Student Health Services

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Students are required to upload proof of insurance through their self-service and must have a hard copy of their insurance cards in order to receive services at Winslow Health Center.  Winslow Health Center will bill health insurance.

About Winslow Health Center

The Winslow Health Center staff supports the needs of our diverse student body through the provision of individual holistic care and education programs and activities. As college health care professionals knowledgeable about developmental issues, we work with students in promoting their physical and psychological well-being. The medical staff offer general health care services and preventive health services with a focus on issues that impact college students.

Winslow Health Center provides high quality, accessible, cost-effective, nonjudgmental, and confidential health care for Allegheny students. We embrace a culture of safety, courtesy, respect and dignity at each encounter with students. Our staff provides continuity of care and educational and preventative services to all students regardless of differences or similarities in aspects of our identities.

Students are required to provide a photo ID and their medical insurance card for all appointments at Winslow.

WHC staff work closely with Meadville Medical Center, the Dean of Students Office, Student Success, faculty, and other campus community members to provide ongoing care to our students here at Allegheny.


Confidentiality

All visits to the Winslow Health Center are confidential. If students wish to have medical information disclosed to another person/entity, including parents/guardians, a signed consent must be filed.

Medical Excuses

We do not provide excuses or proof of visit forms for short term illness or injury (stomach flu, migraines, colds, sinus infections, sprains, etc.). This policy is consistent with recommendations from the American College Health Association, as well as the policies of other peer institutions. An absence from class is an administrative matter, not a medical one, and the resolution of this matter is between faculty and students. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate directly with the faculty regarding conditions that may interfere with attendance, and any decision about the impact of that absence rests with the faculty.

Services

  • Allergy injections (please call if you are planning to have your injections done on-campus)
  • Diagnostic laboratory testing (rapid strep screen, urine analysis, pregnancy test, etc.)
  • Influenza vaccine – seasonally
  • Illness/injury care and follow-up
  • Physical examinations (child-care and drivers license physical only; travel abroad not offered)
  • Referrals to community health care providers / specialists

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(last student check-in is 2:30 p.m.)

Walk-Ins

Students are seen on a first come, first served basis.

Referrals / Off-Campus Options

Please visit the Student Resources section to find information on:

  • Urgent Cares for after-hours care
  • Reproductive health and family planning programs
  • Pharmacies
  • Outpatient laboratories
  • Dentists
  • Optometrists
  • Physical therapy options
  • Transportation options for students

Location

Winslow Health Center is located in Schultz Hall, with the entrance on Park Ave. The GPS address is 549 Park Ave., Meadville, PA 16335.

From the Bicentennial Plaza side of campus, WHC may be accessed via the breezeway connection that houses the offices of Title IX and Counseling and Personal Development Center.

United HealthCare

All questions regarding United HealthCare student health insurance should be directed to First Student Insurance at (800) 505-4160 or firststudent.com.

Important Insurance Coverage Information

All students are required to carry adequate health insurance while at Allegheny College. Students are encouraged to check with their current provider to ensure that they are able to adequately cover the student’s current and anticipated medical needs.

View a list of insurance carriers not accepted at Winslow Health Center. This is not a comprehensive list. Students are also encouraged to check with Winslow Health Center before arriving for services. Students may contact Winslow Health Center at 814-332-4355.

Mental Health Services

Information on requesting services on-campus or off-campus may be directed to the wellness@allegheny.edu.

Winslow Health Center staff works closely with Meadville Medical Center, the Dean of Students Office, Student Success, faculty, and other campus community members to provide ongoing care to our students here at Allegheny.