Student Health Services

View Marywood’s plan for a successful and safe university experience.

Health Insurance

Waiver and Enrollment Deadlines

  • ANNUAL Enrollment Deadline: September 15th
  • SPRING Enrollment Deadline: February 15th (for new incoming students only)
  • SUMMER Enrollment Deadline: June 1st (for new incoming students only)

All full-time undergraduate, graduate, and international students are required to have health insurance (Students enrolled in fully online programs are exempt from this requirement). Students may waive coverage of the University Endorsed Plan if they are able to demonstrate proof of their own health insurance coverage. Students who need coverage must enroll by the deadline. Once enrolled, the insurance cards can be printed from the website.

Information on the University-endorsed insurance is also available on the UnitedHealthcare® Student Resources Website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding coverage, please contact the insurance company. 


Any student enrolled in the University Sponsored Health Plan has 24/7 access to behavioral/mental and medical telehealth service through HealthiestYou By Teladoc.

All plans include:

  • 24/7 Student assistance program
  • 24/7 HealthiestYou by Teladoc
  • Behavioral medicine telehealth services
  • Global emergency medical assistance
  • Intramural and club sports coverage

Clinical Services are offered throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Office is open for appointments two weeks prior to start of the Fall Semester thru May.

Administrative Services are available year round.
Office is closed when campus is closed for holidays and inclement weather.
 After hours, students are referred to a local Hospital Emergency Department.

Student Health Services Forms

It Is The Law: The Pennsylvania State Legislature passed a meningitis vaccination law in 2002 pertaining to students residing in residence halls. This legislation requires that all students residing in a residence hall in Pennsylvania be vaccinated for meningococcal meningitis before moving onto a college campus unless they have signed a waiver after receiving information about the disease and the benefits of the vaccine.   

Please use The Student Health Portal for all other needs.

The Student Health Services staff's work is based on a comprehensive wellness philosophy.   

Medical services, health information, and counseling are available to all students. Primary care (assessment and treatment) and referrals to community physicians and to campus and community resources for health education and counseling are provided. Strict professional privacy and confidentiality standards are maintained.

Patient's Bill of Rights

A patient has the right:

  • To considerate and respectful care
  • To be treated with dignity
  • To health care that is accessible and meets professional standards, regardless of the setting
  • To appropriate privacy during examinations and treatments
  • To coordination and continuity of care
  • To expect that all communications and records pertaining to his/her care will be confidential
  • To have the opportunity to approve or refuse release of records
  • To informed participation in all decisions involving his/her health care
  • To information regarding time and services available as well as information regarding after hours and emergency care
  • To information about the names, qualifications and titles of personnel responsible for providing his/her health care
  • To refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law: to be informed of the medical consequences of his/her action
  • To be aware of means for expressing dissatisfaction with services and to make recommendations for improvement

Additional Policies & Laws

Health History Physical & Immunization

All undergraduate and graduate students are expected to submit a completed Health History Physical & Immunization Form to the Student Health Services Office. Students who choose to use the Health Center must complete a Health History, Physical, and Immunization Record before non-emergency services can be provided. Resident students who do not submit the completed forms may be required to live off campus. (Approved by the Board of Trustees 2000).


For information on the HIPAA Law please visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medical Records Destruction

Students' medical records or any part thereof shall be destroyed by shredding, or other effective methods in keeping with the confidential nature of its contents. Destruction of such records must be made in the ordinary course of business.

Student Health Services is responsible for ensuring that the records have been properly destroyed.

Medical Records Retention

Pennsylvania rules and regulations pertaining to patients medical records, 49 Pa. Code § 16.95(e) (2008) and 28 Pa. Code § 115.23 (2008). Pennsylvania law requires physicians and hospitals to retain patient medical records for seven years from the last date of service or discharge. Records of minors must be kept for one year past the age of majority by physicians, and seven years past the age of majority by hospitals..

The Marywood University Student Health Services Policy is as follows:

  • Student Health Services does maintain health records for the duration of the student’s enrollment and for seven years beyond the date of graduation.  Records older than seven years are not available or retrievable.
  • Students who take a Leave of Absence: records shall be kept on file for seven years after the student either graduates or withdraws.
  • Students who Apply and Do Not Attend: records shall be kept on file for one year.

Medical Records Security

During hours of operation, Student Health Services is adequately staffed to safeguard records from unauthorized access.

