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Welcome to the Susquehanna Student Health Center
We partner with Geisinger Medical Center physician providers to offer high quality, compassionate and confidential medical care in a safe and supportive environment.
Our team of physicians and nurses are available for same-day urgent care needs, for physical exams, women's and men's health issues, nutritionist care, preventive care, and much more. An on-call nurse is available for emergencies 24 hours/day, 7 days a week during the academic year.
To make an appointment, call 570-372-4385.
We have earned certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care.
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Closed from noon-1 pm for lunch.
Saturday, 10-11 am.
To schedule an appointment, call 570-372-4385. In case of emergency, or after hours, call 570-374-9164 to reach the health or counseling center.
Student drivers are available to transport our students to medically related appointments. To schedule a driver, call 570-372-4385 between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. In the event of an emergency, please call public safety at ext. 4444 or call 911.
Geisinger Urgent Care Hours
Monday-Friday, 9am - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 1 pm
Students are encouraged to access this service by calling 570-372-0536 to schedule an appointment.
Student Health Center Services
Ambulatory Health Care
Flu vaccine services
HIV testing and consultation
Nutritional services with registered dietician
Medical equipment (crutches, wheelchair, nebulizer)
Medication services (limited antibiotics, oral contraceptives and some over-the-counter medications)
Transportation to appointments
Health and wellness programming
Student Health Fair
Geisinger Medical Center Specialty Services
There is no charge to see a physician provider at the Susquehanna Student Health Center. Geisinger will charge for services rendered at their facility.
Charges incurred at the Student Health Center are likely for medications that you receive. These charges can either be added to your student account or can be paid in the Student Health Center with a credit card or SU Bucks. Charges not paid within two days will automatically be added to your student account.
All full time undergraduate students are eligible to access Susquehanna Student Health Center services, having paid the mandatory health services fee. This fee includes an EIIA "in-excess" benefits package that allows students to be seen in the Susquehanna health and counseling centers without private insurance (within limits) or copay charges. It also allows coverage for some lab and diagnostic fees and can be used secondary to the student's private insurance with a referral from the Student Health Center.
A more inclusive benefit plan for international students is mandatory and guided by the student’s visa. More information is available here or by calling the Student Health Center at 570-372-4385.
Part-time students and student teacher interns are not required to pay the health services fee and are therefore ineligible for services at the Student Health Center.
How do I get a prescription refill from my home physician?
According to Pennsylvania law, a physician can send you a prescription. You then can take this prescription to a pharmacy to be filled. Your state residency and the state residency of your physician do not matter. We encourage students to maintain a relationship with their home providers for ongoing medication regimens, such as psychotropics or ADD/ADHD medications because these are not prescribed by Susquehanna student health providers.
Do I need an appointment to see a care provider?
Yes, physicians are seen by appointment only. Another option is to come into the Student Health Center for a nurse evaluation. The nurse may offer symptomatic care of your illness and/or assist you in coordinating an appointment if needed.
Can I receive allergy injections through the Student Health Center?
Yes, but we require that you have your allergist complete the allergy injection policy and bring the completed form with your allergy serum. Students are also required to remain at the Student Health Center for 30 minutes after receiving the injection. The first dose of any allergy serum mixture must be given at the allergist's office. The Susquehanna Student Health Center will NOT give the first dose of any allergy vial.
Can I get medications through the Health Center?
The Student Health Center offers single doses of over-the-counter medications, such as generic Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold and sinus medications or cough drops.
Some prescription medications ordered by the physician are available at the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center does not honor pharmacy prescription plans since we are not a pharmacy, but we obtain medications at a reduced cost and share that reduced cost with our students. It is not necessary for students to have cash, as medications can be billed to student accounts.
At the student's request, prescriptions can be forwarded to local pharmacies where private health insurance plans with prescription benefits are honored. Transportation will be provided to these pharmacies if needed. The university has an agreement with the Selinsgrove CVS pharmacy so that students may pick up prescriptions there without needing cash. With permission, a medication can be billed by CVS to the university and then charged to a student's university account.
- International Student Health Record
- Student Health Record (mySU Authentication Required)
- Orientation Letter
- Key Hold Policy
- Allergy Injection Policy
- Consent to Release Information (SU Health Center Release)
- Health Provider Report - Health Center
- Health Provider Report - Mental Health - Counseling Center
- Meningitis Form
- Request Medical Withdrawal or Course Load Reduction
The Susquehanna student health center is located in the Geisinger-Susquehanna University clinic, a 16,000-square-foot facility located at 620 University Ave. Terence O'Rourke Jr., M.D., is the medical director at Geisinger-Susquehanna University.
Through our partnership with Geisinger Medical Center, you'll benefit from expanded hours, enhanced space, electronic health records on mygeisinger.org, and additional medical and surgical specialty practitioners and services right here on campus.
Once the Susquehanna Student Health Center is closed, pediatric urgent care appointments are available to students until 6:45 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on weekends.
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and innovative care models. The system serves more than 3 million residents throughout 48 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania.
You can access your student health record on myGeisinger.
Instructions on how to request a medical withdrawal or course load reduction.
Get information on issues relating to health and wellness for college students as well as links to Health Center newsletters.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
While often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics. It applies to other programs here as well, including academics and administration.