Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Health Services is a collaborative nurse and physician practice. We offer primary care (sick visits) to students as well as specialized services such as: athletic physical exams, specialty referrals, tobacco and alcohol intervention programs, and some on-site laboratory testing. We are pleased to offer students health promotion and education programs through a variety of workshops, programs and patient education materials. Our goal is to help you learn how to care for your health both during your college years and after you graduate from Penn State.

 

Immunization Requirements — Important Information         

Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. The United States is experiencing re-emergence of these diseases, in part due to factors such as non-immunized and under-immunized persons and global travel. University Health Services of the Pennsylvania State University strongly supports the use of vaccines to protect the health of our individual students and our campus community.

For additional immunization information and submission requirements, go to: http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health/immunizations/imm_submission.shtml

Confidentiality Statement

Students’ health records are kept strictly confidential and access is limited to authorized health service personnel (i.e., physicians, nurses, and medical records personnel). Professors, university administrators, staff, and parents do not have access to student medical records. Medical information is released only with the student's written consent or by a court-ordered subpoena.

Excuses

In the event that a student should miss a class due to illness, it is his/her responsibility to contact his/her professor and advise them of the situation. Health Services does not provide verification of illness for minor or routine illnesses or injuries. If a faculty member has a question concerning a student, they may call health services to confirm that the student visited the health office, but due to patient confidentiality, no information about condition or treatment will be given.