After hours of operation, or when the department is unattended, medical records are secured under lock and key allowing only authorized personnel to the records.


What is Marywood’s COVID-19 vaccination policy? Marywood University does not require all students to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 viral test before they arrive on campus. Please be aware that certain academic programs have contracts with hospitals, clinics, schools, private businesses, etc. that may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order for students to complete their clinical rotations, internships/externships, etc. in these facilities. It is recommended that you check with your respective program for any specific requirements.

How do I communicate my vaccination and booster status to the University? Students will upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccination and booster record to their secure Student Health Portal.

Will COVID-19 Testing be available on campus? Marywood University’s Student Health Services (SHS) will continue to offer COVID-19 testing for students who are exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-like illness and for those with a known exposure. All testing is done by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling SHS at 570-348-6249

Will COVID-19 vaccines be available on campus? SHS will continue to collaborate with our community partners to coordinate vaccine clinics both on-site and off-site to ensure vaccine availability.

Will masks be required anywhere on campus? There is no campus-wide mask mandate although we respect and support anyone wishing to wear a face covering at any time. Students reporting to SHS with signs and symptoms of respiratory illness will be asked to wear a mask upon entering the clinic. Masks will be available upon entering the student health center for anyone who needs or wishes to wear one.

What are the quarantine and isolation procedures for students?

Isolation Protocols for Students:

All students who test positive will be required to isolate at home, regardless of vaccination status.

No Symptoms – Isolate for 5 days from the date of the positive test. 

• You can return to campus on day 6 AND wear a mask through day 10 if:

• You do not develop symptoms.

Symptomatic – Isolate for 5 days from your first symptom. 

• You can return to campus on day 6 AND wear a mask through day 10 if:

• You are fever-free for at least 24 hours; 

• AND Your symptoms have improved. 

Protocols for close contacts of COVID + individuals:

Note: According to the CDC: “The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19.”

All students who are considered a close contact to a known positive case will be required to follow one of the following protocols, depending on the presence of symptoms: 

No Symptoms – No quarantine is necessary, but you MUST do the following:

  • Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed- Start counting from Day 1
  • Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19; Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure
  • Continue precautions for 10 full days and watch for symptoms
  • Testing is recommended at least 5 full days after your exposure even if you don’t develop symptoms.

If symptoms present you MUST do the following:

  • Isolate Immediately
  • Get tested and stay home until you know the result
  • If your test result is positive, follow the isolation guidance above

Will there be academic accommodations for COVID related absence? To ensure proper communication with your faculty related to absence, students are strongly encouraged to communicate with faculty in a timely manner to ensure they are keeping up with coursework and to articulate the inability to attend any face to face component of class/clinical during an isolation period.

Will the University be communicating COVID-19 updates to the campus community? Yes. The frequency of updates will fluctuate throughout the academic year.

Covid Resources

Alcohol Poisoning

Symptoms of alcohol poisoning:

  1. Person is unconscious or semi-unconscious and cannot be awakened. 

  2. Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin.

  3. Check to see if breathing is slow, less than eight times per minute or irregular, with ten seconds or more between breaths.

  4. Vomiting while sleeping or passed out, and not waking up after vomiting.

What To Do: 

If a person has any of these symptoms, he or she is suffering from alcohol intoxication and you need to:

  1. Get help. Call someone a staff mentor, an ambulance, public safety, someone who can help.

  2. Do not leave the person alone. Turn the victim on his/her side to prevent choking in case of vomiting.

  3. Always be "better safe than sorry" if you are not sure what to do. How can your friend be angry about you caring for him or her?

First Aid

Flu Shot Locator

Healthy Eating

HIV/Aids Resources

Caring Communities

  • Our clinics are accepting walk-in patients for STI or HIV screening and testing. We still highly recommend making an appointment to ensure you can be seen on your chosen day.
  • Appointments can be made at or by calling 570-899-3536

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES (HIV Counseling and Referral Services Only)

615 Jefferson Ave.
Scranton, PA

  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Information & Referral Services Provided


    100 Lackawanna Ave
    Scranton, PA

    • Free Confidential or Anonymous Testing
    • Fourth Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m.. to 11:00 a.m.
    • No appointment necessary

    The Wright Center for Primary Care

    640 Madison Ave.
    Scranton, PA

    • Free Confidential HIV Testing
    • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • No appointment necessary


      410 Olive Street
      Scranton, PA

      • Free, Confidential, and Anonymous HIV Testing
      • Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      • No appointment necessary
      • After hours testing is available by appointment

      Kick The Habit

      Pregnancy Test

      For free pregnancy testing please call: 

      • Saint Joseph's Center: 570-963-1261 or 1-800-786-6346
      • Birthright of Scranton:  570-961-1133 

      STI/STD Testing

      For free STD testing please call: Maternal & Family Health Services, 640 Madison Ave, Scranton at 570-961-5550.

