By Kaitlyn Good ’17, staff writer
Help with the common cold is just steps away for LVC students; Health Services is located on the bottom floor of Shroyer House, the large brick house across the street from Blair Music Center.
Health services, staffed and run by Valerie Angeli, R.N., Director of Health Services, is a great place to go for all of one’s health needs. From a cough to a sprained ankle, Angeli can provide professional help at no cost to students. It is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Students must provide verification of health insurance to health services before receiving treatment.
As the LVC website states, the Health Services staff is available to help treat ordinary medical needs of all full-time students and to provide emergency medical care for the College community.
Angeli welcomes students to come to Health Services for any and all of their health needs. There is no health problem students cannot bring to her.
“It’s really a good place to come to be evaluated,” Angeli said. “I am open to anything. There are no dumb questions. Anything you say to me is confidential.”
In addition to health evaluations, Health Services also provides medical records and immunization records, nursing care for common problems like colds or stomach aches, diagnostic testing such as for TB, strep throat, UTIs, mononucleosis, pregnancy and some over the counter medicine care.
For urgent health issues, Angeli also provides referrals to urgent care or emergency facilities. Public safety, acting as LVC’s first responders, provide students with a free shuttle to off-campus health facilities weekly, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – noon.
At Shroyer House, Angeli also provides free care for students through her selections of free care products. Anything students may need such as sanitizer, cough drops, feminine care products and condoms are provided for students free of charge.
Angeli also stocks the waiting room with pamphlets that provide basic care tips and suggestions for a full range of illnesses and typical health worries. After hours, students can still reach a registered nurse for health advice over the phone at 717-867-4671.
Health Services is holding a free Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) test walk in clinic, provided by Lebanon Family Health Services at Shroyer Health Center on Monday, March 13 from 3 – 5 p.m. and Thursday, March 26 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Located on the upper floor of the Shroyer Health Center building, LVC students are provided with counseling services that are also free of charge.
Counseling Services are available to students who seek short term counseling for a variety of issues, some of which include the following: academic difficulties, alcohol/drug concerns, anger management, anxiety, crisis intervention, depression, eating disorders, family problems, group counseling, relationship issues, Brave Zone for LGBTQ, sexual assault and stress.
The Counselor’s offices are located directly above health services. Most appointments are about 45 minutes long.
Students may schedule sessions for any time Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Students must call 717-867-6232 ext. 6232 to make an appointment with counselors Stephanie Faulk, Jordan Cupelli-Knight or Charles Gilbert.
Counseling services also host weekly outreach programs such as 50/50 Peer Helpers, OASIS and 60 minutes.