We partner with Geisinger to offer high quality, compassionate and confidential medical care in a safe and supportive environment.
Our team of physician and nurse practitioner is available for sick visits, physical exams, women's and men's health issues, preventive care and more.
An on-call nurse is available for medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Move-in Day to Commencement.
Appointments: Call 570-372-4385
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon–1 p.m. for lunch.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
To schedule an appointment, call 570-372-4385. For urgent medical advice after hours, call 570-374-9164 to reach the student health or counseling center on-call provider.
Student Health Center Services include:
- Ambulatory health care
- Flu vaccine services
- Health and wellness programming
- HIV testing and consultation
- HPV consultation
- Medical equipment (limited crutches, wheelchair, nebulizer)
- Medication services (limited antibiotics, oral contraceptives and some over-the-counter medications)
- Men's health
- Student health fair
- Tuberculosis screening
- Women's health
Geisinger Medical Center Services include:
- Anti-coagulation pharmacy services
- Allergy injections
- Orthopedic surgery & sports medicine
- Physical therapy
- Student health record through myGeisinger
Welcome SU Class of 2024 and all Transfer Students!
Medical Record Form
All incoming students are required to submit the student health record form to Susquehanna University Student Health Center (SU SHC) prior to arrival on campus.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that some students may not be able to get updated vaccines and physicals to meet SU SHC’s requirements by the end of May, so we have extended the deadline to June 30, 2020. Please note that many medical offices are offering telemedicine appointment options and many local urgent care centers are able to complete forms as well so please call now to schedule appointments.
If you can get your physical examination, Tuberculosis assessment, and any missing or updated vaccinations, please do so and then send in your completed student health record, as detailed on the form.
If you cannot get them, we ask that you send in your (1) student health record, including your (2) self-completed Tuberculosis assessment on page 4, with (3) copies of your most recent vaccination record and (4) physical exam. We will then work with students on what they need to do to get the requirements completed.
Please call SU Student Health Center at 570-372-4385 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have concerning your medical record.
- Undergraduates and Graduate Students— All first-year, transfer and graduate students must complete the Student Health & Wellness Reporting Form available on your River Hawk Portal and have it submitted to SU Student Health Center prior to move-in day in order to receive your room key.
- International Students— All International students (graduate or undergraduate), must complete the Student Health & Wellness Reporting Form available on your River Hawk Portal and are required to have Tuberculosis IGRA testing or chest xray done within one year of starting classes prior to moving into campus.
Due Dates: Medical records should be submitted no later than:
- June 30 for fall enrollment.
- January 4 for spring enrollment.
Do not send incomplete medical records if deadline cannot be met. Please notify Susquehanna University Student Health Center if the Medical Record Form will not be completed and mailed within one month of the deadline.
Do not attach immunization records to the medical record; the dates must be recorded on the medical form.
1. Do I need an appointment to be seen in the SU Student Health Center?
Yes, our appointments fill up quickly each day and speaking with the Student Health Center nurse at 570-372-4385 ensures the earliest possible appointment with a nurse or provider. The nurse may offer symptomatic care for your illness and/or assist you in coordinating an appointment, if needed.
2. Is there a charge to be seen by a provider at the SU Student Health Center?
No, all full-time students can be seen by a provider at the Student Health Center without an additional fee.
3. Are there any services done in the Student Health Center for which a student would be charged a fee?
Yes, services with additional fees include allergy center, tuberculosis skin testing (PPD), physical examinations (non-SU-related) and basic medical supplies (slings, dressing changes, crutches, etc.)
4. Will the Student Health Center provide a note for missing class?
WE DO NOT provide medical excuses or notes for minor illnesses or injuries that result in absence from class. In such cases, students should correspond directly with the faculty as soon as possible, preferably before missing class. Emails from the dean of academic achievement are sent to instructors regarding serious situations involving unusual circumstances, prolonged absences or similar serious situations such as a death of a parent, hospitalization or personal emergency. Please see the Illness tab for more.
5. Can I get over-the-counter (OTC) medications through the Student Health Center?
We would encourage all students to keep basic over-the-counter (OTC) medications with them to be used as needed. For example, generic Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen, cold and sinus medications, cough drops, Benadryl, Imodium, antacids and nasal saline spray. If ordered by the provider or nurse, these OTC medications can be dispensed in the health center with limited quantities. Please see the college checklist in the First-Year Students tab.
6. Is the Student Health Center open during semester breaks?
No, the Student Health Center is open from Move-in Day to Commencement but closed for all university breaks (fall, winter, spring and summer).
7. Can I get prescription medications at the Student Health Center?
A limited number of prescription medications ordered by the provider are dispensed at the Student Health Center, for a reasonable fee. The Student Health Center does not honor pharmacy prescription plans since we are not a pharmacy. Payment for these medications can be billed directly to the SU student account or paid by credit card at the time of the appointment. Prescriptions can be sent to a local pharmacy, if the student prefers, and payment would be made directly with the local pharmacy, under your private prescription plan.
8. Are there any medications that are not prescribed by the SU Student Health Center provider?
We encourage students to continue treatment for chronic conditions and 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 SU student health providers. In addition, controlled substances are not prescribed or refilled by the SU Student Health Center providers. Please plan on maintaining appointments with your home provider(s) during semester breaks and in the summer to avoid lapses in your ongoing treatment and prescriptions.
9. My parents are worried about my health. Can they call the Student Health Center and get information from the nurse and/or provider without my consent?
No, for patient privacy reasons governed by HIPAA, the Student Health Center staff is unable to give any medical information without the explicit consent of the patient. Consent forms are available in the Student Health Center. Once signed, the care team will reach out to the designated person for full communication.
10. Can I receive allergy injections through the Student Health Center?
Students can receive allergy injections by referral to the Geisinger Allergist who is located in the health center building. The staff here at the health center are happy to help with the process.
11. Are vaccinations available at the SU Student Health Center?
Flu vaccinations are available during mid-September through January, while supplies last, and are given at no additional cost to students.
The Student Health Center does not provide any other routine vaccines, but the staff would be able to give advice and recommendations if needed. Please call us if you have specific questions or issues at 570-372-4385.
12. What if I do not have health insurance?
Most care provided in the Student Health Center is covered (office visits). If a student needs diagnostic tests, treatments, or specialty referrals, these charges will be billed to the student's private insurance. Students without health insurance interested in enrolling for insurance or the university-sponsored benefit plan should call the student health center to discuss eligibility.
You should contact faculty directly when missing classes. Faculty control attendance, absence and makeup policies.
The student health and counseling centers do not provide routine doctor’s notes. We will, however, consult with the dean of academic achievement when students are seriously ill or missing classes for an extended period of time (more than three consecutive days).
If you miss more than three consecutive days of classes, contact the dean of academic achievement. The dean will confer with the health and counseling centers as appropriate.
Emails from the dean of academic achievement are sent to instructors regarding serious situations involving unusual circumstances, prolonged absences or similar serious situations such as the death of a parent, hospitalization or personal emergency.
Questions regarding the absence policy should be directed to the dean of academic success at 570-372-4412 or email@example.com.
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