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Feel your best. Do your best.

Health Services at Keystone College provides compassionate, quality health care to our students. We strive to create an atmosphere of wellness, and facilitate healthy lifestyle choices for students, staff and faculty. We educate our students to be conscientious about their health and promote self-care and independence.

Contact Us

Health Services

Ph: (570) 945-8255
Fx:
(570) 945-8968
Email
Location:
Tewksbury Hall

Hours:
Mon. – Fri.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
(mid-May through
mid-August):
Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 – 4:00
Fri. 8:00 – 1:00


Equal Health Care

Quality health care to all students without regard to race, gender, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.


All Keystone College students are eligible for services.

  • 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 or injuries.
  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays.
  • Prescribe medications and other treatments for acute illnesses.
  • Provide allergy injections.
  • Provide onsite rapid flu and strep testing.
  • Screen for Tuberculosis (TB): All students are required to complete the questionnaire to determine risk potential. All education majors will need documentation of a negative TB test. There is a $10 charge for this service.
  • Promote positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and counseling.
  • Provide free, confidential STD and HIV counseling in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Collaborate with physicians and other health professional as needed.

Proof of Vaccinations

In accordance with the American College Health Association and the Center for Disease Control, Keystone College Health Services has established that students are required to provide health records and proof of the following vaccinations:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
    Two doses are required and given at 12 months of age or older and at least 28 days apart.
  • Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus (Tdap ‐ Adacel, Boosterix):
    Date of most recent booster given within the last 10 years.
  • Meningococcal Meningitis A, C, Y, W – 135 (Menveo, Menactra):
    It is Pennsylvania State Law that all students living in residential halls are required to have meningococcal meningitis vaccine after the age of 16. If you had the meningitis vaccine before your 16th birthday, a booster is needed to meet the requirement.

Waive the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine

You may waive meningococcal meningitis vaccine for medical or religious reasons. If this is the case, you must contact Health Services (570) 945‐8255 to complete the state required documentation.

For more information about meningococcal meningitis visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/meningitis

Immunizations Recommendation:

  • Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine, although not required for commuter students, is highly recommended.
  • Flu vaccine is highly recommended. Contact Health Services if you are interested.

Please be advised that in the event of an outbreak of an illness preventable by vaccination, students that do not have proof of vaccination status will not attend class, participate in school sponsored activities or reside in residence halls while risks are present.

Keystone College expects all full-time students to carry personal health insurance. All College Athletes and International Students must provide proof of health insurance coverage. International students can contact International Student Services for assistance at 1-(570) 945-8252 or email internationalservices@keystone.edu.

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:
www.healthcare.gov
www.ehealthinsurance.com
www.mfhs.org/health-insurance-marketplace-faqs/

Insurance Notice from PA Insurance Department (PDF)

Healthy Campus Challenge

Keystone College is participating in the White House Healthy Campus Challenge to encourage individuals who do not currently have health insurance to acquire it through the federal health insurance Marketplace.

Learn more about information sessions.

Download the Marketplace Application Checklist to help you get started.

All athletes and international students are required to complete and submit the Physical Exam Form (PDF) to Health Services before registering for classes.

 

Health Services Appointment Policy

Students Policy:
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30-4:30. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted based on staff availability.

Objective:
We understand that students have busy class schedules. Health Services staff strive to see everyone in a timely manner and minimize any inconvenience. Each student is treated equally and is provided the appropriate time to treat their individual condition.

Procedure:
In the case that an emergency situation occurs, appointments and walk-ins may be rescheduled.

  • We will make every attempt to avoid delays in the timeliness of appointments but there may be occasions where appointments are delayed.
  • Appointment cancelations should be at least least 24 hours in advance. Early cancellations give other students the opportunity to utilize that available time slot.
  • We expect students to arrive on time for their scheduled appointment. Please note that there is a possibility your appointment will need to be rescheduled if you arrive more than 10 minutes late.
  • If the NP or one of the nurses needs to reschedule your appointment, we will make a reasonable attempt to provide 24 hours’ notice to the student.
  • Health Services cannot provide excuses for missed classes.  Students who miss classes due to illness are responsible for communicating the reason for their absence with their instructors.
  • Appointments can be made with Health Services; in person, by phone, email or through secure message in the health portal.
  • Appointment reminders are sent secure email message 48 hours prior to the appointment and /or through text 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

Faculty and Staff Policy
A Nurse Practitioner is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30-4:30.

  • Students are our first priority.
  • Every attempt will be made to provide you with an appointment, but during high volume days we may ask that you see your Primary Care Provider (PCP) instead of coming to Health Services.
  • Although we will do our best to provide you with our medical opinion if asked, we strongly encourage you to follow up with your PCP and communicate with them the information or treatment that you received from us.
  • Treatment at Health Services is not meant to replace care provided by your PCP, or for management of chronic health conditions.
  • Employees injured at work can access care at Health Services thru Workers Compensation. (See employee handbook/HR for full details on workers compensation and medical care visits.

REVISED:  6/2016

Student Health Insurance Policy

Maintaining personal health is vital to success as a college student. 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. Multiple websites and services are available to assist in acquiring the insurance policy best suited to the students’ needs and can be found on the Health Services web page.

All College Athletes must maintain active medical insurance during their athletic season to be eligible to participate in practice and competition. Proof of health insurance will be collected at the beginning of each athletic season (Fall, Winter and Spring).

International Students must provide proof of health insurance coverage that has benefits that will cover them in United States and locally to Keystone College at the beginning of every academic year.

Keystone College Health Services is not equipped to bill health insurance and no co-payments will be charged for an appointment. Most services in Health Services are built into full- time students’ fees with the exception of in-house prescription medications, immunizations, tuberculosis skin tests, and services rendered through Maternal and Family Health Services. Should laboratory or radiology testing, referrals or prescriptions be needed, the staff will do its best to help the student chose an in-network provider, but it is ultimately of the responsibility of the student to comply with insurance requirements. In the event laboratory/radiology testing, prescriptions or referral to other community providers would be ordered by the College Health Services staff, all medical bills are the responsibility of the students for private payment and/or insurance coverage. Keystone College is not responsible for any medical bills incurred from services rendered at private physicians/specialists, outpatient services or hospitals.

Counseling Services

Counseling services at Keystone College are free and confidential for any student that is feeling depressed or struggling with substance abuse.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions.

S.O.A.R.

Sexual Offense Advocate Response (S.O.A.R) team members have been trained to serve as advocates and assist sexual assault survivors.

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 Procedures below, to file a report.

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Procedures for Visitors

To Report Suspected Child Abuse
Keystone College (the “College”) strives to protect the well-being of minors visiting campus and/or participating in College-sponsored off-campus programs. Further, the College is committed to complying with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.

To make an initial report, please utilize the steps below, as appropriate:
Imminent Danger Report: If it is suspected that a child is in imminent danger, please immediately call 911 and report the incident. Subsequent to calling 911 please contact the Campus Safety Sergeant or in her absence, the College’s Risk Management Officer, contact information listed below.

Non-Imminent Danger Report: If a person witnesses child abuse or has cause to reasonably suspect that child abuse has occurred, please contact the Campus Safety Sergeant or in her absence, the College’s Risk Management Officer, contact information listed below.

Keystone College Campus Contacts for Reporting Child Abuse:

  • Campus Safety – current contact, Sergeant Melissa Lee, phone (570) 945-8077 email: Melissa.Lee@Keystone.edu or
  • College’s Risk Management Officer - current contact, Patricia Lione, Senior Director of College Administration, phone 570-945-8361 email: Patricia.Lione@Keystone.edu