Compassionate, confidential medical care on campus
The Student Health Center at Susquehanna University is partnered with Geisinger Medical Center to provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment with high-quality care.
The health center team consists of a medical provider and professional nurses who are available for sick-visit appointments, physical exams, women’s and men’s health issues, preventive care and more. Our office coordinator helps answer students’ questions regarding paperwork, insurance and billing.
Closed on weekends and school breaks.
For an emergency, call 911.
For nonemergency, urgent medical advice after hours and weekends, call 570-372-4385. You will be connected to Geisinger’s nurse triage service.
(appointments are only booked during center hours)
Schedule an Appointment
Walk-in visits are discouraged. Call ahead during center hours to schedule an appointment.
Medical records and forms
All incoming students must submit required health documents to the Susquehanna University Student Health Center via Admission’s River Hawk Portal before arriving on campus. See the below instructions for completing the medical record requirement.
Services and medications
The Student Health Center offers preventative and primary care, provides medical advising and carries a supply of most frequently prescribed medications. We encourage students to keep their own supply of over-the-counter medications.
Most care requires an appointment. Students are welcome to stop in for medical pamphlets, sexual health material or other available items.
Fees and insurance
All full-time undergraduate students can be seen for free by a medical provider at the Student Health Center.
Some services with added fees include Tuberculosis skin testing (PPD), prescribed medications dispensed from the Health Center and some physical examinations. Most of the medications or services associated with a fee are $25 or less.
Student Benefit Package
All full-time undergraduate students at Susquehanna University are charged a health center fee. This fee covers all visits to the Student Health Center and the most frequently ordered lab tests, such as Mono tests, strep (throat) cultures, flu swabs, sexual health tests and a single-view chest x-ray.
Medical tests, procedures and referrals ordered by the SU Student Health Center medical provider that are not covered by the benefit package will be billed to the student’s private health insurance.
Private Health Insurance
Students should have private health insurance, though Susquehanna does not requires students to show proof of insurance.
It is important for students and parents/guardians to know how their private health insurance plan will work in the local area. Many private insurance companies offer “away from home” packages for dependent children attending college.
Accidents and illnesses that cannot be cared for in the Student Health Center happen infrequently, but they do occur, and students should be prepared with insurance coverage that will work in this area. There are two area hospitals: