College Health Services

Regular Hours

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

Appointments are not required. A nurse will evaluate your situation; if needed, an appointment with our physician will be arranged.

When our office is closed, leave a phone message with your name, phone number, and the nature of your call; we will contact you the next business day.

Summer Hours
May 18-August 3

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

 

Emergencies

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.

Physician/ Physician-Assistant Hours

Physician hours vary daily by the needs of the department. Physician appointments will be scheduled by nursing staff, if necessary, after initial assessment is complete.

Physician:
Dr. John Pellegrino, D.O.

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

Physician Assistant:
Christian Androvette, PA-C

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

Routine Services

  • Emergency treatment
  • Assessment of acute illnesses
  • Allergy injections (fees apply)
  • Equipment loans (crutches, arm slings)
  • Infirmary for ill students during regular office hours
  • Immunizations (fees apply)
  • Health Sciences, Sports and Driver's License Physicals (fees apply)
  • Over the counter medications (fees may apply)
  • Limited prescriptions written by College Physician (fees apply; prescriptions from other physicians should be taken to a local pharmacy to be filled)
  • Referrals to outside agencies (Sports' Medicine, Dermatology, ENT)
  • Counseling referrals
  • Condom distribution
  • Pregnancy tests (fees apply)
  • Phlebotomy and laboratory services (fees may apply; insurances accepted; appointment required, along with an order from your health care provider. On request, we will fax the results directly to your health care provider.)
  • Dressing changes
  • Suture and staple removal
  • Health education and materials
  • Blood pressure screenings
Allergy Injections

Serum and instructions are required from your allergist in order to receive injections. Injections will ONLY be administered during physician’s hours. Students must remain in the clinic for 20 minutes following the injection.

Fax your documentation to College Health Services, 570-329-4947, for review. The fee for allergy injections is $5 per visit. We accept cash, credit card (MasterCard, Discover & Visa), or check.

Suture and Staple Removal

Suture or staple removal will REQUIRE written doctor’s order or discharge paperwork from the emergency department

Immunizations

Routine immunization schedules change from time to time. It is important to review your immunization record regularly. Contact College Health Services with any questions regarding immunizations.

College Health Services offer the following immunizations: chicken pox, hepatitis B, meningitis, MMR, PPD, tetanus (Adacel available).

 

Physicals

Limited Physicals

Limited physical examinations (e.g., health sciences, work, driver’s license) are available through College Health Services. Physical forms and proper identification are required. Fees apply.

Athletic Physicals

Sports physicals for Penn College student athletes are offered by appointment. Cost for a Sport's Physical is $30. All physicals are conducted in College Health , Bush Campus Center, Room 150.

Students should bring a completed Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation to their physical.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Current Penn College students, staff, faculty, and retirees are eligible for the flu vaccine. Our goal is to make the flu vaccine available to as many people as possible who are at risk of suffering serious complications from the virus which includes all individuals 9 years and up; but especially all:

  • Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than six months;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Health care providers and emergency medical services personnel; and
  • Individuals 9 years and up with underlying health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, suppressed immune systems, heart disease, kidney disease, and neurocognitive and neuromuscular disorders.

The only medical reason why someone should not receive the flu vaccine is an allergy to eggs, neomycin, or polymixin, or having had a previous life-threatening reaction to an influenza vaccine.

Flu Shots will be available in early October at College Health Services (watch for email announcements).

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

College Health Services offers low-cost and confidential STI testing to current Penn College students and employees.  Free testing is available from outside providers during the semester.  Please contact the office for more details and available times.

Impaired Student Recovery Area

College Police are contacted when a College employee encounters a student who appears severely intoxicated. The officer determines if the student needs to be taken for immediate medical assistance or to the Impaired Student Recovery Area.

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