ESU Health Services strongly recommends that all incoming students, including transfer students, submit the Report of Medical History form, which includes immunization history, prior to entrance to the university. There are many academic majors that will require this information during the course of study including education, health sciences, (such as nursing, psychology, speech and hearing, athletic training, and exercise science), as well as many internships and academic placements. It is recommended that all students gather this information and submit it to avoid postponements in class schedules. The Report of Medical History is mandatory for all international students.
In addition to the Report of Medical History form, Pennsylvania law requires all students residing in university-owned housing to have received meningitis vaccination or be informed of the risks and benefits of the vaccine. This is to be completed when submitting the housing application.
All currently-enrolled students are eligible to access health care at the University Health Services Health Center when classes are in session. It is located on the first floor of the Flagler-Metzgar Center and is open Monday – Friday with varied hours. The health center is a walk-in clinic treating illness and injuries. In most situations there are no additional fees to see a nurse or doctor as these costs are covered by the “health care fee.” Some elective services, such as physical examinations, TB testing, and women’s health, are available at nominal fees. There are many low-cost prescription medications available on site when ordered by our physician (most cost $4.00 - $8.00; payment is accepted only by E-card). Fees for any medical treatment provided away from the health center, such as diagnostic testing, i.e. lab tests, x-rays, etc. is the responsibility of the student, therefore, health insurance is strongly advised. For more information or questions contact the health center at (570) 422-3553.