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West Chester University
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
|Location:||Second Floor Wayne Hall|
|Phone:||Health Center: 610-436-2509
Wellness Center: 610-436-3276
Health Center: Medical Services include routine care; allergy clinic; HIV testing; tuberculosis (TB) testing; immunizations; contraceptive counseling and prescriptions; STD screening, treatment, and counseling; pregnancy testing; annual gynecological exams. the Health Center is staffed by physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners.
Wellness Education: Health promotion programs are provided for students by professional staff members and student peer educators.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Confidential one-on-one conversations and group conversations about alcohol and drug use.
Nutrition Services: Individual and group support is available for students with a variety of nutritional needs including weight management, diabetes support, nutrition skill building for eating disorders, and healthy eating.
All students are required to pay a health service fee at the beginning of each semester. Some medications and supplies are available at a nominal fee. You can request a prescription if you would like to get your medication at an outside pharmacy. In addition, a separate fee is charged for each office visit.
The Health Center will provide free plastic sharps containers for the disposal of needles and syringes for any student taking medication by injection.
The Health Center does not provide absense notes due to federal confidentiality guidelines. Students are encouraged to speak directly to faculty concerning absenses due to illness.
It is important to remember that the student health fee does not provide for the cost of referrals to off-campus specialists or to local hospitals for surgery or serious illness. Because of the unpredictable nature of such medical and surgical emergencies, all students are encouraged to be protected by a health insurance program. Information on the student health insurance program is sent to students prior to registration or may be obtained from the Health Center or the Web site, http://www/wcupa.edu/_services/stu.inf/.
Insurance requirements are mandated for intercollegiate athletic participation and some specific departments. Refer to the appropriate section in the Undergraduate Catalog for further information on these requirements.
For liability insurance requirements for students majoring in nursing, please see the Department of Nursing.
The Student Health Form and Immunization Record is required for all entering new and transfer students. The Student Health and Wellness Center reserves the right to request an annual physical examination by the family physician for any student suffering from a chronic illness. Specific majors or athletic programs may also require a student physical exam.
A current negative tuberculin test and/or chest X-ray showing no active tuberculosis is mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for all student teachers and all students participating in field experiences in the public schools. The TB test is given at the Student Health and Wellness Center for a nominal fee.
All students born after 1956 must submit evidence of two doses of measles/ mumps, rubella immunization or blood work showing immunity to these diseases. Meningitis vaccine is strongly recommended for all undergraduate students. Meningitis vaccine is required by Pennsylvania state law for students who reside in University housing.
All new and transfer students are required to submit a complete immunization form. A hold on registration will be applied to students who have not submitted the complete Student Health Form and Immunization Record to the Health Center.