Oct 24, 2020  
Student Handbook 2017-18 
Student Handbook 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Wellness


Medical Care

Student medical care is provided in collaboration with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Group Elizabethtown, at 1 Continental Drive in Elizabethtown (just off College Avenue near the Alumni House).

Hours of Operation:  Monday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon (on the first, third, and fifth Saturdays of the month).

For medical concerns after hours, please call Campus Security at 717-361-1264 (for non-urgent concerns) or 717-361-1111 (for a medical emergency).

For more information or assistance, contact Eileen Wagener RN, College Health Liaison

Phone Numbers:

717.489.1021 College Health Liaison

717.361.0666 Penn State Hershey Medical Group

Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides a broad range of counseling and mental health support services that facilitate our students’ personal, social, and academic development. Our licensed mental health professionals provide short-term individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, and psychiatric services to currently enrolled students for no additional charge. Counseling services are provided in a confidential and diversity-affirming environment to help students address a variety of mental health, situational, and developmental concerns.

Our offices are located in the Baugher Student Center, Suite 216.  Appointments can be made in person or by calling 717-361-1405.  Urgent walk-in services are also available.  To access our after-hours crisis services, please call the 24/7 Campus Security number of 717-361-1111.

Notification Process for Brief Absence for Medical or Personal Reasons

The Director of Academic Advising or designee may notify faculty and staff when a student is unable to attend classes due to brief illness, injury, hospitalization, death of a loved one or other personal circumstances. The notification is to facilitate communication only and does not supersede individual course attendance policies, assignment due dates, or scheduled exams. Students are responsible for discussing options for completing missed coursework with faculty (due date modifications, course incomplete, course withdraw). Students who require accommodations should contact Disability Services.  The student or family member may call 717.361.1415 for more information. For more information regarding a formal leave or withdrawal from the College see Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, Medical Withdrawal.

Campus Wellness Network (CWN)

The Campus Wellness Network is an on-campus resource that helps to identify and intervene with at-risk students in our Elizabethtown College community. This action group meets bi-weekly to discuss particular referrals, and follows students and their concerns to conclusion.

Any member of the Elizabethtown College community can contact CWN. Names and contact information for members of the CWN can be found on the website.  Should you wish to refer a student to the CWN, you may contact any member of the committee with the student’s name and the concern.   Referrals will be shared only with members of the committee. The student’s name will be presented to the group by the contact person, the situation will be discussed and, if an intervention is needed, the professional most appropriate for the student’s situation will respond to the need.

Policy Regarding Immunization/Communicable Diseases

The College requires proof of immunization against rubella (3-day measles), rubeola (measles), mumps, hepatitis B, meningitis, and the absence of tuberculosis. The College reserves the right to deny access to the campus to anyone when they are judged to be actively contagious with a serious disease.

Elizabethtown College recognizes that students with life-threatening illnesses or serious infectious diseases may wish to continue to engage in as many of their normal pursuits as their condition allows, including academic pursuits. As long as these students are able to meet acceptable performance standards, and medical evidence indicates that their condition is not a threat to themselves or to others, the College will be sensitive to their conditions and ensure that they are treated consistently with other students.

In order to help the College ensure the safety and well-being of an individual student, and the College community as a whole, students are encouraged to report cases of life-threatening illness or serious infectious diseases to the Director of Student Wellness. The Director will act in accordance with the guidelines of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (1974) in developing a plan of support for the student and ensure that the student’s condition does not present a health or safety threat to others.