Student Health Services Mission

Individual and campus wide wellness is a significant contributor to the academic, career, and personal success of our students. Recognizing this, the mission of the Etter Health Center is to equip students to be successful in achieving and sustaining optimal health and to recognize their role in maintaining wellness of the campus and their greater community. The health center accomplishes its mission through excellent evidence based medical care, student education, and health promotion activities by a team of dedicated health professionals.

Hours of Operation

The Etter Health Center is located in the Wellness Center on the ground floor of Naugle Hall. The Health Center's telehealth services are available during these hours of operation:

                            Monday - Friday                  9am - 5pm

                            Saturday                           12:30pm - 4pm

                                  Telehealth service 717-477-1458

Please Note: Hours of operation for Etter change during fall, spring, and summer breaks! 

COVID- 19 Medical Director Update 

April 6, 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus that is now spreading across the globe.  Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.   It is spread more easily than the flu and although the vast majority of individuals will have a mild illness, COVID-19 appears to be several times more deadly than the flu especially in the elderly and those with other underlying health problems.  If you develop fever and cough or shortness of breath, you should call the health center or your personal physician's office to find out if you should be tested for the virus.  The number of cases in PA as well as most of the US is increasing and this trend is expected to continue. Efforts to slow it's spread are critical. Please be cautious to avoid spreading illness to others and avoid becoming sick yourself by frequently washing your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer and of course covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.  Many who have COVID19 will not experience any signs or symptoms of illness.  Therefore you should wear a cloth mask when in public since you may be spreading COVID19 without knowing it.  Please take governmental recommendations for your particular location seriously.  It is important that we all participate in an effort to keep the illness from spreading rapidly. If physician offices and hospitals become overwhelmed, not only will care for those with serious COVID-19 illness be impacted but services for all illnesses and injuries will become limited which could seriously impact anyone of us. Additionally, critical public services and businesses may not be able to operate effectively if too many are sick and unable to work and provide essential services.

The Health Center is continuing to operate as a telehealth service to our students during our regular hours.  You may call 717-477-1458 to request telehealth service with a nurse or doctor.  Many health problems can be addressed by telephone. If a face to face medical evaluation is determined to be necessary, we can help you decide the most appropriate site to seek care.