Student Health Services at Edinboro University offer a number of in-house medical options for students.
In the event that an outside physician orders allergy injections, the injection will be administered by a registered nurse.
In order to proceed, the following steps must be met:
Following the appointment, you must plan to stay at the Health Center for an additional 20–30 minutes. The injection site must be checked by a nurse prior to the your departure.
You must bring the current dated antigen, which has been prescribed by your allergist, to Student Health Services where is will be stored under appropriate conditions.
In addition, you must also provide the written instructions from your allergist that includes the dosage and time intervals of injections, as well as instructions for late or delayed injections. The Health Center will not administer first-time injections.
If there is an immediate concern or threat to self or others, call University Police (814) 732-2911
To access a variety of online health-related pamphlets prepared for Edinboro University students, click here.
The HIV testing indicates if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. Tests look for “antibodies” to HIV. One test used at the Health Center is the Orasure test.
How does the Orasure work?
The special pad is placed between the lower gum and inner cheek of your mouth and left there for two minutes. The Orasure system draws HIV antibodies out of the tissues of the cheek and gum. The virus itself is rarely ever found in oral fluid.
How long does it take to get the HIV test results?
It takes two to three weeks to receive your test results. A follow-up appointment is scheduled to meet with the registered nurse to review your results.
HIV testing is confidential and free.
The services above are performed at the Health Center.
The specimens are collected at the Health Center and sent out to the appropriate laboratory.
The Health Center will provide verification of your appointment date and time upon request. Class excuses are only given in situations where the provider finds it necessary, such as hospitalization or in serious medical situations.
If you are in need of a physical, please bring your physical form to your scheduled appointment. The fee for a physical is $25-$50 and will be charged to the your account at the Bursar’s Office.
Physicals are available for:
A $15 no-show fee will be charged to your account if you do not cancel or reschedule prior to your appointment time or if you arrive 5 minutes late. Also you will NOT be seen if you are late.
Students will receive three tokens per day to use in the self-care room at no cost. Items available are:
If you wish to quit smoking, you can call to schedule an appointment for help. The Health Center will provide you with the necessary tools to assist you in quitting. You’ll learn about prescription medication, counseling services and free smoking cessation classes to help you reach your goal.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks. TB is usually curable by taking several medications for an extended period of time.
TB tests cost $15.