter this information. Please check back after July 15th as we expect to have this issue resolved by then. Reminder: It is critical that we obtain updated and accurate information on your immunization status before you come to campus.
 
Web Portal Login

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 the 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.