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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?

    The physician hours are: Tuesday morning 9-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday afternoon 1-3:30 p.m.

    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.

    Will the Flu Vaccine be administered on campus this year?

     A Flu Vaccine Clinic is offered each year in the fall semester. 

    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 happens in the first appointment?

    • The counselor and student explore the student's concerns, and evaluate the situation and options. 
    • The counselor and the student will then decide the type of services necessary. 
    • Students may continue with individual counseling in the Wellness Center, or may be referred off campus for evaluation, testing or other specialized services.

    Who has access to my Counseling 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.

    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.