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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are preferred to minimize wait time and ensure sufficient time to meet each student's needs. Walk-ins are also welcome and will be accommodated into the next available appointment.  Remember, emergencies and patients with appointments take priority.


Am I eligible for services?

If you are a current student of Westminster College you are eligible for health care services. Spouses, children and relatives of students are NOT eligible for services. Additionally, faculty and staff are NOT eligible for services.  Please bring your student ID card to your appointment.


How much does it cost?

SHS charges $10.00 per visit and payment is due at the time of service. Some procedures, treatments, and lab work have an additional charge. SHS accepts multiple forms of payment (cash, check, or credit/debit card). However, health insurance is not accepted.


Who will I see?

Medical care is provided by a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).  Depending on your needs you may be referred to Counseling Services or a nearby clinic.


What services are provided?

SHS is able to provide a variety of health care services. Some of the most common services are listed on our home page.  If you have questions about services that can be provided, feel free to call the clinic at 832.2239.









When should I see a health care provider (HCP)?

Most people associate health care with illness.  But when should you be seen by a HCP?  When you have a cold? A cough? A headache? Knowing when you are sick enough to see a HCP can be confusing.  The following are a few of the many reasons you should see a HCP:

  • Fever More than 102 degrees or Lasting More than 1 Week
  • Congestion, Sore Throat, or Cough Lasting More than 1 Week or Chronic in Nature
  • Joint or Muscle Aches not from Activity, Accompanied by Discoloration or Heat, or Chronic in Nature
  • Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea that Lasts More than 2 Days, Causes Severe Dehydration, May be Associated with Possible Pregnancy, If Blood is Present in Either Vomit or Stool, or is Chronic in Nature 
  • Earache or Ear Pressure that Lasts More than a Week
  • Headache Accompanied by Visual Impairment, SEvere Light Sensitivity, Severe Neck Pain or Ridigity, or is Chronic in Nature

**Remember that these are only guidelines.  Taking a "better safe than sorry" approach to your health is advisable.

It is also important to engage in preventative care.  Regardless of your age or health, everyone should have an annual physical.  Annual check-ups help to identify health strengths and potential health risks.  It is also a great opportunity to ask your HCP any questions you may have about your health and receive education on ways to stay healthy.