Student Health Services Available at Winslow:
- Allergy Injections (students provide their own serum)
- Self-Care Clinic (over-the-counter medications available at no-cost)
- Diagnostic Laboratory Testing (in house: rapid strep screen, urine analysis, pregnancy test; off-campus using patient’s insurance)
- Flu Vaccine ($25, when available) and clinics across campus
- Illness/Injury Care & Follow-up
- Medications (frequently used antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and other over-the-counter medications)
- Nutrition Consultation in Collaboration with Parkhurst Dining Services
- Health promotion counseling
- Physical Examinations (child care physicals, drivers license physical, not travel abroad – see below)
- Minor surgical procedures
- Suture removals and dressing changes
- Equipment to lend (crutches, nebulizers, etc.)
- Referrals to Community Health Care Providers
- Women’s Health and Reproductive Services (call for an appointment)
- Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (free STI clinics every month, at the availability of Family Planning of Meadville)
- Plan B/Morning-After Pill ($15, call for an appointment, available same-day)
- Condoms (latex, non-latex), dental dams
- Programs on a variety of health concerns
- Pamphlets and printed medical information
- Books and resources to borrow
Attention: Students With Injectable Medications
Students on campus may schedule appointments to receive medication injections at Winslow Health Center. Students should plan in advance to avoid any delay in therapy. Please set up an initial appointment to review the medication and paperwork to ensure everything is in order. Students must bring the medication to their scheduled appointment with the pharmacy label attached. If the medication does not include the appropriate pharmacy label, Winslow staff will not be able to give the injection at that time. However, the medical staff will work with the student to contact their medical provider to help resolve the issue. If the medication is multi-dose, Winslow can securely store the medication, or the student may opt to store it themselves. Medication records and/or injection instructions must also be on official letterhead from a medical provider office/center. Medical staff will not be able to accept a text message, photograph, or informal email for medication administration. Medication records and/or injection instructions may be sent directly to Winslow by mail to 520 North Main Street, Box 26, Meadville, PA 16335, as a PDF attachment by email to email@example.com, or by fax to (814) 336-3050. If students have any questions about injections, please call the staff at Winslow Health Center at (814) 332-4355.
Attention: Travel Abroad Students
Winslow Health Center does not provide any physical examinations required for study or travel outside the United States. These types of physicals must be completed by one’s primary care provider, as they are most familiar with your health history and capacity to undergo the physical and mental stress that may be associated with this travel. In addition, we do not have the travel medicine that is often required for travel outside the US, such as injections like Hepatitis A and other blood work that is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Students wishing to travel outside the US through Allegheny should make their plans well in advance – three to six months – and work closely with the International Education Office and their primary care provider.
Please noteAs a convenience to our students we stock a variety of over-the-counter and commonly prescribed medications, first aid supplies, thermometers, sharps containers, ‘care packages’ of ginger ale, soup, crackers, applesauce, etc., flu tests, strep tests, urine tests, and TB tests.
There is no charge for these services. As of the 2020/2021 Academic Year, Self-Care Clinic items must be requested to have pre-packed ahead of time. Students can call Winslow or submit their request via the online form.