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Health Services

The York College campus is your home, and the medical professionals at the Health Services Office want to make sure you’re feeling well. Good health means you’ll have the opportunity to do better in class, get active on campus, and start feeling like yourself.

The Health Services Office at York College is committed to keeping students feeling well by providing the best care possible. Our physician and nurse practitioner are available by appointment to make sure a student can get treatment for the common cold or find local referrals for more serious illnesses. We can also coordinate with your home physician to manage chronic illnesses. Contact one of our nurses to schedule an appointment. 

Walk-ins will be accommodated upon availability or if an emergency is determined. Have an emergency or need help after hours? Please call Campus Safety at 717.815.1314.

Students getting a free flu vaccination with Health Services at York College.
Students have access to flu vaccinations on campus with Health Services.

What you need to know

  • Medications and Equipment

    Medications

    The Office of Health Services offers many over-the-counter medications and other pharmaceuticals. Some of these are available free of charge for illnesses such as colds. Other medications are provided for a nominal fee. Required medications not stocked by Health Services must be obtained at an outside pharmacy by the patient. We can direct students to local pharmacies. The Office of Health Services cannot fill prescriptions from outside physicians.

    Medications will not be dispensed for chronic illnesses requiring long term use.

    Equipment

    Certain appliances, such as crutches and some splints are available on loan at no charge. Other appliances are available at cost.

  • Transportation to Health Services and for medical care

    Students who become ill or injured on campus and desire to come to Health Services but are unable to walk or drive to the Student Union Building, may call Campus Safety at 717.815.1314 for transportation.

    Campus Safety may provide transportation for medical care (referrals, x-rays, hospital tests and consultations) to York Hospital if no other means of transportation is available to the student. This service is not guaranteed especially during inclement weather.

    At times, when Campus Safety is not available for transport, transportation can be provided for a fee by the local ambulance company or a local cab company.

    Repeated appointments or care for chronic conditions requiring transportation off campus is the responsibility of the student. Bus service and taxi service are available from campus.

  • Students' Rights and Responsibilities

    You have a right to confidential treatment of all information and records pertaining to your care, as well as full consideration of privacy concerning your treatment and rehabilitation plan. You also have the right to be advised as to the reason for the presence of any individual during the course of your medical care.

    The student's written permission is necessary before information may be released to anyone not directly involved with the care and may be rescinded in writing at any time.

    The Health Center also has access to electronic medical records from WellSpan and will access these records as needed to provide continuity and collaboration in regards to the student health care needs.

    In support of higher education, we provide learning experiences for nursing students, nurse practitioner students, medical students, and physicians completing their residency training. Confidentiality is considered of utmost importance.

    Students' Rights and Responsibilities
    Students have the right to accurate information, to the extent known, concerning diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of illness or health related conditions.

    HIPAA
    You have a right to confidential treatment of all information and records pertaining to your care, as well as full consideration of privacy concerning your treatment and rehabilitation plan.

  • Excuse Policy

    According to the YCP Student Handbook, Health Services staff will verify your visit; however, they will not provide written excuses for missed classes.

    Please have the faculty call the Health Services office for verification of visits or illness. Resident students are to report all illnesses and accidents occurring after hours to the Residence Life staff or the Department of Campus Safety. A student confined in the residence hall more than 48 hours is expected to make arrangements to be taken home or evaluated at a local hospital. Contact 717.849.1615 or Amy Downs, Director of Health Services 717.815.1781.

    This information is published in the York College Student Handbook, The College Community, Health Services, Excuse Policy.

  • Services and Fees

    The Office of Health Services does not currently charge for office visits. Some tests and services come with a nominal fee.

    Current Charges for Health Center Services:

    • Allergy Injections $15/visit
    • Injection fees* $10
    • Rapid Strep Tests $15
    • Urine Dipstick $15
    • Rapid Mono Tests $15
    • Tuberculin skin test (PPD) $15
    • 2-step PPD $20
    • Physicals** $25
    • Physical and PPD $30
    • Glucose tests $15
    • EKG $25

    *$10.00 injection fee applicable.

    **Physicals are for teacher certifications, driver's license and limited employment exams. Absolutely no pre-op physicals are conducted at the Office of Health Services.

    Pharmacy charges for most medications = $10

    Resident students are to report all illnesses and accidents occurring after hours to the Resident Director or designated staff. A student confined in the residence hall more than 48 hours is expected to make arrangements to be taken home or evaluated at a local hospital

  • Health Services Forms

    Information Sheet - This sheet explains the immunization requirements for York College according to the Centers for Disease Control and recommendations from York City Health Bureau.

    Student Health and Medical Record* - The Student Medical Record must be completed by a medical provider prior to your attendance at York College.

    Meningitis Information - This is the meningococcal vaccine information sheet which explains the disease and the importance of the vaccine.

    * The Student Medical Record is required for all students at York College. Failure to comply will result in a hold being placed on the student account. This means that the student would be unable to register for future classes and would not receive grades for the current session until this form is submitted. Please complete and return to: Office of Health Services, York College of Pennsylvania, York PA 17403-3651, email to healthcenter@ycp.edu, or fax to 717.849.1601.

    Student records are protected under Federal Confidentiality Regulations and cannot be disclosed without written consent.

  • Outside Health Resources

    Many health issues are addressed in our office with brochures and booklets, but there are many resources available on the internet. The Health Services office has compiled a list of community resources to assist our resident and commuter students.

    Local Health Organizations

    National & State Organizations

Memorial Hospital, clinical site for York College nursing program

After Hours Care and Hospitals

There are several walk-in urgent care clinics and hospitals in the area, so if you need emergency or after hours care, you're in safe hands. The Wellspan York Hospital emergency room is within walking distance, located at the intersection of South George Street and Country Club Road. Memorial Hospital is also nearby. Please contact Campus Safety or 911 if you need immediate emergency care.
Contact Us
Health Services
Iosue Student Union, Room 116
Phone: 717.849.1615
Fax: 717.849.1601
healthcenter@ycp.edu
Hours 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (During semester)

More about Health Center Hours

Notice: Health Center holds will not be removed until ALL of the necessary items are completed on student health forms. Failure to have complete health records could prohibit a student from moving into residence halls or attend classes.