Frequently Asked Questions About The Health Center

Q: Where is the Shroyer Health Center located?

A: We are located in a large red brick house across the street from the music building at 83 E. Sheridan Ave.

Q: Do I need an appointment to see the doctor?

A: Yes, you need an appointment, but you can be seen by the nurse anytime between 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The nurse may be able to provide the necessary treatment helping to avoid a visit with the physician.

Q: How do I make an appointment?

A: Call the health center at ext. 6232 to schedule an appointment with the physician or for a gynecological exam. You can be seen at any time by the nurse without making an appointment.

Q: Is there a charge for medications or for the visits to the health center?

A: There is no charge for any medications the health center has in stock, or for visits with the nurse or appointments with the physician. Occasionally, the doctor will order a medication not available at the health center. It is then your responsibility to obtain that medication at a local pharmacy at your expense.

Q: Can I get birth control pills at the health center?

A: Yes. The practitioner will give you a prescription that can be filled at a local pharmacy, which is at your own expense and/or using your insurance. There is no charge for the gynecological exam, but there is a charge for the reading of the PAP test. If ordered, that bill comes to you directly from Quest Laboratory or it may be billed to your insurance company.

Q: Can I be tested for an STD at the Health Center?

A: Yes, but it could get costly because we send the test to Quest Labs for interpretation. Instead, we refer students to the FREE STD clinic at the Lebanon Family Health Services. Testing and treatment are free and confidential. Free HIV testing is also done at Lebanon Family Health Services on a walk in basis.  Call 273-6741 to make an appointment and check on walk-in hours. The LFHS is also at the Shroyer Health Center several times throughout the academic year for free and confidential services. Check the posters in the residence halls or call the Health Center for days and times.

Q: What do I do when the health center is closed?

A: There is always a nurse on call when the health center is not open. You may reach her by contacting your resident hall director, your resident assistant, or by calling the college center desk.

Q: How do I make an appointment to see a counselor?

A: The counselors' offices are located on the second floor of the health center. You need to call the health center at ext. 6232 to make an appointment.

Q: If I'm sick and can't get to class, will the health center give me an excuse?

A: No, the health center does not give excuses for missed classes. Any missed class is between you and your professor.