Chestnut Hill College's Health Services is an integral part of the College community providing care to students during illness, making recommendations for health maintenance, and providing programs throughout the year on health related issues. The Health Services office, staffed by registered nurses, is open Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed.
Location: Fitzsimmons Hall, 1st floor
Emergency: 215.242.7777, or x7777 from any campus phone
Health services available to students:
- Assessment and treatment of illness and accidents
- Referral to local physicians for more serious illnesses and/or accidents
- Over-the-counter medications
- Health information and programs
- Blood Pressure screenings
- Nutrition Counseling
- Wellness Programs
- Smoking Cessation
- Parent Information
What's New in Health Services:
We have added a Nurse Practitioner to our team! Please join us to welcome Kelly Wong, MSN, FNP-BC to Chestnut Hill College. Kelly is here to help you stay healthy and get care more quickly than ever before.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has completed graduate-level education (either a Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree). Nurse Practitioners can:
- Complete physical examinations
- Diagnose and treat many common acute and chronic problems
- Order and interpret laboratory results and diagnostic tests such as X-rays
- Prescribe and manage medications and other therapies
- Provide health teaching and counseling to support healthy lifestyle behaviors and prevent illness
- Refer patients to other health professionals if needed
Who can see the NP?
All undergraduate students are eligible to see the NP.
What do I need to bring to my visit?
We advise that you bring your Student I.D. Also, know the names of any current medical conditions you have and the names of any medications you are currently taking.
How can I make an appointment to see the NP?
You can call to make an appointment to see the NP or just stop by to check availability.
Chestnut Hill College Excuse Note Policy
We understand that illness and injury may impact a student's ability to attend class or to complete assignments. Students in this situation are responsible for notifying their instructors, preferably before missing a class/assignment. Conversations between students and instructors should identify how a student can work around an illness or injury to best continue academic efforts and activities. Instructors have final authority to excuse absences.
The Chestnut Hill College Health Office will not provide written medical excuses for class absences due to acute illness. In the event of illness or injury requiring hospitalization or extended absence from classes, with permission from the student, we can notify the Dean’s Office who will then contact the student’s faculty. We will not give any information without the permission of the student.
We encourage open and honest dialogue between students and instructors throughout the semester and in particular when students are unable to attend class. This approach encourages students, as emerging adults, to advocate for themselves and to take responsibility for their health and actions. This also encourages instructors to see students as emerging adults and to communicate directly with them if concerns arise.