Emergency Services

Dial 911 for Wilkes-Barre City EMS. AED's are located in each college dormitory, at the college switchboard, in the Student Health Center, in the Scandlon Gymnasium, and at Betzler Field. 

For non-life threatening emergencies after health center hours of operation,  refer to Medical Resources for a list of health care providers and walk-in clinics that are within a 5 mile radius of campus.

Medical Emergencies (reasons to go to the emergency room)

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe pain
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Asthma/Choking
  • Severe chest pain
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Alcohol/Drug abuse
  • Major injury
  • Major allergic reactions
  • Severe burns
  • Suspected bone fractures/dislocations
  • Acute loss of vision
  • Severe intractable vomiting
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Convulsion/seizure

 

The health center staff will help schedule medical appointments with outside medical providers if needed. We advise students to be familiar with their insurance coverage and in-network providers prior to coming to campus. Transportation to outside healthcare providers within a few miles of the campus can be arranged compliments of our security department. The cost of off-campus care and medication is the responsibility of the student.

Hospitals

Commonwealth; Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
575 N. River St.  
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 829-8111

Geisinger Wyoming Valley
1000 E. Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 808-7300

Urgent Care Centers

Geisinger Urgent Care
https://www.careworkshealth.com/clinic-locations/wilkes-barre-pa/

MedExpress Urgent Care
http://medexpress.com/default.aspx

STD Clinic

Wilkes-Barre Health Department
Kirby Health Center
71 N. Franklin St
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 208-4260

Pharmacies

Rite-Aid Pharmacy
Public Square
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 829-3568 

CVS Pharmacy
351 S. Main St
Wilkes-Barre
(570) 825-3215