Student Health Services
Bryn Athyn College is proud to partner with Abington Jefferson Health to provide quality health services for students. The health care team is lead by Dr. Susan Fidler, Medical Director and Christina J. Wood, CRNP. Student Health Services is located in lower level of the new College Center, entrance facing the residence halls. All students are eligible for routine care for illness or injury. We work closely with a broad network of nearby specialists.
|Dr. Susan Fidler
College Health Center Room 21
Sommer Hammoud, MD
Due to the pandemic. Please call over to the health center before coming over 267-502-6070. We will be happy to assist you with your needs. If someone does not answer right away leave your name and number and we call you as soon as possible to schedule a visit.
New Student and Transfer Forms
- Physical and Health Information Packet (PDF)
- See the Immunization Policy for further information on vaccines.
New Student and Transfer Athlete Forms
- Forms and instructions can be found on the sports medicine webpage
Returning Student Forms
- Returning Student TB Questionnaire
- Health Insurance Update Form
- Emergency Contact Information Update
Returning Student Athlete Forms
It is required all students have health insurance during enrollment in the College. Students from outside the immediate area are urged to contact their insurance benefits administrator to learn how their insurance covers them while they are in college. If you are a citizen of the United States and are not currently covered by health insurance, we advise you to visit the healthcare.gov website. If you live in Pennsylvania, visit COMPASS, an online tool for PA residents to search for a plan that may work for you. The College does not offer a health insurance plan for students, though there is information about Student and Young Adult Health Insurance Plans. International students are encouraged to purchase an international student plan that may meet their needs. The following is a link to one of many international student health care plans: International Student Insurance. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact health services directly.
Due to the pandemic counseling services will be virtual this year. Virtual appointments can be scheduled by calling the counselors office phone. If they do not answer leave your name and number and they will call you back to schedule a virtual visit as soon as possible. Virtual visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday.
College Health Center Room 18
Sexual Harassment Support
For complete information on Bryn Athyn College’s sexual harassment policy, consult the Student Handbook section on sexual misconduct policy.
Health Center staff work closely with the College Sports Medicine Staff to help students obtain diagnostic services and treatment for sports injuries. Visit the sports medicine page for more information.
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
- 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.
- You have the right to receive complete information regarding your 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.
- 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.
- 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 follow-up care.
- You have the right to privacy (view the section on Confidentiality below).
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 the 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 you and others from harm.
- 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.
- Medical Emergency Action Plan
- Accident Report
- PA Department of Health Services
- Abington Memorial Hospital
- Holy Redeemer Hospital
- Abington Jefferson Urgent Care
- Patient First Urgent Care