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  • Wellness Center FAQs

    What are some of the reasons students come to the Health Service office?

    • Reasons may include treatment for colds, flu, sinus problems, earaches, cough, headaches, urinary tract infection, gastrointestinal symptoms, joint or muscle pain, injury, rashes or insect bites. 
    • Rapid Strep Testing, Urinalysis and Blood Sugar Testing are available in the Wellness Center.

    What happens if I get sick at night or on the weekend?

    • The Residence Hall Staff is available during the off-hours to assist students with medical or injury needs. 
    • Excela Health-Latrobe Area Hospital is minutes away in case of an emergency. 
    • The school physicians are on-call through the hospital, and can be reached by the emergency department staff.

    When can I see a doctor on campus?

    • Physician appointments are scheduled in the Wellness Center on Tuesday morning from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday afternoon from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    • We are able to schedule appointments in the physicians' office at other times during the week, if necessary.

    Can I receive my allergy shot in the Wellness Center?

    • Allergy injections can be administered provided we have, on file, your allergist’s dosage schedule and information sheet. 
    • Allergy serum may be stored in our refrigerator during the school year. 
    • Call X2115 or 724-805-2115 to set up an appointment schedule during our physician hours.

    Will the Flu Vaccine be administered on campus this year?

    • It is administered every October in the  Wellness Center.
    • Cost for Flu Vaccine = $20.00, and will be provided by the Medicine Shoppe, Latrobe, PA.
    • Payable on site by cash or check.

    How do I make an appointment for counseling?

    • You can make an appointment by calling the Wellness Center X2115 or 724-805-2115, or stop by the office located in Carey Center. Counselors are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 - 4:30. 
    • If you feel that you need to be seen immediately, please let us know. An accommodation will be made. 
    • In the event of an after-hours emergency, call x-2911 or 724-805-2911, and the operator will contact the appropriate response personnel.

    Is there a fee for counseling at the Wellness Center?

    All of the counseling services in the SVC Wellness Center are covered by the student's 'Health Fee.' There are no additional charges for the session/s.

    What can I expect to happen when I seek counseling services from the Wellness Center?

    • The SVC Counselors provide a supportive atmosphere for students to explore a wide range of issues. 
    • Counseling can be an opportunity for self- exploration, personal growth and a chance to receive the perspective of an objective listener. The counseling process allows an individual to discover the resources that they have to cope with life's challenges.

    What are some of the reasons that a student might seek counseling?

    • People with a wide range of problems and concerns may benefit from counseling. 
    • Students might seek counseling to manage stress and anxiety, address family issues, manage conflict, adjust to college life, increase self-esteem, build healthy relationships, overcome homesickness, address sexual concerns or deal with eating issues....and more.

    Who has access to my Records?

    Health and counseling files are NOT part of academic records, and no one has access to them except the health or counseling staff of the SVC Wellness Center.
  • Confidentiality Policy

    The Wellness Center observes the principles of confidentiality as dictated by the ethical standards of the medical and counseling professions, and by the statutes of the State of Pennsylvania. The Primary responsibility of the Wellness Center is to the client. Thus, our policy is that no information, verbal or written, will be released without specific permission of the student, EXCEPT when the student is considered to be in danger of harming him/herself, harming another, or is unable to care for him/herself. In all other cases when confidential information is disclosed to persons outside our services, the client must agree to the disclosure and sign a Release of Information form.