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Crisis intervention

For after-hour emergencies, students should contact one of the providers listed under resources below, call the crisis intervention hotlines below, call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or go to the nearest emergency room. 


Helpline NEPA

888-829-1341 or 570-829-1341

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

Luzerne County Victims Resource Center

570-823-0765


County resources

Treatment Locator Map

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Use the SAMHSA website to locate treatment facilities and agencies (various levels of care) within an identified geographic region.


Luzerne County Assistance

570-826-2100
Offers assistance with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/food stamps, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Luzerne County Department of Human Services

Offers assistance with mental health, developmental services, family services, substance use, veterans affairs.


Counseling and psychiatry resources


Emergency care

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

1000 E. Mountain Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
570-808-7300

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18765
570-808-3100

Urgent care

Geisinger Careworks

1155 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-808-5135


Geisinger Careworks

175 S. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-208-6281


Geisinger Careworks

560 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704
570-714-5810

Primary care

The Wright Center

335 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-591-5283


The Wright Center

250 Old River Rd., Wilkes-Barre, PA
570-826-5038


Stephanie Ellis, MD

499 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704
1-800-275-6401

Eye care

Butler Eye Care

34 S. Main St., Suite 5, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-822-8727


Biernacki Eye Associates

82 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-823-0290

Dental care

David Shemo, DMD

360 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-822-4065


Robert Shemo, DMD

394 Wyoming Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-822-4065

Frederick Dental Group

44 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-266-8753

Health and wellness


Needlestick policy


Student health and disability insurance


Contact Student Health Services (SHS)

SHS administrative office
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building, First floor, 1062 W
525 Pine St., Scranton, PA 18509
570-558-4290
Fax: 570-558-4295

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

Dr. Richard Martin
Medical Director

Paul Burke, RN
Manager
570-558-4290
pburke2@geisinger.edu 

Michelle L. Ostroski, MSW, LSW
Clinical Well-being Specialist
570-558-4290 
mlostroski@geisinger.edu 

Kyle Strobel, MS, NCC, LPC
Behavioral Health Therapist
570-558-4294
klstrobel@geisinger.edu 

Terry Waibel
Administrative Assistant
570-558-4293
twaibel@geisinger.edu