Our Services

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Our staff of Registered Nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians are trained to take care of your medical situation or concern through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
Routine medical evaluation and treatment of common illnesses and injuries including, but not limited to:

Allergies, cold, cough, flu, sore throat, ear ache, infection, sinus pain, gastrointestinal illness, wound care, sprains & strains, splinter removal, suture removal, eye flushes and exams, ear lavage, dermatological issues, blisters, concussions & head injuries, urinary tract infections

Temporary stay beds:

We have two temporary stay rooms for our particularly sick patients to rest. 

Reproductive health services:
  • Routine and emergent gynecological examinations, contraceptive management (including counseling & prescriptions), testing & treatment for STIs, emergency contraception pill (Plan B), pregnancy testing, information and advice about sexual assault 

  • Gynecology exams include the following:

    • Instruction on self-breast exam

    • Pap smear ($55.00 fee) starting at age 21and periodically thereafter

    • Examination of the genital tract (uterus and ovaries) 

    • Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea ($15.00 fee): the Centers for Disease Control recommends this once a year for all sexually active women 25 years old and younger.

  • Our providers prescribe for the following contraceptives

    • Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCP’s)

    • NuvaRing (self-inserted monthly vaginal contraceptive)

    • Diaphragm fittings

    • Depo-Provera injections 

  • ​Gynecology appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 610-758-3870

  • Emergency contraception (the morning after pill), may be purchased confidentially by both male and female students for a low cost of $10.00. We encourage students to purchase it in advance of possible need. There is no need to call in advance for an appointment for this service.

  • Condoms are given out free of charge at the Health Center.

  • For more information about sexual assault, please visit https://www2.lehigh.edu/student-life/combating-sexual-assault-and-gender-violence

STI testing:
The Health & Wellness Center tests for the following STI's
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

    • The CDC recommends chlamydia testing every year in sexually active women 25 years old and younger. The test in women is done during the gynecologic exam or by a self-collected vaginal swab or urine specimen.

    • In males, the test is done by the collection of a urine specimen. The urine specimen must be collected at least one hour after the last time you voided.

  • Herpes

    • Testing of possible herpes sores is available for a fee. Students who desire a blood test for herpes titers (evidence of past infection) should make an appointment to discuss this with a provider.

  • Free HIV & syphilis testing is available:

Bethlehem Health Bureau

10 Church Street, City Hall Bethlehem

Phone: 610-865-7087

Monday and Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Immunizations:
 

The Health & Wellness Center provides the following immunizations:

  • Flu

  • HPV (Gardasil) Doses 1, 2, & 3

    • The HPV vaccine is currently recommended, per CDC guidelines, for both females through age 26 and male students through age 21 (optional through age 26). Female and male students are advised to call for an appointment to discuss or receive the vaccine.

  • Meningitis (Menveo)

  • Meningitis B (Bexsero) Doses 1 & 2

  • Meningitis B (Trumenba) Doses 1, 2, & 3 

  • Tetanus/Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis)

In-house lab services:

The Health & Wellness Center performs on-site strep tests, urinalysis, and urine pregnancy tests 

Lab services: 
  • For your convenience, HNL Phlebotomists are available in the Health & Wellness Center during the fall and spring semesters at the following times:

    • Monday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    • Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    • Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Blood work performed by HNL at the Health & Wellness Center is subject to laboratory fees. You will be asked to provide your health insurance information to the HNL technician. It is your responsibility to verify that your insurance participates with HNL. In addition, Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, and St. Luke’s Hospital Lab are all a short distance from campus. 

  • Students who have purchased insurance through University Health Plans may use HNL. In general, students must see a Health & Wellness Center clinician in order to have laboratory work covered by this insurance plan. 

  • Suggestion: keep a copy of your current insurance plan in your phone

Physical exams
  • Driver’s permit physicals 

  • Study abroad physicals 

  • Teacher’s certification physicals

  • Please note: the Health & Wellness Center does NOT provide routine, annual physical exams

Prescriptions:
 
  • Please note: prescriptions can NOT be filled in the Health & Wellness Center. They must be taken to a local pharmacy. 

  • While the Health & Wellness Center clinicians write prescriptions for many medications, we do not prescribe for the following.

    • ADHD: Students who are prescribed medication for ADHD must make arrangements with their prescribing physician to continue their medication. Students interested in finding a local prescribing physician can contact the Health & Wellness Center for more information.

    • Accutane: Those who are prescribed Accutane must make arrangements with their prescribing physician to continue their medication. Students interested in finding a local prescribing physician can contact the Health & Wellness Center for more information.

    • Psychiatric medication: This is considered on an individual basis, depending on the diagnosis and the medication. Incoming students should check with their current prescribing physician to make arrangements for prescriptions while they are at Lehigh.

Specialist referrals 
  • The Health & Wellness Center works closely with a variety of local medical specialists. We would be happy to provide you with a list of specialists at your request. 

 

Allergy injections:
 
  • Allergy injections are given Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

  • Students receiving allergy injections must remain in the Health & Wellness Center for 30 minutes following injection(s) and must report to the nurse before leaving the office.

  • Physical activity should be avoided 90 minutes before and after injections.

  • We require all patients to carry an emergency kit to all allergy injection appointments. This emergency kit must include, at a minimum, an Epi-Pen, Benadryl, and rescue inhalors if prescribed. It is the Health & Wellness Center's policy to notify the Lehigh University Police Department of any student who carries an Epi-Pen. 

Crutches:
 
  • Crutches and Canes are available to students to borrow. Students must first be evaluated by a Health & Wellness Center provider to determine the extent of the injury. Students are responsible for the equipment being loaned to them and are asked to return the equipment within a reasonable period of time.

  • If the equipment is not returned, the student will be emailed and the Bursar account will be charged the cost of the item.

Medication injections: 
  • We understand that certain students receive medication injections on a scheduled basis. Before we can administer those medications, we require certain documentation from your physician. We require a medical diagnosis, summary of  care on the office letterhead, and a written prescription with the dosage and frequency of the medicine from a U.S licensed physician. The medication must be dispensed from a U.S pharmacy. We DO NOT administer investigational or non U.S. medications. The medication must be FDA approved for the stated medical diagnosis within the U.S. We DO NOT administer the first injection. 

  • The Health & Wellness Center will require you to sign an Injection Agreement. This agreement will serve as a contract between you and the Health & Wellness Center. 

  • Your bursar account will be charged $150 to cover the cost for the academic year. The Health & Wellness Center does not bill insurance companies. We will provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. Obtaining reimbursement is your responsibility and cannot be guaranteed.

Nutrition counseling & weight checks