Student Health Information
The Student Health Center is located at the corner of Cherry and Louther streets attached to the Kline Center. The Health Center is typically open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In order to provide the best possible care for you while at Dickinson, the college requires you and your health-care provider complete the Student Health Medical Record forms. This information will become part of your permanent and confidential health record, which will be on file at the Health Center.
You are required to have a physical exam, so please call to make an appointment with your health care provider as soon as possible in order to meet our deadline of July 1.
Student to complete online via Dickinson Gateway:
Student to download and print from from the Health Center medical/health forms tab:
- Welcome Letter
- Immunization Record
- Health Form Checklist
- Pre-Admission Immunization Policy
- Physical Exam
- TB Screening
- Guidelines for Treatment
- Privacy Statement
Health Care Provider to complete at Physical Exam Appointment
All students must complete both the online medical/health history form on Dickinson Gateway AND submit the health care provider's complete health forms to our office by fax, e-mail or postal mail to the following contact information:
Dickinson College Student Health Services
P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013
The state of Pennsylvania requires all students to have adequate immunization against meningitis or sign a meningitis waiver form in order to be housed on campus. Please click on the College’s Immunization Policy and review the meningitis vaccine requirement. If you do not get the vaccine and/or required booster, a waiver form must be completed through Dickinson Gateway. If you are unable to complete online, you may download the waiver form from the Health Center Web site, Medical/Health forms tab or e-mail email@example.com and we will mail a hard copy to you.
Allergy injections or other medical conditions
If you are under medical care at present for an ongoing or chronic medical condition, a summary from your health-care provider should be sent to the director of Student Health Services. If you are currently receiving allergy injections and plan to continue while at Dickinson, we will need your physician to complete additional allergy injection information forms. These forms can be found on the Health Center Web site, Medical/Health forms tab.
All students are eligible to be seen at the Health Center at no cost for the visit, regardless of health insurance. There may be minor fees associated with prescription medication and lab work done on site. The Student Health Center at this time does not submit claims to insurance companies. If any fees apply, a receipt is provided to the student for submission to their insurance company.
Students are required to have health insurance that will cover them while at school, in case referrals to specialists or emergency room visits are necessary. If you belong to a managed care plan (HMO, PPO, POS), please speak with your primary care provider or a service representative to confirm you will be covered while in Carlisle. This is important because many managed care plans will not provide coverage if the patient is out of the service area, or if care is provided by an “out-of-network” provider. In this case you would need to enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan. For more information about this plan, visit the Student Accounts page.
Additional Student Health Information
If you have any questions concerning the health forms or services provided by the Health Center, visit the Health Center Web page. You may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a health condition that may impact you academically, we recommend that you visit the Disability Services webpage and send a message to email@example.com. Please make copies of all forms for your records before sending the originals. Please do not leave the Medical Records form at your doctor’s office for them to mail. Too often, we never receive them. Maintaining your health during your college years is an extremely important factor in being productive and successful. We look forward to helping you make your time at Dickinson a healthy and happy experience.
Reminder: June 29 is the deadline to have all health-related forms completed and returned.