Student Health Services
Providing students with health, wellness and counseling services
Student Health Services (SHS) guides students toward a personal commitment to wellness and self-care, laying the foundation for a healthy life. We’re ready to help students become self-directed, informed healthcare consumers and model patients.
Student records are strictly confidential. Information cannot be released to anyone — including family, faculty or administration — without the student’s written consent.
By law, certain public health diseases must be reported to the Department of Health. Exceptions where confidentiality can be broken include:
- If a student is found to be a danger to themselves or others.
- There is reasonable suspicion of abuse to a child, elderly person or other vulnerable adult.
- The case file is court ordered by a judge.
Provision of sensitive health services to Geisinger College of Health Sciences students
Some student health and psychological/psychiatric conditions are sensitive. A professional patient relationship between Geisinger College of Health Sciences faculty and students would be inconsistent with a teacher-student relationship.
Should a Geisinger College of Health Sciences faculty member provide sensitive health services to a student, the faculty member won’t be involved in the student’s academic evaluation or promotion.
Virtual care 24/7
Nursing students have 24/7 access to free virtual care and sessions through TimelyCare.
Students can also take the anonymous stress and depression questionnaire to receive recommendations from a counselor.
If you find yourself or know of a student in crisis and need immediate help, call 911, use the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
SHS Administrative Office
Geisinger College of Health Sciences
Medical Sciences Building, 1004W
525 Pine St., Scranton, PA 18509
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.