Frequently Asked Questions
ANSWERS TO MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Q: I have lost or misplaced my the Health Forms, how can I get more?
A: You may click here on Health Forms to print new ones. If you are unable to print the form, please e-mail email@example.com to request forms be sent to you. Please remember to include your full name, address and phone number along with your request.
2. Q: Is it ok if my health forms are late?
A: We would very much like your health forms returned by the deadline. If however there are circumstances which make that impossible, we ask the forms be returned as soon as possible.
3. Q: I can’t find my immunization records, what should I do?
A: If you cannot find dates of immunizations, and your doctor or high school does not have your records on file, you will need to get a blood test (called titers) to verify you have immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. This blood test would have to be ordered by your health care provider.
4. Q: I was told we would be getting information about the Student Health Insurance. When will it be sent?
A: Information regarding student health insurance is usually mailed in July, and is also available for you to view on the Student Accounts website under Student Health Insurance. All students will be billed for the insurance after a deadline set by Student Accounts if the waiver form is not submitted. If your current health insurance will cover your medical expenses while you are away from home, and you do not wish to enroll in the Dickinson College sponsored plan, you must complete the on-line waiver form. You will find more information about the waiver form from the Student Accounts website. If you are unable to complete the form on-line, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 717-245-1657 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for a hard copy to be sent to you.
5. Q: Do I need to be enrolled in the college-sponsored Health Insurance to be seen in the Health Center?
A: No, all full-time matriculated students are eligible for health services regardless of your health insurance.
6. Q: My son/daughter needs an air conditioner because of allergies. How do we get one?
A. The student's health care provider must send a written verification stating the medical condition for which an air conditioner is required. Documentation should be faxed to the Health Center at 717-245-1938, or mailed to:
Mary Polson CRNP, MSN, Director
Wellness Center - Health Services
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
7. Q: Does it cost anything to be seen at the Health Center?
A: There are small charges for medical lab tests and prescription medication. For a complete list, please go to our "Fees" page.
8. Q: Do I need to schedule an appointment to be seen at the Health Center?
A: Yes, the Health Center operates on an appointment schedule just like your primary health care provider. To schedule an appointment, please call our office @ x1835. (or from cell 717-245-1835).
9. Q: Will a previous physical exam be accepted on incoming students?
A: Yes, as long as the previous physical exam was done within 12 months of the deadline date (7/2/07) and your health care provider is willing to complete and sign our forms based upon that physical exam.
10. Q: If my son/daughter cannot get the required immunizations at home, can they get them at the Dickinson College Health Center?
A: Yes, we can provide the required immunizations. Please go to our web page to get more information on "Fees". Please call our office at 717-245-1835 to schedule an appointment.
11. Q: As a parent, I would like access to my son/daughter's medical record. What do I need to do?
A: In the state of Pennsylvania if the student is 18 or has graduated from high school they are considered adults, therefore their medical information is protected under state and federal laws. If the student would like information released to you they would sign a "Release of Medical Information" form in the Health Center. See our web page on Medical Confidentiality Laws in Pennsylvania,
12. Q: How can my son/daughter get prescriptions filled while on campus?
A: There are several pharmacies within walking distance from campus. We have an agreement with a local pharmacy that will deliver prescriptions to our office during the academic year. Once we receive the prescription, we will e-mail the student to pick up the prescription at the Health Center. There is no delivery charge for this service. To set up an account please call Quality Care Pharmacy at 717-249-5691.
13. Q: How can my son/daughter get to medical appointments without a vehicle?
A: The College offers a medical transport service to local medical appointments. If the Health Center refers the student to a specialist, we will arrange transportation. If the appointment is schedule by the student, they should call the Department of Public Safety at 717-245-1349 for transportation arrangements.
For our recent Graduates regarding requests for immunization information.
If you are a recent graduate and need immunization information sent to you for graduate school, or employment, please e-mail your request to email@example.com or fax to 717-245-1938. Your request should have the following information: name, date of birth, date of graduation, address where information is to be sent and telephone number where you can be reached. Please state exactly what information you would like, for instatance, immunization information only, or the entire record. Copying fees may apply. If you transferred or withdrew, please let us know, alone with the year you left Dickinson.