College Health Services is committed to the promotion of wellness through health education, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of illness. All currently enrolled students are eligible to be assessed in College Health Services. Medical records are kept confidential, and are not released without your written authorization. There is no charge to students for office visits, though a nominal fee will be charged for immunizations, medications, and supplies.

Coronavirus Information

Penn College has no known cases of coronavirus at this time. Learn more about the global coronavirus outbreak and current travel restrictions for students, faculty, and staff.

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Regular Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are not required to see a nurse or the Physician Assistant.

Summer Hours
May 20 - August 9

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Physician/ Physician-Assistant Hours

Because physician hours are limited, scheduled appointments are recommended.

Dr. John Pellegrino, D.O.

Monday & Friday: noon - 1 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Summer Hours: Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Physician Assistant:
Christian Androvette, PA-C

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


If you have an emergency, go directly to the nearest emergency room.

If you need immediate assistance, or are unable to come to College Health Services, call Penn College police at 570-321-5555 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency). A College police officer and a member of Health Services will be dispatched to assist you.

If you live off campus, call Penn College police at 570-321-5555 and we will advise you. After hours, call 911.

Routine Services

  • Emergency treatment
  • Assessment of acute illnesses
  • Allergy injections
  • Equipment loans (crutches, arm slings)
  • Infirmary for ill students during regular office hours
  • Referrals to outside agencies (sports medicine and specialists)
  • Counseling referrals
  • Condom distribution
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Dressing changes
  • Suture and staple removal
  • Health education and materials
  • Blood pressure screenings
Fees may apply:
  • Immunizations
  • Flu vaccine
  • Physicals for Health Sciences majors, sports, and driver's license
  • Over the counter medications
  • Phlebotomy and laboratory services
  • Prescriptions written by College Physician

Health Records/Immunization Requirements

All Penn College Students must submit and upload an Immunization Verification form to myHealth Online. All documentation needs to be on file with College Health Services on or before the date you move on campus and/or start classes, whichever comes first.  Additional immunization requirements may be required for certain programs and for participation in intercollegiate sports.

Immunization Requirements Meningitis Information

Crisis Intervention

The Counseling Services office provides crisis intervention services for mental health emergencies during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. When in crisis, students may call 570-327-4765 or stop by the office to meet with a counselor as soon as possible.

Evening and weekend response is available by contacting the Penn College Police Department at 570-321-5555 or by speaking with a Residence Life staff member.

Crisis Text Line

  1. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

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