Student Health Services FAQs
What health services does Arcadia provide?
- Evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
- Allergy injections (during MD hours only)
- Physical exams and immunizations
- Work or Driver’s License Physicals
- Women’s health care
- Sexual health information and/or counseling; birth control options
- Some Travel Medicines
- Referrals to specialists and campus community resources including Counseling Center Staff and Alcohol and Other Drug Educator/Counselor when necessary
- More information
Where is the Health Center located?
Student Health Services is located on the Ground floor (Garden Level) of Heinz Hall.
How much do services cost?
The care provided by the nurse practitioner or physician during regular office hours in Student Health Services (SHS) is free for all full-time undergraduate and graduate students who meet the health requirements (proof of health insurance, completed health history form, and mandatory immunizations). Examples of some services for which fees will be charged include: Allergy Injections, Immunizations, Prescription Medications, Laboratory Testing, Physical Exams, Annual Gynecological Exams, Driver’s License Physicals, Work Physicals
Fees must be paid at time of service by cash, check, student ID charge or credit card. A receipt is provided for all transactions. More information.
What are the insurance requirements for students?
All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are required to provide verifi cation of health insurance coverage. Th is verifi cation must be renewed annually. Student Health Services has information for aff ordable insurance if the student is not already covered under another plan, or if additional insurance is desired.
Students with prescription plans are encouraged to submit a copy of both sides of their card with the complete health record. In times of illness, this will expedite obtaining medication for the student. More information.
Who provides services to the students?
Student Health Services is staffed by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP’s). There are MD’s available on a limited basis from Chestnut Hill Health System. The physicians are certified in Family Practice.
We encourage you to use the Student Health Services on a walk-in basis and be evaluated by the Nurse Practitioners. All full-time undergraduate and graduate students (PT, PA, GC, FS, IPCR) who have completed a health record on file are eligible for care. Part-time students who wish to use our services must also have a completed health record on file and pay a nominal fee for service. ALL students who do not have a complete health record on file will be seen for emergency care only. More information.
How confidential are the services? Will my parents know why I am billed?
All services provided by Student Health Services are strictly confidential. Information is not released to parents without written permission, unless the student is in critical condition or there is a threat to self or others. More information.
What specialty services are available? Are there referrals available to specialists?
Yes, specialist referrals are available. Click here for a PDF containing a full list of contact information for local hospitals, dentists, dermatologists, gynecologists, etc.
Specialty services include allergy injections. If you are already on a desensitization program, you may deliver your vaccine to the staff at the SHS along with a written schedule signed by the prescribing physician that details content, frequency, and route of injection. Allergy injections are provided during physician hours only. Please download and print a consent form and our policy regarding allergy injections. Alternatively you can call the Student Health office (215-572-2966) to receive forms by mail.