Information for Current Students
Ursinus College is dedicated to ensuring a healthy living and studying environment for its students. All registered students are eligible to receive services at the Wellness Center at no cost.
Students have access to unlimited visits with providers for treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions. The following medical services can be provided to students by the Wellness Center. An asterisk indicates an additional charge may apply or referral to another facility may be necessary.
- Unlimited visits with providers
- Acute Care
- Asthma management
- Minor Emergencies including suturing, I&D and splinting
- Skin infections
- Allergy Injections (allergy injection policy)*
- Routine physical exams*
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Laboratory Tests*
- X-ray and EKG Services*
- Counseling and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases*
- Counseling for Birth Control Methods
Driver’s license, driver’s permit, travel abroad and work related physical exams are done at the Wellness Center. Pre-surgical clearances/physicals are not offered.
Medications and Equipment
Crutches and nebulizer machines are available for loan to students. Students are responsible to return these items back to the Wellness Center.
Gauze dressings, tape, band aids, ace wraps, cold and heat packs, burn gel as well as antibiotic ointment are available on site.
A supply of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines, decongestants, cough syrups, anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal medicines are available on site for students. Prescriptions are given to students for all other needs.
Flu, Tetanus and TB vaccines are available on site.
Fluarix Quadravalent $20.00
Tetanus (Tdap) $40.00
Tuberculin (TB) $20.00
The Wellness Center does not provide written excuses for missing classes. If you are planning to be evaluated at the Wellness Center for routine illnesses, please advise your professors prior to missing class.
In an emergency situation where a student must leave the college immediately, the Wellness Center will notify the Dean’s Office. The student is responsible for notifying his/her professors.
Changes in Health Record / Insurance
Any changes to your health insurance plan, please provide the Wellness Center with a copy of your new insurance card and indicate your preferred Lab.
Any changes to your current health including allergies, please update your Health Record and submit it to the Wellness Center.
If you are requesting your medical records be sent to other institutions or facilities, please complete and sign the release form and fax it to the Wellness Center at (610) 409-3778.
The request should include the following information:
- Your name and birth date.
- Your current class year.
- What specific information you are requesting.
Information for Parents
Students that seek medical treatment at the Wellness Center have the option of signing a consent form allowing the Wellness Center providers to discuss medical care related issues with the students’ parents or legal guardians. If the consent is not signed, providers will not release any information to parent or legal guardian and refer the parent or guardian back to the student. Students may allow or revoke consent to speak with parents or legal guardians at any time.
Additionally, if the visit is sensitive in nature, the provider will not discuss the issue with a parent or legal guardian without explicit permission from the student.