      Please call 570-348-6249 or stop in Student Health Services Office with any questions or concerns regarding STD's and testing. 

      Caring Communities

      • Our clinics are accepting walk-in patients for STI or HIV screening and testing. We still highly recommend making an appointment to ensure you can be seen on your chosen day.
      • Appointments can be made at or by calling 570-899-3536

      Counseling & Student Development Center


      • First Aid
      • Assessment - Diagnosis and Treatment
      • Liaison Between Community Health Agencies and Marywood Students
      • Non-Prescription Medications
      • Nutrition Counseling
        • Available free of charge by appointment only. Please call: 570-348-6249 or e-mail: for more information.
      • Physical Examinations (by appointment only)
        • Health Screenings
        • Tuberculosis Test
        • Weight Monitoring
        • Blood Pressure
      • Health Information
        • Health Promotion Programs
      • Medical Supplies (On loan basis)
        • Crutches
        • Heating Pads
        • Ice Packs
      • Allergy Injections
        • Allergy injections can be given during Physician hours only. Prior arrangements must be made by contacting Student Health Services at 570-348-6249. 

      Area Medical Facilities

      Helpful resources in the area for your health needs. 

      Coordinated Health Scranton Orthopedics                                                                              

      334 Main Street
      Dickson City, PA 18519                                                                                                            
      Phone 570-307-1767                                                                                                               

      Medicus Urgent Care 

      1208 O'Neill Highway
      Dunmore, PA

      Lake Scranton Urgent Care

      1141 Moosic Street, Suite 3

      Scranton, Pa 18508



      Geisinger Careworks

      3  W. Olive Street
      Scranton, PA

      Geisinger Careworks

      1020 Northern Blvd (located in Weis Market behind the Pharmacy)
      Clarks Summit, PA

      The Wright Center for Primary Care
      (Formerly the Scranton-Temple Health Center)

      640 Madison Ave.
      Scranton PA

      For a list of free clinics, call Student Health Services at 570-348-6249.

      Dr.John Evanish

      400 Wyoming Avenue
      Scranton, PA

      Dr. David Oven

      320 W. Drinker St
      Dunmore, PA 

      Health Network Laboratories

      Scranton Patient Service Center
      Electric City Plaza
      3 West Olive Street, Suite 2
      Scranton, PA 18508
      Phone: 570-909-9085


      521 Mt. Pleasant Drive
      Suite 202
      Scranton, PA

      Pennant Labs

      620 N. Blakely St.
      Dunmore, PA

      Quest Diagnostics 

      1612 Nay Aug Ave
      Scranton, PA

      Viemont Medical Labs

      Dunmore Shopping Center
      1204 O'Neill Hwy
      Dunmore, PA

      Lehigh Valley Hospital-Dickson City

      330 Main St
      Dickson City, PA 18519

      Moses Taylor Hospital

      700 Quincy Ave.
      Scranton, PA

      Regional Hospital of Scranton

      746 Jefferson Ave.
      Scranton, PA

      Geisinger-Community Medical Center

      1800 Mulberry St.
      Scranton, PA

      Geisinger Viewmont Imaging
      5 Morgan Hwy.
      Scranton, PA

      Moses Taylor Advanced Imaging

      1000 Meade St.,
      Scranton, PA

      Mid State Occupational
      1000 Meade Street
      Scranton, PA


      110 Green Ridge St.
      Scranton, PA
      329 S. Blakely St.
      Dunmore, PA

      DePietro's Pharmacy

      617 Third Street
      Dunmore, PA 18512

      Rite Aid

      217 S. Blakely St.
      Dunmore PA


      101 Green Ridge St.
      Scranton, PA

      Caresite Pharmacy

      125 Scranton-Pocono Hwy.
      Scranton, PA  18505

      Dr. Joseph Gershey

      1034 Main Street
      Dickson City, PA

      Eye Care Specialists

      425 Adams Ave.
      Scranton, PA

      Northeastern Eye Institute

      200 Mifflin Ave.
      Scranton, PA 

      Vision Care at Walmart

      900 Commerce Blvd
      Dickson City, PA

      Meet the Health Services Staff

      Campbell, Casey
      Jennings, Stephanie A
      Mannion, Marguerite D
      Torony, Dr. Jeanne
      Inode: 524a0b82-953c-415d-90b7-8fa7e8f9abff

