Health Center Services

During the school year, the Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 7 PM. The Health Center is also open from 9 AM until 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays except during Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and over the summer. 

Our medical, gyn and counseling services are available weekdays from 9 AM until 4 PM. A registered nurse is available all other weekday and weekend hours, with access to on-call physicians and counselors.

Medical, gyn, and counseling appointments and services are available Monday through Friday during the daytime. See below for details. 

Emergency Care When the Health Center is Closed

Call 610-526-7911 for emergencies.

If you have an urgent medical concern that cannot wait until the Health Center reopens at 9 AM, go to the Emergency Room at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

If you have urgent counseling concern that needs to be addressed before 9 AM, call ProtoCalll, the contracted on-call counseling service, at 610-526-7778.

Nursing Services

A nurse is available any time the Health Center is open and provides the following services:

            Examination & treatment for students with common, minor health problems

            Emergency care and/or referral for sudden or severe health problems

            Information on health issues and self-care measures and answers to health-     related questions

Same-day Appointments & Monday Morning Walk-in Clinic

Hours:

      Monday: 9 - 11 am: Walk-in Clinic

      Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: Same Day Appointments

Monday mornings are "Walk-in" times - no appointment is necessary.

Same-day appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please call 610-526-7360 between 9 AM and 12 NOON on the day you want to be seen to make a same-day appointment. Walk-ins with urgent problems will also be accepted, however those with appointments will have priority (except, as always, in the case of a true emergency).

The Physicians & Nurse Practitioner provide care for students who:

     -feel their problem requires physician or nurse practitioner care

    - have been referred by the nurse for a higher level of care

Gyn Care

Gyn appointments are available throughout the week. Call 610-526-7360 to schedule an appointment. There is a $10 charge for gyn appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.

The Gyn Nurse Practitioner provides:

       Well-woman care & Pap tests

       Discussion with students concerning sexuality and normal development

       Contraceptive counseling

       Education, confidential testing, & treatment for sexually-transmitted infections

       Testing & referral for pregnancy

Counseling Services

BMC counseling staff members are trained and experienced in dealing with issues specific to college students.  Individual counseling is by appointment.  We encourage students to call 610-526-7360 between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment.  No concern is too small.  There is a $20 charge for counseling appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.

The Counseling Service provides assessment, treatment, education, consultation, and referral services to support the well being and functioning of BMC students.  There are no financial barriers for needed counseling visits.

Undergraduate Students:

After several sessions, at no charge, undergraduate students use their private and/or the College's insurance to cover the costs of subsequent counseling visits.  The insurance-ready bill that students recieve from the Health Center should be submitted to the insurance company for possible reimbursement.  We do not directly participate with any insurance programs.  Any bills not paid within 30 days will be transferred to the Comptroller's office as a "Health Center Charge".  Students may find the attached document on Insurance Facts - Counseling helpful. Insurance Facts - Counseling

Graduate Students and Post-Bacs:

All graduate and post bac students can receive an initial consultation with a counselor in the Counseling Service at no charge for appropriate referral to community mental health providers. 

No student is ever denied needed counseling because of an inability to pay. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your counselor or the Counseling Director. 

Other Services

Pregnancy tests: speak to a nurse for details

Emergency Contraception: speak to a nurse

HIV tests: call for information & an appointment

Allergy shots: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 2-3:30 pm

Quick Pick-Up (for prescriptions ordered by Health Center Providers): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 4:30-5:15pm

Self Care Center: "do-it-yourself" cold care