Departments and Offices
It is the mission of Health Services to provide quality health care to the students at Keystone College without regard to race, gender, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation; create a campus atmosphere of wellness to facilitate healthy lifestyle choices for students, staff and faculty; educate students to be conscientious health care consumers; and be available to provide compassionate care, but also to promote self care and independence in our students.
Services and Departments
Our Physician Assistant can provide the following:
- Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations for athletics, driver's licenses, general wellness, and female wellness purposes
- Diagnose and treat acute health problems such as infections and injuries
- Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays
- Provide immunizations (flu shots, etc.)
- Promote positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and counseling.
- Keystone College provides free, confidential STD and HIV counseling in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health
- Prescribe medications and other treatments
- Collaborate with physicians and other health professional as needed
Health History and Physical
This information is CONFIDENTIAL and is to be used strictly by Health Services as an aid in providing health care. No information will be released without knowledge and written consent.
All full-time students are required to complete and submit the following information to Health Services before registering for classes:
- Physical Examination form (PDF)
- Immunization records
Part-time students must complete these forms if they wish to use the Health Service office.
All full time students (12 credits or more) are required to complete a TB Risk Assessment and Screening Tool forms biennially. Students deemed “high-risk” by their health care provider and Health Services must then have a tuberculosis (TB) skin test or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) testing preformed. Additional information will be available on the Student Health Portal in July 2015.
All traditional full-time students attending the La Plume campus must have a physician or physician extender signed record of required immunizations. Those students who choose not to have the required vaccinations must contact Health Services to receive educational materials and submit a letter stating their refusal of immunizations. Documentation from physician or clergy is also appreciated. If there is an outbreak of communicable diseases, for which a vaccine exists, students with vaccine waivers may be asked to vacate their room until deemed safe to return.
Student Health Insurance Policy
Keystone College expects all full-time students to carry personal health insurance. Effective August 22, 2015, Keystone College no longer sponsors a student health insurance plan. All College Athletes and International Students must provide proof of health insurance coverage. International students can contact Shirley Michaels for assistance at 00-1-(570) 945-8252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple services are available to assist in acquiring the insurance policy best suited to the students’ needs. Students that do not have Health Insurance are encouraged to visit these helpful sites:
Students Studying Abroad
Health Services would like to help prepare those students who are interested in studying abroad. Please stop in or call so we can assist you. You may need to start immunizations a month or so before you actually leave for your trip so it is important to let us know your plans at least 2 months in advance.
You can view some of this information at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Click on traveler health information and select the country you are interested in.
Counseling Services at Keystone College are free and confidential for any student that is feeling the pressure of college life.
Suspected Child Abuse Policies and Procedures
Keystone College strives to protect the well-being of minors visiting campus and/or participating in College-sponsored off-campus programs and is committed to complying with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. If a person witnesses child abuse or has cause to reasonably suspect that child abuse has occurred, they should utilize the steps in the Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Policy to file a report.