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Geisinger Student Health Services (SHS)

Delivering the health, wellness and counseling resources our students need to thrive.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) is here to minimize health-related barriers to learning. 

We work to guide students toward a personal commitment to wellness and self-care that will lay the foundation for a healthy life. We’re here to help our students become self-directed and informed healthcare consumers and model patients in the community.

Confidentiality

Student records are confidential. Information can’t be released without the student’s written consent. 

By law, certain public health diseases must be reported to the Department of Health. Exceptions where confidentiality can be broken include:

  • If a student is found to be a danger to themselves or others.
  • There is reasonable suspicion of abuse to a child, elderly person or other vulnerable adult.
  • The case file is court ordered by a judge.


Provision of sensitive health services to Geisinger Commonwealth students

Certain health and psychological/psychiatric issues may be sensitive. And a professional patient relationship between Geisinger Commonwealth faculty and students would be inconsistent with a teacher-student relationship.

Should a Geisinger Commonwealth faculty member provide a student with health services of a sensitive nature, that faculty member won’t be involved in the student’s academic evaluation or promotion.

Contact us

SHS administrative office

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building, First floor, 1004W
525 Pine St.
Scranton, PA 18509
570-558-4290
Fax: 570-558-4295

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (TALK). The Crisis Text Line is reachable by texting 741-741.

Maria Kobylinski, MD
Medical Director

Virtual care 24/7

Our students have access to free virtual care through TimelyCare.