All incoming students must complete health forms by July 1. The forms include medical history questions, physical exam, immunization records, and health insurance information. Access the health forms here.
If your physical is scheduled before August, please mail the entire health form to Health Services after your physical date; you do not need to notify Health Services. If your physical exam is scheduled in August, please call Health Services (484-664-3199). To avoid any delays in moving into your residence hall, please make sure your health form and proof of health insurance is complete prior to move-in day.
If you needcentral air conditioningor have anotherspecial housing request, please refer to the Special Housing Request process. You will need to submit the special housing request form and medical documentation to theOffice of Disability Services. You will be notified by the Office of Disability Services on the status of your request.
For requests to usewindow air conditioner units, please refer to the college’s Air Conditioner Policy. You will need to submit medical documentation to support your request for use of a window AC unit toHealth Services. You will be notified by the Office of Residential Services when your request has been approved to use window air conditioner unit.
While classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters, Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is staffed by full-time registered nurses, with physician services two hours daily. Health Services provides primary care services and refers students to appropriate specialists and outside health care facilities when appropriate. There is a nominal fee for certain procedures, tests, and medications; however, routine visits are free.
During the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session, Health Services has a licensed nurse (RN) available for consultation regarding health care emergencies when the Center is closed. The student should contact Campus Safety who will in turn contact the staff member on-call. The "on-call" RN will assist the student in securing health services if necessary.
Health Services is located in the Life Sports Center, 1st floor. Services are offered to any full-time traditional Muhlenberg College student who has a completed Muhlenberg College Health Form on file.
If a student needs to have medication filled from a pharmacy and he/she does not have transportation to the pharmacy, the student may bring his/her prescription and insurance prescription card to the Center. Health Services will assist the student in establishing an account with a local pharmacy. The Center staff will then fax the prescription to the local pharmacy, which will then deliver the medication to the Health Center. A nurse will email the student to pick-up the medication when it is delivered to Health Services.
Students receiving allergy injections may bring the serum and current schedules to Health Services where the serum will be stored and administered in accordance with the schedule provided by their physicians. Injections are administered only during the physician hours of Health Services. A nominal fee is charged for the injection. Other services may be arranged through discussion with the Director of Health Services.
Within the city limits of Allentown, transportation may be arranged for freshmen students by contacting the Health Center staff, who will then coordinate transportation through Campus Safety for off-campus appointments.
A parent may always call Health Services to report his/her concerns or provide further information regarding a student. However, Health Services staff will not share health care information or office visits with a parent without the explicit permission of the student except in specific instances. The specific instances include life-threatening situations or when the student is a danger to self or a danger to others. Please see our Confidentiality Policy.