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Parent Handbook

Student Health Services

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Parent Handbook

New Student Programs
202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: (610) 436-3305
Email: orientation@wcupa.edu

Student Health Services

Health Center (610-436-2509)

Student Health Services, located in Commonwealth Hall, is staffed by a caring team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, a nutritionist, and wellness team who are available to meet students' medical needs. The Health Center staff treats minor illnesses such as musculoskeletal injuries, urinary tract infections, asthma, respiratory infections, and gastro-intestinal illnesses. The staff also handles routine minor surgical conditions and provides allergy shots and immunizations. Gynecological services include pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing and contraceptive counseling. A health service fee is assessed at the beginning of each semester, which is paid with tuition and fees. A $12 visit fee is charged at each appointment. There is a nominal fee for medications and supplies. All medical records are considered confidential. Student health information can be shared only with student consent. The Health Center does not provide excuse notes for class absences. The Office of Student Conduct is notified for a student health-related absence of three days or more. During the fall and spring semesters, the Health Center is open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Because of the unpredictable nature of medical and surgical emergencies, all students are encouraged to be protected by a health insurance program. All medical charges, including laboratory testing, are the responsibility of the student.

Students must provide a record of health history and immunizations as requested. Some programs also require a record of physical examination. Student Health Services will send information to all new students about the electronic web portal to enter health information.

Wellness Education (610-436-3276)

Wellness Education is a resource center responsible for health promotion programs addressing topics such as sleep, stress management, sexual health awareness, and illness prevention. Wellness and health promotion programs are planned and implemented by the Wellness Education professional staff in conjunction with student peer educators.

Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Programs (610-430-4194)

The Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Programs coordinates prevention and education programs. Student may self-refer for confidential discussions or be referred as a result of a judicial sanction. The ATOD staff will assist with referrals to outside agencies and services as needed.

Nutrition Services (610-436-2509)

Nutrition Services provides optimal nutritional care and education to our students to promote and ensure a healthful and positive college experience. We offer special programs throughout the year, as well as individual appointments for specific nutritional concerns. Weekly support groups for weight maintenance and diabetes are also provided. Upcoming events and reliable nutrition information and resources can be accessed via the Nutrition Services website.