Important Information for Incoming Shippensburg University Students
Important Information for all current and incoming Shippensburg University Students
The University's health services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students who have paid a health fee. University employees (faculty and staff), conference participants, visiting athletes and other visitors will be given treatment on an emergency basis if such emergency occurs on campus.
The University health services are available 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week while the University is in session. The Harry B. Etter Health Center is located on the east side of campus between McLean Hall and Seavers Hall, on the ground floor of McLean II. A staff of full-time and part-time nurses are on duty during regular hours of operation, and the health center physician holds daily hours Monday through Friday. They are also on call for emergencies at all other times -- at the discretion of the on duty nurse.
Students and parents are financially responsible for all medical expenses incurred for treatment beyond that provided in the Health Center. The University assumes no financial responsibility for care you receive off-campus. It is recommended that each student be covered by some type of quality private health and accident insurance. Athletic insurance coverage is provided for members of the University athletic teams, but it applies only to injuries which occur in team practices and competitions during the particular sports season. (Note: extracurricular and intramural sports are NOT covered by the athletic policy.) Therefore, athletes should also have quality private insurance. A private provider insurance company that is contracted by Shippensburg University can provide basic coverage. Information regarding this plan is available through University Health Services. Since an uninsured injury or sickness might impair the student's ability to continue because of financial loss, the University believes health insurance coverage is of the utmost importance.
Any questions about Etter Health Center, healthcare, or insurance should be addressed to (717) 477-1458.