The Zerbe Health and Wellness Center is located on Main St. Take the first driveway on the left past the Grove City College entrance (#21 on the campus map).
The Zerbe Health and Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The center considers class attendance and assignment and exam completion to be between the student and their professor. The center does not issue medical excuses for absence due to illness or injury. If you are absent due to illness or injury you should notify your professor by email, in advance if possible. If you were seen in the center for the injury or illness, we will issue a verification of the visit.
Exceptions to this policy may be made if the center staff feels that attendance would be detrimental to the student’s health or may cause others to become ill. Examples include influenza or acute gastroenteritis. In these instances a medical excuse will be issued. If you are seen by an outside medical provider you should receive a verification of the visit or a medical excuse.
You are required to have a physical exam and to turn in a report of medical history and your immunization record upon admission. Complete the necessary forms and mail them to:
Amy Pagano, MSN RNNurse DirectorZerbe Health and Wellness Center100 Campus DriveGrove City CollegeGrove City, PA 16127
Any full-time student who completed their medical forms (including an entrance physical exam and record of immunizations) and who sign a consent for treatment may be seen and treated in the center.
At least one registered nurse is available during center hours so that students can be seen on a walk-in basis throughout the day without an appointment. Physician hours are available by appointment Monday through Friday in the afternoon. Call 724-458-3850 or stop in to schedule an appointment.
A physician or physician assistant can be seen Monday through Friday by appointment. Physician hours begin between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have a scheduled appointment, you should notify the nurse when you arrive. Scheduled appointments will be seen in the order in which they arrive. The nursing staff will notify you if there is a change in physician hours.
There is no cost to see a nurse, doctor, or physician assistant in the center. If you are referred outside of the center, e.g. for a lab or an x-ray, then you are responsible for those costs.
The center has a variety of over-the-counter medications including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cough and cold preparations, allergy medication, gastrointestinal medications, and topical medications available at no cost. We have a variety of first aid and orthopedics supplies, including crutches (available to lend), free of charge. A small number of prescription medications are also available to be dispensed by the physician or physician assistant during an office visit.
The Zerbe Health and Wellness Center will administer allergy injections when the physician or physician assistant is present to students who are on maintenance immunotherapy. If you are not sure if you are on maintenance therapy, please consult your allergist and refer to the Allergy Injection Guidelines for more information on receiving allergy injections at the Zerbe Health and Wellness Center.
In an emergency, an ambulance may be dispatched or Campus Safety may transport you to the Grove City Medical Center Emergency Department. The Zerbe Health and Wellness Center is unable to provide transport for routine appointments off campus. If you are unable to arrange transportation for appointments, contact Superior Ambulance at 724-458-5350 to schedule a transport. Superior Ambulance changes $5 each way for local transport and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice.
Your medical care and medical records are considered confidential, protected health information. No information will be released to parents, faculty, administrators, insurance companies, or anyone else without your permission. Exceptions to confidentiality are made if suicide or homicide are threatened, if you are in a life-threatening condition that requires that medical information be released to the professionals providing you care, or if we are requested to provide it by law for communicable disease reporting or by subpoena.