      Semester Events

      When Event Location
      Fall 2023 Semester
      Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 11am – 1pm  Free Vaccine Clinic

      Free Vaccine Clinic

      Date/Time: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 11am – 1pm EDT
      Location: Loughran Hall 24hour Lounge

      The event on Wednesday October 11th will be a Flu Clinic Sponsored by Rite-Aid Pharmacy and will take place from 11AM - 1PM in the 24 Hour Lounge of Loughran Hall. The clinic is open to all members of the Marywood Community and is FREE with most insurances*.

      Requirements to participate:  No appointments are needed. You must bring your health insurance card, photo ID, and to expedite the process, please bring a photocopy of the front of your health insurance card. It is also asked that you print, complete, and bring the attached form with you.


      *Note:  Please check with your insurance carrier if you have questions regarding your coverage. Current cash price is $25


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      Loughran Hall 24hour Lounge
      Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 10am – 2pm  Free Confidential STI Testing

      Free Confidential STI Testing

      Date/Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 10am – 2pm EDT
      Location: Loughran Hall Student Health Center

      Free Confidential STI Testing Clinic through Caring Communities. These walk-in clinics will not require appointments. Questions about testing can be directed to Caring Communities by calling 570-829-2700 or 1-800-758-9150 or Student Health Services at 570-348-6249.


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      Loughran Hall Student Health Center
      Thursday, October 26, 2023, 1:30 – 3:30pm  COVID-19 & Flu Vaccine Clinic

      COVID-19 & Flu Vaccine Clinic

      Date/Time: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 1:30 – 3:30pm EDT
      Location: Nazareth Hall Upper Main-Large Side

      All members of the Marywood Community are welcome and encouraged to attend this COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinic sponsored by the Clinics at Scranton Primary Health Care Center. Vaccines are covered by most insurances. Uninsured and underinsured patients are eligible to receive both vaccines at no cost. 


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      Nazareth Hall Upper Main-Large Side
      Spring 2024 Semester
      Thursday, January 25, 2024, 3 – 4pm EST WRC Stalking Awareness Event

      WRC Stalking Awareness Event

      Date/Time: Thursday, January 25, 2024, 3 – 4pm EST
      Location: Swartz Conferecne Room E

      Marywood University to Hold Community Stalking Awareness Campaign
      January Is National Stalking Awareness Month
      Scranton, PA (January 16, 2024) — January 2024 marks the 20th National Stalking
      Awareness Month, an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime
      of stalking.
      Stalking is defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes fear.
      Many stalking victims experience being followed, approached, monitored and/or
      threatened—including through various forms of technology. Victims and survivors often
      suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression as a result of their victimization,
      and many lose time from work and/or move.
      As a part of the Department of Justice Grant, Project SHARE, Marywood’s prevention
      education efforts of the grant will be supporting a Stalking Awareness Week, January 22-
      26, 2024. The events scheduled are as follows:
      ? January 22 - Sweet Information Table, Learning Commons, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.:
      This will be a tabling event where students can pick up information (flyers,
      brochures, etc) about Stalking Awareness on a college campus.
      ? January 23 - Stalking In the Media Presentation, Upper Main, Nazareth Student
      Center, 5-6 p.m.: This event is a presentation about how the media portrays
      stalking behaviors.
      ? January 25, 2024 - Stalking Awareness Presentation, given by the Women's
      Resource Center (WRC), Swartz Center, from 3-4 p.m.: WRC will give a
      presentation on stalking behaviors and ways to stay safe.


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      Swartz Conferecne Room E
      Monday, March 4, 2024, 10am – 2pm EST Free Confidential STI Testing

      Free Confidential STI Testing

      Date/Time: Monday, March 4, 2024, 10am – 2pm EST
      Location: Loughran Hall Student Health Center

      Free Confidential STI Testing Clinic through Caring Communities. These walk-in clinics will not require appointments. Questions about testing can be directed to Caring Communities by calling 570-829-2700 or 1-800-758-9150 or Student Health Services at 570-348-6249.


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      Loughran Hall Student Health Center