If you need central air conditioning or have another special housing request, please refer to the Special Housing Request Process. You will need to submit the special housing request form and medical documentation to the Office of Disability Services. You will be notified by the Office of Disability Services on the status of your request.
For requests to use window air conditioner units, please refer to the college’s Air Conditioner Policy. You will need to upload medical documentation though the PyraMed Health Portal to support your request for use of a window AC unit to Health Services. You will be notified by Housing & Residence Life 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 8:30 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. For additional information, about clinical services, click here.
Students can contact Campus Safety (484-664-3110) year round for emergencies. During fall and spring semesters while classes are in session. Muhlenberg College EMS is typically available by calling Campus Safety. An on call nurse is available by calling Campus Safety to answer urgent questions by phone during fall and spring semester. During summer a nurse is available limited hours by appointment only.
Allentown has an excellent health care system, including both hospitals and urgent care facilities. Please see here for local hospitals and urgent care information that are available for students to access.
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/they does not have transportation to the pharmacy, the student may bring his/her/their 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 send a secure message through the health portal to the student to pick-up the medication. Click here for a list of pharmacies who deliver to the health center.
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.
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. The College requires transportation be scheduled at least 48 business hours in advance. Transportation is available Mon – Friday 10am – 4pm only.
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.