The health and well-being of our students is of utmost importance to us. Our Wellness Center exists specifically to protect the health of our students and encourage healthy living. Our Center provides a range of services, including:
- Screening: identifying current health problems and special needs of students, as well as developing programs to detect new problems.
- Treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury.
- Education and counseling: teaching preventive health care, disseminating information on specific health problems, referrals to appropriate specialists and agencies.
- Encouraging a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise.
- Networking with community agencies/offices to inform students of available services throughout Lancaster, PA.
The Wellness Center is located in Upper Miller Hall. The regular office hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9 am–4 pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 am-3:30 pm.
We have a doctor on campus most Thursdays from 10 am-12 noon to see students in the health office. Anyone who needs to see the doctor should sign up for an appointment at the Student Portal. (Walk-Ins will only be seen if time allows.) There is no cost for this service.
Student Requirements & Policies
Full-time students at LBC are required to complete and provide the following prior to their first class attendance at LBC.
- Have a physical examination by your health care provider and submit a complete physical exam form (pdf) including immunization record (done within the past year).
- Complete the applicable online heath record forms
- Residents must provide proof of meningitis vaccine or signed waiver, but all students are encouraged to get the vaccine.
- Meningitis vaccines can be obtained from your family doctor. Other options include your State Health Center (1661 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA, 717.299.7597) or a Travel Health Clinic (Travel Health Services).
Students are expected to comply with LBC’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.
While students are not required to have health insurance it is strongly recommended. Each student is responsible to know his or her own insurance specifics. Questions that are good to answer before coming to campus are:
- 1. What does your insurance policy cover?
- 2. Do you need a referral or pre-authorization before obtaining health care?
- 3. Can you see any physician or only certain physicians?
- 4. How are claims filed?
- 5. What are your policy & group numbers?
If you are an uninsured consider visiting healthcare.gov/contact-us to learn more about getting coverage.