West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Location: Commonwealth Hall
Fall and Spring Semesters: Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-6pm
Summer and School Breaks: Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
Student Health Services Website
Student Heal Services comprises two areas:
All students are required to pay a health service fee at the beginning of each semester. Some medications and supplies are available at a nominal fee. You can request a prescription if you would like to get your medication at an outside pharmacy. In addition, a separate fee is charged for each office visit.
The Health Center will provide free plastic sharps containers for the disposal of needles and syringes for any student taking medication by injection.
The Health Center does not provide absence notes due to federal confidentiality guidelines. Students are encouraged to speak directly to faculty concerning absences due to illness. For extended absences of three days or more, students should contact the office of the assistant vice president for student affairs at (610) 436-3086 for assistance.
It is important to remember that the student health fee does not provide for the cost of referrals to off-campus specialists or to local hospitals for surgery or serious illness. Because of the unpredictable nature of such medical and surgical emergencies, all students are encouraged to be protected by a health insurance program.
Insurance requirements are mandated for intercollegiate athletic participation and some specific departments. Refer to the appropriate section in the Undergraduate Catalog for further information on these requirements.
For liability insurance requirements for students majoring in nursing, please see the Department of Nursing.
Health information is requested from all entering new and transfer students. The Student Health and Wellness Center reserves the right to request an annual physical examination by the family physician for any student suffering from a chronic illness. Specific majors or athletic programs may also require a student physical exam.
A current negative tuberculin test and/or chest X-ray showing no active tuberculosis is mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for all student teachers and all students participating in field experiences in the public schools. The TB test is given at the Student Health and Wellness Center for a nominal fee.
All immunizations are recommended for students. The Meningitis vaccine or waiver is required by Pennsylvania State Law for student who reside in University housing.