The Lehigh University Student Health and Wellness Center provides acute and on-going care to over 4500 undergraduate and 1800 graduate students.
If a person is eligible for benefits through HR regardless of
whether they elect to receive them, then they are not eligible
for receiving services at the Health Center. Limited exceptions
may be granted for vaccination clinics. Please reference http://www.lehigh.edu/~inhro/staff_guides.html.
Graduate students who also work for the university and receive their health insurance through the Human Resources office at Lehigh are not eligible to use the Health and Wellness Center.
Employees (and their spouses/partners) who
may be taking classes at Lehigh are not considered students with
access to Health Center services.
Health and Wellness Center services include, but are not limited to:
- Medical visits by appointment : call 610-758-3870
- Routine Gynecological examinations : call Christine to schedule, 610-758-3866
- Contraceptive counseling
- Emergency contraception (ECP)
- Allergy injections
- Minor surgeries
- Laboratory services
- Many medications – Free of charge
- Self Treatment Room
- Wellness resource and relaxation rooms
- Treatment for psychological issues in conjunction with the University Counseling Center
- Prescriptions for many medications, but not for ADD medication, Accutane, and some psychiatric medicine.
Appointments for prescriptions should be made at least 3 days in advance. Please call in advance to schedule an appointment Monday - Friday 8:30am -4:30pm. Please do not wait until you are at the last dose of your medication. Providers write prescriptions that students can have filled at a local pharmacy.
Cultures and blood tests are sent out to reference labs. A technician
from St. Luke’s Hospital is available at our office Wednesdays from
noon to 1:00. Those with the Lehigh student insurance may always
utilize the St. Luke’s Hospital lab.
Students need to:
- have their insurance information*, and
- know which clinical labs their health insurance permits them to use. Local labs include St. Luke’s Hospital lab, Quest, LabCorp, and Health Network.
Students who do not have their insurance information or know which
lab they can use may delay their ability to have lab testing done.
Suggestion: students who have smartphones should scan their health insurance cards into their phones, if they do not carry a wallet or purse at all times.
Release of records
Medical records are kept strictly confidential and are released only with a student's written consent. Records release forms can be obtained at the Health and Wellness Center. If a student wishes a member of the Health Center staff to discuss his/her case with a member of the Counseling Center staff, the student needs to sign a special release of information form.