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Health Clinic

Student Health Services is located in Lower Brickman just outside the entrance to the Dining Hall. All students are eligible for routine care for illness or injury. We work closely with a broad network of nearby specialists.

CLINIC HOURS:

Please view the Calendar for Clinic Hours.

Meningitis Update:

Please view the Meningitis FAQ here.

Health Insurance

Full time students are required to have health insurance during enrollment in the college. Students from outside the immediate area are urged to contact your insurance benefits administrator to learn how your insurance covers while you are in college. If you are a citizen of the United States and you are not currently covered by health insurance we advise you to visit the healthcare.gov website https://www.healthcare.gov/ to search for a plan that may work for you. The college does offer a minimal coverage policy that can be purchased through the Health Clinic to satisfy this requirement. Call the health center 267-502-6070 for further information.  International students are encouraged to purchase an international student plan that may meet their needs but also can inquire about the college-sponsored insurance plan. All students are urged to obtain as many services as possible at home to avoid incurring additional expense at school.

Still have questions? [Understanding Health Insurance for College Students]

Counseling Services

Counseling services at Bryn Athyn College are designed to promote the academic, personal, and social growth of students. The college years are times of accelerated growth, significant challenges and considerable stress. It is normal, even expected that students might encounter difficult or stressful events. However, when students use the resources available to them, there is a much greater chance of success and overall well-being.

Counseling services are available to Bryn Athyn undergraduate students during the academic calendar year. Students may contact the on-campus counselor, Tami April-Davis, directly for appointments at (267) 502-2949, or by email at [email protected]  Ms. April-Davis’s office is located in the Health Clinic of the Brickman Center, office number 020. She will see students for 5 sessions, free of charge. Her days and times on campus are Tuesdays 10:30am-3:30pm and Wednesdays from 3:00-8:00pm.

Please contact the Dean of Students – (267) 502-2551 – in an event of an emergency as the counselor is primarily available only during her ten scheduled hours per week. Students in need of long term support may be referred to an appropriate community provider. Ms. Tamera April-Davis will provide a list of possible off-campus providers in the surrounding area for students to access. Off-campus counseling services need to be paid for from either health insurance or out-of-pocket payments. Please do not hesitate to contact Kiri Rogers, Dean of Students, at (267) 502-2551 for any questions about the counseling program.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUPPORT

For complete information on Bryn Athyn College’s sexual harassment policy, consult the Student Handbook (PDF). – (Archived Catalogs)

Sports Injuries:

Health Center staff works closely with the College Trainer to help students obtain diagnostic services and treatment for sports injuries.

Support and Referral:

Health Center staff are happy to discuss health, nutrition, addictions, and other areas of concern for students. If we don’t offer a specific service, we can help you find out who does.

Rights and Responsibilities

  1. You have the right to considerate and respectful care. – Your corresponding responsibility is to give your clinician and other Health Center staff members the same respect and consideration.
  2. You have the right to receive complete information regarding our health care. – Your responsibility is to provide accurate, honest information to your clinician and other Heath Center Staff members so that the best decisions regarding your health care can be made.
  3. You have the right to receive adequate information necessary to provide informed consent before the initiation of any counsel, treatment or procedure. – Your responsibility is to initiate questions when you do not understand the information you are given.
  4. You have the right to refuse any recommended services or to ask for a second opinion. – If you agree to a course of treatment, you have the responsibility to yourself and to the clinician to follow the prescribed instructions, including completing medication and returning for followup care.
  5. You have the right to privacy (view the section on Confidentiality below).

Confidentiality

Services at the Health Center are provided on a strictly confidential basis. A copy of the confidentiality policy is available at the Health Center. No information is released outside of the Health Center to anyone without teh student’s written authorization. However, there are limits to this confidentiality, and they include the following:

  • When there is risk of imminent harm to self or another person, the Health Center staff has a legal and ethical duty to do whatever is necessary to protect life.
  • A Health Center clinician may consult with other professional staff members for the purpose of providing the best possible care to students.
  • A court ordered subpoena could require the Health Center to release information contained in records or require a Health Center staff member to testify in court.