Student Health Services at Edinboro University offer a number of in-house medical options for students.  

          Allergy Injections

          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:

          1. Obtain a copy of the allergy packet from the Health Center.
          2. Read the documents: You must sign and return the compliance agreement, fill out and give the allergist the letter addressing the Student Health Services guideline for administering allergy injections and have your physician sign the permissions to administer the allergy injection by the RN at the Student Health Services and return it to us by fax at (814) 732-2666, in person or by mail.
          3. Make an appointment: You can make an appointment by calling (814) 732-2743.

          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.

          • Pay for the injection. There is a $5 fee for each injection administered, up to $15. The charge will be placed on your account.

          Concerning or Threatening Behavior Referral Form

          If there is an immediate concern or threat to self or others, call University Police (814) 732-2911

          Educational Information

          To access a variety of online health-related pamphlets prepared for Edinboro University students, click here.

          HIV Testing

          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.

          Immunizations at Cost

          Tetanus and Diphtheria

          Laboratory Services

          • Hemocult test – to check for blood in the stool
          • Strep A – to check for a throat infection
          • Urine dipstick – to check for a bladder infection
          • Urine pregnancy test

          The services above are performed at the Health Center.

          Laboratory Specimens

          • STD testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea
          • HIV testing
          • Pap tests
          • Throat cultures
          • Any other applicable test

          The specimens are collected at the Health Center and sent out to the appropriate laboratory.

          Medical Excuses

          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:

          • Driver's permit
          • School programs
          • Daycare
          • Athletic/Sports physicals
          • Employment
          • ROTC
          • Teacher’s certification
          • Nursing rotations

          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.

          Self-Care Room

          Students will receive three tokens per day to use in the self-care room at no cost. Items available are:

          • Acetaminophen – generic Tylenol
          • Antacid tablet
          • Antibiotic Ointment – minor skin wounds
          • Band-aids – minor cuts and scrapes
          • Condoms – sexually transmitted infection/birth control
          • Cramp Tablets – menstrual relief
          • Diamode – anti-diarrheal
          • Diphen – allergy relief
          • Iprin – generic Advil
          • Medi-Phenyl – nasal and sinus decongestant
          • Throat Lozenge – benzocaine sore throat lozenge


          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 Testing

          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.


          • A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer
          • Weight loss
          • Coughing up blood or mucus
          • Weakness or fatigue
          • Fever and chills
          • Night sweats

          TB tests cost $15.