Before calling the clinic, we encourage you to utilize the following resources:
- Symptom Checker: http://www.drugs.com/symptom-checker/
- Medline Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html
These sites will allow you to enter your symptoms or illness and obtain reliable advice and help you decide whether or not you need an appointment. If over-the-counter medications are needed, you can call the Health Center and speak to a nurse to arrange to pick up over-the- counter medications.
If you need to speak with the nurse or would like to schedule an appointment call the Etter Health Center at (717) 477-1458. In many cases, the nurse can give the advice over the phone and an appointment will not be necessary. In other cases an appointment with the doctor or nurse will be necessary.
We do have some over-the counter prescription medication available at the clinic at no cost to you. If you are prescribed or recommended an over-the-counter medication that is not available at the Health Center, you will need to purchase the medication at a pharmacy.
If crutches or braces are recommended, these can usually be borrowed from the Health Center.
Certain conditions need the attention of a health care professional while other conditions, such as colds, can be self-treated. To encourage self-responsibility for your health care we have a self-care unit which allows you to treat your minor health conditions, determine if you can safely treat yourself and staff is available for consultation at all times. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are supplied. Self-care unit is open during hours of operation.