Student Health Center Getting Healthy, Keeping Healthy
The Student Health Center is dedicated to helping students get well and stay well. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to the overall success of the college experience and positive academic outcomes. All students may receive health care through the Student Health Center.
Visiting the Nurse
The office is located at 203 Thayer Hall and visits are by appointment only. Please call to schedule a visit. The Registered Nurse can provided the following services:
- First aid intervention
- Illness and injury assessment
- Starter doses of over-the-counter medication
- Health screenings (e.g., blood pressure checks, height and weight measurements)
- Community health referrals
- Physician appointments
- Health education resource materials
Seeing a Doctor
Students are able to make appointments to see the UPMC Physicians we have partnered with. Insurance is not required, and there is no charge or co-payment for this service. Costs for any prescriptions or other services ordered (x-rays, blood work, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
Doctor appointments must be made through the Student Health Center. Be sure to contact the Student Health Center or see the University nurse for a consultation as far in advance as possible. The Doctor's office is located within walking distance of PPU at 339 Sixth Avenue, Downtown.
UPMC also offers our students anywhere care virtual vists. These visits can be completed from the comfort of your own space. Appointments are available same-day and usually within a few hours of scheduling. RNs at the Student Health Center will get you scheduled.
In the event that an appointment is unavailable, and it is not advised to delay a physician’s evaluation, arrangements may be made to visit a local Urgent Care Center. Typically, there is a charge for their services and the student would be responsible for any payment(s) required. The cost is dependent on insurance coverage/plans.
Student Health Records
All full-time students must have a completed Student Health Record (PDF), including complete Immunization Documentation (PDF), on file in the Student Health Center. It is important the nurse has an up-to-date health history that includes information such as food/drug allergies, medical conditions, prescribed medications, etc. Please submit completed Student Health Record forms to:
Student Health Center
Point Park University
201 Wood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Failure to submit a completed Student Health Record with proper immunization documentation may result in the student's inability to register for classes. To request a waiver of the immunization requirement, students must complete the Immunization Waiver form (PDF); submit the completed form to the Student Health Center.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for 2021-22 Academic Year
COVID-19 vaccines have shown to be safe and highly effective at reducing illness and the spread of the virus. All three vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson have been approved for distribution and use in the fight against this virus in the U.S. and the variants that have been discovered. Based on the success of these vaccines, and to protect our University community from the spread of COVID-19, Point Park University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students participating in face-to-face classes or campus activities for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Submission of Vaccine RecordsStudents must complete the COVID-19 Information Survey before they are permitted on campus for the fall term.
Note: You will need your COVID-19 vaccination records in order to complete this survey.
Failure to submit the survey with complete vaccine information before arriving on campus will compromise your ability to reside in campus housing and attend classes.
Request a Waiver of the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
To request a waiver of the COVID-19 vaccine, complete the COVID-19 Immunization Waiver form (PDF) and review the information and instructions provided in the document Vaccine Requirement for 2021-2022 Academic Year (PDF).
The staff of the University's Student Health Center is bound by the medical ethics of confidentiality. Information provided will not be released to a third party, including parents, without the student's written authorization, unless legally required or permitted. Students who wish to authorize the release of confidential health information must complete Release of Medical Information form (PDF) and return it to the Student Health Center.